Sonja L. Aikens
WISE Program Coordinator, Intercultural Center Administrative AssistantReid Campus Center 216(509) 527-5596
Sonja (she/her/hers) provides administrative support to the Intercultural Center and coordinates the WISE (Whitman Institute for Scholastic Enrichment) program. WISE has the goal of bringing local middle school students to campus to introduce them to college life and to encourage them to make plans to attend college in the future. Sonja is also the staff adviser for Namasté, a student club for those interested in meditation, and is active in the Whitman College Prison Research Group.
Associate Director of the Intercultural Center
Maggi (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of the Intercultural Center. She first came to Whitman College as an international student from Ecuador, and she earned her degree in Art History and Visual Culture Studies in 2005. Maggi has worked in different areas at Whitman, and, after earning her Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education, joined the Intercultural Center where she works to support multicultural and international students through different advising and programming opportunities.
LGBTQIA+ Resource CoordinatorGlover Alston Center, 2nd floor
Korin (they/them/theirs) received their Bachelor of Science in social science with concentrations in women, gender and sexuality studies and Indigenous Nations studies from Portland State University and their Master of Education in higher education administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Korin advises PRISM and leads programming for LGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty. In their spare time, Korin enjoys reading, writing and volunteering at the local library.
Interfaith ChaplainReid Campus Center 230(509) 522-4449
Adam (he/him/his) joined the student affairs staff in September 2006. He received his BA in religion from Wabash College, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. In addition to addressing the spiritual needs of students, Adam works to facilitate religious life and promote religious diversity on campus. Adam is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition.
Intercultural Center Program AdviserGlover Alston Center(509) 522-4410
Jen (she/her/hers) works as the Program Adviser for the Center. A local Walla Wallan and a graduate from Whitman in 2013, Jennifer joined Teach for America and taught in New Orleans. She then went on to teach English in Chile, and upon her return, she worked in the local public high school. Jennifer manages the Glover Alston Center, supports IC programs and events, provides club advising, and acts as a support for students. If you would like to make a reservation in the Glover Alston Center, you can email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student and Scholar Adviser
Kyle (he/him/his) serves as the International Student & Scholar Adviser in the Intercultural Center. He graduated from Whitman with a degree in German Studies and Gender Studies, after which he spent several years teaching abroad. He is the primary staff contact for international students and scholars on campus. Aside from International Student & Scholar Services, Kyle provides support to his colleagues for other IC-sponsored programs and affiliated organizations.