Matt Banderas '04 is a Whitman graduate. Originally from San Diego, California, he relocated to Walla Walla and hasn't looked back. A photojournalist at heart, Matt strives to create imagery that is beautifully honest. He worked for nearly eight years as a photographer at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin before circling back to Whitman. He lives with his wife, Margarita Banderas '05, and kids Nico and Sophia (future Whitties?). When not creating images, Matt is often playing outside, cooking (because that leads to eating) and cycling or playing soccer to balance out the eating.

Email: banderm2@whitman.edu

  • Which students will be honored at Commencement?
    Campus News

    May 16, 2017 Every year, select Whitman students distinguish themselves to such a degree that they garner leadership roles at Commencement. Meet the prestigious group for 2017.

  • Hundreds wish Chuck Cleveland a joyous retirement
    Campus News

    May 16, 2017 Cleveland began working at Whitman as assistant director/support services in 1981, became acting director of housing in 1984, assumed the title of director of housing six months later in 1985, rose to dean of students in 1994 and became vice president for student affairs in 2015.

  • Nina Finley ’17 and Samuel Perkins ’17 win Watson Fellowships
    Campus News

    May 8, 2017 Two soon-to-be Whitman graduates are among only 40 college seniors nationwide to be named 2017 Thomas J. Watson Fellows.

  • Heidegger milestones at Whitman conference
    Campus News

    May 4, 2017 Whitman hosted the 51st annual meeting of the Heidegger Circle, with more than 50 scholars from around the world convening to discuss the renowned German thinker.

  • Playground Polyglots
    Whitman Magazine

    Christy Krutulis ’92 and Angélica Pedroza ’99 lead the effort to strengthen dual language programming in Walla Walla’s public schools.

  • What rubbish!
    Campus News

    April 21, 2017 In a new event called Mt. Trashmore, students, faculty and staff volunteers sorted through a heap of garbage intentionally dumped on Cordiner Lawn to highlight what materials could be diverted from the city landfill and what could be recycled.

  • Student scholarship, creativity shine at Undergraduate Conference
    Campus News

    April 12, 2017 Whitman students became the teachers and the entire campus their classroom as the college canceled its regularly scheduled courses in favor of a full day of moderated lectures, poster presentations, musical performances and special exhibitions.

  • More Whitman faculty members receive Murdock grants
    Campus News

    April 10, 2017 Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Ogin are the latest Whitman recipients of grants from the Murdock Trust College Research Program for Natural Sciences.

  • Undergraduate Conference spotlights array of academics
    Campus News

    April 6, 2017 More than 160 students are slated to participate during the daylong event on April 11.

  • Object Lessons
    Whitman Magazine

    The wide variety of objects in the collections at the Maxey Museum and Whitman College and Northwest Archives serve as motivational prompts for students, thanks to professors who incorporate them into their curricula.

  • Men’s basketball team readies for Final Four appearance
    Campus News

    March 16, 2017 Whitman College men’s basketball team, the only undefeated men’s squad across all three divisions, practiced today at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia for their Final Four appearance there on Friday against Babson College.

  • Q&A: From Moses to Macklemore
    Whitman Magazine

    Religion major Josh Karp '05, now known as Budo, has become a successful musician and producer for artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

  • Whitman toasts Ashley Trout ’03, winemaker for Academy Awards attendees
    Campus News

    February 24, 2017 Local winemaker Ashley Trout ’03 will pour for the rich and famous this weekend at a pre-Oscars party at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

  • Whitman Teaches the Movement builds on its momentum
    Campus News

    February 23, 2017 Fourth-grade students learned about Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez and interviewed each other about how to deal with bullying and discrimination.

  • Whitman named to Top 10 Most Beautiful Colleges in the Pacific Northwest
    Campus News

    February 7, 2017 Whitman ranks among the Top 10 Most Beautiful Colleges in the Pacific Northwest, according to Great College Deals.

  • Whitman featured in Princeton Review’s "Colleges That Pay You Back"
    Campus News

    February 1, 2017 Whitman is among the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a top-notch education at an affordable rate, according to The Princeton Review.

  • Basketball coach Michelle Ferenz hits milestone 250th win
    Campus News

    January 13, 2017 Michelle Ferenz, the winningest basketball coach in Whitman College history, burnished her legacy on Friday when the women’s team bested Pacific Lutheran University in her 250th victory in 16 years. Whitman now stands 14-0 for the season.

  • Mariners play ball with Whitman
    Campus News

    January 13, 2017 Whitman College's baseball team peppered representatives from the Seattle Mariners Caravan on Thursday when the big leaguers came to town for an afternoon of tips for the amateurs and autographs for the public.

  • The Whitman Neighborhood
    Whitman Magazine

    As a resident adviser in the Interest House Community, Devon Yee ’18 welcomes students to MECCA, the Multi-Ethnic Center for Cultural Awareness.

  • WISE Up!
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman faculty, staff and students take time out to show local middle- and high-schoolers what college life is all about.