First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services Staff
Our professional team and our awesome Multicultural Peer Advisors look forward to assisting you. Please feel free to contact us!
Our professional team:
Rashida Love, Director
Email: Rashida Love
Location: Library Building, Rm 2137
I have worked in student affairs for nine years, five of which have been at Evergreen. I am originally from CA but have lived and worked in several states around the country. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. I have always enjoyed my work with students, but feel that I am learning and interacting with the students and staff in First Peoples in more complex and interesting ways than in the past. Stop by and say hi! I’d love to meet you.
Raquel Salinas, Coordinator of Student Support Programs
Email: Raquel Salinas
Location: Library Building, Rm 2135
I was born in a land of cracked earth, relentless heat and giant mosquitoes aka Texas. I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching and have worked for TESC since 1987 when I started attending as a student. I love reading, painting, singing and talking to nice people. I have been learning and teaching issues of equity and anti-racism for over 25 years and I learn something new everyday. I have served as the Coordinator for Student Support programs for the office of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services since 1997, where I get to supervise the Peer advisor program (and work with wonderfully talented amazing students and staff) and help coordinate a variety of amazing events. I live in Olympia with my partner (of 25 wonderful & amazing years). I love the rain, the ocean, magic, trees, rocks, glitter, peace and kindness and almost everything silly. But like Chupacabras and Bigfoot I am super camera shy. Please stop by the office I would love to meet you in person!
Mimi Alcántar, Multicultural Advisor
Email: Mimi Alcántar
Location: Library Building, Rm 2149
Jackie McClenny, Office Assistant
Email: Jackie McClenny
Location: Library Building, Rm 2126
Jackie McClenny joined First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services in the Fall of 2013, and has lived in Washington since 2012. She and her husband enjoy exploring Olympia and the surrounding natural areas. She attended the Colorado Rocky Mountain School and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas.
Our Multicultural Peer Advisors for 2015-16:
Dre Avila is currently a super senior and in their 4th year as a First Peoples Peer Advisor. This last summer Dreparticipated as a research fellow for Evergreen's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and is currently a TA for the program Place and Displacement. Dre is passionate about ethnographic research, photography, poems about revolution and love, and vegan tamales.
Noah Gokul is from the home of the thizz face and Tupac, Oakland California. He is currently a Senior studying Cross-cultural counseling at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He is an Olympia chapter coordinator of a national organization called Hip Hop Congress, a college writing tutor, and an advisor at the multicultural center on campus. He also goes by Bindi G, his artist name, and creates Hip Hop combining his Guyanese-Indian heritage, passion for social justice, and Bay Area hyphy tendencies. Apart from making music and performing, Noah likes to cook, run, have potlucks, write, and kick it with homies.
Ev is a sophomore this year. They participated in an SOS last spring where they wrote a 20-page paper chronicling their family history in the Rio Grande Valley and how that history has been silenced. This year, they are very excited to be a part of the program Reinterpreting Liberation. Ev enjoys discussing mixed race identities, silenced histories and dance.
I am Woman
rich with color
roots of many,
like mycelium I connect with all walks of life.
I am passionate in human rights
justice blazes in my heart.
My focus at Evergreen is in Women's studies/feminism and Sociology.
I plan on pursing a career in midwifery and strongly believe that recognizing the history and present stories of Womyn is as important as studying the anatomy.
I am a part of the Coalition Against Sexual Violence and the Women's Resource Center on campus.
I enjoy foraging for wild foods, hiking, dance, theater, medicine making, listening, POC gatherings, organizing and helping. I am bilingual in Spanish and English.
Oh and My name is Mika :)
A practicing mathematician and physics enthusiast.
An intersectional feminist and decolonizer.
A sushi eating wine tasting space cadet.
The kind of person that doesn't know when to stop laughing or which way to walk around a person walking toward them.
A safe space pilot in training, striving to provide a safe haven for oppressed peoples, depressed peoples, and stressed peoples
Hi, I'm Jorisha, a third year student at TESC, and I work at First Peoples. I also work at the Science Support Center. So, if you are a science student of color and need someone to talk to I'm a pretty great resource.
Bronson Purcell is currently a senior in his fourth year at The Evergreen State College. Political science, with an emphasis in queer and Indigenous studies, is his declared area of study. Fall 2015 marks the start of Bronson's second year as a peer advisor. Outside of his contracted program on Indigenous Leadership, Bronson coordinates Evergreen's Asian-Pacific Islander Coalition and works as a student ambassador within Admissions.
My name is Grecia Ramirez and this is my last year at evergreen. I have spent my time here exploring different classes that have a focus on education because I hope to one day become a teacher. In my free time I love to sleep and participate in clubs like MEXA and the farmworker justice collective. I also really enjoy doing art projects and writing about my family history.
Maira Ramirez has worked as a peer advisor since Spring 2013. Maira is a Chicana student studying Sociology and Cultural studies and currently a part of Gateways. She is involved with the student club MEXA and loves pan dulce. She is passionate about art and social justice.
Phillip Robertson is an inspiring filmmaker who hopes one day to bring awareness of the political movement in Egypt by making a documentary. He believes everyone is equal and we all have our own creative DNA within us. He is working on diffrent types of short films with his baby (Camera) t3i. Phillip believes one day he will create a film that becomes a cult following. He also wants to experience living in a culture that do not use electronics in anyway. Peace, Love, and Film.
Camila Davila Schrandt
Hola! My name is Camila and I am a Libra. I am a new transfer student from SPSCC. I enjoy cooking, eating, working out, and talking. I also enjoy being active in the community, working with different local organisations and community organizing. This year I will be exploring post colonial studies in the program Reinterpreting Liberation. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello Greeners! My name is Krystal Seymour and this is my last year here at Evergreen. I am a mix of Hawaiian, Panamanian and everything in-between with roots in both Hawaii and Washington. During my time here I have become interested in many disciplines and subjects; I have a high interest in Art History, Intaglio Printmaking, and Creative Writing. During my free time I enjoy baking sweet treats, going out to local benefits and shows, and just simply enjoying life any chance I can get. I love being a part of the Evergreen community and please don’t hesitate to stop by the Unity Lounge and say hey!
Alessandra Siracusa is originally form Oahu and has ventured to Evergreen to pursue a career in art therapy. She is currently enrolled in Gateways for Incarcerated Youth and hopes to incorperate theraputic art methods (of a multitude of mediums) with anti oppression work. She is also fascinated by Japanese animation and cosplaying as well as slam poetry,crafting and intersectional feminism.