Associate Dean of Students, Director of Multicultural Affairs
Tricia Brand has served as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Affairs since the summer of 2009. She joined Lewis & Clark after three years of leadership for equity and retention programs at the University of Arizona. Tricia also spent six years at Rutgers University, where she served as a Learning Specialist, English Instructor and SSS/TRIO Director. Tricia holds an Ed.M.in Educational Psychology from Rutgers University and B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Tricia is passionate about diversity, access and excellence in higher education, student identity development, and first generation college student achievement.
My name is Rosie Ayala, originally from Porterville California, now living in SE Portland. I’m the Program Coordinator for the OMA office and also an alum of the college. I’m currently finishing (done in June) on my Masters degree at Seattle University—my focus is on organizational development and systems theory, within that discipline I’m looking into how to use music and poetry as a way to talk about topics around culture and identity both in a reflective manner and in future thinking. I’m excited to see what the office and students come up with each and every semester, it keeps me on my toes and it always gives me new ways to look at things. A little known fact about me, I’m an aggressive and competitive minesweeper player.
Kainoa Sandberg is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and co-advisor to the Multicultural Clubs. Kainoa is a graduate of the University of Oregon, and has experience as a former student leader, an event planner and organizer. She is part Hawaiian as well as Native American and belongs to the Coquille Indian Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon. Kainoa is a graduate student at Lewis and Clark College, working toward her Masters of Education in School Counseling
Carley Matsumoto originally hails from Chicago and is now a senior here, studying Environmental Studies. Her involvement in the Office of Multicultural Affairs began her freshman year when she joined the Pluralism and Unity Board (PUB), a student led initiative that seeks to bring issues of social justice and diversity to LC. She will continue her work on PUB during her final year and hopes to pass the torch on to some dedicated underclassmen when she leaves. As the intern for the office, Carley is looking forward to being both a resource and mentor with the goal of creating a stronger network and community space for underrepresented students within LC.
Carley can be reached at: email@example.com or come visit her during her office hours from 12:30-2:30 Monday, Wednesday & Friday!
Jose Huape is first year student from Pomona, California. He is a first generation college student who plans to major in Biology. Jose is very interested in becoming a physical therapist, specifically in sports medicine. His passion for games has lead him to build his own computer on campus, but when he is not busy gaming he is out studying or giving back to youth from his community by helping them with college applications and showing them what opportunities are available. He hopes to grow as a student and as a person throughout his experiences in Multicultural Affairs and here at Lewis & Clark.
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Publicity and Events Coordinator
Alma Guerrero is a rising senior andPsychology major from South Los Angeles. Shebegan her role with OMA as a student workerand later the Publicity and Events Coordinator.Alma has also been a member of MOSAIC,Multicultural Organizations Seeking an InclusiveCommunity, and the Budget Allocation Committee.She is interested in supporting underrepresentedstudents and sharing her Latino culture withothers. She also has a sister who’s currently afirst year LC student. On her spare time, Almalove to spend time with friend, explore her musicinterest, and enjoy the Tryon Creek scenery.After LC, Alma plans to return to Los Angeles andattend graduate school.
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I am a first year student in the process of declaring as aRhetoric and Media Studies major. I am originally from Southern Los Angeles and am interested in attending culinary school to become a pastry chef. In the near future, I hope to receive a Masters in Business Administration and open my own bakery somewhere in my hometown. During my spare time, I enjoy exploring downtown Portland, cooking, baking, and spending quality time with friends and sister who is a first semester senior here at LC. As a first time OMA student worker, I hope to become more involved within the office and begin outreaching to the underrepresented students in LC and raise awareness about the services our offices/clubs & organizations have to offer to the LC community.
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My name is Alicia Kirkland and I am from Houston, Texas, I am a first-year computer science major. I really look forward to strengthening the connections between OMA and other office and
departments on campus. One really cool fact about me is that I love cartoons and I have a Spongebob blanket on my bed.
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I am a sophomore, International Affairs major at LC. Although I grew up in Simi Valley, California, I am originally from Sri Lanka. Being shaped by these two very different cultures is one of the main reasons why I joined this office. I hope to help create an environment of inclusion and diversity on this campus by advocating active participation in campus events. During my free time, I like to relax by doodling or listening to music. I also try to go downtown as much as possible and explore new restaurants. I love to eat! One day I hope to travel all over and learn from all the different cultures in the world.
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My name is Gaby Seltzer. I am from the suburb of Los Altos, California, though I was born in Switzerland and lived there for about two years. I am a freshman and Lewis & Clark and one of the photographers for OMA, as well as a new member of PUB. I plan to major in Sociology/Anthropology and minor in Environmental Studies— I love what I am learning so far! Outside of class, my interests mostly surround music (I play cello and sing). I also love running, scrapbooking, and showing people pictures of my family—especially my dog! This semester I am really looking forward to developing relationships with everyone on the OMA staff team.
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My name is Rostam Assadi and I am a Persian American sophomore here at Lewis & Clark. I am currently a double major in Philosophy and International Affairs, and I am involved in a variety of extra curricular activities. Alongside my work as a student staff member at the OMA, I am also a Senator in the student government, as well a committee member for the International Affairs Symposium. On my spare time I enjoy reading the world affairs section of the news paper, as well reading classics and playing flamenco guitar.
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in Templeton Campus Center on the Undergraduate Campus.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural AffairsLatricia Brand
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 126
Portland, OR 97219