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!
Rashida Love, Director
Email: Rashida Love
Location: Library Building, Rm 2139
I have worked in student affairs for nine years, five of which have been at Evergreen. I am originally from California, but have lived and worked in several states around the country. I received both my Bachelor's and Master's 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 2149
I was born in a land of cracked earth, relentless heat and giant mosquitoes aka Texas. I earned my Master's 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 2141
Jackie McClenny, Office Assistant
Email: Jackie McClenny
Location: Library Building, Rm 2143
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.
Hello! My name is Cassie Baisa. I am a nonbinary person of color who uses they and them pronouns. I am multiracial—I am Chicanx (Mexican-American) and Filipinx. I’m also a Pisces, if you’re interested in astrology. You’ll probably be able to recognize me around campus by my mushroom-like hair. This is my second year at Evergreen. My academic focuses at Evergreen are centered around Cultural Studies, Sociology and the Arts (mainly visual arts). My goals after graduating so far are to become some sort of Educator; I’m not sure what kind yet though. I’m sort of a freelance artist, but I just really love to draw, mostly traditionally but I’ve tried out digital drawing recently. I also really love soccer, and while I haven’t played soccer in a while I’ve played soccer for most of my life. I’m very small and anxious, but I’d love to meet new folxs and make new friends, so feel free to say hi and come nerd out with me in the Unity Lounge.
My name is Thalia, I use she/her pronouns. I am a first-generation Xicana student studying for Environmental Science/Environmental Justice. I am originally from New York, I grew up in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx. I like to write a lot, I do a lot of art journalism and poems based on my experiences, social injustice and empowerment. If you got some poems to share! Ey! Let’s exchange. I also love drawing, painting, nature, dancing, jogging, make-up, and listening to cool artists, especially by radical womyn of color that make me feel good. If you need support in anything, stop by and I’ll be gladly to support you. I’ll be excited to meet you!
Hey! My name is Ev Guerra and I use they/them pronouns. I am mixed-race latinx and a third year at Evergreen. I am in the program Computer Science Foundations this year. I am also a part of the student group MEXA. Come talk to me about people of color in the sciences, computer science, physics, mixed-race identities, or sci-fi!
Hey I'm Naomi. I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I'm from Indiana but I've found home in a lot of places. I'm in my second year at Evergreen and I've been doing mostly cultural studies, languages, and political science so far. I'm just a lil baby so I love long naps and good food. Let me pet your cat maybe? I would love to meet you! Let me know if I can help you with anything at all
My name is KaLehua KaApana I go by she/her pronouns. I am a senior here at Evergreen. I have been studying counseling and education. In my time here at Evergreen I have participated in workshops, taught basic hula classes, worked as an RA(Resident Assistant) and this year I am one of the coordinators with the campus Polynesian Club ‘Hui O Pasifika’. My family is from Hawaii, specifically Oahu. I was born in Seattle and moved here from Burien, WA. I am multiracial but I identify as Native Hawaiian.Outside of school I take advantage of any time I have to just relax with family and friends, cook, and watch movies. I love music and food. I grew up surrounded by musicians and food is something that I enjoy making and sharing with people. If you have music and food you can’t go wrong. I am excited to meet you.
Iona Xiaolu McClellan
Iona enjoys the outdoors, snacks, and comedies. She is studying anthrozoology and wishes to pursue conservation efforts after completing her BA/BS. Iona is passionate about bringing queer people of color to the front of the room, especially in predominantly white male science spaces. She is often spotted in the company of her corgi, Luna.
Princess Luna Maracuya
Luna works hard at her job as a First People's peer advisor. As a corgi her priorities include vacuuming the Unity Lounge and cleaning up after any crumbs left by her friends throughout the day. On shift she enjoys hanging out, getting pet and giving hugs when people need them. Despite being found napping on the job and seeming indifferent to human attention, Luna values her time at the lounge and enjoys the company of those who pass through its doors.
My name is Brittany, I am a sophomore here at Evergreen-and this is my first year working as a Peer Advisor for the First Peoples Multicultural Office. Currently I am studying with a focus in the arts, and racial/cultural studies. Tacoma is where I am originally from; it is a place that really helped me embrace my multicultural heritage, and a place that will always hold a very special place in my heart. I enjoy engaging in dialogue about Mixed Raced Identity and various art forms (theatre, music, visual arts, etc.), so if you have an interest in any of those subjects I am definitely the person to come and talk to. Since I have a passion for theatre, you might be able to catch me at an improv show, or an upcoming production this year. In any case, I am wishing you the best always.
My Name is Isiah Montejano. I am from Othello, WA, born and raised. I am a senior. My focus of interest at Evergreen is political science and cultural studies. I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and geeking out over comics. some of my favorite artists include Thundercat, Childish Gambino, Oddisee, and OpenMikeEagle. I love watching comedy shows and stand-up performances! My favorite comedians are Hannibal Burress, Aziz Ansari, Baron Vaughn, and D.L. Hughley.
Anyone who knows me well knows that if I’m passionate about something, there’s no challenge or obstacle that will stop me from doing what I love. It is something that I like to express in every part of my life. The reason I came to Evergreen was because it seemed like the second most magical place on Earth (Hogwarts was my first choice, of course). During my college experience here, I’ve learned a couple of new things about myself. For instance, I actually like cats. They are possibly the most passive-aggressive animals I’ve ever encountered, but their aloofness and sense of independence is refreshing. My current favorite movie is Big Hero 6 because it really focuses on creativity, expression, and fun as important facets of science which a lot of people don’t realize. As a student, I am interested in understanding and studying the significance of culture within the sciences and addressing alternate perspectives when it comes to our understanding of science. I became a peer advisor for First Peoples because First Peoples was essential in helping me build a community and a foundation here at Evergreen, and I want to be able to give others that same opportunity, because having a support system really does make or break a person’s college experience.
Maso Roqueni Galbreath
My pronouns are he/him. I am studying environmental science, and I want to work for Fish and Wildlife or be a park ranger after I graduate. I grew up in Olympia and was raised on Co-Op food which was awesome. My heritage is Yaqui; they are a native tribe from southern Arizona and Northern Mexico.
Alessandra Siracusa is originally form Oahu and has ventured to Evergreen to pursue a career in art therapy. She 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.