Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Staff

  • Czarina Ramsay

    Czarina Ramsay

    Director
    Czarina Ramsay is the new director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University. As Director for OMA, Czarina works to promote an inclusive learning environment for all students; specifically for those from underrepresented populations and provide resources to enhance intercultural awareness and skills focused on multiculturalism and civic leadership. Previously, Czarina spent five years directing the Office of Intercultural Engagement at the University of Puget Sound. She previously served at Seattle University as Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Resident Director for Xavier Hall. She is an alumna of the University of Puget Sound, where she received her B.A. in cultural anthropology and she earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont.

    In addition to her campus roles, Czarina is an active member of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUFP) Board, a member of the NASPA Excellence Awards committee, the 2006-2007 NASPA Region V Outstanding New Professional recipient, and 2009 ACPA Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional.

    Czarina is originally from Panama City, Panama, and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. In her free time, Czarina can be found enjoying time with family and friends, reading, designing jewelry, and planning her next travel destination.
    Pamela Alvarado

    Pamela Alvarado

    Assistant Director

    Pamela Alvarado is excited to join Seattle University and is coming from Heritage University where she served as the Director to the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).  She had the opportunity to serve in various roles during her time at Heritage University. 

    Her professional and research interest areas include the access and retention of first generation students, leadership and service, social justice and diversity programs.  Pamela identifies as a Chicana and enjoys providing students of color with leadership development opportunities.

    Pamela attended Central Washington University and obtained her BA in Communication Studies.  Pamela then earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

    Some of her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading and watching movies.  Please stop by the office to say hello.  

    Angel Asuncion-Reed

    Angel Asuncion-Reed

    Assistant Director

    Angel Asuncion-Reed is excited to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the role of assistant director. Born in Manila, Philippines, Angel immigrated to the Los Angeles area where she was raised. 

    Angel, who majored in history, media studies, and women’s studies, attended Long  Beach City College, Humboldt State University, and Pittsburg State University. She has over 12 years of experience in higher education and  has worked in a variety of areas. She has also advised student organizations and currently serves as an advisor for Seattle University’s United Filipino Club (UFC) and a co-advisor for the Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society- Gamma Mu chapter.

    Before joining OMA, she assisted with the management of the four-time national award winning Collegia Program at SU which creates on-campus commuter and transfer student communities. Angel also has experience developing programs and orientations for transfer and commuter students, veteran students, and student parents.  As an educator, she has a passion for leadership exploration/formation and student activism and organizing.

    She is a member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She has also served as a board member for the Crisis Resource Center of Southeast Kansas and has presented at national conferences on sexual assault awareness for college campuses. She is a certified domestic violence advocate volunteer through Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN) in Seattle.

     In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her partner, their five year-old son, and their family feline, Dr. Kitty. She also likes to hike, camp, cook (and eat), and volunteer. 

    Jennifer Chan

    Jennifer Chan

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Hi! I'm Jennifer, most people call me Jenn. I’m the part time senior administrative assistant at the Office of Multicultural Affairs. I have lived in various countries (US, Hong Kong, Japan) and experienced various educational environments while I was growing up. I first came to SU as an undergraduate for psychology (2007). After my studies at SU, I joined the JET programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) in Fukuoka, Japan for 5 years teaching junior high school and elementary school students. I came back to Seattle U for a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (expected 2016). During my free time, I enjoy traveling, exploring new places, scuba diving, snowboarding and watching TV/movies.

    Come on by OMA to chat with staff of relax/study in our OMA office lounge. Feel free to ask me any questions and I'll try my best to assist you!
    Eric Lopez

    Eric Lopez

    Program Coordinator
    Eric Lopez serves as one of the Graduate Program Coordinators for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He comes from California where he grew up in the small town of Kerman in the Central Valley. He did his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara where he earned his BA in Sociology with a minor in Black Studies. He comes to us with a breadth of experience in Housing & Residence Life, student activism/organizing, and leadership development.
    Ariana Chini

    Ariana Chini

    Program Coordinator

     Ariana Chini is thrilled to be working as a program coordinator at OMA! Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she is joining the Seattle University and OMA community with vast knowledge and experience in queer and multicultural advocacy from her undergraduate institution of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She worked as a student assistant for their Cross Cultural Centers, and was a peer mentor for Prism, their queer student-oriented mentoring program. She feels strongly about intersectional advocacy, and is excited to share her knowledge and previous experience to help OMA and the student communities continue to thrive and grow.

    During her gap year between graduating and joining Seattle University, she spent ten months working for the American Red Cross, Silicon Valley Chapter by means of the AmeriCorps program, serving her local community through disaster preparedness education and disaster response.

    In her spare time, Ariana enjoys writing for the stage, perusing farmers markets, hiking, and exploring her new home, Seattle.

    Eva Long

    Eva Long

    Program Coordinator
    Eva Long is excited to join the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University as one of the Program Coordinators. Identifying as a First Generation College student, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, she sought out an education at the University of San Francisco and got her bachelor degree in Political Science and minored in Public Service and Community Engagement. Passionate about education, access and equity, she is excited to join us at Seattle University, pursuing a Master of Education degree in Student Development Administration.

    Outside of OMA, you'll find her eating her favorite meal of the day; brunch, finding excitement in getting lost in Seattle or enjoying the greenery that the state of Washington has to offer.
    Jennifer Cruz

    Jennifer Cruz

    Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Office Assistant

    Jen is very excited to be returning to OMA for her fourth year as she wraps up her time here at Seattle U. She is a senior psychology major and is excited to see what is going to come next! She is originally from Wapato Washington, a small town located on the Yakama Reservation in Central Washington. She has been very involved around SU taking part in Women's Rowing, Dance Marathon, Psi Chi, and Kolkata Club. She is very driven and has a passion for fighting racial injustice and equity, particularly within the healthcare system. 

    In her free time, Jen likes to play with her dog Maple, read, and spend time in the beautiful city she now calls home! Come by and visit her! 

    Latanya Jenkins

    Latanya Jenkins

    CLP Undergraduate Program Coordinator

     

    Latanya Jenkins is a senior here at Seattle University. She is originally from Richfield, Minnesota. The winters there are pretty awesome! She currently serves as President of Black Student year for the second year in a row. She was also a Resident Assistant (RA) her Sophomore and Junior year. As of right now Latanya is the Connections Leadership Program Undergraduate Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

    In her free time Latanya likes to read, watch movies, or listen to music. She also has spiked an interest in hiking as of lately. She hopes to see you around campus and around the office!