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
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
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 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.
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.
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 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!