Multicultural Center

MCC Interns, Ambassadors, and Mentors

jennifer

Jennifer Zamora, Spring Intern

j-zamora@wiu.edu 

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

My name is Jennifer and I am a senior majoring in Social Work. I’m from the south suburbs of Chicago. I am finishing up this semester with my internship at the Multicultural Center. I am passionate about helping others and my education. I plan to get my Masters after I graduate. My goal for this school year is to be more confident in myself & come out of my comfort zone. 

 

 To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness  ― Robert Morley

 


 

 bryceBryce McGeorge, Spring Practicum Student

bc-mcgeorge@wiu.edu 

Pronouns | He, Him, His

Bryce is a current first year graduate student in the College Student Personnel masters program. Originally from Southwest Virginia, he is an Alumnus of the University of Tennessee. Bryce holds a graduate assistantship with University Housing & Dining Services where he serves as an Assistant Complex Director in Lincoln, Washington, and Grote Halls. Bryce is passionate about religious equity, the intersection of race and religion, and championing for interfaith spaces on campuses of higher education.

Degrees: B.A. in Religious Studies and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee

I don't feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.  ― Michel Foucault


janae

Janae Patterson, Lead Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I’m a senior majoring in Chemistry with an emphasis in pharmacy and a minor in zoology. I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, but I live in Memphis, TN currently. I am the President of Black Student Summit (BSS) and Campus Girl Scouts (CGS). I have a passion for ensuring the efforts of other to get involved on campus. I feel as if once our upperclassman leaves a lot of our organizations will fall through the cracks. My goal for this year is to graduate on May 14th and make sure Black Student Summit has an amazing Summit this upcoming Fall.

Your faith has to be greater than your fear.It's not about what you do, it's about how you do it


heidi

Heidi Olivos, Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

My name is Heidi Olivos and I am a Junior studying Biology-Zoology with a Spanish and Animal Science minor and in Pre-Vet. I am also President and Social Chair of Zoology Club and a sister of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Alpha Iota Chapter. I am passionate about helping others (whether a person or an animal), and I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things. My goal for this year is to visit the farm on campus more often and to become more involved.

 

Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you are in a place of transformation. Trust the process. ;If it is hard, then it is worth doing


Zainab Sanni, Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am senior with my major being Biology with a minor in Chemistry. This is my second year being an MCC Ambassador. I am also apart of two organizations under the Women Center in the MCC: The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs Inc. and The Good Girl Movement. My goals for the school year are to have set plans for after college set in place before graduation day.

Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. --Beyoncé

Ollin Ortiz, Ambassador

Pronouns | He, Him, His

I am a Law Enforcement Major, with a Minor in Forensic Psychology. I am a current Cross Country/ T&F athlete for the University. I am also a brother of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Alpha Iota Chapter. I am the proud father of Atlas Dorado Vortillaz (my Corgi puppy). I am what they call a Weeb, or otherwise known as a person who is very interested in Japense culture, specifically anime. My goals for this year are to run fast, and chase a bag!

No human is limited. -- Eliud Kipchoge

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Yazmin Laserna Escobar, Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I'm a senior Forensic Psychology Major with a minor in Criminalistics. I am very passionate about advocating for others, whether that be people or animals :)! I've worked at the MCC since 2019, and have loved every minute of it. If you ever need a safe space to de-stress or just hangout please come visit us!

My goal for this school year is to keep pushing through any obstacles that may come my way and continue growing as a person.
Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace --Dalai Lama

myah

Myah' Turner, Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

My name is Myah’ Turner. I am a senior Majoring in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, minoring in Communications. I have been an Ambassador at the MCC for 4 years now, and I enjoy the welcoming environment and catering for students. I am very passionate about my future. I can't wait to be come wealthy and live the life I see fit for myself. My goals for this school year is to make the Deans List again and get accepted into my top Graduate Programs.

The biggest adventure you can take in life is to live the life of your dreams.

michelle

Michelle Narvaez,  Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I grew up in a small town in New Mexico that was filled with murals and Chicano heritage so it’s not a mystery why I’m majoring in Graphic Design and Spanish. The core pillars of who I am were formed in that small mining town and that includes my love for nature and food! Although a part of me will always miss the green chile and the desert wilderness, I’m glad I’m able to expand my experiences here at WIU where I’m far away from rattlesnakes and tarantula hawk wasps (yes, those are real). My goal is to study abroad and strengthen my Spanish skills.

Don'’'t be sad about your panza, give self love a lil chanza

 

 


Shakyria

Shakyria Bailey, Ambassador

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

Majoring in Political Science, minoring in African American Studies. I am from Zion, IL. The MCC to me is a safe place; I consider the MCC my home here at Western. My favorite event is BSA’s after dark.

My favorite quote is,

By Any Means Necessary. -Malcolm X

 

 

 


  angie

Angie Perez, Mentor

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am a Senior majoring in Social Work. I am from Waukegan IL. I am currently the chapter president of Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. I am also the treasurer of Phi Alpha Honor Society. This is my second semester as a mentor at the MCC. I am also an RA at Lincoln and have been able to mentor girls and aid them with resources for two years. I am passionate about helping others and also helping them grow into the best versions of themselves that they could possibly grow into. My goal this semester is to finish strong and obtain a 4.0 GPA. I am also hoping I am able to execute a mental health event that speaks about what students go through but do not speak about when being away for college or even mental health topics that people have dealt with all their life.


 

Camron

Camron Kylan Anderson,  Mentor

Pronouns | He, Him, His

My name is Camron Kylan Anderson, I am a sophomore student majoring in business and marketing. I like to think of myself as an ambitious Individual who’s constantly looking to progress and move forward. I’m always hungry to learn more.

 


 

Jada

Jada Wilson,  Mentor

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

I am a senior majoring in Speech Pathology with a minor in Psychology. I am the President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Iota chapter and secretary of Elite Beauty Dance Organization. I am very passionate about helping and supporting others in any way possible 

 

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be


Joanna

Joanna Lee,  Mentor

Pronouns | She, Her, Hers

Majoring in Pre-Veterinary/Agricultural Science Minoring in Chemistry. I am from Chicago, IL. The MCC to me is a supportive safe place to me. I enjoy meeting new people, going to events, and being involved with getting to know students. 

 

We are only given a certain amount of time to do what we were sent here to do. You don’t have to be around a long time to share the wisdom of a lifetime. You just have to use your time wisely, efficiently. There is no time to waste. - Mamie Till-Mobley