Notable Whittier College Alumni

SOCIAL ADVOCACY & SERVICELinda Beihl '65, Founder of the Amy Beihl Trust in South Africa

Martin Ortiz '48*, Pioneering Latino advocate, founder of the Center of Mexican American Affairs

Linda Biehl '65, Founder & President, Amy Biehl Foundation Trust, South Africa; recipient of the Felton Humanitarian Award (U.S.) and Order of O.R. Tambo (South Africa)

Hiroko Tatebe '73, Founder & CEO, Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)

Elizabeth Reich '75, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona

Melanie Brunson '76, Executive Director, American Council for the Blind

Jennifer Waltzer '80, Chief Administrative Officer, Autism Speaks

Andrea Shorter '88, Co-chair, Bayard LGBT Rustin Coalition; President, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; former Deputy Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Brian Brown '96, President, National Organization for Marriage

Erik Stegman '04, J.D., Manager, Half in Ten Campaign, Center for American Progress; fomer Counsel, Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate

Alex Sheldon '08, Program Analyst, Project Education South Sudan; Designer, LGBT "Safe Zone" Training Course, Peace Corps; co-founder Open Minds, Open Books Project, Dominica