For the Media


The Office of Marketing & Communications welcomes all queries from members of the media about Whittier College programs, people, and initiatives.

The majority of our faculty are very active researchers, scholars, and artists, able to provide expert commentary or background information on a wide array of topics—from politics to pop culture, from environmental issues to policies affecting K-12 education and teacher preparation, from religion-in-sports to international economics.

Contact Information

Ana Lilia Barraza
Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications

News & Releases

Whittier College News
All the latest news about students, faculty, alumni and senior leadership from Whittier College.

Press Releases
View all press releases, which can also be requested via email. 

Find an Expert

Dynamic and experienced Whittier College faculty members are available for media interviews to serve as sources for a wide range of news topics from Common Core to public health issues and numerous topics in between. Visit our Find an Expert page to browse through our list of faculty sources.

To request an interview, please contact Ana Lilia Barraza at or 562.907.4912

About Us

Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.