Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion

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Campus Center
Bldg B - First Floor, Office 163
562.907.4962
562.464.4519 (fax)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff

Jenny GuerraJenny Guerra

Director
562.907.4963
oei@whittier.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers/ella

Jenny was raised in southeast Los Angeles and was a first generation Latina college student. She received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a minor in Spanish from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Being fully aware of her passion and desire to be an agent for social justice and a student advocate, she attended Florida International University where she earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration. She is a strong believer that every person deserves to have access to higher education.

 

Francisco GomezFrancisco Gomez 

Associate Director 
562.907.4662
fgomez@whittier.edu
Pronouns: he/him/his

Francisco was born and raised in San Diego, California to an immigrant family and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Davis, and his Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco. His experience as a first-generation college student at a large research institution has shaped how he navigates his role as a student affairs practitioner. His holistic approach when working with students, staff, and faculty allows him to fight for a more equitable world, specifically in higher education.  

 

Giselle SipaqueGiselle Sipaque

Office of Equity and Inclusion Coordinator 
562.907.4962
gsipaque@whittier.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Giselle graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law and Philosophy. She is a proud first-generation Latinx college graduate. Giselle initially wanted to pursue a career within law, however, she recognized that her true passions and interests were in education because her experiences in higher education taught her the importance of giving back to the community. She wants to make an impact by shaping the next generation of students and providing them the tools and knowledge to succeed. Giselle recently earned her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola Marymount University. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and loves to spend her free time eating homemade Salvadoran pupusas, walking her dogs, and going to the beach.