Office of Intercultural Education

Inclusion and Engagement Team Photo [updated 07.03.24]

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Intercultural Education is to promote the cultural competence development of students through intercultural activities and programs. It also provides support and advocacy for students of color through Acorns and Harambee Houses.  

                                             Land Acknowledgment

Our Team

  • Mared Alicea-Westort

    Mared Alicea-Westort

    Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Latinx Students
    maliceaw@wellesley.edu
    781.283.2958
    Acorns House
  • Patricia Birch

    Patricia Birch

    Assistant Dean for Intercultural Education, Director of Harambee House, and Advisor for Students of African Descent
    pb100@wellesley.edu
    781.283.2133
    Harambee House
  • Inés Maturana  Sendoya

    Inés Maturana Sendoya

    Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Engagement
    imaturan@wellesley.edu
    781.283.2330
    Billings 310
  • Karen Shih

    Karen Shih

    Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Students of Asian Descent
    kshih@wellesley.edu
    781.283.2959
    Acorns House
Our Values

We strive to act with empathy

We believe that personal growth is a lifelong process

We value collaboration through relationship building

We strive to act with integrity

We value engaging in dialogues for understanding

Learning Outcomes

Education

By participating in these programs, students will develop knowledge and skills to enable them to engage one another across social identities.

Affirmation

By participating in OICE activities, students will gain a sense of belonging on campus

Leadership

By participating in these programs, students will aquire skills to lead in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

Resources

For a list of our resources, click here