Office of Intercultural Team
Robin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D,
Dean of Intercultural Education and Director of the Counseling Center
Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Student of Latina Descent
Mared Alicea-Westort serves as a resource to all Latina students, in an effort to build a strong Latina community on campus where students feel valued and supported. Her team also aims to raise awareness about Latin American cultures and issues throughout the College community, where more than six percent of students are Latina and international students hail from 10 Latin American countries.She provides individual advising, referrals, and information about internships and advocacy to members of Mezcla, Alianza , and Cielito Lindo, the Latina dance troupe, and to all Latina students on campus. She also directs the College’s multicultural programs.
Assistant Dean and LGBTQ Advisor
Dr. Leah M. Fygetakis directs education, training, and programming efforts for the Wellesley community in understanding the experience of those who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. She is a licensed psychologist and holds the additional credential of a graduate certificate in leadership development and executive coaching. In addition to serving as a general advisor to all LGBT and questioning students, Leah particularly wishes to provide a safe harbor for students who may be trying to manage multiple identities across gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. She is also committed to helping all students develop their strengths as leaders.
Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Students of Asian Descent
Karen Shih, in addition to directing Wellesley College’s multicultural programs, advises students of Asian descent on campus. She was born and raised in Taiwan, and held several teaching and administrative positions in colleges and universities there before coming to the United States to pursue counseling as a profession.Karen is thankful for how the Wellesley family welcomed her as well as her two daughters, who can be occasionally be seen running through the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center (their favorite building).
Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education, Director of Harambee House, and Advisor for Student of African Descent
Tracey Cameron oversees student success initiatives; manages the operations of Harambee House (the Black cultural center); supervises programming for the campus community; and serves as a resource and advocate for students of African descent.In these roles, she supports the efforts of the Office of Intercultural Education and oversees student success initiatives; manages the operations of Harambee House (the Black cultural center); supervises programming for the campus community; and serves as a resource and advocate for students of African descent.