Jessie Mancilla, M.A., he/him/el
Director, Unity Multicultural Education Center
Prior to Gonzaga University, Jessie was the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs for the School of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the Director of Latino Affairs at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU). Born and raised outside the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, he earned his B.A. from the University of North Texas in Radio, Television and Film. Jessie was a video editor for FUNimation Entertainment after graduating from North Texas. He moved to Minnesota to shift careers and earned his B.S. in Political Science and M.S. Educational Leadership from Winona State University. His interests include hiking, CrossFit, advocating for others, and building relationships.
SR, M.A., they/them/theirs
Assistant Director, Unity Multicultural Education Center
Social Justice Peer Education
Training & Presentation Requests
SR is Appalachia born, Flint, MI raised and earned their bachelor’s in English Lit and Gender Studies from Pace University in NYC. SR completed graduate work in Adult and Higher Education at the University of South Dakota, interning with TRiO programs, Multicultural Student support, and other areas of student affairs including Housing and Residence Life. SR spent time working in Residence Life and teaching at Western Kentucky University supporting first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color in their work prior to joining the Gonzaga Community. SR is passionate about the issues that impact all peoples experiencing marginalization and is actively involved in their community as well as leading a home life full of books, baking, and cat adoration.
Alfonso Amanecer, M.A., he/him/his
Program Manager for Mentoring
Alfonso, also known as Fonsi, comes from the Biggest Little City in the world -- Reno, NV. After some travel during the first part of his college career, Fonsi graduated from Whitworth University where he earned his degree in Psychology with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He then later earned his Master’s in Administrative Leadership from Whitworth University. A former college football player, Fonsi hung up his cleats and found another passion in developing an inclusive community that helps all students from different backgrounds reach their goals. Fonsi hopes to mentor and assist students from marginalized communities and identities in developing the skills they need to succeed in college, as well as, after they graduate. He enjoys reading, watching a good movie, spending quality time with good people, and trying new restaurants because he loves food.
Tere Graham, she/her/hers
Program Manager for Social Justice Programming
Art & Activism Workshops
Marjan Dehkordi, she/her/hers
Unity Multicultural Education Center
702 E Desmet,
Hemmingson Center, Suite 215
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-5836