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Undocumented Initiatives

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Meet the Team

WSU Pullman

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Marcela Pattinson

Director, Undocumented Initiatives
(509) 335-5965


Linda Vargas

Undocumented Initiatives Ambassador
(253) 754-7358
Contact for information on Mariposas Poderosas, Mariposa Creative Care, and upcoming workshops.



Claudia Skinner

Graduate Assistant, Undocumented Initiatives

Yaslin Torres-Peña

Yaslin Torres-Peña

Student Engagement Liaison

Immigration Consultations

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Geoffrey Heeren

Associate Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic
University of Idaho College of Law 
(208) 885-6110
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 2322 | Moscow ID 83844

WSU Everett

Alberto Vazquez

Admissions Counselor
(425) 309-3026

WSU Vancouver

Julie Mercado

Manager, Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation (Spanish Speaker)
(360) 546-9182

Nashma Carrera

Coordinator, Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation (Spanish Speaker)
(360) 546-9788

WSU Tri-Cities

Kristine Cody

Career and Internship Coordinator
(509) 372-7600

WSU Spokane

Verónica Puente, M.A.

Director of Student Equity, Leadership, and Community, Division of Student Affairs
(509) 358-7522