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Undocumented Initiatives

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Marcela Pattinson

Director, Undocumented Initiatives

Office: CUB 421B, Pullman

Contact: (509) 335-5965 or


Marcela C. Pattinson received her Masters of Education (M.ED) from University of Idaho in Counseling and Human Services. She is part of The Community, Equity, & Inclusive Excellence Team, leading all WSU system wide undocumented initiatives representing WSU state and nation-wide.

She helps guide current and prospective parents and students to the available resources and programs offered at WSU. Marcela provides leadership for WSU recruitment and retention programs such as La Bienvenida, Unducuqueer, Smart Start Program and The Crimson Achievement Pathways, which are the undocumented initiatives. She is the liaison working with other WSU departments, supporting recruitment and outreach efforts, as well as working as the Assistant Director for Community Relations and Outreach at the Office Multicultural Student Services. Marcela is the advisor for the Crimson Group Student Organization.