Meet the Staff
Diversity, Recruitment and Retention
Where to Find Us
We will be back to working in person for Fall Quarter 2021!
Our office is located on the first floor of Miller Hall, in MH 150. Find floor plans and parking information here.
Hola! My name is Daisy Padilla Torres (she/ella) and I am the Senior Consultant for the Diversity Recruitment and Retention Office at Woodring College of Education.
I earned my Bachelor's in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language and Master's in Adult Higher Education from Western Washington University. My graduate program emphasized building equity and justice to enhance the success of students of color. It highlighted the Latinx education experience, English Language Learners, Standardized Testing, and program development strategies for K-12 and Higher Education.
I am a first-generation, bilingual, bicultural Latina who grew up with farm-working parents that ingrained hard work, commitment, family, and love into my upbringing. My family lacked many of the resources and opportunities afforded to those with more privileged backgrounds, but that did not stop them from meeting their goals.
These experiences influenced me to pursue higher education and motivate me to be an advocate for diverse communities.
Hello! My name is Susanna Williams (she/they) and I am the Program Coordinator for the Divetsity, Recruitment and Retention Office at Woodring College of Education. After graduating with my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Whitman College (Go Blues!), and having worked in admissions throughout my career there, I decided to return home and join Western to continue working in college access. Outside of working for the DRR office, my academic interests are in mass incarceration, specifically nonprofit reentry efficacy and the use of liberatory pedagogy within carceral spaces. In my free time, I am learning to play the piano and enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, taking care of my growing houseplant collection, and reading.