Eva Martinez Powless (She/Her/Hers)
Director, Office of Intercultural Engagement

Born in Muzquiz Coahuila, Mexico, Eva was a first-generation student who attended middle and high school in Crystal City, Texas. Prior to joining the Student Affairs team, Eva worked in Marquette’s Office of Admission for eight years in the role of Assistant Dean and Multicultural Community Outreach. She also brings a community-based perspective by having experience in leadership in the non-profit sector. Eva serves on various committees and is a proud member of the Hispanic Youth and Career Conference planning committee. Eva earned her B.A. in Community Development & Leadership at Alverno College and Master's in Public Service and Leadership at Marquette University.

Major Cooper (He/Him/His)
Assistant Director, African American Student Services
Center for Intercultural Engagement
Office of Intercultural Engagement

Originally from Memphis, Major Cooper spent his summers in Milwaukee as a teenager and it was then he found a fondness for this Cream City. Major Cooper comes to Marquette with over 12 years of Student Affairs experience. Major is enthused by the opportunity to work within the community and share the importance and benefit of a quality education with the Milwaukee community. Major believes that "Together Everyone Achieves More" (TEAM). Major received a Bachelors of Arts from Kentucky State University, a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from University of Kentucky, and a Masters of Arts in Public Administration from University of Louisvile.

DeJuan Washington (He/Him/His)
Graduate Assistant, Intercultural Engagement

Born in Milwaukee, WI, DeJuan is a first generation student who attended high school at Riverside University High School. He then went on to receive a B.A in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. DeJuan has a list of experiences ranging from being a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, contributor to the L.E.A.P (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) initiative, and former Vice President of UW-Whitewater’s Black Student Union, ect. He is the epitome of perseverance and desires to act as a resource to students during their unique journey’s towards excellence. DeJuan aspires to one day be the director of Multicultural Affairs at public institution after graduation.

Oscar Silva (He/Him/His)
Graduate Assistant, Latinx and Undocumented Student Initiatives

Tere Serna
Student Program Assistant
Center for Intercultural Engagement

Koryn St. Clair
Student Program Assistant
Center for Intercultural Engagement

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