Julisa De Los Santos, Assistant Dean in the Office of Intercultural Education, joins Bates from Eastern Connecticut State University where she worked as a residence hall director focusing on student engagement and retention. While at Eastern Connecticut, Julisa advised various multicultural organizations and served as a field instructor for the social work program. Prior to Eastern, Julisa worked at and received her Masters degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her spare time Julisa enjoys listening and exploring different music genres. She can be reached

Lexie Mucci, Program Coordinator in the Office of Intercultural Education, is a recent graduate of Syracuse University, where she earned a Master of Student Affairs Counseling degree. Lexie served as Academic Consultant for two programs focused on first year students of color within the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She also spent the majority of her college and professional career as an advocate for LGBTQ students providing support and educational programming. Lexie and her partner Crystal, both classically trained, love to spend their free time making music and recording covers of popular songs. She can be reached at:

Jessica Perez, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Transition and Support in the Office of Intercultural Education and Student Affairs, comes to Bates after completing her master’s in Higher Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before attending graduate school she managed programs for Peninsula College Fund, an organization committed to improving the college completion rate of first-generation college students. She is the co-founder of CollegeSpring, a national non-profit that helps low-income students boost their SAT scores and navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Originally from East Los Angeles, Jessica enjoys trying new recipes, spending time outdoors, and salsa dancing. She can be reached at:

Kristina Jin Powell, Associate Director of Multicultural Alumni and Parent Engagement and Special Projects in the Office for Equity and Diversity, joins Bates after working for seven years in study abroad international education at the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE). Most recently she managed an Admissions and Enrollment team, working with college undergraduate programs. While at CIEE, she worked on a variety of projects including creating a framework for and developing a multimillion dollar alumni donor program to increase access for underrepresented students to study abroad. Originally from New York, Kristina is a graduate of Bowdoin where she studied Anthropology and Sociology. In her spare time she’s kept busy playing, chasing, and exploring with her 2-year old son, Shannon. She can be reached at: