Joanna Diaz was appointed to the position of Administrative Coordinator to the Whittier Scholars Program in August of 2017. In 2011, She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology. Prior to her acceptance of her administrative role, Diaz spent four years as a community organizer for immigrant rights and engaged parents to advocate for their children’s education. A visual artivist, Diaz is a stringent advocate for social justice through mediums such as film, photography, and folk art. She is excited to help Whittier students pursue their academic passions while also fostering engagement within their communities.