Meet the Staff
Director of International Student Services
Aliza attended DePauw University and received a degree in Conflict Studies and Spanish in 2005. In 2014, she completed a Master of Arts in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State University. Aliza is passionate about helping international students take full advantage of the DePauw experience, as well as providing opportunities for intercultural exchange and identity development for all members of the DePauw community. Aliza has worked in the field of International Education since 2005. In her spare time, Aliza loves to spend time with her family, travel, exercise, read and cook.
Assistant Director of International Student Services
Yug attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry in 2007. In 2009, Yug also received a Master’s of Education degree in Adult and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University. Yug enjoys helping international students adjust to life in the US, as well as providing meaningful intercultural opportunities for international students and the DePauw community. Yug has family in Michigan and India. He loves to travel to visit his family. In his spare time, Yug loves to spend time with his wife and son, play Wallyball, exercise, watch cricket and basketball.
Director of Multicultural Student Services
Vince attended DePauw University and earned a Bachelor’s of Art in English Writing in 2006. He then received a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in 2011. Vince enjoys working in Intercultural Life because it allows him to build intentional connections with students from all backgrounds, while helping to foster their holistic growth. When Vince is not working he is an avid sports fan, who plays and coaches Basketball and also DJs.
Majorie (Lesley) Lytle
Office Manager of Spiritual Life
Lesley hails from the United Kingdom. She enjoys working in Intercultural Life because of the diverse student populations that she interacts with on a daily basis. In her spare time she enjoys keeping up with the latest technology, tennis and researching the Tudor area from 1485-1603.
Director of Cultural Resource Centers; Coordinator of LGBT Services
Vivie Nguyen completed her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Sciences and minor in Biological Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, at the University of California, Irvine in 2009 and Master's in Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. Vivie's deep commitment to serving minority and marginalized populations was propelled by extensive exposure to the need for intercultural/feminist discourse, understanding identity development and awareness, and social justice that a number of colorful friendships and inspiring personal encounters instilled within her.
Secretary for Intercultural Life
Teresa comes to Intercultural Life after working in the Office of Admission for ten years and assisting International students in their application process. She has a passion for working with students on all aspects of life and experiences and to make sure they all feel welcome when they step into the Intercultural Life Office. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Coordinator of the Compton Center for Peace and Justice
Valerie studied Political Science and Biology at the University of Louisville and gained valuable activism experience through her work with Kentucky Water Watch, a watchdog group committed to protecting watersheds. Valerie loves working with students passionate about social justice issues and, hopefully, empowers them with the tools they need to make positive social change on campus and beyond. In Valerie’s spare time, she enjoys camping and hiking, going to music festivals, playing guitar, and above all else, being with her daughter and partner.
Director of the Women’s Center
Sarah attended the State University of New York Brockport and received degree in English Literature in 1995. She then attended Kansas State University and received a masters degree in College Student Development in 1998. Sarah enjoys working in Intercultural Life because she has great colleagues who care deeply about all of the students, particularly those students from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. Both students and staff who are part of Intercultural Life are creative, collaborative, and inspiring to work with. In Sarah’s spare time she likes to check out live music and take walks at the DePauw Nature Park.
Assistant Dean of Students for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice
Kate attended the College of Wooster and received a degree in Women’s Studies in 2001. She then attended Yale University and received a masters degree in Divinity in 2005. Kate enjoys working in Intercultural Life because she believes it is critical to equip students to work in a diverse context and enjoys having a direct hand in making sure that students graduate with the skills they need to be strong leaders and advocates for equality. In Kate’s spare time she enjoys swimming (you can usually find her in the pool during her lunch break) and knitting while she watches really bad television. In the winter time you can assume she is wearing a pair of hand knit socks.
Coordinator of the Women's Center
Heather got her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children in 2003 from the State University of New York College at Brockport. In 2005 she got her Master in Education in Inclusive Childhood Education. Heather is originally from upstate New York but has spent several years in both Texas and Indiana. Heather enjoys working in Intercultural Life because she loves to meet and learn about people with diverse backgrounds. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and doing something creative like baking, sewing, or crafting.