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Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Carson Hall, Suite 125
HB 6217, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone:  (603) 646-0987
Fax:  (603) 646-9168
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Your OPAL Team


Alysson Satterlund, Sr. Assistant Dean of Student Academic Support Services & Director of OPAL

Alysson arrived at Dartmouth College in 2012 as the Director of OPAL after working both with, and on behalf of, under-represented and under-served students at CSU, Sacramento, San Francisco State, City College of San Francisco and Duke University. Her research and teaching interests include organizational identification and commitment, family communication and civic engagement.  Alysson earned her Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication in 2004 and was a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Humanities at Work grant award.  Working in both administrative and teaching capacities since 1996, she continues to be inspired by education and its essential role in social change.

 Joseph Cadoret - OPAL Administrative Assistant

Joe Cadoret joined the OPAL team in 2013 as Administrative Assistant to the advising team in the Student Academic Support Center. He is developing this position in OPAL and will know better what his role will be in the near future. Before working at Dartmouth, he worked in many capacities at the Middlebury Food Co-op in Vermont but chiefly as a bookkeeper.


Aeriel Ashlee - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Pan-Asian Students

Aeriel comes to Dartmouth after spending the past year consulting internationally on issues of identity and diversity in higher education. Prior to her time abroad, Aeriel supported students of color at Georgetown University through her work in the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access. Deeply committed to the advancement of and advocacy for Pan Asian communities, Aeriel has taught, facilitated, and presented nationally on issues facing Asian Pacific Islander American populations. Additionally, Aeriel is currently serving a fourth term on the Asian Pacific American Network Leadership Team for the American College Personnel Association. Aeriel's research interests include: Pan Asian college students' leadership development, intersections of race/gender identity, and social change outcomes associated with international service-learning. Aeriel earned a B.A. in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services with a focus on College Student Development from the University of Maryland.


Reese Kelly - Assistant Dean and Advisor to LGBTQ+ and Ally Life

Dr. Reese C. Kelly joined the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL) team as the LGBTQIA Assistant Dean and Advisor after working as a faculty member in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont, and the University at Albany, SUNY.  A queer-identified transgender man, Reese holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY and was a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship and the Middlebury College Dissertation Fellowship for his research on transgender identity management.  During his 7 years of teaching in higher education, he developed and taught courses on sex and gender, identity and inequality, trans/gender variance, sexuality and culture, sociological theory, feminist and queer theory, and feminist research methods, while also serving as resource on transgender inclusion and LGBTQ issues for his local community and various non-profit organizations.  Reese is excited to be working with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enhance the Dartmouth experience for individuals of all sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions.


T.M. Mosley - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Black Students

T.M. Mosley joined the staff as OPAL's Advisor to Black Students after working as a graduate school instructor in the Mental Health Counseling program at Georgia State University and as a Resident Therapist in Counseling and Psychological Services at Agnes Scott College.  She has varied experiences within the field of higher education and diversity training, including positions within athletics, student affairs, undergraduate and graduate school instruction, research, and assessment.  Her research and teaching interests include the experiences and perceptions of Black students at predominantly White institutions, intersections of identity, career development, social advocacy, and college mental health.  Mosley has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Psychology from the University of Alabama, and a M.A. in Community Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana State University.  She will complete her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University in 2013 and was awarded the Emerging Leader Fellowship by a division of the American Counseling Association.  She is excited about working with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Dartmouth to support under-represented student groups while promoting ownership of the student experience and academic success of all students.


Rodrigo Ramirez - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Latino Students

Rodrigo graduated from Dartmouth in 2006 with a double-major in Psychological & Brain Sciences and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages & Literature (Japanese).  He became interested in higher education due to his desire to work with students.  After graduation, he first worked at the Collis Center & Student Activities, where he focused on assessment, outreach, and programming.  In 2007, he joined Dartmouth Career Services as the Outreach and Program Coordinator, and was later promoted to Assistant Director.  While at Career Services, he developed a new marketing and branding strategy for the office, coordinated outreach, programming and assessment, and advised students on their career and educational development.  Rodrigo is passionate about working with students, faculty, and staff to strengthen the Latina/o community at Dartmouth and to support the academic success and leadership development of all students.


Karlos Santos-Coy - Program Manager for Leadership, Community and First Generation Network

Karlos served students at California State University, Sacramento for seven years prior to joining the OPAL team at Dartmouth in the fall of 2012. While in Sacramento, he established a campus-wide student leadership certificate program, conducted leadership courses, and coordinated leadership conferences, workshops and speakers as well as leadership awards receptions. Additionally, he advised hundreds of student clubs including cultural, academic, and religious clubs, as well as social Greek letter sororities and fraternities including 17 culturally-based Greek letter organizations. He also served the campus community as a member of the Multi-Cultural Center Advisory Board, Committee Chair for the CSU System-wide Graduation Initiative to increase retention and graduation rates of under-represented minorities, and as the Chair of several campus-wide committees on building campus unity. As a first generation college graduate with a B.A. in Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, he is particularly interested in issues related to student engagement and success.  Karlos coordinates OPAL leadership programs, diversity initiatives and programs and facilitates the First Gen Network.


Steve Silver - Director of International Student Programs

Having worked at the College since 1991, Steve Silver joined the staff as OPAL’s International Student Programs Director in 2008.  Steve came to Dartmouth with an undergraduate degree from Colgate University, a Masters degree in Education (field of College Student Development) from George Washington University, and nine years of experience in admissions at Lafayette College and Clarkson University.  At Dartmouth, Steve worked in the Admissions Office, managing the international student recruitment and application review processes, and served for nine years as the Director of the International Office (now Office of Visa and Immigration Services).  In his current position, Steve works with international undergraduates and graduate students, assisting them in their adjustment to the College and helping them maximize their Dartmouth experiences.



Minnie Slater - Native American Program Administrative Assistant

Minnie Slater joined the OPAL team as an Administrative Assistant in 2006.  She currently supports the OPAL Director, the Native American Program, and the Advisor to Latina/o Students.  In addition, she maintains office websites and supports the Leadership Discovery Program.  Having earned her Associates Degree in Human Services at the Community College of Vermont in 2007, she is currently working on obtaining her Bachelors degree thru Johnson State College's External Degree Program.  Prior to her work in OPAL, Minnie spent many years as a legal secretary.

 Pati Hernandez -  OPAL Faculty In Residence

Pati Hernandez is the founder, facilitator and executive director of Telling My Story Inc. She started developing the program in 1995, at the University Settlement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, to teach literacy to Latin-American women through theater.  In 1999, Ms. Hernández began using the Telling My Story approach to create a platform for self-empowerment through listening and speaking with populations in crisis, which has included inmates, people on parole, and victims of domestic violence. Since 2005, students from Dartmouth College joined Telling My Story as volunteers, and since 2007, the program has a new venue as a course at Dartmouth College.  Currently Pati is an adjunct professor at the Women's and Gender Studies Program. In addition to directing a range of Telling My Story productions she has directed Dance-Theater productions since 1988 at the University of Puerto Ricoas well as productions with FOMMA (Strength of the Mayan Women) in Chiapas, Mexico, and University Settlement in New York City.


Last Updated: 8/13/13