Monique Gore, M.S.
Monique Gore gained a passion and love for higher education by being an active student leader at Gettysburg College. At Rutgers University-Camden as the Assistant Coordinator in the Office of Campus Involvement, she was responsible for evening and weekend events, community service programming, student organizations recognition, and Greek Life. In June of 2012, she returned to her alma mater in the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life. Monique excelled in student programming as the primary advisor for the Campus Activities Board, The Attic nightclub space, and advisor for 80+ active student organizations. After four years in that office, she was promoted to the Inaugural Director of Programming and Outreach in the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) in the summer of 2016. In the OME, Monique has created a marketing/ branding strategy for the new office. She developed a transition pre-orientation program for First-Generation, lower-socioeconomic status BIPOC, and Queer students. In 2021 she was promoted to the role of Executive Director for the Office of Multicultural Engagement to lead all the office’s endeavors in a holistic approach to multicultural competencies for campus-wide programming, faculty partnerships, student organization advising, and alumni engagement.
She received her Bachelors of Arts in Africana and Women’s Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Gettysburg College and Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership. In 2018 she was awarded the National Association for Campus Activities – Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award- Individual, and in 2021 Young Alumni Achievement Award for Career Development. Now receding in Winston-Salem with her son and husband, Monique is excited to connect with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to build connections outside the classroom at Wake Forest with an intersectional cross-cultural lens.
Jalen Shell, M.A.
Jalen serves as the Assistant Director in the Intercultural Center. He started his higher education career as a graduate assistant at Georgia Southern University in his hometown of Savannah, GA. With a passion to serve multicultural students, Jalen brings experience in programming, diversity education, student engagement, student retention, and transition into college.
After spending three years as a program coordinator at Iowa State University in the Multicultural Student Affairs Office, he is excited to join the community and contribute to the growth of the student experience at Wake Forest. Also to join and explore the Winston Salem community as he now calls North Carolina home.
Savannah Baber, B.A.
Savannah (she/her/hers) serves as the Assistant Director for the Intercultural Center. She is a proud graduate of Wake Forest and earned her B.A. in English and Politics & International Affairs. A citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia, Savannah was the first Wake Forest student to be named a national Udall Scholar for her work and research in tribal public policy.
Savannah is passionate about advocating for students of color and increasing cultural competency within institutions of higher education. A native North Carolinian, she loves exploring and being a member of the Winston-Salem community.
Courtney Milhouse (she/her) is the Administrative Assistant at the Intercultural Center.
Before coming to Wake Forest, she spent 11 years as the Front Office Secretary at North Point High School in Waldorf, MD. Courtney, a lifelong learner, attended Virginia State University and is currently continuing her studies in Office Management and Human Resources.
Raised in southern Maryland, she is excited to bring her passion for helping students realize their full potential to Wake Forest.