Notable Whittier College Alumni

SOCIAL ADVOCACY & SERVICELinda Beihl '65, Founder of the Amy Beihl Trust in South Africa

Martin Ortiz '48*, Pioneering Latino advocate, founder of the Center of Mexican American Affairs

Linda Biehl '65, Founder & President, Amy Biehl Foundation Trust, South Africa; recipient of the Felton Humanitarian Award (U.S.) and Order of O.R. Tambo (South Africa)

Hiroko Tatebe '73, Founder & CEO, Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD)

Elizabeth Reich '75, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona

Melanie Brunson '76, Executive Director, American Council for the Blind

Jennifer Waltzer '80, Chief Administrative Officer, Autism Speaks

Andrea Shorter '88, Co-chair, Bayard LGBT Rustin Coalition; President, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; former Deputy Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Erik Stegman '04, J.D., Manager, Half in Ten Campaign, Center for American Progress; fomer Counsel, Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate

Alex Sheldon '08, LGBT Movement Research Analyst, Movement Advancement Project; Program Analyst, Project Education South Sudan; Designer, LGBT "Safe Zone" Training Course, Peace Corps; co-founder Open Minds, Open Books Project, Dominica