Office of Multicultural Affairs Full Time Staff

Juan Carlos Matos

Juan Carlos (He/Him) is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion. He feels that the Jesuit tenet of Cura Personalis, care for the whole person, is integral in diversity and inclusive work, and is a core reason for him wanting to join OMA at Fordham University. Before coming to Fordham, he attended New York University, where he received a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration.

Juan Carlos attended the University of Miami for his undergraduate career, where he earned a B.A. in Public Relations and Sociology. Juan Carlos is very passionate about multiculturalism and how we, as a society, can move toward looking at intersections of identity, and how each of us can play a role in making the world a better place for everyone. He oversees the day-to-day OMA operations at both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.

Marie Castro

Marie Castro (She/Her) is the Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs since November 2022. Marie’s passion has always been to support students' personal and professional development in their college journey to embrace all of their identities and show up as their most authentic selves. The Jesuit tenants of Cura Personalis, care for the whole person, and Magis, striving for the greater good, resonates with her values and believes it is critical in students finding community and overall sense of belonging.

Prior to receiving her role, Marie served as a Graduate Intern for OMA from 2020-2022 at the Rose Hill campus. In her educational journey, Marie received her B.S. in Operations Management and Information Systems from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2019. She then received her M.A. from New York University in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2022. You can find Marie at Lincoln Center (140 West 62nd Street) as she continues to work collaboratively with students of various cultural clubs and committees to make exciting and engaging program opportunities for the Fordham Community.