Director, Student Center for Inclusion and Culture (SCIC)
Tatiana Diaz was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, graduated from Penn State University (PSU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Minor in Women Studies. Ms Diaz also received a master's in Community Psychology and Social Change and a diversity certificate from the same institution. Her area of study has been coping strategies to counteract the toll of victims service work on advocates especially those working with marginalized populations. She has volunteered with displaced communities in the outskirts of Bogotá. And was a board member for Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network.
While in Colombia and now here in the states, Tatiana has been an active member of her community, volunteering and working in domestic violence, sexual violence advocacy organizations & immigrant right organizations. Tatiana has been working in higher education since 2009, and joined the Drexel community as the Director of the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture in the summer of 2013.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, she is looking forward to joining the SCIC and getting to know others from different backgrounds than my own. She is excited to use her voice here at Drexel for such a worthy cause - social justice.
Christina is a first year Masters of Public Health student. She is from Michigan (that really cold state shaped like a mitten). After graduating from Hope College in 2011 with a major in Biology and minors in Political Science and Chemistry she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and was an education volunteer in Sierra Leone. Being immersed in a different culture was incredibly rewarding and encouraged her to look for more opportunities to integrate culture into her career. Hence the SCIC and an interest in public health focused on integrating cultural competency into health services. She is looking forward to serving as the Student Organizations Coordinator and supporting conversations and activities centered on diversity.
Is a rising fourth year student at Temple University with a major in women's studies and a double minor in LGBT studies and political science. In his spare time he likes to read or to watch videos of baby animals on YouTube.
Feyona is a first-year biomedical engineering major from Aurora, Col., where she was a part of the first designated ADL "No Place for Hate" school in her district, implementing school-wide diversity lessons and events. She believes that her experiences and previous work will guide her work as an IA. But being an IA will help also her to become immersed in the Drexel community as a first-year student. Feyona hopes that through working at the Intercultural Center, she will be able to meet students from all different backgrounds and expand her knowledge about different cultures. Learning about the cultures represented on campus will allow her to understand health practices on a global scale, which will give her insight as she work towards her goal of research in the field of biomedical engineering.
Nini Tatahmentan is a first-year graduate student in the School of Public Health. She is very passionate abut working with underserved populations and creating better access to health care. She is excited to be an IA as multicultural programming was a very important part of her undergraduate experience. She is looking forward to connecting with staff and students and learning more about the Drexel community.
Maddy is a fourth year graphic design student from Baltimore, Md. Her current tasks as an intercultural advocate include doing all of the promotional materials for both the SCIC and the LGBTQA center. She looks forward to being able to help both centers through her design contributions as well as assisting students directly.
Chantanae is a fifth-year student from New York City studying sociology and French. Promoting diversity and open-mindedness is one of her many passions that she’s chosen to pursue through her studies and involvement on Drexel’s campus. More than anything, Chantanae wants to work with the LGBTQA Student Center to aid them in their efforts to educate and advocate on behalf others. She expects her work with the center to be quite the learning experience for herself as well.
Born in Senegal and raised in the Bronx, Wandiba is majored in sociology as an undergraduate and absolutely loved it. She always knew she wanted to work in the health field, and when she found out about public health she knew it was the perfect career for her. She enjoys hands-on work where she interacts with people from different backgrounds and also going out and doing something about a situation that needs attention. She is hopeful that working at SCIC will provide her with the opportunity to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, be a support system for someone, grow from experiences and learn how to handle situations she may never have been exposed to.
Briana is a Philadelphian born and bred currently in her fourth year as an International Business Major at Drexel University. She is excited to be working at the LGBTQA Center and hopes to provide an accepting and welcoming environment for all of student life.