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.
Graduate Fellow for Student Organizations
Zahra is currently a graduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She has been involved in the Drexel community through Student Affairs in the departments of Residential Living and the Office of Campus Activities. She is very interested in shaping student experiences academically and culturally through leadership development and involvement in civic engagement and social justice issues.
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.
Programing Coordinator & LGBTQA-SC Coordinador
Jessica is a senior studying international Area Studies with a concentration in Justice and Human Rights. Advocacy and social justice are her passions and being able to use those to work with the Drexel Community is great. This will be her fourth year working for the Center and she is very excited to continue.
LGBTQA-SC Intercultural Advocate
Matthew Jolles is a rising junior pursuing a degree in Entertainment & Arts Management with a concentration in Sports Entertainment & Management. As a charter member of GO! Athletes and the NIKE LGBT Sports Coalition, Matthew is working to help push forward the conversation around college campuses to make the culture and community better for out athletes. Matthew is pledging his time at the Drexel LGBTQA Student Center to developing programs for all students to help create conversations on pertinent topics and break down the barriers and stigmas that still exist even in today's advanced society
Feyona is a first year Biomedical Engineering Major from Aurora, CO 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 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.