Staff Directory

Professional staff

Dr. Nadia M. Bazzy


Nadia M. Bazzy, EdD (she/her) is the director of the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at the University of Michigan. She previously served as interim leadership support for the WIlliam Monroe Multicultural Center, the interim director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and assistant director of Sexual Misconduct at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) at the University of Michigan. Nadia received her doctorate in leadership and innovation from New York University.

Dr. Krishna Han


Krishna Han's (he/him/his) professional student affairs journey in the US took him from Oberlin College to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) prior to joining the University of Michigan. Originally, from Cambodia, Krishna graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with a dual degree in Biology and Education. After completing a master's degree in Community Forestry at Shinshu University, Japan he pursued and earned a Ph.D. in Regional Environmental Resources Management at Hokkaido University, Japan.

Ruby Flores Camacho


Ruby Flores Camacho (she/her/hers) is a program manager for the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs. Ruby was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ruby is a first-generation Mexican-American. Ruby is a proud two-time Indiana University alum, gaining her Bachelor of Science in secondary education and a Master of Science in higher education and student affairs. Ruby’s previous roles have been geared towards creating and managing diversity and social justice programs and workshops.

Aia Hawari


Aia Hawari (she/her/hers) serves as Program Manager in MESA. Aia identifies as South West Asian North Afrikan (SWANA) and is a proud first-gen graduate of UC San Diego and San Diego State University holding a bachelor’s in Literature/Writing and a master's in Postsecondary Educational Leadership/Student Affairs.

Braini McKenzie


Braini McKenzie (she/her/hers) serves as Program Manager in MESA. Braini was born and raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands and identifies as Afro-Caribbean/Black. She is a first-gen graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Education with minors in Math and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and a Master's of Arts in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Access and Success from the University of Michigan.

Nick Pfost


Nick Pfost (he/they) is a communications strategist at the University of Michigan, serving The Program on Intergroup Relations, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, and Spectrum Center. An MPP-trained communicator with over a decade of experience in higher education and nonprofits, they lead in each unit on communications, marketing, and design to advance their missions and impact.

Neika White


Neika White (she/her/hers) is the administrative assistant for the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA). Neika is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in linguistics and African studies. She has been serving the U-M community since graduation and enjoys working within MESA because her collegiate career was successful due to support from offices such as this one.

Andrea Wilkerson


(she/her/hers) serves as Program Manager in MESA and is part of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Chippewa of Sarnia and received her BA in International Studies focusing on Political Economy/Development and Human Rights from the University of Michigan. Andrea has spent a number of years in the non-profit environment, working as a community advocate, supporting the fight to end homelessness in Washtenaw County, and developing programming/volunteering opportunities to support families impacted by chronic homelessness. Andrea 


Student staff

Mateo Brown


Mateo Brown (he/him/they/them) is currently a junior majoring in Organizational Studies and Spanish with minors in Education and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. He hails from Denver, Colorado and identifies as a proud Mexican-American. His passions are driven by the pursuit of equitable educational policy so that all students can find their self-determination. Outside of academics, Mateo enjoys spending time outside, playing various sports, and taking food pictures at new restaurants!

Josephine Conti


Josephine Conti (she/her/hers) is currently pursuing an undergraduate neuroscience degree. Josie identifies as a Sicillian / Cherokee / Black American. She currently works as an undergraduate research assistant, Secretary for the Native American Student Association, and resident advisor. Outside of her academic extracurriculars, Josie can be found working out in the gym, crocheting, or reading!

Sienna Crawford


Sienna Crawford (she/her/hers) is a senior in LSA majoring in Psychology and minoring in Afro-American and African Studies. She is excited to work with MESA to create spaces on campus where students from marginalized communities can feel both safe and celebrated. Outside of school, Sienna loves reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Adrianna Farmer


Adrianna Farmer (she/her/hers) is currently a senior pursuing a B.S. in American Culture and Ethnic Studies while minoring in Gender & Health. Adrianna proudly identifies as African-American and is passionate about building unity for students like her on campus through her involvement with S.I.B.S., the NAACP, and the Kessler Scholars Program. Outside of academics, Adrianna enjoys baking, spending quality time with friends and family, and serving as a doula.

Juan Carlos Garcia


Juan Carlos Garcia (they/them/theirs) is currently a senior studying Psychology with a minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC). Juan Carlos proudly identities as a first-generation Salvadoran-American and is passionate about community building within the Latine community on campus through involvement with La Casa and Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In their free time, Juan Carlos enjoys listening to music, watching RuPaul's Drag Race and baking!

Dalena Hoang


Dalena Hoang (she/they) is currently a senior majoring in statistics and sociology of health and medicine. Dalena proudly identifies as a first-generation student and Vietnamese-American. She is passionate about data disaggregation and better understanding data through the lens of social science. In her free time, Dalena enjoys spending time with their cat, trying new makeup looks, and cooking.

Fatima Lagunas


Fatima Lagunas (she/her/hers) is currently a junior majoring in International Studies with a focus in Global Environment and Health (GEH). Fatima proudly identifies as a first-generation Latina from Chicago and is enthusiastic about helping anyone, but especially the Latinx community, through their journeys in higher education. Outside of her academics, Fatima enjoys reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, and exploring Ann Arbor for the best places to eat! 

Gina Liu


Gina (she/her/hers) is a senior studying Community and Global Public Health. During her time at the University of Michigan, she has dedicated herself to creating inclusive programming events and coalition-building with other student groups as the former president of the United Asian American Organizations (UAAO). In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, embroidering, and being updated on pop culture.  

Mas Razak


Mas (she/her/hers) is a senior studying Economics and International Studies with a minor in Asian Languages and Cultures. Originally from Malaysia, Mas is passionate about minimizing social inequalities and tackling the issue by empowering economically-challenged communities mainly through education. She’s excited to work again with MESA in helping student organizations to organize events educating people about different identities that exist on campus. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching shows. 

Amber Wei


Amber (she/her/hers) is a junior studying community & global public health and gender & health. Outside of MESA, she is involved as a research assistant in the Women's and Gender Studies department and co-president of Asian American High School Conference. When she has free time, she enjoys cooking, crocheting, and going to farmers markets.

Kierstyn Worthem


Kierstyn (she/her/hers) is a 2nd year Masters student studying Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education. She is passionate about resources that increase access to education for underrepresented communities. She enjoys advocating for minoritized students in multicultural affairs and student life programming. Kierstyn is excited to work in an office that supports, celebrates, and educates others about social identities. Post graduation, she is interested in pursuing careers that support student's personal growth as they begin and continue their college journey.