Nadia M. Bazzy serves as the Director of the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. She previously served as the Interim Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and Assistant Director at the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) at the University of Michigan, with primary responsibility for OSCR’s role in the University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence.
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 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 degree in Community Forestry at Shinshu University, Japan he pursued and earned a Ph.D. in Regional Environmental Resources Management at Hokkaido University, Japan.
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 (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.
Neika White (she/her/hers) serves as Administrative Assistant in MESA. Neika is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Linguistics and African Studies. She has been serving the UofM community since graduation and enjoys working within MESA because her collegiate career was successful due to support from offices such as this one. "It's not just about who YOU know but rather who knows YOU." Outside of working to keep the flow of MESA seamless, you may find her working with the Disability community in whatever way she can, dancing, or trying out a new recipe.
(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
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 (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 (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.
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!
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 (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 (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.
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.
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.