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.
Jesus Galvan (he/him/his) serves as a Program Manager in MESA. He identifies as a first-generation Latino. He holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Jesus’ professional experience has revolved around multicultural affairs, academic success and retention, and student support. Thus, he hopes to provide opportunity where students can have transformative experiences during their engagement with MESA. In addition to supporting students, Jesus enjoys dancing bachata and salsa, being in nature, taking trips, and finding new food spots!
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
Nabighah Azim (Nabi) (she/her) is a senior studying Global Environment and Health along with Biology on the pre-dental track. She enjoys uplifting her community through involvement with the U-M Indian Muslim Student Association organization, which advocates against Islamophobia in India, and volunteers as a literacy tutor at Brilliant Detroit. Nabi loves spending time with her family, exploring sand dunes along the lakeshore, and losing track of time in a book.
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!
Summer Nguyen (she/her/hers) is a senior at the School of Information studying UX Design with a minor in Asian Studies. Summer is a first-gen Vietnamese American student and enjoys learning and community building with the Asian American community on campus through United Asian American Organizations (UAAO). She is beyond excited to be joining MESA as an AA&PI Heritage Month Coordinator this year! In her free time, Summer enjoys reading, playing piano, drawing, and cooking with friends.
Yasmine Slimani (she/her/hers) is currently a junior pursuing a B.A. through the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy. Yasmine proudly identifies as Arab-American, and is passionate about fostering community for students on campus through her involvement with the Arab Student Association, the North African Student Association, and the Daily's Michigan in Color section. Outside of her academics, Yasmine enjoys writing, painting, and fervently searching for the best coffee shop in Ann Arbor.