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.
Dillon Alexander Methven Cathro (he/him) serves as a program manager within MESA, a role he hopes to leverage as much as possible in order to support BIPOC and other socioeconomically marginalized student populations on campus. The only child of a single mother, and the product of a community-based approach to child-raising, Dillon has a passion for helping students seek out and access academic, professional and social resources on campus, in order to foster a wraparound-service approach to student wellness and success. Coming to MESA with professional experience in education, social work
Miriam Chung (she/her/hers) serves as a Program Manager and is a graduate from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy. Proudly identifying as a Korean-American, much of Miriam's involvement throughout her undergrad focused on the intersection of creating equitable policies for students and social justice matters-- ranging from Central Student Government to working with MESA and Trotter. Outside of her professional life, Miriam enjoys taking film photography, reading, and walking to Roos Roast for a hot chocolate cold brew.
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.
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.
(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 enjoys spend
Charlie Lewin-Smith (he/him/his) is serving as Graduate Coordinator in MESA. He is currently pursuing an MA in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) at University of Michigan. He was closely associated with the multicultural center at Loyola University Maryland and was a student activist and community organizer.