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.
Javier Solorzano Parada (he, him, his) is a two-time alumnus of the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Master of Arts in Higher Education. Javier is a proud "Chilango" born and raised in Mexico City. Javier's journey as a former undocumented, first-generation, Latinx student has helped him keep a strong commitment to work towards a more equitable and accessible campus for all students. His educational and professional work highlight how he lives through the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Andrew is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently works for the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs as a Program Manager where he oversees community engagement and wellness programing, black history month, SIBS mentorship program and serving as a liaison to Counseling and Psychological services and a member of OAMI pow wow planning committee. His background includes working as a Clinical Family Therapist for Community Mental Health, Delta College as a Student Counselor and Academic Advisor, and at Central Michigan University as a Career Coach.
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 and is currently working on her Sign Language Interpretation degree at Madonna University. Outside of working to keep the flow of MESA seamless, you may find her working with the Disability community in whatever way she can.
(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
Camille Andrew (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Brooklyn, New York in the STAMPS School of Art & Design working towards a dual degree in Afro-American and African Studies. Camille is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in art and fashion. She is excited to be joining MESA as the student graphic designer and is interested in creative direction and the role art can play in social justice and activism.
Zoi (she/her/hers) is an undergraduate student in the STAMPS School of Art and Design, working towards a dual degree with Program in the Environment. Apart from her role here in MESA as co-student coordinator for Native American Heritage Month, she is co-external activism chair for Native American Student Association, as well as a member of Epsilon Eta, an environmental sustainability pre professional fraternity. Zoi is passionate about the environment, social justice & equality, and visibility & representation of BIPOC.
Student Coordinator, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Victoria/Viktorija (she/her/hers) is a third-year student from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Victoria is studying Community & Global Public Health through the School of Public Health with minors in A/PIA Studies and Afroamerican and African Studies (AAS). Outside of her classes, Victoria is involved in the United Asian American Organizations (UAAO), the Roosevelt Institute, and was formerly a Resident Advisor. In her free time, Victoria loves sitting in nature, visiting cafes/boba shops with her friends, and tending to her plant babies.
Hello everyone! I'm Hibah, currently a first-year senior double majoring in Physics and Psychology. I also work for the Michigan Daily as their senior design editor and am excited to join MESA and bring my creative skills to help spread inclusion and awareness!
Saveri is a third year student studying Philosophy and Religion. She is passionate about diversity and equity on campus. In order to follow her passions, she is working at MESA, as well as being involved in South Asian Awareness Network and Blueprints For Pangaea, a health equity non-profit. She is excited to be working at MESA as a Student Coordinator to help elevate programming and initiatives.
Julia (she, her, hers) recently transferred to University of Michigan from Washtenaw Community College. She gained work experience in Public Relations and Communications in the higher education field throughout her time at WCC. Currently, she majors in Philosophy and with a minor in Translations.
Maddie (She, Her, Hers, Herself) is a third-year student majoring in Political Science. Her hometown is Vicksburg, MI. The main social justice movement that she has been a part of is the Black Lives Matter movement. Ending violence and improving the treatment that she and fellow members of the black community face have been her main focus. Equal treatment and a safe environment for students of color on campus have been a major focus of hers since starting as a freshman at U of M. The song that she would sing at karaoke night is Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Jeremiah (he/him/his) hails from Park Forest, Illinois. He is a junior in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts studying music. In the future, he hopes to become a performing artist and work with children in the arts. Currently, he enjoys providing service as a member of the Support for Incoming Black Students’ CORE team as the Financial Chair. In his free time, he loves to do anything with music, work out, and enjoy life.
Nida Syed (she/her/hers) is a second-year Master of Public Policy student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Nida is originally from Buffalo, NY and graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. Nida is interested in higher education policy with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development. In her free time, she enjoys karaoke, traveling, crosswords, and acrylic painting.
Betsaida Valdivia (she/her/hers) is a senior studying political science with a minor in Art and Design. Her goal is to become a lawyer and serve low-income communities of color with quality service. Her long-term goal is to be part of the government as a senator or such and be a voice for the underprivileged, pursuing social justice at a wider scale. Betsaida has been part of the PIE (Peer Inclusive Educator) Team since sophomore year, leading Anti-Racism and Coalition Building Teach-Ins.
Thomas Vance is a junior double-majoring in Political Science and African American Studies. He hails from College Park, Georgia on the Old National Hwy side. When not at MESA, you can find Thomas facilitating Black Student Union meetings or debating about international space cooperation for UM Debate. Thomas is an avid Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fan, makes a mean batch of Crock-Pot ribs, and enjoys blasting Future in bass-boosted headphones. After undergrad, Thomas plans to pursue a J.D.
Student Coordinator, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Jess (she/her/hers) is a first-year master’s student in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) studying Environmental Justice. Jess received her B.S. at the University of Michigan in 2019 where she studied Sociology and Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (EEB). Jess identifies as a queer second-generation Chinese American woman. She is from the Metro Detroit area, and currently living in Southfield, MI with her partner and 3 cats.