Nadia 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.
Henry Mochida directs the strategic communications, public relations, and marketing for The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), Spectrum Center (SC), and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA). He manages the development and implementation of strategic communications plans, oversees the production of visual media, writes and edits editorial content, administers the website and newsletters, leads social media best practices, and guides internal procedures.
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 graduated from Central Michigan University last May 2018 with my Master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. His background includes working at Community Mental Health as a Clinical Therapist, Delta College as a Counselor and Academic Advisor, and most recently at Central Michigan University as a Career Coach. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys working out, playing sports and competing in long distance running as a form of self-care.
chee ia yang (she/her/hers) graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with double majors in Marketing and Sociology and Michigan State University with a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration. chee ia has worked in different capacities in non-profit and higher education regarding social justice education, college access, leadership development, and more.
My pronouns are she/her, and I'm a member of the 2018-2019 MESA Grants and Outreach (GO!) Team. I'm from Bloomfield Hills, MI, although I also grew up in Shanghai, China as well – so to me, both places are home. I'm studying Communications, I'm currently a junior, and I hope to work on the representation of Women of Color in media in my career after graduation. My karaoke night song is for sure Umbrella by Rihanna (honestly, anything by Rihanna)!
Home is Lake Zurich, Illinois back in Sterling Heights Michigan but I was born in Nigeria. I’m majoring in Political Science and I have a Spanish minor. I’m a sophomore. My gender pronouns are she, her, and hers. I care about the refuge crisis and how it relates to immigration. At karaoke I would probably sing Halo by Beyoncé.
Jessica (she/her/hers) is a junior in the school of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts studying History. She is from a small town in northwestern Connecticut named Kent. Some social justice issues that are close to her heart are prison-reform/mass-incarceration, access to health care, and the effects of sexual and domestic violence. Her go-to karaoke song is either Somebody to Love by Queen or I Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin.
Marina (she/her/hers) is a rising sophomore from Plymouth, MI. She is a prospective Public Health major with a goal to eventually pursue medicine and dedicate her career to underrepresented communities of color. In the long term, Marina hopes to be a representative for underserved communities in order to eliminate health disparities that exist within these prospective communities. Some social justice issues that she is passionate about include access to health care, global poverty, and the refugee crisis.
My hometown is Staten Island, New York, my major and minor are Political Science and Asian Studies, my year in school is school Junior. My gender pronouns are She, Her, Hers. Social justice issues that I care about are Education and Minority Rights. A song I would sing at karaoke night is Breaking Free from High School Musical.
My hometown is Vicksburg, MI. My major is Political Science, my school rank is Freshman. My gender pronouns are She, Her, Hers, Herself. The main social justice movement that I have been a part of is the Black Lives Matter movement. Ending violence and improving the treatment that myself and fellow members of the black community face has been my main focus. Equal treatment and a safe environment for students of color on campus has been a major focus of mine since starting as a freshman at U of M. The song I would sing at karaoke night is Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
My gender pronouns are she/her/hers and I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am a sophomore majoring in political science with the goal to become a lawyer and serve low-income communities of color with quality service. My 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. At karaoke night I would sing All of the Lights by Kanye.
I call home Chicago, or actually a suburb of Chicago. My major is Higher Education concentrating in Diversity and Social Justice and my year in school is as a First-year Masters Student. My gender pronouns are She/her/hers. A social justice issue that I care about right now are women's issues, those have been in the forefront of my mind. A song I would you sing at karaoke night, if I am with my friends, Wanna Be by the Spice Girls.