Yolany Gonell is the university's director of diversity and inclusion. In this position she has direct oversight of the Cross-Cultural Center, Stetson CARES (Committed to Achievement and Retention in Education) First Generation Program, Safe Zone and the Multicultural Student Council. Yolany has eight years of experience in higher education, providing services and support that emphasize student-centered learning and diversity education, developing partnerships with multiple community agencies, and has been instrumental in the coordination of multiple large-scale events around social justice and intersections of identities. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in New York and is committed to social justice and empowering youth.
Assistant Director for Interfaith Initiatives
Lindsey Graves is the university's assistant director for interfaith initiatives. She is primarily responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive interfaith program to include guidance and support for the university's religiously affiliated student organizations. Lindsey has four years of experience working with youth, facilitating discussions on issues of faith, social responsibility, world religions and religious inclusion; developing partnerships with multiple community agencies, and has been instrumental in the coordination of multiple large-scale interfaith events such as the Seminarians Interfaith Retreat, Table Talk and Interfaith Dialogues. Lindsey holds a master of theological studies degree from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Tex. and a B.A. in religious studies from The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
AmeriCorps Notre Dame Peer Mentor Coordinator
Details of the 2014-2015 AmeriCorps Notre Dame peer mentor coordinator for the Cross-Cultural Center and Intercultural Initiatives coming soon!
Ambreshia Landrum is majoring in social sciences and has a double minor in Africana studies and history. Along with her extensive academic work, she is involved in campus life and student organizations, serving as the president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and as an SU First Peer Mentor.
Ashley Baksh is a family business major. Ashley is an SU First Peer Mentor and is the co-chair of the Caribbean Student Association.
Keshia Blair is majoring in humanities with a double minor in Africana studies and religious studies. In her free time she is the Multicultural Student Council representative for the Black Student Organization and is also the marketing executive for the Black Student Organization.
Caden Krawchuk serves as the chair of the Multicultural Student Council. He is a Social Justice Scholarship recipient whose special project (required for the scholarship) is geared towards developing awareness of inclusion and safe spaces for gender non-conforming/gender variant and transgender students. Caden is a sport business major with a political science minor.
Cina Elien is a Social Justice Scholarship recipient whose special project (required for the scholarship) is geared towards women empowerment and gender equity. She is a psychology major and has a double minor in sociology and education. She is the secretary of the Black Student Association, a residential assistant (R.A.) and is a participant in the club volleyball team on campus.
Wamweni is a Social Justice Scholarship recipient whose special project (required for the scholarship) is geared towards the significance of education and global citizenship. Wamweni serves as the founder of Stetson For Zambia, which brings attention to the social justice issues that impact youth in Zambia, Africa.
Samaris is new to the team - check back for more information will be posted!