MEET THE PLANNING TEAM

Aiman Jamilah Abdul Rahman
Co-Chair, Registration and Hospitality Committee

Major: Business Economics & Information Technology

Year: Junior

Why is Diversity Important to me?
God has made us all unique, but none of us perfect; the world won't move if we don't take this chance to work together and learn from each other to create something better.


Artis Galloway-Landon
Co-Chair, Registration and Hospitality Committee

Major: B.A. Accounting, Spanish (minor)

Year: Freshman

Why is Diversity Important to me?
Diversity is essential because it helps us all see the differences in each other. It also allows us to realize that it's great to be different because that's what makes us unique and special. Diversity is also important because it remains pertinent that all people, not just race, should be included and not ostracized in society.

Ahlam Ayesh
Co-Chair, Program Committee

Major: Clinical Laboratory Science

Year: Senior

Why is Diversity Important to me?
I have been working as the Diversity Peer Educator at Marquette University for two years now. I am very passionate about topics related to diversity and I feel it is essential to break out of our comfort zones and discuss issues surrounding diversity education that isn't always provided in a college curriculum. In order for us (as human beings) to be able to veer away from social stereotypes, misconceptions, racism and essentially fear of what the media considers 'other/different', we must educate ourselves on all aspects of diversity and ultimately a practical plan to change and acceptance.



Victoria Zidek
Co-Chair, Program Committee

Major: Sociology

Year: Senior

Why is Diversity Important to me?
Diversity is important to me because it is inclusive to everyone as we can recognize and explore our differences while appreciating our commonality of humanity.


Christina Nelson
Co-Chair, Public Relations/Communications Committee

Major: Social Welfare and Justice, Sociology (minor)

Year: Sophomore

Why is Diversity Important to me?
Diversity is important to me because it is something us as humans have difficulty understanding and grasping. However, once it is accepted and even embraced, do we make a difference. When we make a difference in embracing other cultures and having new experiences, do we grow as individuals and can actually make an impact in the world.


Jessica Olvera
Co-Chair, Pubic Relations/Communications Committee

Major: Criminology Law Studies and Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Why is Diversity Important to me?
The word itself means "a state of difference," which each and every one of us is. We all have different backgrounds, cultures, languages and beliefs, if we are not able to accept and love one another for who we are, how can this world ever work? It's important to me because I am a strong believer we need to learn to be inclusive not just for the sake of being politically correct but for the sake of our future living in this world together.

Carla Fullwood
Staff Advisor
Caitlin Wozniak
Staff Advisor
Kelly Knox
Staff Advisor