Hometown: Brooklyn, NY (Home of the Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Junior's Cheesecake and other greatness!!)
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Years at Marquette: Total….4 1/2 years
Previous institution: SUNY- New Paltz (Class of 2001)
Graduate school: Ball State University (Class of 2005)
Interesting fact: I once appeared on a game show…. can you guess which one?
Favorite food: curry chicken with white rice, nachos, mangos, seafood (not all at the same time though!)
Why I work in Intercultural Engagement: My dedication to diversity awareness and social justice education is a driving force in many of my personal and professional endeavors. Learning about these concepts helped me better understand who I am as a first-generation Haitian-American from the inner city of Brooklyn, New York, and helped me continue to understand the identities and experiences of others in the communities to which I belong. Working in Intercultural Engagement allows me to work with a variety of students and colleagues to develop opportunities for students to learn more about themselves and others and to promote an inclusive campus environment, especially for students who may not always feel supported or included.
Goals for the year: I want students to learn more about the new programs and services sponsored by Intercultural Engagement. I also plan to continue reaching out to more students to learn more about how Intercultural Engagement can continue being effective as a campus resource to support their educational experiences and promote inclusivity on campus.
John "JJ" Janulis
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Astrological sign: Libra
Years at Marquette: 2
Previous institution: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Graduate school: Marquette University
Interesting fact: I used to run track and field on scholarship at college
Favorite food: Hot dogs
Why I work in Intercultural Engagement: I believe that our community is enriched by the differences in experiences and identities that our students possess. I work in Multicultural Affairs because I think it is necessary to support and challenge ourselves to think differently about issues and to promote learning across cultures, identities, and experiences.
Goals for the year: I want to get to know as many students as possible and engage them in conversations about issues of difference. I also want to see Multicultural Affairs be recognized as a place of support, promotion, and education.
Alexandria K. Taylor
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Astrological sign: Pisces
Years at Marquette: I will be a first year Graduate Student beginning in the fall semester of 2012.
Previous institution: University of South Florida
Graduate school: Marquette University
Interesting fact: I was the 2nd African American student nominated and elected as the Homecoming Queen at my previous university.
Favorite food: Sushi
Why I work in Intercultural Engagement: As a result of my leadership experiences and networking opportunities with diverse cultures, I’ve developed a sincere interest in collegiate advocacy, cultural awareness, and mentorship. I believe bridging relationships across the collegiate community will enhance the experiences of all students from various creeds.
Goals for the year: I am very eager to establish meaningful relationships with students and faculty within the university. I would also like to partake in enhancing the Multicultural Affairs Centers in order to provide a strengthened sense of inclusiveness and social progression.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Astrological sign: Taurus
Years at Marquette: 3 years
Major/Studying: Economics/ Information Technology
Interesting fact: Did gymnastics in HS
Favorite food: Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde (I’m learning how to cook!)
Why I work in Intercultural Engagement: I work in Intercultural Engagement because I believe in creating a welcoming environment for all at Marquette will allow students to develop and thrive academically and as leaders.
Goals for the year: My goal for the year is to be a resource to students and my coworkers in helping them achieve their goals.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Astrological sign: Leo
Years at Marquette: 3
Interesting fact: I'm a Twin
Favorite food: Macaroni & Cheese
Why I work in Intercultural Engagement: I work in Intercultural Engagement to gain an understanding and value the different the cultures that embrace the Marquette Campus everyone school year. It will be a pleasure to enrich my mind and the other Marquette students with knowledge we lack when engaging in other people cultural identities.
Goals for the year: To gain knowledge of the different cultures that surrounds the Marquette campus and to present interesting and inventive cultural programs that gain the interests of the Marquette campus.