Daniel K. Cairo
Daniel serves as the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting, with a minor in Ethnic Studies, and completed his Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. Daniel is currently a doctoral student in Education Policy Studies in Social Foundation at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His scholarship focuses on how college students negotiate social change and bystander interventions in the age of neoliberalism. Daniel coordinates the center's efforts to make Westminster College a more inclusive and diverse campus. As a strong advocate for student inclusion and success, Daniel's efforts focus on increasing the visibility and inclusion of students of color, queer and gender nonconforming students, students with disabilities, and first-generation students.
Daniel's areas of expertise include social justice education, intergroup dialogue, interpersonal violence prevention education, bystander intervention education, and student leadership and engagement.
Jared serves as Assistant Program coordinator of Queer Compass. Jared strives for creating space for first-generation queer students of Westminster. Jared is a freshman majoring in Music with a minor in Justice Studies. From a young age, music has been one of his passions along with diversity and justice. While studying as a soloist, Jared worked with Hi-fy’s Queer Trans Youth (QTY) Treehouse and Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network for racial and gender justice. Jared recognizes the importance in increasing the accessibility and diversity of classical music for people of color and makes it his goal to allow for this inclusion.
Natalie Pinkney is the Graduate Coordinator for the Legacy Scholars Program. She was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in Las Vegas, NV. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Marquette University. Currently, Natalie is completing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. Her hobbies are tennis, networking and being a foodie.
Nicole serves as the LGBTQIA+ Program Planner is a first generation student studying English with a minor in Psychology at Westminster College. She is currently the LGBTQIA+ Program Planner for the Westminster College Student Diversity and Inclusion Center, where she networks with other LGBTQIA+ organizations as well as helps provide resources for the LGBTQIA+ population on campus. Currently, Nicole is fostering the Queer Compass Initiative for Westminster, in doing so, Nicole hopes to see a better sense of community and openness form on campus, inviting those to seek comfort and safety within the dialogues surrounding issues of marginalization and opportunities for growth. Since beginning her job with the center in 2014, Nicole has collaborated on the Gender Neutral Bathroom Project set to launch in Fall of 2016, conducted a campus climate survey distributed to undergraduates primarily living in campus housing, received safe zone training and hosted two campus trainings, partnered with the Utah Pride Center to facilitate a Trans101 workshop open to the Westminster Community, and most recently collaborated with art and activist group AwQward to host a spoken word event and workshop surrounding the Framework of Solidarity.
Nicole is also an employee of Residence Life as an RA and holds a student interviewer/managing position through the Westminster Alumni House where she helps run the Griffin to Griffin initiative. Outside of school or work, Nicole can be found socializing with cats at the Best Friends Animal Society or writing and performing poetry with Westminster Slam. She has attended 5 regional and national competitions where she's represented Salt Lake City and Westminster College. Her work revolves around social justice issues and is another way for her to continue her activism and advocacy while pursuing a creative outlet.
Stephanie Michelle Miller
Stephanie serves as the Program Coordinator and is currently a senior at Westminster, double majoring in psychology and sociology. Her experience as a McNair Scholar has allowed her to explore her research interests in issues of race, power, and oppression. She applies this research as the program coordinator for the Diversity and Inclusion Center to organize events and create spaces that help raise awareness of the various identities here on campus. She also works alongside first-generation, low-income youth both as an academic coach for GEARUP as well as a fellow for the Walkways to Westminster program in hopes of increasing college enrollment of underrepresented students. Stephanie strongly believes in fostering an inclusive, on-campus environment where every person feels safe to embrace their identity and share their narrative and aims to do just that while working at the Diversity and Inclusion Center.