Student Diversity and Inclusion Center Staff
Kari Lindsey serves as the Program Coordinator for the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center. Kari received her BA in English, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Utah. Kari earned her graduate certificate in Gender Studies in 2016, and is passionate about intersectional inclusion work. Her scholarship centers on queer rhetoric, rhetoric surrounding assault survivors, educational inclusion work, collaborative classrooms, and intersectional feminism. Kari is passionate about creating more inclusive spaces for marginalized students, while also celebrating diversity on campus.
Aila (she/her/ella) is a first-generation graduate from the University of Utah. She is American Pakistan and a proud daughter of a immigrant family that came here 25 years ago. Her family taught her at a very young age to always have the courage to fight for your ambitions. Aila is now pursuing her master's degree at Westminster College. She is also a Program Coordinator for the Legacy program on campus, and she loves working for them.
Isaac is a first-year student interested in philosophy, english, animation, and more! He is the SDIC Communications Coordinator and helps with all social media, posters, print requests, newsletters, and other communications that come out of the Center.
Anisa Dahir is a junior at Westminster and coordinates Black Excellence. Anisa Dahir is a Legacy Scholar and a Public Health major, hoping to expand conversations of identity and empowerment on campus.
Tabitha is a sophomore at Westminster College, and serves as the Legacy Coordinator. Tabitha is a strong advocate for first-generation students, and is a first-generation student herself.
Yvette (she/her/ella) is the proud granddaughter and daughter of people who have dug their hands into the earth and who speak to their plantitas (plants). She is the descendant of indigenous people of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. She dedicates her life to exploring her ancestral wounds, wisdom, gifts, and medicine. On any given day, you can catch her talking to her plants, learning and playing with plants to make medicine for herself and her loved ones, reading a good book, spending time in nature and enjoying a cup of cafesito (coffee) while catching up with her loved ones.
Hayden Kjelleren is a senior at Westminster and coordinates the Engaging Whiteness program, which aims to have in-depth conversations about masculinity and whiteness, and create opportunities for white men to discuss issues of justice/race/gender/privilege.
Yovie Saiz Rodriguez
Yovie (she/her/ella) serves as the program coordinator for Raíces Unidas. She is a second-year Legacy scholar studying Psychology and Justice Studies in the Honors college. She is proud to be a first-generation Mexicana and strives to be an advocate for the Latinx, Xhicanx, and Hispanic community both within and outside of campus! Her goals are to create an open-minded, flexible, and safe space for the community, and provide resources for those who need any support during their college journey and beyond -- It’s time to act! She loves hiking (with her dog, Manolo), organizing, and learning!
Ai Nhi Nguyen
Ai Nhi serves as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Life Coordinator Program for the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center. She will graduate in Fall 2020 with a major in Finance and minor in Data Science. She is currently on the youth board of FutureInDesign (FIND), supporting low-income and underrepresented young adults to overcome the societal barriers they are faced with. Her goal for the program is to provide access and establish successful pathways for the AAPI and underrepresented students. When she is not working or studying, Ai Nhi can be found scouring the streets searching for amazing coffee and dogs who need petting. Ai Nhi's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith serves as the Queer Compass program coordinator. They're in their third year persuing a major in Justice Studies. They've been an advocate and organizer in the LGBTQ+ community for several years and look forward to continuing their work with the SDIC. Their goals include fostering community, hosting educational events, and making sure the college’s resources are accessible to LGBTQ+students. They love to knit, drink coffee, and do cartwheels. Their email is: email@example.com.