Sofia is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Fordham University. She is a higher education professional with a wide breadth of experience in strategic planning, assessment and management in Student Affairs. She has held various positions in private, public, secular and religiously affiliated institutions coordinating areas of Residence Life, Student Activities, Leadership Development, Judicial Affairs, Academic Advising, Orientation, and teaching and training in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. Sofia utilizes her holistic knowledge of Student Affairs, strong collaboration skills and interdisciplinary expertise in her current role. She has embraced the Jesuit tradition at Fordham and uses a mission centered approach in her work with students.
Marsha is the Graduate Intern of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Lincoln Center. Coming from a Catholic educational background, Marsha is excited to further her development in a Jesuit and Catholic institution such as Fordham University. The passion Marsha has for diversity related work stems from the belief that a vital aspect of self-understanding comes from the many experiences, interactions, and encounters with persons of various identities and backgrounds. Marsha lives by the mantra "I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death."
Sofia holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University where she is also currently completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Management, Leadership and Policy. Sofia grew up in the South Bronx and earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from S.U.N.Y New Paltz. She is committed to creating a socially just world and has dedicated her career and life to that purpose. Her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marsha graduated from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook with a B.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literature. She is currently studying nutrition at C.U.N.Y. Queens College in preparation for a M.A. in Public Health with a concentration in Community Education. Her ultimate goal is to open up a youth center to promote awareness and understanding of life skills essential to survival that exceed the parameters of a scholastic setting. Marsha works primarily with both the Multicultural Action Council and Sustained Dialogue Series at Lincoln Center. Her email address is: email@example.com
Taylor Banks, Graduate Intern, Rose Hill
Taylor is the Graduate Intern of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Rose Hill in charge of Dialogue and Training. Coming from a Jesuit Institution, she believes that the tenet Men and Women for and with others is the most important in the work she does. She believes wholeheartedly that serving others is just as beneficial in her own personal development as it is for the people she encounters.
Taylor received a Bachelors of Arts in Human Development from the Lynch School Education at Boston College. She is currently pursuing a dual degree in Social Work and Divinity at Fordham University and New York Theological Seminary. Upon achieving her dual degree, she hopes to open an inner city faith based program andto also have a private clinical practice. Taylor can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imani Darden, Graduate Intern, Rose Hill
Imani is the Graduate Intern of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Rose Hill in charge of Cultural Heritage Programming and Marketing. Having had a Catholic educational background in her former years she is excited to be an integral part of the Jesuit mission at Fordham University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. She is passionate about social justice and equity and holds the Jesuit tenet men and women for and with others in great regard in her work and studies.
Imani graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Psychology and minored in Portuguese/Brazilian Studies. As an undergraduate she was heavily involved in affinity group organizations on campus and worked in partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. She is currently working on her Masters in Urban Policy Analysis and Management where she hopes to focus on educational equity and college readiness. Imani works primarily with Cultural Heritage Programming and Marketing and the Multicultural Action Council at Rose Hill campus. Her email address is: email@example.com.