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801-581-8151

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Our Programs

Although technically these programs come out of Equity and Diversity as a whole, several of the staff members that run these programs are located in our center.

First Year Diversity Scholars

The First Year Diversity Scholars Program supports students through a personalized campus orientation, regular interactions with faculty and staff of color, academic advising, multiple mentoring relationships, and off-campus community engagement opportunities. Most notably, the program is implemented as a cohort model that includes traditional admitted students, sponsored students, and scholarship students.

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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience Program supports students by reflecting on their first-year experience and conducting a deeper self-exploration of their identity, values, and life goals. Students will develop a graduation life plan through engaging in workshops, cohort meetings, and networking opportunities with graduate and alumni from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The program helps students in selecting a major, preparing for a career path, and developing their ideal future self.

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Leaders of Resilience, Diversity and Excellence (LORDE) Scholars

The Leaders of Resilience, Diversity and Excellence (LORDE) Scholars program is named after the great author, scholar of color, and activist for social justice and LGBTQ rights – Audre Lorde. The program connects students to resources and opportunities across campus while building students up to be successful academically and allows students to increase their leadership development, be mentored, and have space to have critical dialogues about things that matter to people from historically underrepresented backgrounds and identities.

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Transfer Diversity Scholars

Our Transfer Diversity Scholars Program’s goal is to help with successfully transferring to and navigating the U of U. We provide services, resources, and community to help accomplish your goals and further your education.

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Our Advisors and Staff

Tricia Sugiyama

Director of the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs
Union 235
801-587-9568
t.sugiyama@utah.edu

Paul Fisk

Transfer Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-3328
paul.fisk@utah.edu
Meet with Paul

David (Tevita) Kinikini

Retention Programs Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-8151
d.kinikini@utah.edu
Meet with David (Tevita)

Anthony Shirley

Scholarship & Financial Resources Coordinator
Union 235
801-585-6458
a.shirley@utah.edu
Meet with Anthony

Giulia Soto

Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-8151
giulia.soto@utah.edu
Meet with Giulia

Martha Hernandez

Outreach Program Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
801-581-4378
martha.hernandez@utah.edu

Reyna Villegas

Engagement & Retention Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
r.villegas@utah.edu

Chelsea Estrella

Transfer Program Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
chelsea.manza@gmail.com

Julia Kingsdale

First Year Experience Graduate Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
j.kingsdale@utah.edu

Jimoh George Jr.

Office Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
u1183111@utah.edu

Christina Souknarong

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
christinasouknarong@gmail.com

Wendy Vazquez

Office Assistant
Union 235
801-581-8151
u1116261@utah.edu

Nina Castellanos

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
nina.castellanos@utah.edu

Selena Williams

Transfer Program Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
williamspselena@gmail.com

Carlos Gonzales

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
carlos.gonzales0406@gmail.com

Carlos Morales

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor
Union 235
801-581-8151
moralesscarloss1996@gmail.com