I joined the Office of Multicultural Affairs as director in summer 2006, building on a decade of experience in higher education at the University of Virginia as Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Assistant Director of Orientation and New Student Programs; at the University of Puget Sound as Associate Director for Student Services; and at Colgate University as director of the ALANA Cultural Center. I received both of my master’s degree in Counseling and bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.
I am thrilled to return to the Pacific Northwest and work at an institution that is committed to achieving social justice and to making more complex the ways in which students, faculty, and staff conceptualize multiculturalism. My research interests focus on intersections of racial and sexual identity development and the experiences and development of multiracial college students.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and dog, reading, running, swimming, being outdoors, and getting to know Seattle and surrounding areas.
One of my heroines is Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who said, “It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy, and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance, and fear” (July 1991 acceptance message for the 1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought).
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Hello Everyone! I'm very excited to be back at Seattle University. I was born in Mexico, raised in the Yakima Valley, and am an SU double alumnae (B.A. Communications Major/Spanish Minor '05, M.Ed. Student Development Administration '11). I'm very excited to work on a campus where social justice, and multicultural competence are key components. I am surrounded by strong colleagues, and students who constantly motivate me and remind me why I love my job.
As an undergraduate I always spent time in the OMA lounge and took advantage of all opportunities they provided. I'm very proud to be part of such a great team! Outside of Seattle University, I'm involved in Bailadores de Bronce a Mexican Folkloric dance group, and Seattle Latino/a Networking Professionals Meetup Group. Of course, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family; I love running and plan on running my first full marathon in the summer of 2013.
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Sabina Neem has extensive experience as an administrator, supervisor, program coordinator, therapist, social worker, trainer, researcher, grant writer, and advocate for policy change. Her approach is to engage with challenging systems in order to make change and voice informed praise and criticism. She practices harm reduction and believes that we all make decisions based on our own unique experience and knowledge and that non-judgment and treating people with respect and kindness is central to creating a better world. She is the Assistant Director at the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Seattle University. She recently received awards from SU students including awards for Advancing Inclusion in Campus Life, Outstanding Group Leadership, and SU's Best Program for Amplify Voices: Queer Justice Rally. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zenyu Healing, the National Advisory Board for the LGBTQ Access Project and proudly serves on the City of Seattle LGBT Commission. Sabina has her B.A. in Anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University and a dual masters degree in Social Service/ Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
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Hello, Everyone! Hello, Seattle University Faculty, Staff, and Students! In 2003, I completed my Associates Degree in Applied Science in Business at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. In spring 2010, I finished my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with certification in Criminology and Corrections at the University of Utah. Currently, I am a first-year graduate student in the Student Development Administration Program at Seattle University.
I am an activist for the human rights of all students to attain a higher education degree, regardless of citizenship, race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status. I am happy to be working in OMA as the Graduate Assistant. It is my essential job function to create, coordinate, and evaluate programs that support the academic and holistic success of Seattle University's Queer, Trans, and students of color population. A favorite quote of mine is by Harriet Tubman: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." I want to assist Seattle University students in reaching for their educational stars to transform their worlds.
Hello Seattle University! It is an honor to be working with you all on this journey toward social justice. I am a native of the Central Valley of California and proud to have my cultural and familial roots so deeply connected to a rural community. As a proud member of a Mexican American family who migrated from Texas to find sustainable work and resources, I have a passionate resilience to overcome struggle, challenge injustice, and be a dedicated ally to LGBTQ communities.
A sister to a strong man who decided to break stereotypes and challenge conservative notions of love, I am honored to say I am a devoted advocate and ally to a gay brother. Fueled by the stories of my siblings and ancestors, I continued my passion to explore social justice issues and intersectionalities of identity in college. Committed to idea that difference should not create divisions but instead encourage difficult discussions for positive change, I pursued a double B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Chicano Studies, with an emphasis in Education and Women of Color. Currently, I am a graduate student at Seattle University pursing a master's degree in Student Development Administration.
Empowered by my college mentors and experiences that helped me become a better scholar activist and my familia's support, I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside SU students at the Office Multicultural Affairs as a Program Assistant. Seattle University students, faculty, and staff, I look forward to working with you all to create positive change on and off campus.
Hi everyone,I am so excited to be thr Undergraduate CLP Coordinator here in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. I am pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Pre-med. I was born and raised in Renton, twenty minutes south of here and have been a commuter student for the last 3 years.
I try to stay very involved on campus. I am a part of many cultural organizations on campus, and am the current President for the Vietnamese Student Association. In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends, play games/sports, and eat (I love food). Come visit me in the office!
Hello! I am very excited to be working in the Office of Multicultural Affairs here at Seattle U! I am originally from the lower Yakima Valley where I graduated from Wapato High School, so being in the big city is quite a change for me. I am currently a freshman majoring in Psychology and I hope to become a Clinical Psychologist and to work with cancer patients as well as their families. On campus I am involved with Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, First Colleges against Cancer, and Red Zone. Also I am on the Varsity Rowing team, GO REDHAWKS!
When I'm not in class, at work, or at practice I enjoy exploring Seattle, baking goodies, and playing my ukulele! This is only my first year at SU and I'm already having a fantastic time, I can't wait to see what else in store!