Program Manager | The Authoress of Extraordinarily Amazing Experiences
A graduate of Michigan State University, Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Arts & Sciences. She worked for the University of Michigan Health System before she started with the W.M. Trotter Multicultural Center in January 2010 as the Operations/Event Coordinator.
Alexis is a MSW candidate at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, studying Management of Human Services. She is from Detroit, MI.She is interested in facilitation and programing. This is her fourth year working at Trotter, and she continues to be dedicated to Trotter being “home” to everyone on campus.
Alieh is a second year candidate of Masters in Health Informatics program in the School of Public Health and Information. She is from Cameroon, but has lived in Michigan since moving to the United States, so Michigan is her second home. Alieh is really interested in global health and working with people who do not have access to health care especially in developing countries.
Matoaka Kipp is a MSW candidate at the University of Michigan School of Social work, with a concentration in community organization. Matoaka is from Baltimore, MD. She attended Boston, MA at Simmons College as an undergraduate in earned her Bachelors in social work. Matoaka has of plans of graduating in May from the School of Social Work pursuing a career in group facilitation.This is Matoaka’s second semester working as part of Trotter’s program staff, supporting the success of monthly events. Her role on the program team is one of her favorite jobs thus far.
Dominique is a MSW candidate of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. She is from Atlanta, Georgia. Dominique hopes to return to the warm state to provide community mental health services. As a Program Assistant, Dominique hopes to create more healing spaces at Trotter for the emotional well being of Umich’s students.
Program Assistant | Unconscious Bias Workshops and Training
Marv Fox Jr. was born and raised in Detroit City (he’s really from there). He attended Concordia University - Ann Arbor, Michigan where he graduated with a degree in psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. Marv assists in Programing, as a team member at the University of Michigan Trotter Multicultural Center.
Catherine is a senior studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Catherine is from Oak Park, Michigan, but prior to coming to America as a refugee, she was born in South Sudan where she was raised until the age of 5. She has a passion for healthcare. This is Catherine’s first year working at Trotter Multicultural Center and is here to encourage and support both staff and students in their amazing work on campus that bring forth the diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
Haley is a senior studying Psychology at the University of Michigan from Ferndale Michigan. She has a passion for public health with aspirations of becoming a dentist. Her goal is serve communities in need, allowing those who do not have access to quality health care the opportunity to receive service. This is Haley’s first year working at Trotter and she hopes to spread cultural awareness by promoting events that happen at Trotter.
Matthew is a recently transferred junior studying History and International Studies. Originally from Port Huron, Matthew spent seven years in New Orleans before returning to Michigan for school. He has previously worked with groups such as Amnesty International and Gulf Restoration Network, and hopes to pursue a career in international human rights advocacy and monitoring. This is Matthew’s first semester as a Building Manager at Trotter, and he looks forward to spending the rest of his time at the University of Michigan growing and thriving with the Trotter community.
Cathy is a MSW candidate at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Cathy is from Miami, FL; She left a career in business, where she worked several years in marketing, events management, and advertising to pursue more meaningful work as a social work. Upon graduating Cathy hopes to get a job in the mental health field.Cathy joined the Trotter family on September 2017 as a Building Manager and is committed to used her business background and spirit to develop, strategize, and plan dreams!
Jake is an MSW candidate at the University of Michigan studying Management of Human Services. He is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He aspires to work at the intersection of Social Work and Business Management and Strategy, working with organizations to develop inclusive practices, enhance social impact, and foster positive atmospheres. He has worked as a Building Manager at Trotter for the past year and hopes to contribute as best he can to one of the most loving, dope, and welcoming environments on campus.
Program Assistant | Paint No Pour | Trotter Film Series
Noran is a second year graduate student in the MSW program, concentrating in Community Organization and minoring in Management of Human Services.This will be Noran’s third year working at Trotter, but her first year as Program Staff. She hopes to create and provide accessible and inclusive programming for U of M students to feel like a part of the Trotter family.
Martin is a senior studying Romance Languages and Literature and Economics at the University of Michigan, from Los Angeles, California. He is a first-generation latino-american who speaks Spanish fluently. His biggest aspiration in life is to become an interpreter or a translator for the United Nations. He has worked as an Office Assistant at the Trotter Multicultural Centre for four years, and genuinely enjoys helping people and making them feel welcome in Trotter.
Alora is a junior studying Law, Justice, and Social Change through the Sociology Department. She is from Dearborn Heights, Michigan and hopes to work as a politician focuses on education reform. Alora has worked as a program assistant at Trotter for going on two years; she heads the weekly newsletter production.
Margarett, is from Saginaw, Michigan. Margarett is a senior studying Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience with a minor in Community Action and Social Change. She aspires to pursue her PhD and work with adolescents in low income, underserved communities.She has been a Building Manager since September 2016 and has been appointed as The Jr. Authoress of Extraordinarily Amazing Experiences.
Sharon is an undergraduate studying International Studies and Economics. She is from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This is Sharon’s first year working for Trotter and working as a programing assistant. She hopes to partake in making Trotter a place where students feel welcome.
Program Assistant | Trotter Film Series | Trotter Lecture Series
Leo is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Leo spent the last two years at the University's Spectrum Center doing training on LGBTQ terminology and workshops on growing allyhood. This will be his second year at Trotter as a Programming Assistant, and he is so excited to be back!
Satra is a Master of Educational Leadership and Policy candidate of the University of Michigan’s School of Education. She is from Cincinnati, OH where she received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. While living in Cincinnati, Satra engaged with her community as an advocate for black youth - fostering relationships between black youth and supporting communities within the University.
Program Assistant | Food for the Soul | Trotter Film Series
Lakyrra is a senior at the University of Michigan, earning a dual degree in Social Theory and Practice and Women’s Studies. Lakyrra hails from Detroit, MI. She wants to continue her education, on either east or west coast, by earning a J.D and becoming an immigration lawyer. She is dedicated to social justice, and a lot of her motivations are geared towards making our society a more just and equitable place. Lakyrra has been a Program Assistant at Trotter for almost a year and hopes to continue to bring social Justice work to Trotter programming.