Dr. Julio Cardona has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration. Along with the position as Director of the Trotter Multicultural Center, Dr. Cardona is a Lecturer in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the U-M School of Education. He has been recognized nationally for efforts to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus climate via data-driven solutions.
Amber is a Mississippi native and holds a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to coming to Michigan, she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time outside (during the warmer months), partaking in a good home-cooked meal, re-watching her favorite British television programs, and putting her Excel spreadsheet skills to the test.
Nathan brings over 15 years of higher education administration experience to the Trotter Multicultural Center team. Nathan joined the U-M community in 2017 and serves as the Intercultural Learning and Innovation Lead where he oversees the U-M Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Experience. Previously Nathan served as Director for Service Learning and Involvement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at UNLV he held a dual role as Director for the Leadership & Civic Engagement Minor providing administrative oversight and teaching six undergraduate courses.
Before serving as the Associate Director for Trotter Multicultural Center, Kellyn served as an Assistant Director/Area Coordinator, as well as a Hall Director in Residence Education in University Housing at the University of Michigan. Prior to Michigan, she served as an Area Coordinator at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Before working in higher education, Kellyn worked in both corporate and non-profit sectors in corporate communications.
Candace joined the Trotter Multicultural Center team in February 2018. Prior to working at the University of Michigan, Candace worked as a Multicultural Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder. When Candace is not at Trotter, you can find her knitting, petting cats, writing fiction, or doing yoga.
Hailing from California, Priscila serves as a Program Manager for the Trotter Multicultural Center. Her professional and academic career have been centered around accessible education with an emphasis on engaging student learning through multimedia.
The Trotter Multicultural Center has a diverse staff of over 30 graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of academic programs and majors across campus. Student staff serve in roles including Programming Assistants, Building Managers, and Graduate Assistants. Our student staff make the Trotter Multicultural Center feel like a home away from home, and are always happy to answer questions, support with events, and develop and host programs.