Kyra Shahid, Ph.D. is a visionary JEDI practitioner and educator. She has established groundbreaking social change and healing initiatives in response to racial trauma in higher education and has a wealth of knowledge regarding strategic planning, supporting historically disenfranchised groups, and managing culturally restorative projects.
Erica serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Trotter Multicultural Center. Her responsibilities include supporting the professional staff in their work with programs, marketing and communications, and the ongoing professional development of student staff. She serves as a point of contact for the Trotter Multicultural Center and its internal and external partners. Erica also provides support in organizing the calendars, records and finances of unit leadership.
Nathan serves as the Intercultural Learning and Innovation Lead at the Trotter Multicultural Center. In his role Nathan serves as supervisor to student and professional staff, leads out several partnerships with Academic schools and colleges and supports our Cultural Engagement, Interfaith and Intercultural Learning programs. Previously Nathan served as Director for Service Learning and Involvement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kellyn serves as the Associate Director at the Trotter Multicultural Center. Previously 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.
Brennan serves as a Program Manager for the Trotter Multicultural Center. In their role Brennan supports the Cultural Engagement, Interfaith and Intercultural Learning programs at Trotter. Their professional and academic career has centered around creating inclusive spaces for students within higher education settings. Brennan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Dearborn and a Master’s degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Gregory serves as the Building Operations Supervisor at Trotter Multicultural Center. He directly manages student staff through a tiered supervisory structure to ensure professional development and independence. Gregory also supervises daily operations of Trotter, including events and reservations, facilities use and tracking, and adherence to the policies of the center. He is the direct point of contact for student staff and a valuable resource to campus partners, faculty, and organizations to ensure that Trotter Multicultural Center is an inclusive and welcoming home.
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.
Maricella serves as a Program Manager for the Trotter Multicultural Center. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts in Recreation and Event Management, and her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration both from Central Michigan University. Prior to Michigan, she served as a Program Coordinator at Maryville University in St. Louis. In her role Maricella supports the Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series, Flourish, and Renew, Replenish, and Restore programming and is committed to creating an equitable and validating space for historically marginalized students.