Program Manager | The Authoress of Extraordinarily Amazing Experiences | Cultural Competence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!