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Camila Bencosme

Camila Bencosme

Student Assistant

Email: cmbencos@syr.edu
My name is Camila Bencosme and I'm a senior majoring in Information Management and Technology here at Syracuse University. I'm an international student from the Dominican Republic, which propelled me to join programs on campus such as fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program and Raices Dance Troupe in order to stay in touch with my culture.
Diamond Cole

Diamond Cole

Email: dicole@syr.edu
Diamond Cole is originally from Syracuse, so Syracuse University felt like the perfect choice for her since she was already acclimated to campus which made her transition much easier. She has also been a part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs since her freshman year of high school. Now being a student at Syracuse University, she is able to access OMA at its full potential. She is a mentee in the fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program, and plans to join most of the programs offered during the rest of her years here. She is grateful to have to have OMA as a support system.
Abigail Covington

Abigail Covington

Email: ajcoving@syr.edu
Abigail Covington is a senior from the Washington DC metro area. As a Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition major, Covington has a passion for creating discourse about issues that affect underrepresented identities.  With minors in Public Communications and Information Technology, Design, and Startups, Covington fuses her interests, goals, and talents together as a student activist, scholar, and digital strategist. Additionally, Covington is a Class Marshal, Our Time Has Come Scholar, and a Remembrance Scholar.
Michael Angelo Hernandez

Michael Angelo Hernandez

Email: mahernan@syr.edu
Hi! My name is Michael Angelo Hernandez and I was born and raised in Miami Florida. I am 1 out of 6 siblings but raised with foster parents. I am Puerto Rican and Cuban and love my Latino culture. Since a very young age I have learned the necessity of hard work and dedication and gained compassion and empathy for those around me. I used to be involved in many different organizations in high school. I was apart of my High School marching band earning two state championships. I co-founded a chapter of (GSA) Gay Straight Alliance. I am the award winner for the Emi Student of the Year in Hialeah Florida as well as the Values Matter recipient for The Pursuit of Excellence. I was featured on NBC6 Swag Special, and interviewed by the Health Information project.  I am Freshman at Syracuse University via the Posse Foundation and currently enrolled in one of our own OMA programs, FullCircle!
Jewél Jackson

Jewél Jackson

Student Assistant

Email: jjacks17@syr.edu
Jewél Jackson is a Sophomore studying Communication and Rhetorical Studies at the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she has been living in the Arabian state of Kuwait for the past 8 years. After being a mentee during her freshman year within the Dimensions program, she now serves as the programs intern and one of the many mentors. Outside of the OMA office she is one of the editors for the campus magazine publication Femme Noir, and is a writer for the Renegade magazine. She also writes and is apart of the Newhouse Student News Team and plans on continuing her expansion of writing!
Blair McQueen

Blair McQueen

Email: bcmcquee@syr.edu
Blair McQueen is a Sophmore film major with the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Blair became involved with OMA as a WellsLink Leadership Program mentee. Feeling welcomed and inspired by the support of the leaders of OMA, she joined as the WellsLink Intern for the 2017-2018 year. Outside of OMA, Blair is an Our Time Has Come Scholar and a  National Society of Collegiate Scholars member. Alongside being a cinephile, she enjoys media studies, community service and making people laugh.
Sylvia Montijo

Sylvia Montijo

Email: stmontij@syr.edu

I am a Senior double majoring in Selected Studies in Education and International Relations. I was born & raised in San Diego, California. I look cooking, traveling and learning about other people's cultures! 


Fatmawati Tuyulawe

Fatmawati Tuyulawe

Email: ftuyulaw@syr.edu

Fatmawati Tuyulawe

Syracuse University '19

College of Visual and Performing Arts ⎮Communication and Rhetorical Studies Major

Maxwell School of Citizenship⎮Political Science Major

College of Arts & Sciences⎮Psychology Minor

Raíces Dance Troupe⎮Co-Chair

fullCIRCLE⎮Peer Mentor Advisor


Victoria G. Payne

Victoria G. Payne

Email: vgpayne@syr.edu
Victoria Payne is a sophmore studying social work and Spanish in the Falk school of Sport & Human Dynamics. Victoria is new to OMA and is currently a mentee of the WellsLink Leadership Program. She is also a resident of the Multicultural Living Learning Community on campus. Her interests include language, travel, fashion design, community service, dance, and film. Her professional goal is to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist. She is eager to remain involved in OMA for many years to come
Thandar Zone

Thandar Zone

Email: tpzone@syr.edu

Thandar joined OMA as a peer mentor for fullCIRCLE her sophomore year. Now she is a senior returning to OMA as a peer mentor adviser for the fullCIRCLE family. She is currently pursuing a BS in economics and minoring in Geography. Outside of OMA, Thandar is a Data Analyst Intern for Maxwell's Syracuse Community Geography program and the Director of Public Relations for the Economic Students Association. In her spare time, she can be found digging her nose in Russian literature, brushing up on her chinese, and taking portraits of her friends. She hopes to connect to all the new mentors in the program and share experiences to learn from each other.