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Student Staff

 

Paige Brown

WellsLink Leadership Program Intern & Student Assistant

Email: pbrown04@syr.edu

School/College: School of Information Studies (iSchool)

Major: Information Management nd Technology

Hometown: Queens, NY

Paige Brown is a sophomore information management and technology major at the iSchool. Paige has been connected to OMA since her participation in the WellsLink Leadership Program as a freshman. She currently serves as the program’s intern. Outside of OMA, Paige is a mentor for It Girls, Inc., an organization designed to support young women in the technology field.


Abigail J. Covington

Social Media Intern & Student Assistant

Email: ajcoving@syr.edu

School: College of Arts & Sciences

Major: Writing, Rhetoric, & Composition, Sociology

Hometown: Washington, DC

Sophomore Abigail Covington started off as a mentee and member of the WellsLink Leadership Program and has stayed connected to OMA ever since. She is also a member of Straighten Your Crown, a mentoring program for young girls, and a writer for Femme Noire. Outside of her campus involvement, Abigail runs a blog and podcast called the New Narrative. 


Oloruntobi Dare

fullCIRCLE Peer Mentor & Student Assistant

Email: odare@syr.edu

School: Arts and Sciences & Maxwell

Major: International Relations with a Medical Anthropology Minor

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland

Junior Oloruntobi (Tobi) Dare entered the fullCIRCLE family in her sophomore year as a peer mentor. This year, she will be serving as a peer mentor advisor for the program. Outside of OMA, Tobi is the vice president of internal affairs for the African Student Union, a member of the One World dance team, and a volunteer at Crouse Hospital. Tobi enjoys reading African-American literature as well as modern novels by African authors. This year, Tobi plans to excel in her academics and get to know more students that are a part of OMA. Tobi is also a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.  


Alice M. Garrastegui Rivera

Student Assistant

Email: amgarras@syr.edu

School/College:  College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Biochemistry and Medical Anthropology Minor

Hometown: Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

Alice is a senior who became involved with OMA during her first year in Syracuse University by becoming a mentee with the fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program and by working as a student assistant in the office. OMA then rapidly became her home away from home during that year. She then became a peer mentor for fullCIRCLE and had the opportunity to help students with different cultural backgrounds adjust to the challenges of college life at Syracuse. Although not a peer mentor anymore, Alice still does much of the same work as a student assistant in OMA. Outside of OMA, she is an undergraduate research assistant in Upstate Medical University. Alice is also a McNair Scholar at Syracuse University. Her favorite activities on campus are ice skating and attending Orange After Dark activities. Her professional goal is to attend medical school and become a cardiologist.


Anibal Ernesto Giron

Student Assistant

Email: aegiron@syr.edu

School/College: College of Engineering & Computer Science

Major: Civil Engineering

Hometown: Denver, CO

Junior Anibal is currently in his third year with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. During his freshman year he was part of the WellsLink Leadership Program, and after that joined the Peer Leader group. Anibal has also participated in Verbal Blend. Outside of OMA, he is part of the Honors Program, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Baptist Campus Ministry. During his down time, he enjoys free writing, playing soccer, watching movies, reading, and serving others

Diamond Cole

Student Assistant

Email: dicole@syr.edu

College: Falk College

Major: Public Health

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Freshman 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.