Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee promotes initiatives and addresses student concerns related to campus DEI. The DEI committee engages in discussions on how to ensure SUNY is a welcoming place to study for students of all backgrounds. The committee also researches topics for a variety of different cultures to dissolve common stereotypes and collaborates with other SUNY SA committees where appropriate.
Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jourdyn-Evonne Lee is a student at the college of Environmental Science and Forestry. This is Jourdyn's first position in the Student Assembly, and she is so excited for all upcoming initiatives of the year.
Vice. Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, email@example.com
Martin is currently a second year medical student at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. As a native New Yorker, he has always taken pride in being educated in such an incredible city. From public school in Queens to Bronx Science to CUNY Brooklyn College, the diversity of each borough served to color and expand the education he received. At Downstate, he is currently President of the LGBTQ+ PRIDE club and works to highlight LGBTQ+ health & medicine. With the help of a handful of dedicated students, Martin was able to organize Downstate’s very first Lavender Graduation to honor LGBTQ+ & allied graduating students as they prepare to enter the healthcare workforce. Now, as Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Martin is excited to work alongside the Chair, Jourdyn-Evonne Lee, and operate at an even larger level to promote a more diverse SUNY community.
Favorite Quote: “The only way to show them that there is nothing to hate is to show them that there is something to love.” -Christian Picciolini
Hobbies: Screenwriting, watching movies/shows, playing guitar and drawing."
Members of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee:
Representative Bryce Mack
Representative Cristian Rodriguez
Representative Callie Humphrey
Representative Daniel Cubas
Representative Jahad Hoyte
Representative Akilah Wilson
Representative Mitchel Smigel
Representative Esther Joseph
Brandon John, SUNY Farmingdale
Malaike Addo, University at Buffalo
Sanita Hadziahmetovic, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Bharat Bajaj, University at Buffalo
Corey Sidney, Buffalo State
Isabella Musachio, University at Buffalo
Samkaris Oghenekome, Suffolk County Community College
Florence Ayeni, University at Buffalo
Samantha DiCanio, SUNY Brockport
Marcella S. Jugueta, University at Albany
Zackary Graham, University at Buffalo
Alexus Larkin, Buffalo State College
Kendra Harris, University at Buffalo
Gaelle Jean-Baptise, Buffalo State
Kemar Kidd, Alfred State College
Florence Wolf, Alfred State College
Leana Colletti, The College at Brockport
Elizabeth Stippell, University at Buffalo
Kathleen Norton, SUNY Alfred
Initiatives of the committee:
Check out Resolution 1920-41 Resources and Support for Immigrant and Undocumented Students, passed at the September 2019 meeting, at our resolution archive.
Check out Resolution 1920-30 Supporting Access to Pell and TAP assistance for Incarcerated Students, passed at the September 2019 meeting, at our resolution archive.
Check out the blog article that Chair Jourdyn-Evonne Lee wrote on prison education programs.