The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Team
Sam started her work with the Center is 2019 eager to be a part of a space where students can bring their full, authentic selves. At work, Sam loves working on the Center’s communication strategies and organizing an exciting program. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, cooking Sunday dinner for friends, and working on a creative project.
Rowshan returned to Carnegie Mellon in 2019 to serve as the special projects manager with the Center. She believes in creating spaces where people are comfortable being themselves, and hopes that all students see themselves as welcome and important at the Center. She’s a fan of cooking and baking, spending time with family, friends and her dogs, and true crime podcasts.
Shadeia is drawn to the way that people live and socialize to create community, and aims to foster it within existing settings. As an Afro-Caribbean, Black, queer woman, she is passionate about recognizing the intersectionality and holistic view of those she engages with. Her favorite part of the work is being able to connect with and learn from various students. “It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.”- Uncle Iroh.
M. Shernell Smith