Meet Our Student Assistants

OMSS Student Assistants

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) Student Assistant team, is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. Students interested in developing their professional skills that will be transferable to their chosen field are encouraged to apply!

Students work collaboratively with the OMSS staff in completing a variety of administrative projects, department programs and events, as well as outreach efforts. 

Bakiya Taylor

Social Media Manager

Home Town: Flint, Michigan

Major/Minor: Health Care Administration

Year in School: Junior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Justice for all.

What song would you sing at karaoke? Oui by Jeremih

Career Aspiration: Creating my own health care facility

Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi

Damion Nelson

Special Programs Coordinator

Home Town: Flint, Michigan

Major/Minor: Sports Communication

Year in School: Senior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Equality

What song would you sing at karaoke? Controlla by Drake

Career Aspiration: To become a NBA or TNT broadcaster

Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Psi, Black Greek Council, Delta Sigma Pi

Todd’nita Taylor

Graphic Design Assistant

Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan

Major/Minor: Graphic Design

Year in School: Senior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? African American & LGBT Rights.

What song would you sing at karaoke? Something Beyoncé.

Career Aspiration: To be a successful graphic designer and own my own design company

Campus Involvement: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, You Beautiful Black Woman, College Positive Volunteer, TOWERS Leadership Development program.

Chelsey Carpenter

AmeriCorps VISTA Youth and Volunteer Coordinator

Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Major/Minor: Integrated Studies with a Concentration in Child Development

Year in School: Senior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Equal Education.

What song would you sing at karaoke? Say My Name by Destiny’s Child.

Career Aspiration: Create a non-profit organization that bridges gaps for 1st generation college students

Jasmine Davis

GEARUP Manager

Home Town: Canton, Michigan

Major/Minor: Business Administration/CIS

Year in School: Senior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Equality.

What song would you sing at karaoke? Something Beyoncé.

Career Aspiration: Guidance Counselor then High School Teacher then College Professor

Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Black Leaders Aspiring Critical Knowledge, Black Greek Council

 

           Sierris Smith

             GEARUP College Positive Volunteer Coordinator

Home Town: Oak Park, Michigan

Major/Minor: Computer Information Technology

Year in School: Junior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Police Brutality.

What song would you sing at Karaoke? Don’t by Bryson Tiller.

Career Aspiration: Receiving my Master’s Degree in Computer Information Technology; then give back to my community by teaching young ladies from elementary to high school the knowledge I received from college.

Campus Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi

Dalton Bressette

Campus Outreach Assistant

Home Town: Ironwood, Michigan

Major/Minor: Digital Animation & Game Design

Year in School: Senior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Crime.

What song would you sing at Karaoke? What We Don’t Know by Linkin Park.

Career Aspiration: Create my own animation.

  Chrissy Melton-Davis

  GEARUP College Positive Volunteer Coordinator

Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri

Major/Minor: Accountancy

Year in School: Junior

What social justice issue are you passionate about? Equality for minorities.

What song would you sing at Karaoke? Anything Beyonce.

Career Aspiration: Undecided.

Campus Involvement: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Accounting Association, BAA, TOWERS Leadership Development program.

    Paul Hicks

    Communications Intern

Home Town: Battle Creek, Michigan
Major/Minor: Communication/Marketing
Year in School: Senior
What social justice issue are you passionate about? Global Poverty.
What song would you sing at Karaoke?  100 Years by Five for Fighting.
Career Aspiration: Work for a church related non-profit
Campus Involvement: Real Life Student Ministry & HONORS Program