Emily Newton - Holt Connections Student Program Coordinator
Emily Newton is a senior who is currently studying vocal performance and education at Rollins College. At Rollins, Emily has been involved with many ensembles that include the prestigious Bach Festival SocietyChoir, Rollins Singers, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Glee, The Rollins Jazz Band, and a small Women’s Trio. As a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, she has served as the head of the social committee and also as the Vice President Membership of the Lambda Iota chapter. She currently serves as the fraternity’s President. Additionally, she serves as the President of the Rollins Choir. She has also worked on the Hamilton Holt School Student Government Executive board as the Events and Publicity Director. Back at home, Emily is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Leesburg where she enjoys participating with the choir and participating in missionary work. In the future, Emily plans on attending graduate school to assist her in pursuing an operatic career and eventually teaching voice at a collegiate level. Emily is overjoyed to have joined the OMA team this year as the Holt Connections Student Coordinator and is looking forward to a spectacular academic year!
Sabrina Kent - Special Projects Student Program Coordinator
Hi! My name is Sabrina Kent and I am the Special Projects Coordinator in OMA.
Some of my projects include creating an OMA Resource Pamphlet,
updating the Safe Zone trainings, and giving a makeover to the Tar Pit,
now known as the OMA Think Tank!
I’m a junior, a Philosophy major and Women’s Studies minor,
and the Vice President of Spectrum our LGBTQA+ Alliance at Rollins.
Gaby Cabrera - Heritage and Culture Student Program Coordinator
Hi! My name is Luz Gabriela Cabrera (but I go by Gaby!) and I am a third year student double majoring in Religious Studies and Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies. This year I am a Resident Assistant in Elizabeth Hall (an upperclassman residence hall) as well as I am the Heritage and Culture Student Program Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. I am also the President of the Latin American Student Association, President of the Lucy Cross Literature Club, and Co-President of Voices 4 Women. Social Justice is a huge part of my life and I am always striving for an inclusive and equal future! You will always see me doing something so just come on by and say hi!
Camilo Garzon - Communications Student Program Coordinator
Hello everyone! My name is Camilo Garzon and I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I came to the US after I was already 18 and spent some time traveling and working before I decided to come to college. I chose Rollins, and it has so far been one of the biggest rewards in my life. Currently I am a Junior majoring in both Philosophy and Religious Studies, I am also pursuing minors in both Russian Studies and Political Science and I plan to work in journalism, earn my doctoral degree in Philosophy, and write Literature. I have been very active and involved ever since I was in high-school in Colombian and international affairs. However, right now I am focused in serving as the President for the Rollins College Model of United Nations organization (Rollins College MUN), Vice President for LASA (Latin American Student Association) and many other responsibilities. I am very excited to serve this academic year as the Communication Student Coordinator of OMA. I am always interested in humanity, thus I enjoy connecting what I am continually learning in whichever way I can. Rollins College, and especially OMA, will be somewhere you will learn to call home and I sincerely hope I can help you with excellence in this endeavor.
Peter Ruiz - Films, Lectures & Arts Student Program Coordinator
Hi! My name is Peter Ruiz and I am the Films, Lectures, and Arts Student Coordinator in OMA.
I am a Theatre Major, and a Women’s Studies and Physics double minor.
I was President of the Interfaith Club my freshman year and I am currently serving as the Secretary of Spectrum.
My major passion areas include Trans* issues, Feminism, and Intersectionality.
As the Film, Lectures, and Arts Student Coordinator I hope to engage students in ideas pertaining
to Identity and Social Justice in both meaningful and entertaining ways.
Tasha Bianchi-Macaraig - Office Assistant
Tasha Bianchi-Macaraig is a third year senior, who is on a track to graduate this upcoming May of 2014 with a degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a minor in Women Studies. Tasha has served several leadership positions and has been thoroughly involved throughout her years at Rollins College. Her positions have included being part of the First Year Team in J.U.M.P. (a service-oriented organization on campus); Events Coordinator and then later the President of the Latin American Student Association (LASA) for 2012-2013; Executive Assistant to Spectrum; member of Rollins Self Defense; founder and organizer of Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA); founder and student coordinator for Project Bridge; and an Office Assistant to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. Currently she is an Office Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and for a second year a Resident Assistant to McKean Hall. Through her opportunities and collaborations with departments on campus, and the greater Orlando area, Tasha has been able to foster her passion for social justice and equality. Tasha is incredibly excited for this Spring semester, the work to be done at OMA, and for a great end to her undergraduate adventure.
Danielle Cameron - Office Assistant
Danielle is a senior, Sociology major, concentrating in Gender and Sexuality, and is a minor in Women's Studies. Originally from New Jersey, Danielle is passionate about activism, community outreach, spoken word, musical theater, intersectionality, and travel. She has been the Community Outreach Chair, Events Coordinator, and Co-President of Spectrum, the LGBTQ*+ organization at Rollins. This year she is Co-President of Voices for Women (V4W), the feminist organization on campus. Danielle is a delegate of the Reproductive Justice Training Institute and has attended Creating Change, and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. She has also presented there in the same conference on Activating Intersecting Identites on College Campuses.