|MEET ACE (2014-15):
ACE Chair: Gina Villazhinay
Gina Villazhinay is Sociology and Communication double manor from Yorktown
ACE Vice Chair: Fathima Shafiq
Black Student Union (BSU) Representative: Taylor Goddard
Danielle Williamson junior Speech Path major (last graduating class) from Queens NYC. Attended Black Student Union's first meeting the September of her freshman year, fell in love, and hasn't missed a meeting since! Loves being BSU's ACE rep, and working with so many different clubs to spread cultural awareness on Geneseo's campus. Also the Co Captain of Geneseo's one and only step team The G-Steppas! Join Who? BSU!!!!!
Japanese Culture Club (JCC) Representative: Marika Tani
Marika is a Junior Business Administration major. She is from Japan. She looks forward to interacting with other cultural clubs and enhancing awareness of diversity in Geneseo campus by promoting events and discussions. Fun Fact: Even though Marika is shy and seems very quiet, she likes talking with a lot of people. Growing up in Japan she learned hip hop dance. Now she interested in cultural dance around the world!
Korean American Students Association (KASA) Representative: Dan Gaspard Kim
Latino Students Association (LSA) Representative: Michelle Taveras
Pride Alliance Representative: Codie Hazen
Codie Hazen is a sophomore English major with Adolescent Education certification and a Women's and Gender Studies minor. He hails from Wilmington, Delaware and will talk your ear off about the importance of intersectionality in any social justice or advocacy oriented space. When not in Geneseo, he can be found perusing stacks of books, nerding out about cephalopods in aquariums, figure skating, or contemplating life in the wilderness.
Women's Action Coalition (WAC) Representative: Kevin Callery
Kevin Callery is a junior who will most likely stick with his Political Science degree, but is also thinking about Philosophy which would be cool. He hails from Manlius, New York which is close to Syracuse. He looks forward to destroying the patriarchy with ACE and bringing about positive change on campus.
Shakti Representative: Jill Patel
Jill Patel is a sophomore Biology major Business Studies minor. She is from Utica, NY. She looks forward to interacting with diverse geneseo clubs and organizing events for students to attend in order to learn about different cultures and interests as well as getting involved in diverse topics. Jill likes to laugh and take pictures.
Geneseo Chinese Culture Club (GCCC) Representative: Anchi Friedman
Anchi Friedman is a sophomore International Relations major Asian Studies minor. She is from the lovely island Manhattan New York, NY. She looks forward to working with all the other cultural clubs and adding what she can to the melting pot to educate and involve all she comes in contact with. Anchi loves to cook, bake, color in her dinosaur coloring book, hike, go to the Ice Knight games and eat foods from all around the world.
Italian Culture Club: Gina DeSantis
Gina DeSantis is a junior psychology and sociology major. She is from Brooklyn, New York. She and the other members of Italian Culture Club are really excited to collaborate with the other culture clubs and have some really fun events this year! It's one of Gina's goals to travel to as many countries as she can (and try all of their specialty foods)!
ACE Advisor: Fatima Johnson
Fatima Rodriguez Johnson is the coordinator of multicultural programs and services at SUNY Geneseo. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociolgy from Fredonia State College and her graduate degree in Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College. In addition to working in the field of multiculturalism, she also held positions in higher education with the departments of academic advisement, residence life and educational opportunity programs. Prior to joining Geneseo, Mrs. Johnson served as the director of programming for a national human relations organization