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Diversity and Inclusion Community Educator (DICE)

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Interested in sparking important conversations about diversity and equity?

DICE workshops are request-based workshops led by a student facilitation program known as Diversity and Inclusion Community Educators (DICE) through the Office of Diversity and Equity. Any organization is able to request a workshop that could be centered around an existing topic or request a program that focuses on a specific topic for our team to create. 

Request a peer-facilitated workshop by filling out this Google Form.
*Now accepting requests for Fall 2021 workshops*

Questions? Contact odestudentteam@geneseo.edu

Click below to learn more about our DICE Facilitators!

DICE Program at a Glance

Jules Orcutt
  • Pronouns: She/Her and They/Them
  • Major/Minor: Political Science/Geography
  • Graduating: 2021
  • Social Identities: Cis-Woman, Latinx
  • Personal interests/hobbies: “I love service and I am heavily involved with Livingston CARES. I have a passion for social justice and politics and I am planning to attend law school eventually.” 
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I became a facilitator because I was interested in learning more about what the Office of Diversity and Equity does. I strive to be a genuine ally to all marginalized communities and I have been so lucky to have the opportunity to learn about a variety of social concepts through DICE. Becoming a DICE facilitator has allowed me to spread some of the information I've learned to others which is an extremely rewarding experience as we all work together to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community at Geneseo.”
  • Favorite quote: "You ain't never gon' be happy till you love yours" - J. Cole

 Jules Orcutt

Robert Colbath
  • Pronouns: he/him
  • Major/Minor: Biology/Sociology
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social identities: White, Cis-Male, and Gay
  • Personal interests/hobbies: “Reading, trying new foods, plants!”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I wanted to become a facilitator because it was a great opportunity to learn about other communities and ever changing information. Being part of this program enables me to help share this information with my peers too.”
  • Favorite quote: “Whoever is happy will make others happy too” - Anne Frank

 Robert Colbath

 

 

Jess Rivera
  • Pronouns: They/Them
  • Major: Geography 
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social identities: Mixed race, Puerto Rican, Bisexual, Non-binary, Queer, ''Very-Mentally-Ill”
  • Personal Interests/hobbies: “Plants, mixed media art, activism, snails, poetry, podcasts, baking”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I want to challenge myself to reach more people on being able to critically challenge their attitudes on social positions”
  • Favorite Quote: “It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.” ― Dolly Parton.

Jess Rivera

Emma Lynch
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Major/Minor: Political Science/Sociology minor
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social Identities: Indigenous Guatemalan, Bisexual, Cis Woman
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “I love 90's and (some) present R&B, 70's rock, and my Animal Crossing Island!”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I became a facilitator during my first year of working at ODE. It opened me up to learning the differences between debate and dialogue, and new ways of activism and advocacy that I was not aware of as a freshman. It was also such a great way to meet new people, whether that was students or faculty/staff.”
  • Favorite Quote: "We have to talk about liberating minds, as well as liberating society" – Angela Davis

Emma Lynch

 

Jada Atwood
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Major/Minor: Communication/Political Science
  • Graduating: 2021
  • Social Identities: Black Woman, Jamaican-American, heterosexual
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “I love music from past decades, 40s to the 80s, as well as instrumental music from film soundtracks. I also love watching TV, reading, traveling, and sleeping.” 
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I became a facilitator during my first year working for the ODE. My desire to help make the Geneseo community a more inclusive community paralleled the DICE Program, so I felt becoming a facilitator was the perfect fit.”
  • Favorite Quote: “Promise me you'll always remember you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne

Jada Atwood

Kelsey Dux
  • Pronouns: She/her/hers
  • Majors: Political Science and Communication 
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social Identities: Asian, cis-woman, bisexual 
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “amateur photographer.”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “To engage those around me in meaningful dialogue and create spaces that are open to all perspectives”
  • Favorite Quote: “"Dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds together" – Scilla Elworthy

Kelsey Dux

Katrina Saylor 
  • Pronouns: she/they
  • Major/Minor:Psychology/Women's and Gender Studies
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social Identities: white, pansexual woman
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “Playing music, painting, arts and crafts”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I became a facilitator because I enjoy helping people learn about these topics. These conversations are things that we need to talk about in order to lead change on campus and in the greater community. Change starts with us and I wanted to be a part of the education and help lead the change!”
  • Favorite Quote: “"You have not seen all there is to see, and that, my friend, is a beautiful thing." –Morgan Harper Nichols

 

Gracie White
  • Pronouns: She/her/hers
  • Major/Minor:  Psychology/Human Development
  • Graduating: 2021
  • Social Identities: White, cisgender woman
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “Bullet journaling, drawing, and listening to music”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I became a facilitator to use my privilege to amplify the voices of marginalized groups and put action to my words of being an activist. I'm also passionate about educating people about diversity and inclusion. I believe that diversity and inclusion is important regardless of anyone's occupation, discipline and social identity. Lastly, I wanted to challenge myself and go outside of my comfort zone, which DICE has allowed me to do!”
  • Favorite Quote: "There are seven days in a week. Someday is not one of them." – Anonymous

Gracie White

Linda Lin
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Major/Minor: Political Science/Asian Studies
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social Identities: Chinese American, Heterosexual, Asian Women
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “Watching TV, listening to Cpop and Kpop, traveling, singing, and learning about different cultures.”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I want to become a facilitator because I would like people to be able to express their own ideas on a broad number of topics such as education and human rights in a comfortable environment.”
  • Favorite Quote: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

Linda Lin

Maria Leonard
  • Pronouns: She, Her, Hers/They, Them, Theirs 
  • Major/Minor: Geology/Geography Graduating: 2021
  • Social Identities: Mexican mixed, bisexual, and chronic pain disorder.
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “My personal interests include sustainability, hiking, yoga, music, and reading.”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I wanted to become a facilitator to help educate about inclusivity and help create a more equitable learning environment for the campus community.”
  • Favorite Quote: "Compassionate listening is the greatest and simplest form of peacekeeping." – Cleo Wade

Maria Leonard

Mathew Martinez
  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Major: Communication with a track in Intercultural and Critical Studies
  • Graduating: 2021
  • Social Identities: Bisexual man, White (Irish, Italian, German, English) and Dominican.
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: “I enjoy playing video games, hanging out with friends and family, and love thrills like adventures or riding roller coasters.”
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “My personal goal to becoming a facilitator was to become a more well-rounded individual. My primary goal was to play a part in fostering a more inclusive space for individuals like me as well as being able to educate others on what is important not only to me, but to everyone else within mine and similar communities.” 
  • Favorite Quote: “There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in and it shows you the way out of the darkness if you let it." – Leonard Cohen