Interested in sparking important conversations about diversity and equity?
Wokeshops 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 Wokeshop 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 Wokeshop by filling out this Google Form.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Meet Our DICE Facilitators!
- Alana Martin (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Accounting; Minor: Finance
How do you identify? I am a middle class, Cis gender, Puerto Rican American Trekkie female.
Why did you become a Facilitator? As a member of a marginalized community living in an area dominated by the agent group, it was very hard for me to become comfortable here. DICE is an amazing opportunity to connect with students and faculty on campus while discussing important and sensitive topics which have directly impacted my life. I have these types of discussions with my family and friends all the time, so I really appreciate the opportunity to educate fellow students and to normalize these ideas, break down barriers, and cultivate an inclusive community. Maybe one day we'll have world peace. I may be long dead.
What can you tell us about you? I am passionate about engaging learning environments as well as a social justice advocacy in America. The college values of inclusivity, sustainability and civic responsibility resonate with me greatly. I love to have respectful and serious discussions on current global and domestic events as well as existential and abstract societal commentary. When I am not being social justice crusader, I am binge watching Star Trek for the 100th time. You can find me studying in Starbucks or random study nooks around campus- don't be shy, say hi.
- Alondra Diaz (She/Her/Hers)
How do you identify? Mexican America, Heterosexual, Latina.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I chose to become a dice facilitator to make a difference in the Geneseo community. There are so many opportunities I have been given to make a change, btu becoming a DICE facilitator was one of the most direct approaches to my goal. I enjoy teaching people about social justice along with other topics.
What can you tell us about you? I am from Brewster, New York. My career interests are going to graduate school and research in the branch of Biotechnology. I am currently a member of Alpha Delta Epsilon and Gajjda Bhangra. My personal interests include dancing, reading, music, chemistry and learning!
- Chizoba Okorie (She/Her/Hers)
Major: International Relations
How do you identify? African, Nigerian, Heterosexual.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I have a personal passion for social justice.
What can you tell us about you? I was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I am on the E-board for the Korean American Student Association and a facilitator for the Diversity and Inclusion Community Educators. Some of my personal interests are Writing, Reading, Designing, K-pop, and K-dramas. Olivia is a current Junior , Economics major, from Clifton Park, New York. Her career interests include owning her own small business, or winning American Idol, whichever comes first. She is a member of Geneseo’s Alpha Beta Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Some additional passions include gardening, only ever wearing white vans, caffeine consumption, and joking about winning American Idol.
- GunHyung (Steve) Park (He/Him/His)
Major: Psychology; Minor: Women's and Gender Studies, Philosophy
How do you identify? Cisgender, Heterosexual, Korean Male.
Why did you become a Facilitator? My entire life's trajectory and personal experiences and stories encouraged and enlightened me to pursue paths of human rights, equality, diversity, and inclusion. When this opportunity was presented, I know it was something I HAD to do. This felt like the most powerful opportunity through which I could contribute to making the campus community a better place for everyone.
What can you tell us about you? I am a pre-law student studying to become an International Human Rights lawyer specializing in International Women’s Human Rights working for the UN Women. Personal life stories have encouraged me to pursue such a path and become passionate about human rights. I am determined to contribute my energy, passion, skills, and time towards making this campus community more inclusive, safe, diverse, and engaging. I also holds diverse positions on campus, striving to expand perspectives, nurture personal growths, spread and share ideas, and deepen my level of understanding and intellectual capacity. With engagement on campus and passion towards diversity and equity, I am always happy to make new friends and have fruitful conversations, so please do not hesitate to contact me on anything.
- Jada Atwood (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Communications; Minor: Political Science
How do you identify? African and Jamaican American, Heterosexual, Black Woman.
What can you tell us about you? I was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After graduation, I'm interested in pursuing a career in advertising or in the film industry. I'm on the E-Board for the improv troupe Currently Known As. I currently works for the Office of Diversity and Equity as a Program Coordinator, an office worker for the School of Business, and a social media intern for the Communication Department. I enjoy reading, watching tv, singing and playing the piano.
- Jess Rivera (They/Them/Theirs)
How do you identify? Nuyorican (Puerto Rican from NY), Neurodiverse, Queer, Multiracial.
Why did you become a Facilitator? My major goal in life is to ultimately be of service, especially to those who are restricted from their entitled, inalienable rights and those trapped in confined, marginalized situations. I became a facilitator with the pure intent of sharpening my current skills and knowledge, and especially my burning passion for avidly promoting social justice. It has also been a dream of mine to work amongst social justice warriors with the common interest of progressively advancing and advocating diversity, equity, and inclusion upon the town of Geneseo. My role as a DICE Facilitator not only brings me closer to my goals but also allows me to channel my dedication and interests.
What can you tell us about you? I am born and raised in the Bronx New York, attempting to finish a BA in anything that resembles the peak of my life in summer camp where I was living the dream playing in mud and having friends. My campus involvements are in Peace Action, Tedx and the Lamron. I am invested in the campus community as a DICE Facilitator and organizing with others. My current interests include amateaur herbology, photography, protest art, and cloud watching. All in all, I plan to attend law school after obtaining my BA and further adding fuel to my love for the legal field and activism.
- Josephine Wu (She/Her/Hers)
How do you identify? Chinese American, Queer.
What can you tell us about you? From New York City, I'm hopeful in pursuing a career in the mental health field, along with other interests in English and public health. In my free time, I enjoy reading, TV shows, cooking, volunteering, writing poetry in the Notes app, and biking.
- Jules Orcutt (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Political Science, Geography
How do you identify? Hispanic Woman, Chicana-American, Heterosexual.
What can you tell us about you? From Buffalo, New York, I hope to join the Peace Corps and eventually attend law school at Howard University, after graduating from Geneseo. In addition to being a DICE facilitator, I am an executive board member of the College Democrats, a member of the Latinx student association, a general member of Political Affairs Club and a member of the College Republicans. Some hobbies include cheerleading, photography, and social justice.
- Kazon Robinson (He/Him/His, They/Them/Theirs)
Major: Geography and Black Studies
How do you identify? Pansexual, Black and very proud.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I wanted to help improve and challenge my own biases being as I hold a number of privileged identities. Some of those being a citizen and cisgender to name a few. Through DICE, I am facilitating conversations that make me uncomfortable and at the same time make me into a more well-rounded and humanistic person.
What can you tell us about you? I studied abroad in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. I am heavily involved within Pride Alliance among the other cultural clubs at SUNY Geneseo. I enjoy participating in GAGG's weekly gaming and board game meetings. When I am not working hard on a poem or a map, you can find me thinking of the next place to travel to!
- Lamina Reja (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Philosophy; Minor: Political Science
How do you identify? Bengali-American, Bi-sexual, Ciswoman.
Why did you become a Facilitator? My major goal in life is to ultimately be of service, especially to those who are restricted from their entitled, inalienable rights and those trapped in confined, marginalized situations. I became a facilitator with the pure intent of sharpening my current skills and knowledge, and especially my burning passion for avidly promoting social justice. It has also been a dream of mine to work amongst social justice warriors with the common interest of progressively advancing and advocating diversity, equity, and inclusion upon the town of Geneseo.
What can you tell us about you? All in all, I plan to attend law school after obtaining my BA and further adding fuel to my love for the legal field and activism. My role as a DICE Facilitator not only brings me closer to my goals but also allows me to channel my dedication and interests.
- Leila Sukee (She/Her/Hers)
Major: International Relations
How do you identify? Filipino-American, Heterosexual, Asian Woman.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I was interested in this opportunity because I was disappointed by the lack of diversity on campus and this was a way to make a change. I went to a high school that had so much diversity and when I came to the campus, it hit me very differently.
What can you tell us about you? I am a polyglot, and I know four languages which are English, Tagalog, French, German and I am currently learning Arabic. I was born in Manila Philippines, and migrated with her family to New York when she was 11 years old. I volunteer for Sierra Club as a writer and am also part of Model United Nations. I plan to go to law school and dream of working for the U.N. I love to write, play tennis, and have a passion for languages and history.
- Margaux Carmel (They/Them/Theirs)
Major: Women's and Gender Studies
Why did you become a Facilitator? I am a member of the Office of Diversity and Equity Student Team and helped to build the program into creation, and currently focuses on wokeshop content creation. I continue to be very passionate about the program as I work on DICE at an administrative level.
What can you tell us about you? Outside of being a DICE facilitator, I am involved in Safe Zone, Pride Alliance, Student Senate, and Sapphire Winterguard.
- Maria Leonard (She/Her/Hers)
How do you identify? Mexican mixed, bisexual, woman.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I wanted to become a facilitator to help create and educate a peaceful and accepting community on campus.
What can you tell us about you? I grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Queensbury, NY in my later childhood. My career goal is to be a geo-hazard consultant to help people and businesses best prepare for natural disasters. I'm a member of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, geology club, and women's club volleyball. My personal interests include sustainability, hiking, yoga, music, and reading.
- Megan Kelly (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Psychology; Minor: Human Devlopement
How do you identify? Bisexual, white woman.
Why did you become a Facilitator? It was really a long list of events, but I discovered last semester I needed to become more involved in making the campus a safer place. I realized that just thinking ideals is not enough, and you need to put actions behind your words and beliefs.
What can you tell us about you? I am the secretary for Her Campus, and an avid member of both Voices for Planned Parenthood and Pride. I enjoy both writing and reading (and live in the writer’s house obviously) and also helping to make the campus environment a safer place for all. I want to cultivate and open a dialogue for students to talk about harmful experiences on campus, such as microaggresions. I hope that my work as a DICE mentor will inspire others to join me and for more groups on campus to request DICE sessions.
- Olivia Williams (She/Her/Hers)
How do you identify? Lesbian, Woman.
Why did you become a Facilitator?
What can you tell us about you? I am from Clifton Park, New York. My career interests include owning her own small business, or winning American Idol, whichever comes first.
- Robert Colbath (He/Him/His)
How do you identify? Gay, White Man.
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.
What can you tell us about you? I am from Orange County, New York. I hope to pursue work in the environmental field after graduation. I am an active member of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, a Tour Guide for the Office of Admissions, and play the trumpet for the school’s Wind Ensemble. I enjoy listening to music, hiking, and trying new foods.
- Samuel Bonderoff (He/Him/His)
Major: Special Education; Minor: Environmental Studies
How do you identify? White Male, Cisgender, Heterosexual.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I decided to become a DICE facilitator because I feel that as a white male on a college campus, and all over, I have certain privileges and recognizing those privileges and using them to support those without privileges. I also have been influenced from a young age, by my mother, to do what I can to support diversity and inclusion, to be an advocate for target groups, and to be an ally.
What can you tell us about you? I was born in rural Cooperstown, NY. I spent my sophomore year of high school in Argentina through Rotary Youth Exchange. I currently play club baseball and am excited to get to know the campus better over the next 3 years. Some of my favorite activities are skiing and playing with my trained therapy dog Stella.
- Sarah Holsberg (She/Her/Hers)
Major: ECE and English (Creative Writing)
How do you identify? White, Heterosexual, Cisgender Female.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I was inspired to become a DICE Facilitator because I wanted to engage in dialogues with people about issues of diversity and inclusion. I follow the news very closely, and give credit to the hard working activists and educators in the news who have educated me on not just how to be considerate of others, but how to advocate for historically oppressed people. As a future educator, I wanted to pay it forward to groups of people who are not as educated on topics of diversity and inclusion. The knowledge I have gained as a DICE facilitator is incredibly valuable in multiple arenas, and if you are interested in issues of diversity and inclusion, I would strongly suggest applying.
What can you tell us about you? Sarah Holsberg is a junior Early Childhood Education and Creative Writing double major at SUNY Geneseo. On campus, she is a brother in Alpha Phi Omega, and volunteers in the surrounding Rochester area, such as Habitat for Humanity, Foodlink, and Lollipop Farms. She has also been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies. Her upbringing in New York City has strengthened her convictions about the value of diversity, and her college experience at Geneseo has strengthened her convictions about the value of inclusion. After graduation, she plans to travel across the world, teach in a New York City school, and write professionally. Her hobbies include reading novels, hiking in national parks, and practicing yoga.
- Sarina Singh (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Biology; Minor: Human Development
Why did you become a Facilitator? Not long after attending Geneseo I realized there is a lack of knowledge on campus when regarding certain societal topics. After viewing moments of ignorance or disbelief among peers after discussing or being presented with information on issues prevalent in our society, I found that I wanted to play a bigger role in educating campus. Being a DICE Facilitator provides me with a platform in which I am able to discuss topics such as intersectionality or cultural identities in safe space, engaging in meaningful conversations with students and faculty members at Geneseo.
What can you tell us about you? I am from Long Island and am the oldest of three children. I am currently on the South Asian Student Organization's eBoard as Secretary and am in Phi Delta Epsilon. My Indian heritage plays a large role in my life as Bollywood movies and Punjabi weddings take up most of my free time. I can't get enough spicy food and I carry Taco Bell Diablo hot sauce everywhere I go. You can probably find me studying in the library, dancing for one of Shakti's events, or giving her friends free massages (because we all know bio majors are stressed)!
- Vera Woodard (She/Her/Hers)
How do you identify? Woman.
Why did you become a Facilitator? I am looking for more ways to get involved on campus and develop my passions.
What can you tell us about you? I was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Queens, New York. I am particularly interested in clinical psychology but am still open to other concentrations within the field, such as organizational psychology, health psychology or child psychology. I am a participant in the Women’s Leadership Institute on campus. When not on campus, I am a member of the NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) Youth Leadership Council and a member of a Breast Cancer walk committee back home in Queens. In my free time I enjoy writing, reading, yoga and listening to music.