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.

Questions? Contact odestudentteam@geneseo.edu

Click below to learn more about our DICE Facilitators!

DICE Program at a Glance

Anna Lynch
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Major/Minor: Communication/English
  • Graduating: 2023
  • Social Identities: Korean-American; Asian-American, Woman
  • Personal interests/hobbies: Cooking (especially Korean food), creative writing and hiking.
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “To engage the community in important conversations, allow people's voices to be heard, and to help educate myself and others! Especially in Geneseo, it is important to have conversations about IDEA issues and create spaces where people can both be heard and have the chance to listen to others' stories and perspectives.
  • Favorite song: 'I Miss Those Days' by Bleachers
  • Favorite quote: "You can't save time, you can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly." Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff

 

Robert Colbath
  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • 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/Hers
  • 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

 

Beth Eberhardt
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Major/Minor: Childhood and Special Education
  • Graduating: 2023
  • Social Identities: White, Cisgender, Woman
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: I play on the Varsity softball team and love to play piano and paint! 
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “I want to help students have these valuable conversations in a safe environment where they can grow and challenge their previous biases to learn more on how to create an inclusive environment, so everyone feels that themselves and their experiences are valued.
  • Favorite Song: 'Two Little Lights' by Jackson Guthy; 'I Lived' by One Republic
  • Favorite Quote: "Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody".
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
Naomi Seid
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Major/Minor:  Psychology
  • Graduating: 2022
  • Social Identities: White, Heterosexual, Female
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: Love the outdoors (hiking, camping, etc.), yoga, and baking.
  • Why did you become a facilitator? “Coming into college I have loved having deep and meaningful conversation with my peers. By joining DICE I learned skills and knowledge to continue these conversations with my peers. I also wanted to make a positive impact on Geneseo and I can truly see growth that happens among Geneseo students while participating in DICE trainings.
  • Favorite Song: 'Riptide' by Vance Joy
  • Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason".
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