Kim calls the Washington Metropolitan (DMV) area home, more specifically Sterling, VA. She has been in doing equity work in higher education for over 15 years and enjoys working with students. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Kim served as the Associate Director of ALANA Services at Loyola University Maryland for 6 years and as the Assistant Director of the Center for Multicultural Student Services at James Madison University (JMU) for three years. She is a “Double Duke,” receiving her B.S.
Kimberly D. Turner, M.Ed. (she/her)
Rachael Forester (she/her)
Rachael is a first-time North Carolina resident. Prior to coming to Charlotte, Rachael resided in Cortland, New York where she served as a Residence Hall Director and the Interim Assistant Director for the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office at SUNY Cortland. Rachael received her Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and her Master's of Science in Education in English as a Second Language from SUNY Cortland, where she also studied Spanish.
Tyris Gillis (he/him)
Tyris serves as the Assistant Director for Identity, Equity, and Engagement, leading the Student Advising for the Freshmen Excellence (SAFE) Program. Originally from Soperton, Georgia, Tyris received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Mass Media with an emphasis in Video Production from Valdosta State University. Tyris continued his education at NC State University where he received a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration.
Chelsea Ortiz (she/her)
Although Toledo, Ohio is home, Chelsea has spent the majority of her adult life in Michigan at Grand Valley State University where she earned her M.Ed in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership and her B.S in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. During her time at GVSU, she held various roles including interning for the Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity and was the Graduate Assistant for the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center.
Janique Sanders (she/her)
Newark, New Jersey is where Janique calls home but she is not a stranger to North Carolina due to her family. Janique attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark campus where she received her B.A. in English and Masters of Public Administration with a dual concentration in Non-Profit Management and Leadership of Public Organizations.
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