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Student Staff

Our student employees are a critical part of the Office of Multicultural Affair's (OMA) success and provide invaluable support as well as being the front line in welcoming you! If you are interested in applying for an OMA position, visit Jobhawk for openings each fall and spring or contact OMA directly. Our 2018-2019 student employees are:

Ricardo Candanedo (OMA PEER LIAISON)

  • Major: Computer Engineering
    Hometown: Lowell, Mass.
    Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
    Hobbies: include Streetwear, playing games such as Overwatch, CSGO and many others, and hanging out with friends
    Fun Fact: used to have a ball python as a pet
    Campus Involvement: OMA Peer Liaison
    Goals / Aspirations: Software Engineer, Developer, Travelling the World

Chahat Gupta

  • Major: Computer Science
    Hometown: Delhi, India
    Ethnicity: South Asian
    Hobbies: discovering new genres of music, travelling
    Fun Fact: likes kayaking; cannot swim
    Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader (2017), OMA Ambassador, Indian Students Association
    Goals / Aspirations: Programmer, Business Owner, World Traveler

Jamille Gonazalez

  • Major: Political Science
    Hometown: Boston, Mass.
    Ethnicity: Latino (Dominican)
  • Fun fact: likes to clean when bored.
  • Goals / Aspirations: move to Atlanta!

Taylor Billy

  • Major: Undeclared
    Hometown: Boston, Mass.
    Fun Fact: paints murals in Boston
    Hobbies: Painting, Basketball
    Goal/Aspirations: “I would consider this a shorter-term goal but getting a sense of what I’d like to do for a career, and getting more on track in terms of what I have to do for school (Homework, Classes, FAFSA / Financial Aid, Meeting with my Adviser)”

Jiayi Zhou

  • Major: Nutritional Sciences
    Hometown: China
    Ethnicity: Chinese / Asian
    Hobbies: I love sports and I am obsessed with hockey, love watching films and musical, visiting libraries and galleries, travelling and exploring new cultures.
    Fun fact: I had been to 8 hockey games in one week (WJC in Buffalo)
    Goal / Aspirations: Hope to learn about new cultures and customs, participate more into the sports related programs where I can use my major and knowledge to help people to reach their best within their field of sports.

Joceline Garcia

  • Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Lynn, Mass.
    Ethnicity: Salvadorian (Latina)
    Hobbies: listening to music, watching Netflix, watching movies
    Fun fact: a huge Patriots fan and wishes UMass Lowell had a football team
    Goals / Aspirations: “I’d love to get my nursing degree and attend medical school to specify in pediatrics”

Delanie Carrasquillo

  • Major: Psychology
    Hometown: Methuen, Mass.
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Hobbies: writing, reading, drawing, running, hiking, camping
    Fun fact: I have five dogs
    Goals / Aspirations: “My aspirations are to graduate college, attend graduate school, and explore career options within my major so that I can find a fulfilling career where I will be able to help others.”

Mariah Brown

  • Major: Criminal Justice
    Hometown: Brockton, Mass.
    Ethnicity: Trinidadian
    Hobbies: I love cooking, travelling and going on adventures. I also enjoy being around my close family and friends.
    Fun Fact: I use to own 2 frogs and I love zip-lining
    Campus involvement: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Goals / Aspirations: Future FBI Forensic Psychologist, World traveler and move to Washington DC or Atlanta.

Emmanuel Moges

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