From Our Office: Staff
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in Stokes Hall, Room 111. Our phone number is 610-896-2905 and our fax number is 610-896-1224.
Theresa Tensuan '89, Director of Multicultural Affairs
I am an Associate Dean of the College, the Dean of Multicultural Affairs and the Director of the OMA. In addition to fostering programs such as the Tri-Co Social Justice Institute and the Ambassadors of Multicultural Awareness program, the OMA collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and alumni on initiatives that cultivate connections between the curriculum and programs that enhance and extend Haverford’s intellectual and cultural diversity I earned my PhD. in English from U.C. Berkeley and write about the interrelations between contemporary culture and practices of social transformation.
My name is Roxanne Clark, and I have been working in the Dean's Office for 10 and a half years. I am from the Finger Lakes in NY state. In my spare time I garden, work on needlepoint, attend D.A.R. meetings and read. I am the administrative staff contact for the OMA and for the Dean's Office.
Nahara Saballos '15
I am a junior, born in Nicaragua and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am an anthropology major at Bryn Mawr and I am also pre-med. At Haverford, I am a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), a Blood Drive Coordinator, and an AMA for Gummere 1/2! In my free time, I love watching movies, making tea, and planning fun trips to Center City. At the OMA, I am the liaison for the Rufus Jones Leadership Institute, and I'll be working with the AMA program.
Melissa Reyes '15
I am from Southern California where I have always been involved in various programs and organizations related to community improvement. I am interested in immigration, racial inequality and social justice issues. I am passionate about advocating for social issues and finding ways to implement policies and gather communities to create better living conditions. I am majoring in Anthropology with a focus on Ethnic Studies. I enjoy running, reading, and watching horror movies. In regards to the OMA, I am in the OMA Diversity Grant Committee so I can answer any questions and concerns throughout your funding process. I can also provide you with information on resources on campus to help you coordinate your event. I can also make Multicultural Center reservations if you need it for a special event, meeting or just want it to watch tv for a bit.
Susana Tapia '15
I am a junior from the city of Santa Ana in Orange County, California. I miss being able to ride my bike to the beach year-round but look forward to experiencing the seasons that are non-existent in California. I am currently an Anthropology major. My music interests range from Gershwin to the Mexican rock band Maná. In the OMA office, I am the liaison between the CDO and the OMA and working on researching and posting various fellowship, research, and summer opportunities on the OMA website. I will be returning in the OMA in Spring 2014 semester.
Connie Friedman '15
I am a junior pre-med Chemistry major from Torrance, CA but originally born in Taiwan. Some on campus activities that I dabble in include Varsity Soccer, Lou's Lab, and froyo trips. At the OMA, I managed the websites and publicity side of the organization.
Catherine Quero '15
I would like to say that I am a junior at Haverford. I am a Political Science major with a minor in Education. I am an intern at the OMA and am currently working on a diversity initiative as well as many other projects centered around diversity at Haverford. I am also part of Rufus Jones Leadership Board, Collections Committee, a leader for Haverford Christian Fellowship, a member of Christian House (HCA 23), was a CPGC summer intern, and run around a lot on campus meeting new people and working on various projects and initiatives. For fun I am a singer-songwriter, I play guitar, hang out with friends, watch a lot of cartoons, particularly Phineas and Ferb, and cooking. Please let me know if you need any help, have ideas, or just want to say hi. I'm happy to help and listen to anything you have to say.
Maria Bojorquez-Gomez '16
I am a Mexican-American sophomore from Sunny San Diego, California. Born in Mexico, my family and I moved to the States when I was 8 years old, giving me enough time to learn my native language and culture. I am a potential Political Science and East Asian Studies double major with a Peace, Justice, Human Rights concentrator. I enjoy watching movies and dramas, learning about Korean and Japanese culture, and talking with my close friends and family members. As an OMA intern and this year’s Officer of Multiculturalism, I am responsible for supporting the school’s affinity groups in any way possible, such as advertising, getting OMA funds, and helping organize events.
Jeremy Steinberg '16
My name is Jeremy Steinberg, and I am a sophomore, originally from Bethesda, MD (right outside DC). I am a religion major and potentially a classics minor. In my spare time, I like to play clarinet, play ultimate Frisbee, read, and read some more. Within the OMA, I am interested in religion and interfaith relations. I serve as the OMA’s liaison to the Quaker Affairs Office and I work with Haverford’s religious affinity groups.
Joaquin Vargas '16
Joaquin Vargas is a sophomore from Bozeman, Montana. He works at the Office of Multicultural Affairs creating a resource guide/map for Haverford and works as a coordinator for the Multicultural Scholars Program and as the MSP liaison to the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He is a potential anthropology major with a concentration in gender and sexuality studies and minor in education but is for the most part undecided. He loves singing, dancing and watching scary movies.
Zanya Harriott '14
Hello my name is Zanya Harriott and I am a Senior at Haverford College. I am currently majoring in Religion and minoring in Psychology and Dance. I love watching comedy movies/shows like the Boondocks and The Big Bang theory. I just love to laugh. My passion? The arts. Thus, much of my time is spent singing, dancing, and writing poetry/songs. I believe much power and knowledge can be transferred through the senses and emotion and I spend much of my academic life trying to combine theory and emotion. This is the very reason why I am drawn to creating knowledge through various forms of art. This includes starting a gospel choir on a campus where such a tradition lacks a voice and embodiment. I am also very passionate about issues that deal with Black bodies, history, and culture. I look forward to combining these passions and engaging students beyond texts and classrooms.