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Tianna Cervantez

Director of Multicultural Student Advisement

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Tianna Cervantez

Director of Multicultural Student Advisement -- Tianna is the advisor for students of color and deals with issues of all kinds. She is willing to see any student that is having trouble at the institution. Aside from her advising work, Tianna serves on a number of boards and handles other various jobs concerning the student body's diversity and inclusivity. One of the hardest working women on the Knox campus, she does her best to be there for the students and keep the student's efforts, emotions, and success in mind.

BA., Anthropology-Sociology, Knox College

A.M., Policy Analysis and Advocacy; Violence Prevention, 
University of Chicago, SSA
Hobbies: Spending time with family, going to the movies and reading.

"I like being at Knox because the environment challenges you to become not only a better student, but a better person."

Jamal Nelson

Leadership Development and Programmer at the CIL (temporarily)- A new position within the Center for Intercultural Life office, Jamal is stationed to help out with the cultural clubs as well as assist them within any of the ideas, plans, and execution of their year long programming on campus. He is charged with making sure that the student leaders think beyond tradition and come up with new ways to connect with the student body at large. 

B.A., English Lit & minor in Educational Policy, Knox College

Hobbies: Listening to music, comic books (almost anything in that area), sketching plus any other forms of art, writing, and watching movies.

"No matter how much struggle and strife that I have had over my time at Knox, I could not think of a better place to learn who I want to be. I had to be able to look past the smoke and mirrors of life and see the truth, not only about myself but with situations, peers, and family." 

Yesi Rodriguez

Student Worker for the Center of Intercultural Life 

Pursuing B.A. in Spanish and  minor in Business and Mangment 

Involvement: TRIO participant, Track and Field runner, Schuler Campus Ambassador, Business Club and Lo Nuestro.

Hobbies: I like to shop, listen to music, work and spend time with my family and friends. 

"The family environment that we are in. I feel like many people on campus feel like family and I can go to them without any trouble when I have problems. Knox has become like a home away from home!"

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