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Associate Dean/Director of Intercultural Life
Tianna received her B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology from Knox College and her A.M. in Policy Planning, Analysis and Advocacy, with a concentration in Violence Prevention, from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. As Assistant Dean, Tianna plans and implements programming that supports the College's mission of inclusivity. She provides various diversity workshops for members of the campus community throughout the year. Tianna, along with the Multicultural Student Advisory Council, is responsible for the planning and implementation of the campus' annual Day of Dialogue.
Tianna is an elected member of the community's local school board, CUSD #205, and she is also the Vice Chair of the IASB Western Division. She has been a member of the Knox County Child Advocacy Center's Advisory Board since 2011 and is a volunteer assistant coach for the GHS Gadets. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has one son, Tavian, who is a senior in college.
Assistant Director of Intercultural Life
Yasmine is 3rd generation Puerto Rican-American. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology and G.W.S.T. from Knox College, proud Class of ‘19 and her M.S.W. in Leadership and Social Change from University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana). At Knox College, Yasmine was involved in Lo Nuestro and A.B.L.E., lived in Casa Latina, collaborated and co-founded M.S.A.C. and Day of Dialogue, was a McNair Scholar, and worked as a student worker and CIL Peer Educator through Intercultural Life.
As a Licensed Social Worker, Yasmine has a non-profit case management background providing psycho-social support services to refugees and immigrants in Chicago, trauma-informed care and program coordination, and culturally-responsive care. As an Assistant Director of Intercultural Life, Yasmine advises and supports student cultural organizations and the 6 cultural hours and develops and implements programming fostering cross-cultural interaction and promoting learning about social justice, equity, and cultural celebration.
Yasmine is a passionate reader of BIPOC and Queer science fiction, fantasy, and romance. (She worked at a bookstore for three years, and is open to any book conversations.) She loves to go hiking, test vegan and nutritional cultural food recipes, spend time with her loved ones, and listen to any and all Reggaeton and/or R&B music on repeat.