Student Diversity and Inclusion Center Staff

Daniel K. Cairo

Daniel K Cairo Daniel serves as the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion Center and Interim Assistant Dean of Students. Daniel coordinates the center's efforts to make Westminster College a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable campus. As a strong advocate for student inclusion and success, Daniel's efforts focus on increasing the visibility and inclusion of students who are of color, queer, gender non-binary, first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities. Daniel's areas of expertise include social justice education, inter-group dialogue, neoliberalism critique, interpersonal violence and prevention education, first-generation student engagement, student development, leadership, and all things Harry Potter. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting, with a minor in Ethnic Studies, and holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Daniel is currently a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Utah's Educational Leadership and Policy.

Kari Lindsey

Kari Lindsey Kari Lindsey serves as the Program Coordinator for the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center. Kari received her BA in English, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Utah. Kari earned her graduate certificate in Gender Studies in 2016, and is passionate about intersectional inclusion work. Her scholarship centers on queer rhetoric, rhetoric surrounding assault survivors, educational inclusion work, collaborative classrooms, and intersectional feminism. Kari is passionate about creating more inclusive spaces for marginalized students, while also celebrating diversity on campus.

Aila Amer

Alia Amer Aila (she/her/ella) is a first-generation graduate from the University of Utah. She is American Pakistan and a proud daughter of a immigrant family that came here 25 years ago. Her family taught her at a very young age to always have the courage to fight for your ambitions. Aila is now pursuing her master's degree at Westminster College. She is also a Program Coordinator for the Legacy program on campus, and she loves working for them.

Isaac Cortés

Isaac Cortés Isaac is a first-year student interested in philosophy, english, animation, and more! He is the SDIC Communications Coordinator and helps with all social media, posters, print requests, newsletters, and other communications that come out of the Center.

Anisa Dahir

Anisa Dahir Anisa Dahir is a junior at Westminster and coordinates Black Excellence. Anisa Dahir is a Legacy Scholar and a Public Health major, hoping to expand conversations of identity and empowerment on campus.

Tabitha Edson

Tabitha Edson Tabitha is a sophomore at Westminster College, and serves as the Legacy Coordinator. Tabitha is a strong advocate for first-generation students, and is a first-generation student herself.

Yvette Gonzales

Yvette Gonzales Yvette (she/her/ella) is the proud granddaughter and daughter of people who have dug their hands into the earth and who speak to their plantitas (plants). She is the descendant of indigenous people of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. She dedicates her life to exploring her ancestral wounds, wisdom, gifts, and medicine. On any given day, you can catch her talking to her plants, learning and playing with plants to make medicine for herself and her loved ones, reading a good book, spending time in nature and enjoying a cup of cafesito (coffee) while catching up with her loved ones.

Hayden Kjelleren

Hayden Kjelleren Hayden Kjelleren is a senior at Westminster and coordinates the Engaging Whiteness program, which aims to have in-depth conversations about masculinity and whiteness, and create opportunities for white men to discuss issues of justice/race/gender/privilege.

Rosangel Marin

Rosangel Marin Rosie Marin is a Westminster upperclass student who started the program Raza Visible in 2019 and has been its coordinator since. Rosie has organized such events as storytelling nights about home and identity and facilitated discussions on Latinx identity at Westminster.

Ai Nhi Nguyen

Ai Nhi Ai Nhi serves as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Life Coordinator Program for the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center. She will graduate in Fall 2020 with a major in Finance and minor in Data Science. She is currently on the youth board of FutureInDesign (FIND), supporting low-income and underrepresented young adults to overcome the societal barriers they are faced with. Her goal for the program is to provide access and establish successful pathways for the AAPI and underrepresented students. When she is not working or studying, Ai Nhi can be found scouring the streets searching for amazing coffee and dogs who need petting. Ai Nhi's email is:

Faith Staley

Faith Staley Faith serves as the Queer Compass program coordinator. They're in their third year persuing a major in Justice Studies. They've been an advocate and organizer in the LGBTQ+ community for several years and look forward to continuing their work with the SDIC. Their goals include fostering community, hosting educational events, and making sure the college’s resources are accessible to LGBTQ+students. They love to knit, drink coffee, and do cartwheels. Their email is: