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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Jarvis Marlow-McCowin

Associate Director for Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment

Jarvis Marlow-McCowin (he/him/his) comes to Cornell from SUNY Delhi in Delhi, New York, where he served as the inaugural Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center. In this capacity, he launched the college’s Multicultural Center, oversaw its day-to-day operations, while establishing initiatives such as the college’s Men of Color Leadership & Academic Excellence program, its LGBTQ+ training series, and its antiracism educational workshops.

Patricia Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment

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Patricia Gonzalez, Ed.D., the Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment comes to us from Emory & Henry College (E&H) in Emory, VA, where she served as the inaugural Director of Inclusion & Diversity at the Inclusion & Dialogue Center. In this capacity, she participated in the Retention Committee, Russell Scholars Committee, and developed programming and trainings centered on promoting inclusive and safe spaces on campus for students, faculty, and staff.

Student Staff

Jose Maria U. Tapia

Assessment and Management SDDI Undergraduate Student Intern

Jose was born in the Philippines and moved to Spring, MD at the age of 5-years old. Jose is passionate about analyzing data and telling the story behind the numbers. He is also passionate about Economics and Statistics, and how Statistics can help organizations better serve their members. As a first-generation student, Jose is passionate about helping other first-generation students like himself tackle the challenges that college students face throughout their undergraduate experience.

Deja Gilliam

Programming Marketing and Communications SDDI Undergraduate Student Intern

Deja Gilliam is a pre-med Human Biology, Health, and Society major in the College of Human Ecology. She is originally from New Jersey, but her current hometown is Dayton, Ohio. On-campus, she is the President of the Association for Students of Color for the College of Human Ecology as well as a peer mentor for incoming freshmen of color in the college. Additionally, she also serves as the Treasurer for the Xi Phi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.