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Meet the Diversity Assistants


Diversity Assistants serve as a resource by working in residential halls to create an inclusive AQ community and promote multicultural opportunities across campus.

Simone Martens

Name: Simone Martens

Location: Regina Hall

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Political Science

Minor: Sustainable Business

Hometown: White Lake, MI

Aquinas Involvement: VIBE member, Student Ambassador, Saint Reporter, and POLIS Vice President

Interesting Fact: I can do a headstand in yoga

Why I wanted to be a DA:  I think that it is important to recognize and appreciate diversity, and all the benefits a diverse environment brings. Being a part of dialogue and activities focused on inclusion, acceptance, and loving others is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to this community.

Favorite Memory: All of the amazing and random conversations I have each day in my Living Learning


Paulina Pei

Name: Paulina Pei
Location: Woodward Area
Class Standing: Junior
Major: Biology and Mathematics
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Aquinas Involvement: Resident Assistant, Math Club 
Interesting Fact: I am obsessed with Polar Bears!
Why I want to be a Diversity Assistant: I want to work towards making Aquinas a better place by creating a welcoming, safe, and fun environment for all.

Favorite memory at Aquinas: Rock the Block, Earth Day, and all of the late pizza and movie    nights with friends.

Erick Rámirez-Guerrero

Name: Erick Rámirez-Guerrero
Location: Sienna Area
Class standing: Junior 
Major(s): English, Political Science
Hometown: Villagrán, Mexico
Aquinas Involvement: L@SA, VIBE, AQPride
Interesting Fact: I'm an avid web developer and designer
Why I want to be a Diversity Assistant: I love this campus and will work towards making our differences at AQ not just tolerated, but loved; to spread a critical and unconditional love and respect for others regardless of any social status.
Favorite memory at Aquinas: The thrill of knowing my work got accepted into The Sampler, Aquinas's annual anthology.