Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion (IOI) Staff

Trinity Fuentes, M.A., Administrative Associate (she/her/hers)

Trinity Fuentes earned a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and an MA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. Prior to joining the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement she worked in museum registration and arts administration. She performs administrative and financial duties for the office and supports department programs and initiatives.

Laura Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Diversity Officer (she/her/hers)

Laura Hunter earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.  Her dissertation research focused on unconscious bias against women in STEM fields.  Another line of her research focuses on gender differences in academic careers.  For example, she investigated gender differences in the impact of parenthood on publications and citations, which was published in Social Studies of Science.  Since returning to the University of Arizona in 2013, Laura has worked to better recruit, retain, and support faculty, particularly those from underrepresented groups.  For example, she created the Diverse Faculty Career Discussions, a peer-mentoring network of faculty from all ranks and disciplines who gather monthly to discuss a topic related to faculty careers.  She also developed a comprehensive set of faculty development workshops, including three series: getting published, advancing faculty careers, and diversity in the classroom.  

Jane Pizzolato, Ph.D., Project Manager, Inclusive Strategic Initiatives (she/her/hers)

Jane Pizzolato earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. Her body of research and related publications focus on: (a) self-authorship development processes in college students of color, (b) understanding the impact of the gap between policy and practice on TANF community college student development and success, and (c) developing culturally responsive interventions and assessments to create more inclusive models of college student development. Jane previously served as Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles, and she spent three years on the faculty for Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. At the University of Arizona, Jane provides consulting services on culturally inclusive assessment practices in student affairs, supports the Campus Conversation Initiative, and provides dialogue facilitation training through the Division and as instructor for HED 635: Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation. Jane is also leading the cultural programming section of the UA Strategic Plan focused on increasing the retention of students identifying as men of color.  

Tia Hunt, Student Office Assistant (she/her/hers)

Tia currently serves as the Marketing Student Assistant for Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion, working specifically with social media, graphic design, and Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies programming. She is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Electrical & Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Tia was recently the President of the Filipino American Student Association and Marketing Student Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Engagement. Her recent community work is focused in the Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) cultural resource center and includes multicultural programming and education, inclusive marketing, and student leadership initiatives. She was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. 

 

 

Kharen Morgan, Student Office Assistant (she/her/hers)

Kharen currently serves as the Office Assistant for Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion, working specifically with data analysis, data cleaning, and office chores. She is a third-year undergraduate student studying Animal Science & East Asian Studies (Mandarin Chinese) with minors in Veterinary Science and Public Health. Her recent community work is working with the Navajo Nation Police Department in setting up a “Fallen Officers Memorial”. She was born and raised in Tuba City, AZ.  

 

 

 

Fredian Tuyisenge, Student Office Assistant (she/her/hers)

Fredian currently services as an Outreach Coordinator for Campus Conversations and Office Assistant for Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion (IOI), working specially with cultural centers, student organizations, and administrators to organize and coordinate communication for Campus Conversations. She is a third-year undergraduate student studying Public Policy and Law with an emphasis on culture and education. Fredian is a part of the Executive Board for Black Student Union on UA campus and on the board for Student Service Fees Board. Her current work is focused on connecting cultural centers and includes facilitating conversations and providing support to all IOI initiatives. She was born in Tanzania, ethnically Burundian, and arrived to UA from Phoenix, AZ.