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Affinity & Interest Spaces

The Division of Student Affairs is excited to host affinity and interest spaces for all employees (non-exempt, exempt, CC1, graduate student staff, DSA employees, and non-DSA employees) to strengthen the relationships within our Terrapin community.

  • Affinity spaces allow staff to engage with others based on shared aspects of identity that have been historically excluded and marginalized.
  • Interest spaces provide informal ways for staff to connect with others based on common interests and/or experiences.  

Each space defines how they want to be in community with one another and can connect members through meet-ups, lunches, networking, dialogues, information sharing, and/or events. If you would like to participate in a group, please reach out directly to the facilitator. If you would like to start a group, please reach out to Nicole Mehta or Malia Witherspoon, SADI Co-Chairs.


Affinity Spaces

Facilitator: Donna Lim
Email Donna if you are interested in joining this group. 

Facilitator: Earl Cabellon
Email Earl if you are interested in joining this group.

Facilitator: Nicole Garcia Diaz
Email Nicole if you are interested in joining this group. 

Facilitator: Tyler Huddleston
Email Tyler if you are interested in joining this group.

Facilitator: Lorae Bonamy
Email Lorae if you are interested in joining this group.

Facilitator: Ray Nardella
Email Ray if you are interested in joining this group.

Facilitator: Laura Tan
Email Laura if you are interested in joining this group. 

Facilitator: Mel. Coles
Co-Collaborators: Jamila Aswad and Imani Burwell
Email the Facilitator and/or Collaborators if interested in joining the group.

Facilitator: Laura Hood
Listserv: Working Moms List - email Laura Hood to gain access
Group Email: saworkingmoms@umd.edu
Join the Working Moms Facebook group (new since COVID-19):
Email Laura if you are interested in joining this group. 


Interest Spaces

Currently, there are no offerings at this time but if you are interested in starting an interest group, please e-mail Nicole Mehta or Malia Witherspoon, SADI Co-Chairs to get one started.

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