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2019-2020 Intern Team

 

 

 

Mohammed Bappe (he/him/his)

I go by Bappe. I'm a history and education major with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. The IC has played a central role in my life here, and if you need help with anything let me know! I also work in the Lang Center as the Identities and Inequality associate and can help get funding for summer opportunities.  

 

Paul Buchanan (he/him/his)

I'm a bisexual triplet from the deep south, and I'm excited and passionate about the work I'll get to do at the IC, especially concerning mental health and intersectionality.

 

Kent Chen (he/him/his)

Hey! My name is Kent Chen and I am from New York City. I plan to special major in medical anthropology on a premed track, seeking to blend natural sciences and social sciences to have a better understanding of those that I hope to serve. As a Chinese American, I am all for empowering Asian American voices and providing space for APIA identifying individuals to engage in race, identity, and culture related dialogue. Other than being an IC intern, I am currently a member of 16 feet and SAO. If you need anything, come find me at the IC!

 

Shelby Dolch (she/her/hers)

Hi my name is Shelby and I am from Glendive, Montana. I'm an intended special major in Political Science, Black Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. My focus areas include survivorship, queer issues, first generation and low-income initiatives, and intersectional feminism/anti-racist activism. I hope to uplift the voices of marginalized folx on campus this year through meaningful programming and advocacy.

Hit me up if you ever want to work on a project together or want to talk about The West Wing, Jeff Goldblum, The Office, or Hamilton. 

 

Wilber Dominguez (he/him/his)

 

 

 

Sokeyra Francisco (she/her/hers)

Sokeyra is a sophomore at Swarthmore. She is originally from New York City and speaks two languages: English and Spanish. She is in her first semester of Arabic. She is passionate about social justice issues and was previously a member of the Harlem Youth Court. At the IC she is working on making the new space more home-y. 

 

Dani Gómez (she/her/hers)

Hi Swat! I'm Dani Gómez and I'm a prospective Political Science and Biology double major. I'm a first-year from South Florida! I'm really interested in learning about and working towards new refugee and immigration policies nationwide. I also love languages! I speak Spanish and French, and I'm learning Arabic! My family is originally from Venezuela and I'm a first-generation American citizen. You can identify me by the smell of chlorine (I'm on the swim team) or by my curly hair.

 

Alex Frost (she/her/hers)

My name’s Alex and I’m a senior SocAnth major with minors in Black Studies and Spanish. At Swat I am a core member of STAR, the prison abolition group on campus, among other things. The IC helped me come into my queer identity and I am forever grateful for that. Figuring out who you are is hard and I hope as an IC intern I can help other members of the community do so as well. Also if you ever want to talk about/ask questions about/get involved with prison abolition hit me up (seriously I could talk forever about it)

 

Joo Yeon Kim (he/him/his)

I go by John and I am from Los Angeles, CA but also am a first-generation immigrant from South Korea. 

I intend to major in Chemistry or Economics and am part of the QuestBridge chapter and first-gen/low-income initiatives.

But I'm also passionate about bringing immigrant rights awareness to our community and world around us.

Most importantly I hope to bring more perspectives to the IC team!

 

Sonia Linares (she/her/hers)

My name is Sonia Linares and I am originally from Los Angeles! My family is from El Salvador and I’m proud to call myself a first generation college student. I am a prospective double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and History. I am passionate about making Swarthmore a safer place for marginalized students and hopefully the work I can accomplish translates into my future after Swarthmore. Feel free to reach out to me!

 

Kenny Mai (he/him/his)

Hey y'all, I'm Kenny and I'm a sophomore from the Bay Area. I plan to double major or major/minor in Soc/Anth and Comp Sci. In addition to working at the IC, I'm a board member of SAO and SOLIS, a SAM, and a CS21 Ninja. As a FLI, Vietnamese American student, I'm grateful for the IC and its groups for giving me the safe space and community to explore the various facets of my identity and connect with other folx from different backgrounds. Feel free to talk to me about any of the above interests and especially any ideas you have about IC-group collaborations!

 

Leslie Moreaux (she/her/hers)

I'm a sophomore and an intern at the Intercultural Center. I work closely with the Assistant Director of the Intercultural Center (IC) to imagine and implement programs, initiatives and strategies for Swatties. This year I will focus on the IC newsletter and the IC Arthouse. 

Oliva Robbins (she/her/hers)

Hey! I'm Olivia and I'm a sophomore from NYC with an intended double major in Peace & Conflict Studies and Urban Studies. Outside of academics, I am the creative director of VISIBILITY, the co-founder/co-president of Swarthmore's Petey Greene Program (which tutors people in prison nearby), and a volunteer for Youth Courts (a restorative justice program in Chester public schools). I'm also the college's inaugural Chester Semester fellow. I'm really passionate about prison abolition and art as a means of empowerment. I can't wait to work with you!

 

Chase Smith (they/them)

Hi! My name is Chase and I am a current sophomore this year. I plan on double majoring in psychology and philosophy. I am a member of Swarthmore’s “most” a capella group, Offbeat, one of the dozen or so Diversity Peer Advisors, and absolutely adore poetry. My focus areas include: mental health, queerness, and first generation/low income issues. Feel free to reach out to ask questions, grab a coffee or meal, or just talk!

Gene Witkowski (he/him/his)

Hey y'all, I'm Gene! I'm a sophomore and an intended double major in Music and Math, with other interests including French and Education. Besides working with the IC and serving as a SAM, I'm super passionate about educational justice, uplifting marginalized voices, and intersectionality, as someone who identifies as both queer and multiethnic. Come through and let's chat about identity or make some music!