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Swat FLI Staff

Karen Henry '87

Dean of First Year Students


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8169
  2. Office: Parrish 130
Karen Henry

Betsy Durning

Administrative Assistant, First Year Dean and Assistant to Assistant Vice President and Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Development


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5744
  2. Parrish 140
Betsy Durning

Nakia Waters

Program Coordinator FFI

Black Cultural Center

Dean's Office


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5541
  2. Black Cultural Center 303B
  3. Parrish Hall E126

Swat FLI Interns

Zeus Borrego  '22

Cindy Li  '20 

Edna Olvera  '21 

Evelyn Pineda  '22 

Naja Smith  '20 

Dulce Ventura  '22 

First in Family Advisory Group

Elizabeth Vallen


Cell Biology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8048
  2. Martin 312

Research: Symbiosis in corals/anemones

Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Coordinator for Peace and Conflict Studies Program


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8429
  2. Beardsley 209
  3. Office Hours:

    Fall '19: Weds 2:00-4:00  and by appointment

Interests: Ethics, Moral Psychology, Kant's Moral Theory, Social/Political Philosophy
Ph.D., Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor

Coordinator for Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Department of Spanish


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8163
  2. Kohlberg 339

Interests: Latin American literature, Central American and Mexican cultural studies, U.S. Latino/a studies, and diasporic and transnational community formations.

Nanci Buiza