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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

Jasmine Owens

Assistant Director, FLI

Dean's Office


  1. Phone: (610) 690-5541
  2. Parrish Hall 126
Jasmine Owens

Swat FLI Interns

Zeus Borrego  '22

Justin Chai  '24

Aleina Dume  '23

Evelyn Pineda  '22  

Dulce Ventura  '22 

First in Family Advisory Group

Liz Vallen

Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology

Cell Biology


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8048
  2. Singer 310

Research: Symbiosis in corals/anemones

Krista Thomason

Associate Professor of Philosophy

On leave 2021-2022


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

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

Nanci Buiza

Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair

Peace & Conflict Studies

Latin American & Latino Studies

Department of Spanish


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

    Wed: 1:30-3:30 pm and by appointment

    Please make an appointment for office hours to avoid waiting a long time:

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

Nanci Buiza