About the staff

The Multicultural Certificate Program is maintained by a dedicated group of University of Missouri students under the direction of professor Etti Naveh-Benjamin.

Kate Coates:

kateFrom St. Louis, Missouri, Kate is studying Biological Sciences and Psychology. She is involved in campus student government, the student health advisory council, and is an executive member for the inaugural chapter of Women in STEM at Mizzou. She is completing an independent research project in behavioral genetics and plans to apply to graduate school to complete a PhD in Molecular Genetics. In her spare time Kate enjoys sleeping, figure skating, and watching garbage reality TV shows on Netflix.

Salah Daghlas:

thumbnail_salahSalah is a Biochemistry major from Columbia, Missouri. Some call him a townie, others call him “SalsaT.” He enjoys doing impressions, playing soccer, and biking on the MKT Trail.

Jared Day:

Jarejaredd is majoring in Strategic Communication. He is from from Pilot Grove, Missouri where he grew up on a farm with his two brothers. In his free time, Jared likes to play video games and go hiking. He hopes to one day work for an advertising agency that specializes in non-profit marketing, or be the account manager for The Pokemon Company.

James Dolezal:

thumbnail_jamesJames is a Columbia native majoring in Anthropology and English with a focus on creative writing. James enjoys spoken word poetry, ballroom dance, and theater.

Emma Gambaro:

emmaEmma is an Arts and Culture Journalism major from St. Louis, Missouri. She is also a driver for STRIPES, Mizzou Alternative Breaks site leader, Relationship and Sexual Violence Peer Educator and a tutor at the MU Writing Center. When she is not in class, work or at meetings, you can find Emma sleeping in various areas around MU’s campus. After graduating in December, Emma will become a member of the 2017 Teach for America Corps in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Diana Harmata:

Diana is a dianaColumbia, Missouri native studying French and Psychology. In her spare time, Diana enjoys reading books (both in English and in French), preparing light desserts and healthy meals, going to the gym, and playing games with friends and family.

Sarah Kellogg:

sarahSarah is from Chesterfield, Missouri and studies Radio Reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism. When she isn’t reading news articles or on Twitter, Sarah enjoys listening to podcasts, watching House of Cards and Veep, and going to Ragtag Cinema in downtown Columbia. She also loves theater and is always planning what show she’s going to see next, whether it’s in Columbia, St. Louis or even New York. And no, she hasn’t seen Hamilton…yet.

Delaney La Fon:

delaneyDelaney is studying Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism, as well as political science and business. She is from Stilwell, Kansas (just south of Kansas City) and loves spending her free time outdoors, whether it’s running along the MKT Trail or practicing yoga at Capen Park.

Jamie Lazaroff:

jamieJamie is from St. Louis, Missouri. She is studying Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communication and pursuing minors in Business and Psychology. In her free time, Jamie loves spending time with family and friends, traveling and being active.

Josh Lohutko:

thumbnail_josh-2Josh is a psychology major from Imperial, Missouri. He spends most of his time thinking about grad school and watching films.

Katie Schnell:

katieOriginally from Collierville, Tennessee, Katie is studying Documentary Journalism and Spanish. While she loves to relax and watch a good movie, Katie also loves to explore the outdoors.

Abby Smith:

thumbnail_abby From Chesterfield, Missouri, Abby is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Math and Theater. She loves animals, adventures and cuddling up with her cat, Mango, to binge watch obscure Nicolas Cage movies.



What are the MCC student staff’s responsibilities?

Students’ roles on the MCC staff include the roles of Ambassadors and Peer Advisors.

Ambassadors visit classes throughout the semester to inform students about the Multicultural Certificate, while Peer Advisors work in the MCC office to help prospective MCC grads plan their course of study, answer any questions that students may have, process application forms, and more.

Want to get in touch with us?

We have a contact page with a quick-contact submission form for that!

Want to come work with us?

We are currently in need of Ambassadors. Please contact Etti Naveh-Benjamin if interested!