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Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Diversity Fellows

Meet Our Diversity Fellows

The Admission Diversity Fellows are a team of undergraduate students who work for the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Admissions Office, and assist the team with the goal to increase the number of underrepresented students on our campus, and support them while they are here.

The Diversity Fellows serve as mentors for prospective students applying to college, and newly admitted students deciding on a college home. They ensure that historically underrepresented students are on track for academic and social success. Diversity Fellows are essential in achieving our goal to make UMass Amherst a more diverse and inclusive campus, where students from all walks of life can feel like they belong.

Profile Listing
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Rhode Alcindor

Hey! My name is Rhode Alcindor and I am a senior from Lynn, Mass., majoring in biomedical engineering. As a student of color, it was important for me to find a community that embraced me for who I am and encouraged me to grow and identify with my culture. That’s why I joined the admissions team as a Diversity Fellow to help foster that environment and support underrepresented students like myself to make UMass Amherst feel like home. On campus, I am a kompa dancer for the Haitian-American Student Association (HASA) and a Bible study leader for UMass Brothers and Sisters in Christ. I am also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the STEM Ambassadors Program. In my free time, I love to dance, run, play video games on my PlayStation, and watch anime!

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Hyunwoo Do

Hi everyone! My name is Hyunwoo (Felix), I am a junior majoring in public health, and I am currently studying abroad in Denmark! I grew up in Lexington, Mass., and just recently I moved to Milford, Mass. I am so honored to be a part of the Admission Diversity Fellows team because I have the opportunity to engage with the UMass community and to create a more diverse, inclusive, and exciting experience for students of all backgrounds. Outside of academics, I am passionate about Tae Kwon Do and archery! However, in my free time I usually play video games with my friends, listen to music, or watch whatever random YouTube videos that pop up on my recommended feed! :)

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Audrey Gabriel

Hi everyone! I’m Audrey, and I am a junior working toward a dual degree in microbiology and public health. I am also on a pre-med advising track. I call both Peabody, Mass., and Palayan City, Philippines home. In addition to being an Admission Diversity Fellow and Tour Guide for Undergraduate Admissions, I am a member of the Integrated Concentration of Natural Sciences (iCons) program and from this, I’ve been able to complete a number of research projects on the biomedicine track. I am also the secretary of Health & Wellbeing for the Student Government; vice president of the Filipino Student Association; member of The Boltwood Project; the School Based Health Alliance – Youth Advisory Council; and the Center for Education, Policy & Advocacy (CEPA). I am also part of the Commonwealth Honors College. One of my favorite undergraduate experiences so far has been being a part of the Social Issues RAP my first year!

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Cellie Jimenez

Hi! My name is Rucellie (Cellie) Jimenez and I am a junior astronomy and physics double major with a minor in economics. I am from Chelsea, Mass., and a Dominican first-generation college student. As the only Afro-Latina in most of my STEM classes, I hope in the future I can work to dismantle the elitist and gatekept structure of STEM. My main goal in the future is to help encourage more minorities to pursue (and maintain) their passion in the STEM work field. UMass Amherst has helped me work towards that goal with the experience as an undergraduate researcher assistant in the field of biophysics at Ross Labs. I have also used resources such as the Five College Consortium and have worked very closely with Residential Life as a residential assistant (RA) and member of the Residential Hall Association (RHA). When I am not involved in campus activities, I find myself gaming, reading, experimenting with makeup, and trying new boba!

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Aliyah Nisbett

Hi everyone! My name is Aliyah and I am a senior from Marlborough, Mass., majoring in computer engineering with a minor in information technology. On campus, I am an Admission Diversity Fellow for Undergraduate Admissions, and an event consultant for all Registered Student Organizations. I am also a transfer student! I transferred to UMass Amherst in the fall of 2019, and have been able to get involved with so many cool organizations and opportunities. Not only this, but I am a first-generation college student as well! As a first-gen student, I am extremely passionate about helping other underrepresented students find their home and navigate their college admissions process and this is why I love being an Admission Diversity Fellow! I am also a part of the National Society of Black Engineers, CHAARG, and a member of the Society of Women in Engineers.

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Fayobomi Olusola-Falodun

Hey everyone! My name is Fayo, I’m a sophomore studying marketing and communication (double major), with a minor in psychology. I am also an international student from Lagos, Nigeria. I am an Admission Diversity Fellow and Tour Guide for Undergraduate Admissions, as well as a member of the Women of Isenberg Conference planning committee; the external Outreach Coordinator for The Advancement of Diversity in Business; and PR Coordinator for SoulTv. I was a marketing intern at Braathe enterprises and Parabolic LLC, and will be interning at JP Morgan Chase for the summer 2022 as a summer analyst in Plano, Texas. During my first year here, I lived in the Partners In Education (PiE) RAP Melville. My favorite place on campus is the second floor of the Integrative Learning Center. It is such a scenic place to study and has a beautiful view of the campus pond!

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Lara Pereira

Hi everyone! My name is Lara and I am a junior from Taunton, Mass., majoring in marketing and political science, and I am currently studying abroad this semester in Denmark! I am an Admission Diversity Fellow and Tour Guide for Undergraduate Admissions. As a first-generation college student, I have been able to really absorb and appreciate all of the opportunities UMass Amherst offers its students of all backgrounds! I am the blog chair for the Isenberg Women in Business and I am also a liaison for the UMass Brazilian-American Student Alliance (UMass BrASA). During my free time, I love to read sappy fictions and try new restaurants with my friends! My favorite area on campus is definitely the Isenberg Innovation Hub for its AMAZING smoothies and abundant natural light!

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Ame Tsamaase

Hi everyone! My name is Ame — I am a junior and international student from Gaborone, Botswana; majoring in medical anthropology and global health. I am an Admission Diversity Fellow for Undergraduate Admissions, as well as an intern with the Center for Education Policy and Advocacy (CEPA). I am a part of the Commonwealth Honors College, as well as a member of the Center for Women and Community (CWC); UMass Students for Reproductive Justice; the Dean’s Student Advisory Council for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the African Student Association; and the Black Student Union. I am fluent in English and Tswana, and conversational in Sesotho and Sepedi. My goal is to strengthen the campus’s inclusion of diversity by increasing the number of underrepresented, minority, and international students on campus. All students should feel like they belong and succeed, and I strive to support students so they may feel they have access to the numerous academic, career, and club opportunities offered at UMass Amherst.