There are new cohorts for Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (MOCHA) and Women of Color, Honor and Ambition (WOCHA) and the new WOCHA Council is in place.
Congratulations to the following students who will spend this academic year gaining personal and professional development skills and academic support.
The members of MOCHA Cohort 8 are Christian Aguilar, computer engineering technology, Mateo Alexander, applied arts and sciences, Anthony Coneo, management information systems, Hassan Eissa, electrical engineering technology, Karl English, marketing and management information systems, Aedan Frank, game design and development, Omar Grant, game design and development, Caleb Harris, business administration, Anthony Ibezim, physician assistant program, Calik Kennedy, business administration management, Victor Lopez, biomedical science, Chase McKelvie, management information systems, Quamae Newsome, film and animation, Jubilee Newton, graphic design, Dhruvesh Patel, business administration management, Rajiv Snape, bioinformatics, Oscar Tenezaca , computing and information technology, Edward Teutle, software engineering, Joseph Vazquez, mechanical engineering, and Xavier Thomas, mechanical engineering.
The members of WOCHA Cohort 6 are Roxette Burgos, electrical engineering, Sonia Chakraborty, management information systems, Leila Daly, electrical engineering technician, Kiara Johnson, animation, Isabel Lopez, international and global studies, Oluwamumiyo Makindipe, mechanical engineering, Samara Maldonado, communication, Crystal McFarlane, computer engineering technology, Jessika Quijada, supply chain management, Natalie Robinson, interior design, SerenaRomero, business management, Brielle Rubin, mechanical engineering technology, Chloe Sparkman, physician assistant program, Camille Uadiale, American Sign Language- English Interpreting, Zoe Zapata, digital humanities and social sciences.
Congratulations also to Luisa Swan, a WOCHA Cohort 2 alum andmentor on her recent promotion at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Swan graduated from RIT in 2019 with a master’s in criminal justice.
The following RIT faculty and staff have agreed to serve on the WOCHA Council:
Sri Kartik, assistant director for leadership, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, Dr. Katrina Overby, assistant professor School of Communication, Dr. Melissa Aponte, assistant dean of Students in the College of Engineering Technology, Candi Boston, associate director Alumni Relations, Reunions and Affinity Programs, Alumni and Constituent Relations, University Advancement, Stephanie Paredes, assistant director of Multicultural Programs, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Venessa M. Mitchell, director of ECCO and Student Programs Coordinator Dean’s Office, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Pamela Christopher, senior employment advisor, Center on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Natasha Dailey, senior staff accountant, Partnerships - SSC. Finance and Administration, Dr. Tomicka Wagstaff, assistant vice president, Academic Access and Success, Diversity and Inclusion, Tracy Ibezim, assistant director, TriO Upward Bound, Diversity and Inclusion, and Erica Ford, academic advisor Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, RIT College of Science.