Meet the Staff

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ariel  Ariel Donohue - Director

 Ariel is the Director of the Diversity Awareness Office at Montana State University, managing the office’s various programs, events, and initiatives. Originally from New York State, Ariel earned Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Women’s and Gender Studies from The College of New Jersey and is a graduate of Montana State University’s Master’s in Adult and Higher Education program. She has worked at MSU since 2009, previously having worked in the Office for Community Involvement and the Office of Activities and Engagement. Ariel is passionate about creating inclusive communities, supporting students, and promoting and embracing diversity in all forms.




terryTerry Bradley - Student Associate

Terry is a senior at Montana State University majoring in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in science. From Huntley, MT, Terry feels he was born a Bozemanite and loves everything Bozeman has to offer. Terry spends his time working with children during summer schools programs and tutoring programs. Working in the Diversity Awareness Office has opened up many opportunities for Terry to experience the vast types of people here on campus and in Bozeman. Terry encourages the coming together of peoples of many backgrounds. He feels diversity of many forms is to be celebrated. 


ryan  Ryan Erickson - Graduate Assistant LGBTQ Student Support

Ryan Erickson is the Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ Student Support in the Diversity Awareness Office. He plans events such as Coming Out Day and Lavender Celebration, he manages the LGBTQ Mentors Program, and supports established programs such as Safe Zone. He is working on his Master’s Degree in the department of Adult and Higher Education with a focus on higher education administration. Ryan received his Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Montana State University and looks forward to continuing to support his alma mater. Having lived in Montana for nearly all of the past 11 years, Ryan is focusing his efforts in this position on making students, especially LGBTQ students, feel welcome and safe on campus.


Jerico pictureJerico Cummings - Sustained Dialogue Student Program Coordinator

Jerico is a second-year student at Montana State majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Native American Studies. He was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Jerico strives to listen deeply and to be changed by what he hears through awareness and education of social justice and environmental issues. Together we can make a positive change.