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ariel  Ariel Donohue- Program Manager

 Ariel is the Program Manager in 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. She currently  serves on the  President’s Commission on the Status of University Women at MSU. Ariel is passionate about creating  supportive  communities, working with students, and promoting and embracing diversity in all forms.


 Terry Bradley - Student Associate

Terry is a junior at Montana State University majoring in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in science. Originally from Huntley, Montana, 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. 

Karli Kusler - Sustained Dialogue Program Coordinator

Karli Kusler is a senior at Montana State University studying Political Science, with a focus on International Relations and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Karli is a peer leader for the freshman University Seminar class and will be going into her second year with assisting seminar and co-coordinating Sustained Dialogue alike. Karli has a passion for experiencing new cultures and has been able to travel internationally a handful of times, each experience as unique and rewarding as the next. Karli is excited to continue working with Darby and Ariel in building a strong program the whole campus can be involved with. As for extracurricular activities, Karli enjoys her summers at home on the lake, in the Flathead Valley, and will never pass up a good book.

 Darby Lacey - Sustained Dialogue Program Coordinatordarby

 Darby Lacey is a senior at Montana State University and a Sustained Dialogue Program Coordinator. A Montana native,  Darby is studying English Literature and Biochemistry. During her freshman year of college, Darby served as a National  Officer for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, a national student organization dedicated to building a pipeline of future  health professionals. She still serves as a leadership coach for Montana HOSA. Darby attended Sustained Dialogue  moderator training on a whim last fall and was hooked by the relationships and deeper understanding that comes from  participation in Sustained Dialogue. She had the privilege of moderating for an excellent group of participants during the  Spring of 2014. She looks forward to planning meaningful events on campus and fostering transformational relationships.  When not studying or being involved on campus, you can find Darby enjoying Montana's mountains and rivers on her  skis  or with a fly-fishing rod in hand. 



Want to become a part of the Diversity Awareness Office team? We are currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant to support LGBTQ students at MSU. Learn more and apply today!