Meet Our Board:
M.E. (Emmy Harvey), Board Chair
Emmy is a junior in Economics at MSU. She is passionate about improving education and conducting research surrounding pressing "Montana issues" through dialogue and meaningful relationships.
Katie is a junior from Seattle, WA studying accounting and leadership. In addition to crunching numbers and daydreaming about surfing, she spends her time making Sustained Dialogue a strong voice on campus for social, cultural, ethnic, political, and humanistic understanding.
Katie Chamberlin, Chair of Internal Affairs
She also enjoys candle-lit dinners and long moon-lit walks on the beach
Daniel B. Torres, Chair of Moderators
Daniel is a sophmore in architecture. He says: One of the biggest things I am taking from SD the ability to confront certain topics or issues in a very controlled manner where we are able to hear and understand other's perspectives. I find it difficult to have a critical conversation with someone without them being defensive and subjective to their own beliefs without taking the time to hear what the other person has to offer. The moment I decided to get involved with SD was the day where we began discussing identity. Although, I am still trying to understand my own identity and what I label my self as; I feel that I am more self aware in knowing who I am than I was 2 years ago.
...I can go on for days talking about SD..
Meet Our Advisors:
Diedre Combs is a core instructor in Montana State University's Leadership Fellows Certificate Program as well as a consultant in cross-cultural communication and conflict skills enhancement, coaching, strategic planning and teacm building. She donates her time to make SD happen on our campus and is absolutely an integral part of making Sustained Dialogue successful. In addtion to work on and off campus, she has authored three books on cross cultural communication.
Phenocia is the program coordinator of the Diversity Awareness Office, overseeing the day to day tasks of the office, as well as the event and program planning and answering any questions or concerns that come through the door.She enjoys working with student groups and seeing diversity blossom on campus, and sees Sustained Dialogue as a absolutely necessary component of the MSU campus and community.