Meet the Staff and Employment Opportunities
Mitchell Douglas Meyer graduated with his Bachelors in Psychology from MSU in 2019, and is now a second year graduate student in the School Counseling Program. This year, he is once again serving as the DISC Graduate Assistant. Although his schedule for his final year remains packed almost past the known laws of time and space itself, he is incredibly excited to bring his all to this position and work hard with everyone on the staff- both returning members, and those new to the team! Mitchell is very happy for the opportunity to continue offering amazing programs like the MSU Safe Zone, as well as developing programs like Queer Frontier, and the new and improved All Inclusive Mentors (AIM) Program. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering (indoors, because Mom thinks it’s too dangerous to do outdoors), frantically cleaning his apartment, and the work he does in his internship at Belgrade High School.
Lyla Brown is a fourth-year student studying Sociology with a focus on Criminology with minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as Psychology. She is passionate about all students feeling like Montana State is a welcoming environment for everyone that attends. Her involvement with Sustained Dialogue began at the 2017 Common Ground Retreat, and she has been involved as a moderator ever since. Now, Lyla is excited to serve as a co-program coordinator for Sustained Dialogue!
Hannah is a second-year undergraduate student from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. In her first year of college, she volunteered at the Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) as a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador (DIA) as well as a co-moderator for a spring Sustained Dialogue group. This year, she is extremely excited to be working as a Student Coordinator with the DISC! Her main areas of focus are the DIA program and supporting students with differing ability statuses. Outside of the office, she enjoys playing her five instruments, spending time in the chemistry lab, and working with Alzheimer’s patients.
Diversity & Inclusion Ambassadors (DIAs) 2020-21
The DIAscomplete a variety of tasks to support the mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Students Commons (DISC), which is to increase understanding, promote inclusion, and inspire critical thinking about diversity. These studentsvolunteer 5 hours a week which consists of table events, meeting with current and prospective students, attending weekly staff meetings, exploring identity via training opportunities and keeping the office staffed throughout the workday.
Starting spring 2021, our DIAs will have weekly virtual office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 PM to 5 PM. No appointment is necesary; feel free to log-on here! Please note you will initally enter into a "waiting room," so we ask for your patience while we connect you with our DIAs.
Hello! I’m Barla Beaudoin and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am so excited to be a DIA this year! I am a freshman, and I am on the pre-med track. I am from Red Lodge, MT and have always been interested in diversity and inclusion programs. Some fun facts about me are I am half Brazilian, and I love to dance!!
I am a fourth year student, majoring in Organismal Biology with a minor in Museum Studies. I work in a mycology (mushroom) lab on campus and I am the President of the National Residence Hall Honorary. I spend my free time cross stitching and listening to audiobooks/podcasts.
Hi! My name is Diego Garcia and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a second-year student studying Paleontology. I have previously volunteered at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and in high school, I had an internship that allowed me to work at the Los Angeles Zoo! I am a second-generation Mexican-American and proud of it. I have a passion for trying to make MSU a more comfortable place for people who may feel alienated while attending here. I have a lot of experience with trying to help people out, so if you see me in the DISC office and have a question, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer. A fun fact about me is that I’ve been bitten, licked, and pecked by a total of seven different species of animals (two types of birds, two types of antelope, a giraffe, a lion, and a seal).
Hello! My name is Riley Nielsen and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am currently a third year Accounting student at MSU. I grew up in Missoula, MT and love to spend my free outside! I was a DIA last year and I am excited for this year as we have new faces leading diversity on campus. I am always free to talk, so don’t hesitate to ask! A fun fact about me is that my favorite food is sushi.
We are looking to hire the following student coordinators to help maintain the mission of the DISC and administer student-centered support programs. If you are interested in any of the positions below, please fill out an application found on the DISC's CatsConnect page. Feel free to contact the DISC Program Manager, PJ Diamond, directly with questions or concerns regarding any of the listed positions.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to those that apply by Friday, May 7th, 2021.
All Inclusive Mentoring (AIM) Student Coordinator
The AIM Student Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the AIM program at MSU, under the guidance and supervision of the DISC Program Manager. The coordinator will have the responsibility of recruiting, managing mentees, and training mentors, providing social connection spaces for those in the program to engage, establishing regular program check-ins and event suggestions to mentor pairs, and developing surveys to measure areas for improvement. The coordinator will also work with the DISC Program Manager to solidify funds for various social events hosted for program. The coordinator will maintain ongoing and open communication with the DISC Program Manager and other DISC Student Coordinators.
Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador (DIA) Student Coordinator
The DIA Student Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the DIA program at MSU, under the guidance and supervision of the DISC Program Manager. The coordinator will have the responsibility of recruiting, managing, and training DIAs, establishing and leading weekly meetings with the group, organizing time schedules for DIA office hours, facilitating training opportunities and social engagements, connecting DIAs to and collaborating with other MSU departments and student organizations, and developing surveys to measure areas for improvement. The coordinator will also work with the DISC Program Manager to solidify funds for various social events hosted for program. The coordinator will maintain ongoing and open communication with the DISC Program Manager and other DISC Student Coordinators.
Social Media and Marketing Student Coordinator
The Social Media/Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the social media posts, stories, graphics as well as graphics for campus TVs and posters to distribute around the campus. This student will work closely with all DISC student coordinators, the Program Assistant, the Program Manager as well as the Sustained Dialogue Social Media Manager to create, organize, and promote various materials for a number of programs, events and efforts of the DISC and their collaborators. This coordinator will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of the DISC’s social media pages, including but not limited to responding to private messages, producing creative, eye-catching graphics, tagging collaborators, and posting on a regular basis (which will be established at the beginning of the year with the DISC team).