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Intergroup Relations

Silvena Chan

Silvena Chan
OSDP Program Coordinator

Phone: (518) 580-8213
Email: schan1@skidmore.edu

Silvena is fresh off a stint at the University of Michigan getting her Master’s degree in Higher Education, working as a facilitator for the Summer Youth Dialogues (dialogues on race/ethnicity for Detroit high school youth), and developing social justice programming as a CommonGround graduate intern at UM’s Program on Intergroup Relations (Intergroup Relations).  She is also a proud graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Sociology.  During college, she spent three years working with Chinatown Youth Initiatives, a New York City based youth leadership organization where she gained a deep appreciation for sitting in circles.  Her academic interests include the role that institutions of higher education play in reproducing or contesting inequalities in surrounding communities and in society, queer of color theory as a basis for research in higher education, and the experiences of students of color in understanding the construction of race/ethnicity in colleges and universities.  But most importantly, Silvena loves transformative crying and karaoke (especially to Taylor Swift).