Erik serves as the Director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Prior to joining the OSCR team, Erik served as the Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Ferris State University and also worked in the Student Conduct Office at Penn State University while completing his doctoral work in Higher Education Administration with a cognate area of study in counselor education. Erik is committed to genuine dialogue and action that engages student learning, promotes achievement, and ensures the full and equal participation of all groups in society.
Program Manager - Alcohol & Other Drugs Conflict Resolution
Nicolette exemplifies a Sagittarius moon with her ever broadening accumulation of interests and endeavors. She is an outdoor recreation nerd; a life-long theater maker; a mythologies, fables, and folklore consumer; a May to October cyclist; and karaoke host extraordinaire. She holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York. Her biggest lessons, however, have been wrought in the time since the birth of her child in February 2021.
Program Manager - Adaptable Resolution Program Lead
Ramonda serves as the Adaptable Resolution Coordinator for Sexual Gender Based Misconduct within the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Ramonda loves to facilitate conversations and dialogues with students about their personal experiences and worldview. Ramonda believes students have a voice in their own processes and journeys and she loves to help them navigate their own self-advocacy.
Program Manager - Sexual Misconduct Education & Intervention
Felicia serves as the Sexual Misconduct Education & Intervention Lead within the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Felicia is interested in helping students navigate the intersections of their unique identities as they navigate their experiences as Michigan students. She is passionate about guiding students on a path toward social justice and self-advocacy, finding innovative ways to ensure all students find success.
Holden Bender-Bernstein is a second-year grad student pursuing master’s degrees in Educational Studies (Design & Technologies for Learning Across Culture & Contexts) and Social Work (Welfare of Children & Families pathway), and self-describes as a "dog, baby, and ukulele enthusiast". He is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA where he was an RA for first-year students, and holds a BFA in Theatre Education & Performance and a minor in Psychology.
Theo Poling is a Creative Writing & Literature and Arts & Ideas in the Humanities senior-level double major. Theo is passionate about increasing diverse representation through writing and art, and hopes to bring his passions of social justice to his work. Theo cares about everyone's voice being not just heard, but respected and acknowledged. In addition to working at OSCR, Theo is an active member in the campus LGBT community and club system. In his free time, Theo enjoys going on hikes, volunteering at animal shelters, and baking.
Adaku is a senior studying Data Science with a minor in Business Administration. Adaku is interested in opportunities to mentor, speak up for those who may not be able to speak up for themselves, and create an impact within the many communities she's involved in. A couple of those communities include Support for Incoming Black Students (S.I.B.S) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In her free time, Adaku enjoys working on jigsaw puzzles, taking adventures in Ann Arbor, and spending quality time with her loved ones.
Katie is a junior majoring in International Studies with minors in French and Philosophy. She is interested in legal advocacy and the mediation of intergovernmental conflicts, and hopes to travel before attending law school after graduation. She is inspired by Anthony Bourdain, and his willingness to listen to others and learn through sharing lived experiences. When she's not in the office, Katie can be found relaxing by the river in the Arb, doing calligraphy, or in the drive-thru at Bearclaw.
Mahdi is a senior double-majoring in Middle East Studies and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. He is interested in international organizations’ roles and powers in arbitrating interstate conflicts and hopes to obtain a graduate degree in the future. Outside of OSCR, Mahdi is involved in various political and multicultural organizations on campus, and tutors students in their hometown within a nonprofit organization they co-founded called Akhwati Tutoring.
Audrey Lee is a second year LSA student interested in counseling and psychology. She has a strong background in mentorship, serving as a former Academic Director and Mentor at Family Touch USA in New Jersey.
Nidhi is a junior majoring in Psychology and Sociology & Social Work. She is passionate about decreasing stigma and increasing access to mental health care in communities of color. Outside of OSCR, Nidhi is a part of hEARt Listens, which runs a peer support text line for Michigan students, and M-HEAL, a global health organization. In her free time, Nidhi enjoys cooking, calligraphy, and exploring the outdoors!
Sewit is a senior studying Biology, Health and Society and African and Afro-American Studies. She is passionate about Global Mental Health and in the future, is excited to integrate her passion for international affairs with social justice and advocacy within the field of intercultural psychiatry. On campus, she is involved with the Generation Mental Health conference and the Global Scholars Program, and in her free time, she loves taking long walks to explore parts of her city, trying new foods, and learning new languages!