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Deanna Deanna Cerquetti, Community Liaison
Program: Language, Literacy and Culture, Ph.D.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Previous Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, Notre Dame of Maryland University; M.A. in Intercultural Communication (concentration in Hispanic Studies), UMBC

Favorite Quote: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter


Maria Cole, Writing Advisor

Program: Public Policy, Ph.D.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Previous Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, Southern Methodist University; M.P.H. in Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center; M.S.W. in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Favorite Quote: “As long as poverty, injustice and gross equality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”  Nelson Mandela




Ethan Post, Communications Manager
Program: Historical Studies, M.A.

Hometown: Akron, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland

Previous Degree(s):B.A. in Secondary Education of Social Studies, The University of Akron.

Favorite Quote: “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas



Dawn Galindo, Executive Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Catonsville, MD