Meet Our Staff

 

LaTia Sinclair, M.S. Interim Director,
Multicultural Programs
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LaTia Sinclair is a native of Queens, New York and has over 12 years of professional experience working in higher education. Ms. Sinclair earned a bachelor of science in sociology and a master of science in higher education and student affairs administration from the state university of New York College at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Her vast work experience spans across diverse institutions of higher education and various departments within Student Affairs. Institutions she has served include SUNY Buffalo State, Spelman College, Berkeley College and the Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Northwell Health System respectively.

Ms. Sinclair’s experience includes the supervision and management of residence halls, the development of a residential education program, creating a student success and supplemental instruction workshop series, facilitating mentoring programs for first year, first generation and minority students, advising multicultural student organizations, developing a men of color empowerment series and an annual women’s leadership conference and having oversight of all civic engagement where she developed strong partnerships with community agencies and non-profit organizations to increase student involvement with social justice and community service.

Ms. Sinclair’s attributes much of her success and inspiration to pursue a career in higher education to her undergraduate and graduate involvement as a student leader and positive mentoring relationships with administrators on campus. As a first-generation college student, Ms. Sinclair understands first-hand the importance of access, education, opportunity and advocacy. Thus, as the Assistant Director for multicultural programs at Georgia State University, Ms. Sinclair’s main objective is to assist in providing those essential components to all students with a focus on the students at the perimeter campus locations. She is committed to advancing the efforts of the Multicultural Center to the Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton campuses by extending programming and services to reflect access and inclusion of the diverse student population across the perimeter college campus locations of Georgia State University.

Outside of work, LaTia enjoys event planning, traveling, spending quality time with family and friends and serving her community as a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Vacant Interim Student Affairs Advisor II,
Community Building & Student Achievement
William Britto Student Affairs Advisor II,
Education, Gender & Sexuality
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William Britto is a native of Durham, North Carolina, graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) with a bachelor of music in education. While at UNCG, he served as a resident hall advisor, peer academic leader and president of the university’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). William also served as an orientation coordinator, often facilitating trainings and workshops for incoming students with a focal point of student success and identity. Upon moving to the Atlanta Metropolitan area in 2013, William taught in the Cobb County School District. William is excited about working with the Georgia State community and having the opportunity to help foster student success through identity and cultural awareness.
Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC Program Specialist – Perimeter
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Ms. Tonya Cook is a native of Atlanta and a class of 1994 Georgia State University Alumnus with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and a master of science in human resources development also from Georgia State. During her tenure at Georgia State, she was actively involved on campus and served in many roles including charter member of Georgia State University Spotlight Programs Board, specifically women’s life and black life and culture, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Nu Chapter, Leadership Conclave, Student Government Association, Order of Omega and Black Student Alliance. An avid supporter of the arts, Ms. Cook has studied dance for 25 years of which ten were with Total Dance Company under the artistic direction of Terrie (Ajile) Axam. She is active in her community, which also includes the graduate chapter of her Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter, Atlanta ambassador for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, National Black Arts Festival, Rialto Center for the Arts and Plan Your Meetings magazine. In March 2014, she became a certified life coach. Ms. Cook is responsible for coordinating a diverse range of cultural and educational programs in the Multicultural Center.
Aliyah Brown Graduate Administrative Assistant
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Aliyah Brown is a native of Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and currently working towards a Master’s of Business in Marketing. While at Georgia State University, she served as a member of the Spotlight Organization where she assisted spearheading the 2015 Homecoming dance and 2016 Greek showcase. Aliyah also served as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, where she assisted with the social media and branding of the organization on several outlets. Also, Aliyah has published and sent out media alerts to over 2,500 publications while interning at TreMedia for clients such as BIG K.R.I.T. and the National Museum of African American Music, to name a few. Aliyah is currently the digital marketing graduate assistant for the Multicultural Center at Georgia State University. While working for the Multicultural Center, Aliyah plans to help bring more cultural awareness and inclusion to the Georgia State University campus by using strategic marketing to reach more students and foster a community. Outside of work, Aliyah has a podcast channel called “Let’s Talk About it With Aliyah Simone”, loves to write, and serves her community by being involved in multiple community service initiatives throughout Metro Atlanta.
Amani Mitchell Graduate Administrative Assistant
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Amani Mitchell is a Macon, Georgia native. She attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and Criminology. During her undergraduate career she was a member of Women of Worth – a mentorship program geared towards African American women, F.I.N.E.S.S.E. ( Femininity in a New Era Securing Successful Enterprises) – providing resources for women to be successful during and after college, Student Government Association – serving in the capacity of a senator for two years and the Vice President of Auxiliary Services for one year, SASE (Sexual Assault Student Educators – equipping students with information about sexual assault and safe spaces to share their stories while connecting with others, and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) – serving as secretary and chairwoman for programming. Currently, she is working on her master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. While at Georgia Southern, she was given the honor of becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is excited to work with the Multicultural Center and the students here at Georgia State University.
Alexandria Bryant Graduate Administrative Assistant
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Alexandria Bryant is a Georgia Native and earned her Bachelor of Art in Sociology from Oglethorpe University. While there, she joined the Tau Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, incorporated and served as chapter president, vice president and was selected as one of the sorority’s 37 leadership fellows in 2017. She also held leadership positions in Black Student Caucus and the university’s center for Civic Engagement. Alexandria is also an artist and filmmaker, currently pursuing her Master of Communication with a concentration in film, video, and digital imaging at Georgia State University.
Christian Shaheen Graduate Research Assistant
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Christian Shaheen is from Dalton, Georgia. She studied International affairs and Spanish at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech, she was involved in a number of activities including her sorority Alpha Delta Chi, writing for the student newspaper- The Technique, and Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF). After graduation from Tech, she spent a year as a peer mentor working for CCF. In her spare time, she also volunteered at the International Rescue Committee working with refugees on attaining legal immigration status. In her time at the law school at Georgia State University, she has worked with family law, personal injury law, and housing and employment issues due to the fall out of COVID-19. Christian is excited to work with the Multicultural Center to foster diversity and inclusion at GSU.
Monica Vu Graduate Research Assistant
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Monica Vu is currently a second-year student at the Georgia State University College of Law. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Law, Science, and Technology. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Georgia State Multicultural Center as a Graduate Research Assistant and is looking forward to all the great things we will accomplish together this upcoming academic year.
Ray-Kelle Preston Graduate Research Assistant
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Ray-Kelle Preston is a native of Columbia, SC, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Education in sport management. She received her Master of Business Administration from North Greenville University and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at Georgia State University College of Law. Ray-Kelle loves to travel and loves to eat. She looks forwards to serving and collaborating with the Georgia State Community.