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STAFF JINNI PRADHAN, PH.D.

GURJIT MANN

ME/SA Student Affairs Officer jpradhan@ucdavis.edu | 530-752-1550

ME/SA Studies Program Coordinator gkmann@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-4926

Jinni develops and sustains campus initiatives and services that support the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian student communities. She works in collaboration with campus partners to promote student leadership and academic success. Jinni also serves on campuswide committees to increase the visibility and support dedicated to the Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian student communities.

Gurjit coordinates the Middle East/South Asia Studies major, minor, academic conferences, lectures and programs. She supports Middle Eastern and South Asian students through academic advising. Gurjit provides a sense of belonging, making the Middle East/South Asia Studies program a community.

OLIVIA HERNANDEZ GEETANJALI VIJ ME/SA Studies Community and Outreach Coordinator gjvij@ucdavis.edu | 530-754-4927 Geetanjali supports the Middle East/South Asia Studies program’s academic initiatives and community outreach efforts. A UC Davis alumna, she is excited to be back working with the Middle Eastern and South Asian community facilitating program collaborations and students’ academic interests.

Cross Cultural Center Program Coordinator for ME/SA Community oehernandez@ucdavis.edu | 530-752-4057 Olivia works closely with the ME/SA Community student coordinator at the Cross Cultural Center to create and develop programming that uplifts, informs and engages the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian student communities. She also supports and oversees the mixed heritage and Chicanx/Latinx communities. Her strengths include providing intersectional support, creative approaches and dedication toward student leadership and academic success.

SHEETAL SHAH, PH.D. Community Advising Network (CAN) Counselor sshah@shcs.ucdavis.edu | 530-752-6255 Sheetal assists students who are experiencing personal and academic stressors that may be impacting their ability to reach their goals. She provides the ME/SA community with culturally sensitive support through individual, couples and group therapy as well as consulting and workshops.

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MUNISA HAQUE, LMFT Clinical Counselor 530-752-2349 (Student Health and Counseling Services appointment desk) Munisa meets with students to explore their academic and personal concerns and collaboratively work with them to seek solutions. She specializes in working with Muslim American students and can provide culturally sensitive support through individual therapy. Appointments with Munisa are made through Student Health and Counseling Services.

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