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University of Georgia
404 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Photo of John Alvarez Turner John Alvarez Turner Interim Director of Multicultural Services and Programs

John Alvarez Turner is the Interim Director for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. John’s professional background in the field of Education spans over fifteen years in K-12, corporate training, and higher education. Prior to UGA, John served as the Associate Director for Hispanic Outreach, Student Success Instructor, Manager of the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture, and Academic Advisor at The University of Akron as well as a Commissioner on the Civil Rights Commission for the City of Akron, Ohio.…

Photo of Wanda L. Johnson Wanda L. Johnson Assistant Director

Wanda L. Johnson is the Assistant Director for Program for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Wanda has diverse experience in student growth and development spanning from her time in DFCS, DJJ, Boys and Girls Club, and higher education. Prior to UGA, Wanda served as the Lead Academic Advisor III for STEM majors at Georgia College.…

Photo of Jenn Spradley Jenn Spradley Business Services Coordinator
Photo of Joshua Duarte Joshua Duarte Graduate Assistant

Joshua Duarte was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Joshua was raised in a single-parent, low-income-immigrant household. His character and way of thinking have been highly influenced by the obstacles put in the way of his immigrant family. Joshua graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2021 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a degree in Sociology.…

Photo of Gia Santiago Gia Santiago Graduate Assistant

Gia is a second year Masters of Social Work student with a concentration in Micro Social Work and will graduate in May 2022. Upon graduation, it is her goal to become a therapist for children and families. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in May 2020 from Utica College in Upstate New York. Gia was born and raised in Utica, NY and moved to Athens, GA in the Fall of 2020 without ever visiting.…

Photo of Claudia Wooten Claudia Wooten Graduate Assistant

Claudia Wooten is the current Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Services and Programs(MSP). Claudia is from Rockmart, Georgia and has lived in Georgia for all of her life. In May 2021, Claudia graduated from the University of Georgia with two degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. She is currently on her way to Double Dawg Status, beginning her Masters in Education with a specialization in College Student Affairs Administration.…

Photo of Emelynn Arroyave Emelynn Arroyave Student Assistant

Emelynn is a student assistant in the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. She is currently a 3rd year student studying International Affairs and Social work with a minor in Political Science and is graduating in the Spring of 2023. She is from Gwinnett County GA, Buford/Dacula area. On campus, she is the former Political Action Chair and current President of the Hispanic Student Association within MSP.…

Photo of Miya Bleth Miya Bleth Student Assistant

Miya Bleth is a Student Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. As a second-year student at the University of Georgia, she is pursuing both a BBA Digital Marketing and AB Economics undergraduate degree within the Terry College of Business, along with a Design & Media minor. Her career aspirations include any type of involvement in the development of the marketing strategy within corporations, specifically through the digital realm.…

Mara Suddeth Student Assistant
Photo of Jennifer Zhu Jennifer Zhu Student Assistant

Jennifer is a student worker for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. She is currently a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. Her career aspirations are to pursue a graduate degree and to work as a mental health professional. She also hopes to find fulfillment in giving back to her community through service and by advocating for the Asian American community by uplifting voices and stories within it.