Center for Multicultural Education



Graduate Assistant

Devin Erb

I am a first-year graduate student studying Student Affairs at UNI. I want to be an academic advisor after graduating from UNI and I have a passion for helping and leading students in whatever area they need it so they can achieve their academic and personal goals while in school. I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and went to Iowa State University for my undergraduate degree in Spanish. 

Student Program Coordinators

Emma Cover - CarperLogo
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Year: Senior

I am a junior at UNI pursuing a double major in English and Communication Studies. This is my final year at UNI. On campus, I am involved in Uprising Magazine, where I work on the publications team. I love to write and spend time with friends, as well as meet new people!

Fun Fact: My favorite movie is Finding Dory!

Ethan VanceLogo
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Major: TESOL
Year: Junior

My name is Ethan Vance and this my third year at UNI, originally from Pella, Iowa. I have a major in TESOL- Teaching (K-12) with a minor in French Studies. Currently I am the President of Refugee of Immigrant Support and Empowerment, the NISG Campus Relations Chair, and a new member of Ethnic Student Promoters. 

 Fun fact: I want to teach middle school ELL and French and eventually become a school counselor or curriculum & instruction specialist


Nicole IradukundaLogo
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Hometown: Belgium
Major: Public Relations/ Minor in Marketing
Year: Senior
I am Nicole Iradukunda, I am a senior here at UNI majoring Public relations with a minor in Marketing.
I am originally from Belgium, I enjoy socializing and traveling.
                                                 Fun Fact: Nicole would like to go to Australia because she would like to explore the outback.
                                                 Samantha Soni
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Hometown:  Lake Mills, IA
Major: Marketing, Minor in Psychology
Year: Senior

My name is Samantha Soni. I am from Lake Mills, IA. I am currently a senior at UNI majoring in Marketing with a minor in Psychology. I enjoy being involved in several student organizations that allow me to learn new things. Some organizations I have been involved in include African Union, UNI DM Corporate Partnership Committee, and UNI Entrepreneurs Club. I like to travel, try new foods, and spend time with family. 

Fun fact: I enjoy anything that gives me an adrenaline rush.


                                                 Sonia Miller

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Hometown: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Major: Textiles and Apparel or Interior Design
Year: Freshman

Hi, my name is Sonia Miller. I'm from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. I'm a freshman and I plan to major in either textiles and apparel or interior design. Fun Fact:  I have two cats.


                                            Tia Palmer
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Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Major: Social Work Minor in Criminology, Certificate in Child Welfare
Year: Third Year

My name is Tia Palmer and I am from Waterloo, Iowa. I am in my third year here at UNI, majoring in Social Work with a minor in Criminology and a program certificate in Child Welfare. With my degree, I hope to be able to work with children and teens in the foster care system, eventually working at a macro level to make needed changes to the system as a whole.

Fun fact: I can move my ears without touching them!