Center for Multicultural Education



Student Program Coordinators


Bre Egienheer Logo
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Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Major: English Education
Year: Sophomore

I am a sophomore and grew up in West Des Moines, IA.  I am majoring in English Education and minoring in Speech Communications/ Theatre Ed and Coaching. On campus I am involved in the JumpStart program as a Pathfinder, a member of the hip hop dance group The MOVEment, Ultimate Frisbee, and a brother in the National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi. I enjoy watching movies and TV shows, name anything and most likely I have seen it or am currently watching it.

Fun Fact: If I could have any job it would to be the head of security for Atlantis.


Daniella Guerrero Logo
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Hometown: Cambridge, IA
Major: English
Year: Senior
Campus Involvement: Orientation Adviser for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. | Member of UNIdos and Ethnic Student Promoters
Why did I chose UNI? When I first transferred from DMACC I wanted to be a teacher so when I was looking into different universities I decided UNI would be the best choice considering they had the best education program in Iowa and campus wasn't too far from home. Flash forward a few years and I am no longer a teaching major but my passion for education has not changed. Instead of teaching I would like to work in higher education helping other first generation students from diverse backgrounds, like myself, be successful in a college or university setting. 


Emma Cover - CarperLogo
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Year: Senior

My name is Emma Cover-Carper and I am a junior at UNI pursuing a double major in English and Communication Studies. On campus, I am involved in America Reads, a position that is available for work study students, as well as UNI Feminists Club and ESPN. I love to write and spend time with friends, as well as meet new people.

My favorite movie is Finding Dory!


Ethan VanceLogo
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Major: TESOL

I am pursuing a degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (K-12) with a minor in French Studies and a certificate of Sociology of Race/Ethnicity and Immigration. This is my second year at UNI. My list activities and involvement include being a peer mentor for incoming freshmen, the UNI Refugee and Immigrant Support and Empowerment (RISE) president, and I am an ambassador for the Languages and Literatures Department. Furthermore, I am a senator for the Northern Iowa Student Government and sit on the Campus Relations Committee.

Fun fact: My favorite place on campus is the UNI Greenhouses, specifically the cacti room. 


Lucia Jaime Hernandez Logo
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Hometown: Magdalena De Araceo, GTO, MX
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Senior

My name is Lucia Jaime Hernandez, I was born in the Magdalena de Araceo, GTO, MX. I moved to Iowa when I was five and grew up in Waterloo.  I am the fifth child out of seven. I am currently a senior. My major is Elementary Education with minors in TESOL and Spanish teaching. I am set to graduate in May of 2021. I love to drive and travel. I love to talk and meet new people. I am the Secretary of the TESOL club and a member of UNIdos. 


Patten Tody Logo
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Hometown: Liberia, Africa
Major: Communication
Year: Junior

Hello my name Patten Tody. I’m a Junior at UNI majoring in Communication with a minor in Family Services, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. I am the Vice President African Union on the UNI campus. I'm originally from West Africa, Liberia but my family and I moved to America in the summer of 2006. Out of the 53 countries in Africa, I have only been to three so far that I can personally remember for myself. I might have been more if you ask my parents. I was born in Ivory Coast, lived in Liberia for a good amount of my baby years and then we moved to Ghana. I speak two languages. I speak American’s English and Liberian’s English which is Colocwa. I’m super excited for the school year!


Sarah CopeLogo
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Hometown: South Korea/ Drakesville, IA
Major: Biology
Year: Junior

My name is Sarah Cope. I was internationally adopted from South Korea but I grew up in Drakesville, Iowa. I am a junior and my major is biology with a chemistry minor with hopes of attending medical school after UNI. In my free time I like to read books, cuddle with my dog Mia, and binge watch my favorite show Friends.