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Moravian College
Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion

Who We Are 

 

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Jennika Borger | Chaplain

How I Can Help: I am available to be a confidential listening ear.  I can help support students as they explore life's big questions.  I can be a partner on your spiritual journey to offer support and challenge.  I provide a safe space for students of all faith backgrounds.  Join me each week for a home cooked meal. Send me an email to set up a time to talk.  

Jennika is a graduate of Moravian College with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology and Moravian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.  Jennika is an ordained minister in the Moravian Church and began working at the College in 2013.  Before working at the College, Jennika served churches in Wisconsin and Bethlehem and was involved in Interfaith Dialogue through the Bethlehem Council of Churches.  Jennika coordinates campus religious and spiritual life activities and plans worship services and special programs.  She also provides counseling and participates in ceremonies such as Convocation, Vespers, Baccalaureate, and Commencement. Jennika is here to serve all students, faculty, and staff.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

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Liliana A. Madrid | Director of Intercultural Advancement

How I Can Help: My passion is to help students not only navigate Higher Education but excel in the process. I can help you engage with others who are also interested in diverse perspectives, cultures, and lifestyles. If you are feeling like you have not found your way, we can work together and explore different leadership opportunities. If you are struggling with academics, I’m here to help set up a success plan. Just come see me!

Prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley, she was the Director of Multicultural Student Outreach and Support at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Liliana started her career with a national non-profit organization where her outreach efforts included diverse volunteer recruitment, retention and development and supporting the role of advocacy and community outreach efforts in Southern California and Connecticut.  Throughout her career experiences she has gained valuable hands on experience and training in diversity issues, community outreach and organizing and leading community awareness campaigns.  Liliana is a graduate from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with degrees in Political Science and Hispanic Studies and received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Bay Path University. 

Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

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Rubie Ghazal, Ph.D. | Director of Global Inclusion

How I Can Help: I can help students in their journey through college. If you have questions about the multiple layers of college life, whether it is academics, life skills, or career choices, let's figure out the answers together. I can also help you build a global perspective through a local lens or understand the local perspective through a global lens. Send me an email or visit the Diversity house to talk.

Dr. Rubie Ghazal serves as the Director of Global Inclusion at Moravian College. She provides leadership to the institution in the area of international student support. Before moving to the Lehigh Valley, Rubie taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo), Niagara University, and the American University in Cairo. Prior to that, she served as Director of Training at AMIDEAST, Egypt where she worked with American and international organizations. Her research and work promote cultural understanding and cooperation between Americans and people of the world and serve students and scholars in the areas of international education, English as a second language, and project management. Rubie holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from University at Buffalo, a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Alexandria University.  

Pronouns: she, her, hers

 

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Boris I. Kirov | Assistant Director of Global Inclusion

How I Can Help: I can help students with questions about their new environment. I can provide student with the best advise on how to succeed in the Moravian College community. I can help students with visas and I-20 questions as well as help them reach out to resources off and on campus. Shoot me an email, come to the Diversity House and share your concerns with me, and if I cannot help you, I will find someone who can.

Boris serves as the Assistant Director of Global Inclusion at Moravian College since 2015. Before moving to the Lehigh Valley, Boris spent time at the American University in Bulgaria and in Canada working for different governmental and private organizations. During his academic career at Illinois State University (ISU), Boris worked as International Assistant for the International office where he provided support to International students and helped with the organization of cultural events on campus. Boris holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Education and a Masters of Arts in French Language, Culture and Pedagogy from Illinois State University.

Pronouns: he, him, his

Melissa Miller | Administrative Assistant for The Center for Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion

Melissa is the Administrative Assistant for the Center of Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion. Mel oversees all the administrative functions of the office and handles all financial matters. She oversees the work-study students, room reservations for the Center and reviews center access applications. In addition to running the office, she is always first to greet the students and make sure they get what they need, go the direction they need, and see the people they need to see. Mel is a mother of two boys ages 11 and 18. She carries her nurturing ways from home to work and takes care of the students as if they are her own. If you have a question, she’s your person! 

Pronouns: she, her, hers