Samia Cooperider is the Director of Undergraduate Equity Programs in the Eberly College of Science at Penn State University. In this role, she recruits and supports undergraduate students across the college, including those who participate in university scholarship programs and students within First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE) living learning community. While supporting students, she creates and implements programming to engage students about and across difference, promote respectful dialogue, and create change for a better good.
Samia earned her Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from University of Illinois.
Dr. Aaron Mattingly-Daniels is the Director of Graduate Equity Programs in the Eberly College of Science. In this role, he recruits and supports both prospective and current graduate students across the college in alignment with diversity and inclusion initiatives. This includes support for conferences, the Graduate School Open House, Summer Research Opportunities Program, as well as developing inclusive academic and professional programming for graduate students throughout the year. Dr. Mattingly-Daniels earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco his Bachelor of Science in both Biochemistry and Biology at Virginia Tech.
Kennedy Morrison is the Program Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion in the Eberly College of Science. In this role, she supports undergraduate students across the college, including those who participate in the Prehealth Summer Bridge Program. As part of her role, she develops and provides support for programs to engage, retain, and serve students in conjunction with diversity and inclusion initiatives. She also connects students with corporate partners to facilitate future internship and job opportunities.
Kennedy’s prior work involved providing support, social service referrals, and advocacy to children in the child welfare system; recently housed families; and survivors of sexual assault. She earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Social Work from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.
Megan Rieker is a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Eberly College of Science. In this role, she works to support undergraduate students with day to day educational and scholarly activities including student programming, workshops, and cultural month activities. She also advises the undergraduate program assistants in the First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE) living learning community.
Megan is currently a fourth-year PhD student in the School Psychology program. She earned a B.A. in both Psychology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University.