Meet Our Staff

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Daniel Diaz Nilsson (He/Him/Él)

Assistant Dean for Access & Engagement

As a first-generation Latine college student, Daniel understands the difficulty of navigating the college process. He knows how overwhelming it can be and the power additional support and resources can have on moving a person from a struggling student to becoming a star and mentor to others. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys time with his wife and daughter and has a goal of finishing a marathon (26.2 miles) in each state of the country (50 in 50).

Tadarrelle Lett

Tadarrelle Lett (He/Him/His)

Coordinator, Academic Diversity Outreach

Tadarrelle is a first-generation African-American college graduate. He brings experience working with persons facing various barriers. Tadarrelle looks forward to empowering and supporting Kent State’s future leaders through strategic initiatives. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Interprofessional Leadership at Kent State University. Outside of work, Tadarrelle enjoys spending time with his family, including three dogs.

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Madison Cameron-Brown (She/Her/Hers)

Graduate Assistant

Madison Cameron-Brown is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She intends to focus her work on adolescents from historically underrepresented backgrounds because she understands the importance of developing effective coping skills in children and increasing their access to resources. Outside of work, Madison enjoys power-lifting, kayaking, and cooking new foods!

Erin Wehrenberg

Erin Wehrenberg (She/Her/Hers)

Graduate Assistant

Erin Wehrenberg is currently a master's student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. With over a decade of experience working in higher education in the United States and abroad, she enjoys working with university students on identity development, leadership, self-efficacy, and increased well-being and success. In the future, she hopes to combine her two master's degrees (higher education and counseling) to work specifically around holistic health and well-being for university students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and volunteering. 

Gianna Jessup

Gianna Jessup (She/Her/Hers)

Graduate Intern, Access & Engagement

Gianna Jessup, also known as Gi, is a second-year graduate student in Kent State University's Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs program. Her educational journey began with a bachelor's degree in Educational Studies from Kent State (2019-2022). Currently serving as the Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership Development and a Graduate College Fellow, Gi is deeply engaged in fostering student growth and development at Kent State. She is from North Huntingdon, PA, and she proudly identifies as a first-generation student. Gi's passion for Kent State is so profound that she has a flash tattoo, a symbol of the strong bond she shares with her fellow student leaders and the Kent State community.

Dianshe Robinson

Dianshe Robinson (She/Her/Hers)

Student Success Ambassador 

Dianshe Robinson is a first-generation Junior from Washington, DC, majoring in Exercise Science and concentrating in physical therapy. She aims to form long-lasting connections, grow as an individual, and gain working experience. She desires to become a DPT and help people of all ages recover from their injuries. After college, she plans on joining the Air Force and continuing to further her education. Her job at the DOD office is a wonderful opportunity to open doors for her future dreams and aspirations.

Deonna Ellis

Deonna Ellis (She/Her/Hers)

Social Media & Marketing Assistant

Deonna Ellis is a current Marketing major from Warren, Ohio. Her goals are to learn more about marketing tools through experiences and to better herself as a person, as well as connect with people with similar backgrounds. She loves watching Marvel movies, running, and eating ice cream.