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Dyamond Howell

Assistant Director, Center for Student Diversity

Email: [[dhowell01]]

About Dyamond
Who am I?

A military kid, I spent part of my childhood in Newport News, VA, but I consider Warrenton, NC my home. I graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a BS in Cinema and Television Arts convinced that I would work as a producer for PBS creating human interest/documentary-style work. After interning with my local PBS station, UNC-TV, I realized that while television was not for me, I had developed a love for human interest stories. After developing a close relationship with some of our local tribal members and creating a piece on environmental discrimination for a class, I realized that I had a passion for educational rights and access for marginalized communities. Shortly after graduating, I pursued an M.S. in Indigenous Leadership with an emphasis in education to continue developing my knowledge in the field. I am currently pursuing my Ed.D in Education Policy and Organization Leadership with a concentration in diversity and equity with the hopes of completing my dissertation on the relationship between tribal sovereignty and educational outcomes for Indigenous students.

Why the Center for Student Diversity?

Working with underrepresented groups is a passion of mine, specifically in the area of education. After spending some time working in the areas of student programming and academic support for underrepresented students, I wanted to find an opportunity that would allow me to blend all of these areas. After meeting the staff and students at W&M and seeing the CSD space in person, this felt like the right fit at the right time.

Fun Fact:

I have a twin sister named Jasmine and two older sisters who are also twins.