In order to promote a safe and comfortable space for atudent-athletes to speak about any social justice issues they encounter, the Emerson Athletic Department has partnered with the Emerson Intercultural Student Affairs Department creating a liaison position between the two departments.
Tamia Jordan - Intercultural Student Affairs Athletic Liaison - Director, Intercultural Student Affairs
tamia rashima jordan, M.Ed., channels her energy into projects that heal the BIPOC community including serving on the Community Council of the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, supporting individuals who are or have been incarcerated, and serving on the production team of the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival (BAMS Fest).
Tamia received her BA in Government (American Politics) and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont.
Also important to note, tamia cannot live without the ocean, all the folx who call her auntie, traveling to countries below the equator, kitty cats, and music.
Jamaica Siroky - Intercultural Student Affairs Athletic Liaison - Assistant Director, Intercultural Student Affairs
Jamaica Siroky comes to Emerson with an M.Ed. and a B.A. in Integrated Language Arts (English, Rhetoric, Theatre, and Communications). He has served and taught in various urban communities for 7 years and counting. Professionally, he serves as Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Affairs at Emerson College, and has designed and led various modules for youth and adults that pertain to the -isms that segregate our identities as part of Camp Anytown and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of Dayton. Overall, he has experience supporting communities of color and LGBTQIA+ through mentorship, partnerships with peer organizations, and curriculum development and execution, as well as advocacy in policies and common practices that promote solidarity. For Jamaica, you cannot separate any of his identities, and thus everything he does is with an intentional intersectional focus that highlights the necessity of being an individual who discovers what it means to truly be visible, represented, heard, respected, and connected.
In his spare time, Jamaica is often doing something to keep his body and mind active. From boxing/martial arts or a daily run, to singing, cooking, and reading an insane amount while sipping tea, he really does enjoy the time he gets to just be human.