Our Staff

 

 Gus Pena Augusto “Gus” Peña
Director He/Him/His
aepenaes@uncg.edu

Augusto possesses a record of solid contributions in the areas of college access, historically underrepresented student organization advising, domestic and international undergraduate recruitment, student mentoring, retention programming, undergraduate teaching, student conduct hearings, multicultural leadership development, cultural programming, intercultural competency training for staff, policy development, staff supervision and budget management.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration both from Appalachian State University.
   Porshé Chiles
Assistant Director
She/Her/Hers
plchiles@uncg.edu

Porshé Chiles, joined the OIE team in October 2014.  She has over eight years of Higher Education Experience, she brings to UNC Greensboro, and over five years of Multicultural/Intercultural experience. Her interests include, LGBTQ+ Outreach & Advocacy, Multicultural/Intercultural/Cross Cultural development,  supporting underrepresented student populations, and Global Engagement.
Ms. Chiles earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Tyler, and her Master’s of Education  degree from The University of North Texas. She enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
  Carla Fullwood (she/her/hers)
Assistant Director
carla.fullwood@uncg.edu

Carla joined the OIE team in January 2016. Her diverse experiences in higher education include roles in new student orientation, admissions, housing and residence life, campus programming, student development, and multicultural affairs. Ms. Fullwood is responsible for social justice education programming and student dialogue initiatives. Her professional interests include developing and facilitating anti-bias and social justice trainings, intercultural competency development, intergroup dialogues, supporting students of color, and supporting first-generation and low-income college students. Ms. Fullwood has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Arts degree in student affairs administration in higher education from Ball State University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in the educational leadership and cultural foundations program at UNCG.

Jessica “Twitch” Twitchell (she/her/hers)
Graduate Assistant
j_twitch@uncg.eduTwitch is the graduate assistant for Social Justice Education and Advocacy in the Office of Intercultural Engagement. She assists in the supervision of the Kaleidoscope program as well as social justice programming. She also serves as a Team QUEST Facilitator, Silver Leadership Challenge Coach, and UNCG Guarantee Mentor. Twitch received her Bachelor’s of Arts from UNC Greensboro, majoring in Sociology and International and Global Studies while minoring in Spanish, Mathematics and Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a graduate student in UNCG’s Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education M.Ed program, and is interested in leadership development, experiential education, and low-income student experiences.

Aysia Evans (she/her/hers)

Aysia Evans is the graduate assistant for Intercultural Programming in the Office of Intercultural Engagement. She overseas the Intercultural Leadership Council which is an organization that provides support and assistance for campus organizations. She also creates programs that encourage engagement between diverse, cultural organizations on campus. Aysia received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Sociology with a Criminology concentration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2017. She is a graduate student in UNCG’s Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education M.Ed program. She is extremely interested in activism, advocacy, outreach, and education for and by marginalized groups.

Elliott Kimball (He/Him/His)
Assistant Director

Elliott Kimball (he/him/his) joined the OIE team in August 2016 to work with LGBTQIA+ outreach and advocacy. Elliott joins us from UNC Asheville, bringing more than four years of work in higher education across areas such as residence life, fraternity and sorority affairs, sexual violence prevention and education, commuter student programs, and student engagement. Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Appalachian State University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama. Elliott enjoys spending time with his dog Harvey, appreciates good food, regularly binges on Netflix, and is constantly traveling to be with friends and family.

Kate Rawson
Graduate Assistant She/Her/Hers

Kate Rawson (she/her/hers) is the graduate assistant for LGBTQ Advocacy and Outreach in the Office of Intercultural Engagement. She assists in Safe Zone training and programming centered around LGBTQ+ students. She also works closely with Queer Student Union. Kate received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2016. She is a graduate student in UNCG’s Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education M.Ed program. She is interested in all things multicultural and hopes to work full-time in this area after completing her master’s degree.