Meet the Staff

Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, Director

In September of 2009, Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah began working as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Hilbert College. She has been working in higher education for over 10 years and holds a doctoral degree in American Studies specializing in Women’s Studies from the University at Buffalo. In addition to this, she has a background in Sociology and African American Studies and has taught several courses in women studies, popular culture, family and media studies. 
In her current role, Dr. Jabbaar-Gyambrah manages the day-to-day office operations, serves as a diversity consultant for the campus community, advises the Common Ground Club, and provides academic, cultural, and social support to students. She believes in the concept “it takes a whole village” to ensure the holistic (e.g., academic, social, cultural, etc.) success of students.
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Christopher Knight, Program Assistant (Work Study)

Christopher Knight is a Criminal Justice major who attended Brooklyn Community Arts and Media high school. He is an active member of the Common Ground Club and has been working for the office since the fall of 2014. Christopher serves as the program assistant to the director. In this role, he assists with carrying out the administrative and programming activities.  

Alexis Carey, Program Assistant (Work Study)

Alexis Carey is majoring in Forensic Science and plans to graduate within 4 years with her Bachelors and Master’s degree through Hilbert’s four plus one program. She loves to learn about the various levels of cultural diversity as it relates to identity. Alexis serves as a program assistant to the director. In this role, she assists with carrying out administrative and programming activities.