Multicultural Center

Student Success Assistants

Student Success Assistants

Joel Rocha
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Hello everyone!

My name is Joel Rocha, I am Mexican American born and raised in Dallas, Texas in the Oak cliff area! I am currently a junior Finance major within the School of Management, with the goal to pursue a career as a financial analyst when I graduate. Outside of class, I like playing and watching sports such as football, baseball, and basketball. I also follow all Dallas sports teams. Aside from hobbies, I enjoy spending time with my family and doing different activities with them.

As one of the Student Success Assistant’s this year, I am excited to provide various leadership opportunities as well as student led programs to those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx students on campus.  My goal is to help and guide as many students as I can to the right track of becoming a professional in their selected field.

I am delighted to work with any and all students who might find themselves seeking ways to optimize the resources given to them through the Multicultural Center. Feel free to contact me or find me at the Multicultural Center if you have any questions, or if you just want to stop by and visit!

Axum Taylor
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My name is Axum Taylor, I am half-Ethiopian, half African American born and raised in Dallas, Texas! I am currently a junior studying Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Public Health. I aspire to not only receive a Masters in Public Health, but I plan to also enter the field of Health Policy. On campus, I greatly enjoy holding leadership positions in the Black Student Alliance, Habesha Student Union, and the Public Health Initiative. Outside of my academic life, I love watching documentaries and am a huge horror movie connoisseur.

As a Student Success and Outreach Assistant, I plan to implement a number of strategies to provide leadership, professional confidence, and academic excellence among students. I heavily encourage all students to become actively engaged on campus and in the classroom. I believe it is important to equip students with skills that will enhance their time at UT Dallas. I feel extremely passionate about outreach and community building, and I plan on assisting other African and African American students by speaking directly with them but coordinating supplemental programs tailored to meet their needs.

I could not be more excited to work in such an amazing office and direct more students to the resources in the Multicultural Center. Feel free to contact or visit me in the MC if you would like to chat or ever have any ideas or questions. I would love to help!