Hi all! I am Zikra Kaleem and I am a Graduate student at Holy Family University. I am working towards a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Student Affairs in Higher Education. I received my B.S. in Health Psychology at MCPHS in Boston, MA in 2010. I have come a long way from being born in Nigeria to migrating to New York, Florida and then Pennsylvania while being of Indian descent. My recent voyage has been to a conference in Lithuania where I met people literally from all over the world. These various cultures enriched my perspective and fueled my passion for diversity.
Beginning my diversity route in high school, I was a member of the Multicultural Club, Vice President of the Muslim Student Association at MCPHS and now an active member of the Graduate Student Advisory Board and the Student Affairs Council at Holy Family. By being a part of these organizations I am able to fulfill my desire to work with students of all backgrounds.
I am excited that this Spring 2013, I will be joining Villanova’s Center for Multicultural Affairs as a Retention Advisor. I will also be an assistant summer program coordinator for the Unitas Weekend and VIEW Program along with other related responsibilities.
When I am not in school, I enjoy reading, cooking, outdoorsy activities (skiing, hiking, white water rafting, etc.), and watching a good movie!
Good Luck with your journey at Villanova University. I look forward to meeting and learning from you!