Dr. Fayemi is the Manager, Diversity and Inclusion of the International Cultural Center. She provides vision and oversight of the International Cultural Center. She earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and has over twenty-five years of experience in K-12 and university teaching and leadership roles in educational administration and workforce development sectors. A certified diversity, inclusion, equity and access professional, Dr. Fayemi’s national and international professional career spans across Florida State University, State University System of Florida, the Florida Department of Education, the City of Tallahassee and the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Additionally, she is an international education consultant and has made numerous presentations at national and international professional conferences.
Jacob Kelley is studying for his Ph.D. in the College of Education and is currently a graduate assistant with the International Cultural Center. He supports all programs by offering a strategic and responsive approach to capacity building. His research interests include transformative learning, communities of practice, social justice and program evaluation. He enjoys international travel and has lived and studied briefly in Germany. Jacob is passionate about intercultural exchange and he is often found reading a good book, watching an international film or discussing big ideas with comrades.
Paa Kwesi Asare is currently seeking a second master's degree in Public Administration in the College of Liberal Arts and is serving as a graduate assistant with the International Cultural Center. Paa Kwesi is originally from Ghana and moved to Auburn after completing a master's degree in Digital Marketing from Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. Paa Kwesi assists in connecting domestic and international students in intercultural education and co-curricular experiences that support intercultural competency, and international engagement. He loves cooking, listening to music and watching soccer.
Susie serves in a program operations and logistics role with the International Cultural Center and works closely with international students, staff, faculty and Auburn community. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn University and has gained invaluable knowledge while serving the diverse populations in higher education through event coordination, student organizations, consultation, education and advising. Many students call her their "American Mom" as she strives to unite the campus and community with the spirit "that we all smile in the same language." In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and reading a good book.
Mariela Delgado helps develop and coordinate educational programs and facilitates conversational Spanish language classes for the International Cultural Center. She is a native Spanish speaker who holds a bachelor and graduate degree in Translation (English and French) and Legal Translation. Mariela is originally from Venezuela. She is passionate about working with people, assisting with programs that foster acculturation and sociocultural integration, and creating international cultural and educational activities for students, faculty, K-12 and community-based organizations. Aside from work, Mariela is busy raising her two children and discovering the sights and sounds of Auburn-Opelika community.