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Alyscia Raines

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

  • Pronouns: she/ her/hers
  • Office Address (Building and Room): Temporary Black House (1856 Orrington), room 113
  • Email: alyscia.raines@northwestern.edu
  • Phone: 847-467-75744
  • Where do you call home?
    • I grew up in Chicago and currently live on the south side of Chicago, so Chicago is home for sure.
  • What do you do at Northwestern?
    • I work as an Assistant Director in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in support of students at Northwestern that identify as students of color and/or LGBTQ. Additionally I coordinate programming, initiatives and outreach to students within the Black Diaspora.
  • What groups/ committees/ communities are you a part of at NU?
    • I am happy to be a part of the larger Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC) community that encompasses, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), Student Enrichment Services (SES) and Social Justice Education (SJE). Additionally I serve as the adviser to many student groups on campus the serve members of the Black community.
  • What are you passionate about?
    • I am passionate about many things but most can be boiled down to eradicating systems of of oppression that further marginalize those who have been pushed in the margins. I enjoy studying history to learn and compare ways that significant events still shape our lives today. And most importantly findings pathways to resiliency, perseverance, liberation, and wellness.
  • What are some moments/ accomplishments/ projects that you have been proud of?
    • I am proud of those who came before me and forged pathways to enable me to be
  • Where can you be found around campus?
    • I can be found in the Black House, MCC, or the GSRC
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • In my spare time I enjoy taking naps, going to the gym, reading a good book, 5K and 10K races, Stan's Donuts, eating brunch and spending time with my family.
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