Dion was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Dion has worked in Student affairs for over 7 years. Before coming to Washington State University Spokane, he worked in the area of residence life at the University of Montana University of Alaska Anchorage, Pennsylvania State University and Bloomsburg University. In his spare time, he enjoys running, watching movies, hiking and watching football. His favorite things about coming to Spokane are meeting all the students, and viewing the amazing scenery around the area.
Student Peer Mentors
Hello! My name is Denise Tran and I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. I recently graduated from WSU Pullman with a Bachelor of Science degree in Basic Medical Science. I am currently a Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Class of 2020 and am excited to be involved in the new Diversity Center here at WSU Spokane. I enjoy educating individuals about diversity, cultures, traditions, and exotic food. During my downtime, you would find me drawing, eating, binge watching Korean dramas and trying to learn the ukulele. I enjoy meeting new people and attempting to answer questions, so if you see me around campus, feel free to say “Hi”!
Hi! My name is Natalie Hoogner and I am from Spokane, WA. I will graduate in May of 2017 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I plan on attending graduate school to become a speech-language pathologist. I am the president of the WSU/EWU Multicultural club and ASWSUS senator for my program. I enjoy being involved with student life and have loved getting to help plan some of the cultural awareness programs in our new student diversity center! In my free time, I enjoy travelling, cooking, outdoor activities, and photography.
Hi, my name is Teresa Zhang! I grew up in Renton, Washington and moved to Spokane to attend WSU College of Pharmacy. I’m in the Class of 2019 and in the second year of pharmacy school. I love learning from different people about their cultures, languages, and ideas. I’m excited that WSU Spokane has created a new Diversity Center and can’t wait to plan more activities to celebrate the diversity on our campus and community. In my spare time, I like to bake, crochet hats and scarves, hike on trails with friends, or just wind down with a good book.