Meet Our Staff

Full Time Staff




Chyna Hart
Associate Director

Chyna Hart serves as the Associate Director for the Dowdy Multicultural Center and is a West Philadelphia native.  She is a two-time West Chester University alumni and received her bachelor’s degree in Communications (2015) and her master’s degree in Higher Education Policy & Student Affairs (2022). She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in education policy, planning, and administration and specializes in the character building of students. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority , Incorporated and enjoys serving her community with her sorority sisters. When she isn't doing community service she enjoys  painting, traveling, and dancing .

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Angela Garrett
Administrative Assistant

Angela Garrett has been employed at West Chester University since November 2, 2015 in the Dowdy Multicultural Center (formerly the Office of Multicultural Affairs). She is also a graduate of West Chester University with a bachelors degree in Business Management/Public Affairs. Along with her husband and children, she was a long term resident of West Chester, PA since 1996.

Angela was previously employed at the Chester County Domestic Relations office as a Hearing Officer and Enforcement Officer for 7 years prior to moving to Illinois with her husband due to job relocation. Upon her return to the West Chester, PA area she became her father’s caregiver Angela currently resides in Newtown Square, PA. She enjoys assisting and encouraging the students in the Dowdy Multicultural Center, spending quality time with her family and vacationing at the beach. She’s a member of the Christian Faith Fellowship church where she serves on the Financial Ministry team.

Student Staff Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Graduate Assistants 

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Mary Adjoa-Mansa Taale (she/her/hers)

Graduate Assistant |  Email: 
MA Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs (HEPSA)
Bachelor of Education | University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Mary is a first year international student who’s enthusiastic about teamwork and collaboration, and she enjoys engaging with students, giving them a feeling of belonging, and providing them with guidance and support to navigate their college experience.

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Journey Washington (she/her/hers)

Graduate Assistant | Email: JW986231@WCUPA.EDU 
M.A. Public Administration
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Business Law & Human Resources Minors | West Chester University of PA

Journey is proudly from Pittsburgh, PA and has aspirations of attending law school to become a defense attorney. Journey’s hobbies include spending time with her dog and cooking. After graduating, Journey stepped into the professional arena where she secured a role as the Executive Assistant, specializing in Human Resources, at A and K Assisted Community Living. Journey belongs to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and dedicates her time to meaningful endeavors, constantly giving back to the community.

Student Assistants

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Aliyah Green (her/her/hers)

Social Media & Outreach Student Assistant
4th year | Media & Cultures Major, Theatre Major

Aliyah is the President of the newly founded student organization, Change of Scene. Aliyah enjoys making content and writing, and is glad to use her skills to help the WCU community.

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Angel Flowers (he/him/his)

Special Projects Student Assistant |   
2nd year | Physics and Engineering 3+2

Angel is from Reading, PA and some of his hobbies include basketball, drawing, hiking, being a Spider-Man enthusiast, writing, thrifting, and building Legos. Additionally, Angel works at the WCU Writing Center as a Mentor for WRT 100 students.

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Ciani Figueroa (she/her/ella)

Social Justice Education Student Assistant |
2nd year | K-12 Spanish Education

Ciani is from Lancaster City, PA and enjoys spending her free time listening to all kinds of podcasts. Ciani is involved around campus as a Resident Assistant in Brandywine Hall and the Programs Coordinator on the Multicultural Organizations Advisory Board (MOAB).

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Madison Peacock (she/her/hers)

Peer Mentoring Program Advisor | MP983724@WCUPA.EDU  
3rd year | Early Grades Preparation: PreK-4 Major, Literacy Minor

Madison is involved with Ram Initiative on campus as a mentor for students with intellectual disabilities and serves as the Treasurer of Future Teachers United. Madison has been a part of a Research Fellowship analyzing positive and negative representations of diverse children’s literature and is in pursuit of becoming a Reading Specialist. She enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends. 

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Mya Hill (she/her/hers)

MOAB Coordinator |  
3rd year | Social Work

Mya is currently a part of Empowering Communities Around You (ECAY) as the Vice President, as well as the Multicultural Organizations Advisory Board (MOAB) as the President. Mya is also a counselor for Harcum College's Upward Bound Program. Mya enjoys designing flyers, cooking, singing, and spending time with friends and family.

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Shanyia Morris (she/her/hers)

Social and Cultural Programming Student Assistant |   
4th year | Psychology Major, Criminal Justice Minor

Shanyia currently works as a Tech Center Assistant for the College of Education and Social Work and serves as the Secretary of the Tri-Alpha, First-Generation Honor Society. Shanyia is a former Peer Mentor for the Dowdy Multicultural Center's Peer Mentoring Program. Outside of academics and extracurriculars, she enjoys volunteering, learning new languages, reading, and collecting albums.

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