From the president

A dynamic, dedicated student leader, Yoselin is active in the life of our community as a Teaching Assistant, Tour Guide, Resident Assistant and Juniata Associate of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, and as member of the EDI Council. With an impressive ability to pause, reflect, and listen before responding, Yoselin encourages advocacy with diplomacy. She is reliable, attentive, attuned to others, respectful, and dedicated to making a positive, meaningful difference. Of special mention is her volunteer work. As busy as she is, she still finds time to participate in the planning and implementation of community events such as our Trans Day of Remembrance and the Latine Heritage dinner, as well as working with Plexus in the planning of Black Excellence Dinner & Awards, and Legacies graduation. Her work has influenced the campus community in creative, visible ways too, as her art can be found in dorms, lounges and locker rooms, on laminated posters with messages that uplift and uphold equity and belonging.

James Troha


Juniata College


Personal Statement

When I was a kid, I saw how inequitable the world was and it stuck with me. As easy as it would have been for me to dwell in that mindset, I used it as inspiration to make the world a more equitable place, allowing everyone to feel as though there is a space for them in this world. With time, age, and the opportunity to go to Juniata College, I was able to provide people with a sense of belonging through my roles as a Resident Assistant (RA), Teachers Assistant (TA), Juniata Associate (JA) of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and Tour Guide. Although many of my roles help with making a community more equitable, so does my chosen career path. As someone interested in Media Studies and Production, many of my projects shed light on the world and societal issues, in hopes of making the world a better place.

Yoselin Kearney

Media Studies and Production

Juniata College