Di-Tu Dissassa Home Student Directory Di-Tu Dissassa Student Department Name: Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Division: HESIDegree Program: Higher Education, Student Affairs, & International Education Policy--Student Affairs Concentration, Ph.D. Bio Di-Tu Dissassa (she/her/hers) is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland - College Park where she is studying Student Affairs in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. Di-Tu graduated with her Master of Arts from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2014. There she worked in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) where she assisted incoming and current students in navigating the campus. After completing her graduate degree, she worked at the University of Michigan as a Hall Director. During this time, Di-Tu was involved with training the residential staff by facilitating intergroup dialogues on social identities, allyhood, power, and privilege to help staff create inclusive communities. Di-Tu currently works as a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (CDIHE) and her research interest are hate crimes/bias incidents on college campuses and diversity in STEM. Di-Tu is committed to her goals of lifelong learning and helping spread the importance of intercultural development of students to create global change.