Meet the Multicultural Center Staff

Jose Sanchez - Staff Photo

José Sanchéz, Assistant Director of the Cross Cultural Centers

José's primary responsibility is to oversee the Multicultural Center. He started at The University of Scranton in July 2016. Previously, he served as the Associate Director of Residence Life and Intercultural Community and Engagement at Susquehanna University. José brings a breadth of experience with residence life and housing, mentoring and advising social and cultural student organizations, as well as, Latino and African American based organizations. He received his Master's Degree in in Student Affairs and Diversity at Binghamton University.


Faith Punch- Staff Photo

Faith Punch, Class 2020, Student Staff

Area of study / major/minor: Spanish with a minor in Biology

Favorite quote: "Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth"

Why do you work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Multicultural Center / what motivates you to do this work?  I work in the MC because it exposes me to different cultures & backgrounds. It also helps me learn about the history/challenges of other ethnic groups.

The Social Movement you are passionate about or would like to learn more about?:  Pro life!

Stephany Roberty, Class of 2020, Student Staff

Area of study / major/minor: Human Resources with a minor in Business

Favorite quote: "This too shall pass"

Why do you work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Multicultural Center / what motivates you to do this work? Being a part of the 17% of the minority at this school it has given me a different perspective. I'm constantly one of the few black girls in my class but the MC is my safe space and its members are people like me. Becoming a staff member was a dream come true. What motivates me to work there is the fact that so many students transfer because of Scranton's lack of diversity and at some point I wanted to as well. But with the MC I really felt like I belonged and I want other incoming students to feel the same.

The Social Movement you are passionate about or would like to learn more about?:  "Black Lives Matter or #BLM is a movement that through UCO and the MC I've learned a lot about but want to continue to have a better understanding of it.


Nicholas Antoniou, Class of 2020, Student Intern

Area of study / major/minor: Business Administration Major with a minor in Social Media Strategies

Favorite quote: “You can ask the universe for signs all you want but ultimately we’ll only see what we want to see...when you’re ready to see it.” -Ted Mosby

 Why do you work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Multicultural Center / what motivates you to do this work?

I want to work at the Multicultural Center because I want to increase my involvement with activities here at our school. I’d like to learn more about other cultures and educate others about my own culture.

The Social Movement you are passionate about or would like to learn more about?: I’m passionate to learn more about the recent immigration issues with the United States and Mexico.


Aba Amon-Kwafo, Class of 2020, Student Intern

Area of study / major/minor: Graduate Student - Neuroscience

Favorite quotes: “Where there is love, there is life" -Mahatma Gandhi

Why do you work in the Cross Cultural Centers - Multicultural Center / what motivates you to do this work? The multicultural center speaks to me on so many different levels. Second floor Denaples center, the location of the multicultural center, is a place where I can express my culture while learning about others. Involving myself in the events hosted by the multicultural center has allowed me to meet other students and emulsify myself in the Scranton community.

The Social Movement you are passionate about or would like to learn more about?: I am most passionate about the Black Lives Matter social movement and I am interested in learning more about immigration in the United States.