The Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC) hosted its second annual August Retreat on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The retreat taught members about the history of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). The retreat also helped to encourage team-building with new MSISC members and fostered discussions with panelists and community partners. The MSISC had the opportunity to learn and grow as a council before the start of the school year.
Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza is an inaugural member of the Minority-Serving Institution Student Council (MSISC). She has many other qualifications and achievements, but this time, the work she has done to bring the “Count Us In: Ethnicity Data Disaggregation” to the fore is the focus. Below is an interview with Kristine about the initiative.
Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do for the council?
I am a daughter, sister, partner, Ninang, Tita, and cousin.