The CommonGround Graduate Interns supervise the two Program Coordinators, and oversee CommonGround as a whole.
Qiu (pronounced "Cho") is a second-year Masters student in the Higher Education program (Social Justice and Diversity). She grew up in New York and completed her undergraduate degree in Social Justice and Change from Occidental College in 2014. Prior to attending University of Michigan, Qiu worked as the Assistant Director of Campus Life at Bates College. Qiu is passionate about social justice education and the transformative power of intergroup dialogue. On a typical weeknight she enjoys snuggling with her cat, Liam, watching reality tv and eating take out.
LaSabra is a second-year Masters student in the Higher Education program concentrating on Diversity and Social Justice. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Leadership from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Go Vols!) in 2016. LaSabra has always been personally and professionally interested in studying diversity and social justice work within Higher Education. She is passionate and committed to helping college students become the best versions of themselves through social justice education and leadership development. During her free time, LaSabra enjoys reading and browsing book stores. She likes "To Do" lists, listening to podcasts and Keeping Up with Kardashians.