Intergroup Relations

The CommonGround Graduate Interns supervise the two Program Coordinators, and oversee CommonGround as a whole. 

Qiu Fogarty:

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 Williams:

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. 

Request a Workshop

  • We will begin accepting workshop requests for Fall semester beginning September 1st, 2018.
  • Fall semester workshops can be scheduled between October and mid-December. CommonGround does not host workshops in September as we use this month to train facilitators. 

 We appreciate your understanding and look forward to working with you!

  • Requests must be submitted three (3) weeks prior to the intended workshop date.
  • The general purpose of these workshops is to create interactive spaces to engage in dialogue about social justice and social identity. If your organization is seeking mediation, the Office of Student Conflict Resolution ( or Student Activities and Leadership's Student Organization Support can serve as resources