Hamida is a Student Life Senior Program Manager supporting IGR’s Student Engagement Team. She holds an MA in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Hamida's first encounter with IGR was the Psych 405 course (now ALA 421) as a newly minted Resident Advisor in 2004, and this dialogue experience informed the trajectory of her professional and academic careers. Hamida's undergraduate background is in sociology, political science, and classical archaeology. In her graduate and post-graduate work, Hamida explored issues of difference and how they may be bridged, from interrogating sources of inequities in the workplace, classroom, and residential settings to artistic methods of dialoguing. Prior to IGR, Hamida worked in University of Michigan Housing supporting undergraduate students, graduate students, and university affiliates. In her spare time, she enjoys working on writing projects that are in varying states of (in)completion, experimenting with cooking, and exploring the green spaces of Ann Arbor.