Kaisha Brezina (BA) is the Global Opportunities Coordinator in the Office of Global Activities. Her tasks include advising students interested in participating in Global Independent Study opportunities and working with visiting scholars. Kaisha is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she studied Psychology and International Studies. Due to her interest in global education and service learning abroad Kaisha studied in India, Argentina, and Iceland during her undergraduate career. Now, working within the Office of Global Activities Kaisha hopes to bring her passion and drive to help both visiting scholars and Global Independent Study students feel comfortable and at hoMe while abroad.
Shih-Ya Chang, MSW '19, is a Social Work Resident for the Office of Global Activities and the Community Action and Social Change (CASC) minor at the School of Social Work where she assists with student affairs, program development, and event coordination. Shih-Ya is from Taiwan. She enjoys diverse environments and has lived in other countries including China, the U.K., and Kenya. Her work focuses on bridging gaps between the majority and minority groups in the global context and on systematic levels. Shih-Ya believes that her role as a social worker is to advocate for social justice that leads to a healthy society, where all members participate, and their stories are heard, valued, and included.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106