Meet The Student Liaisons

The responsibilities of HESA Student Liaisons are to engage in dialogue with faculty during meetings, offer perspectives and insights as a student in HESA, and share relevant information with the respective student groups to maintain transparency and communication between HESA faculty and students. Student Liaisons are elected by their peers each year.

M.A. Student Liaison

Janiece Piolet

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Janiece Piolet

Janiece (she, her, hers) is a second-year master’s candidate in Educational Studies (HESA) at The Ohio State University. While Janiece is a proud to call the West side of Chicago home, she currently serves as the Assistant Hall Director at the Residence on Tenth. Janiece completed her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology with a certificate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). Currently, Janiece’s interests include equitable practices in higher education, wellness for student affairs professionals, and socially just educational policy. Her passion for students began in her role as a Social Justice Educator in the Multicultural Student Center at UW; Since then, Janiece worked with various pre-college and college bridge programs for marginalized students, facilitated several social justice retreats, assisted in research on bias reduction strategies, taught undergraduate courses on research pedagogy, and served in an AmeriCorps position in two Chicago Public Schools.

 

Ed.D. Student Liaison

Khadijah Jones

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Khadijah Jones

Khadijah A. Jones is the University Innovation Alliance Fellow at The Ohio State University. Khadijah started her professional career working in non-profit organizations, such as, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus and Directions for Youth and Families, as an after-school and summer education coordinator, creating programs for K-12 students. She later transitioned to higher education at Ohio State, where she has served for 14 years. She started her work in higher education as the academic coordinator for Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s TRIO Upward Bound Program. Khadijah has continued her service in higher education working in Undergraduate Admissions focusing on bridging gaps and removing barriers through the strategic outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of students who are underrepresented, first-generation, and limited-income students.

Khadijah is a first-generation college student and holds a B.A. in Sociology from Ohio State, an M.A. in Organizational and Communications Studies from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communications and is currently finishing her EdD in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Ohio State.

 

Ph.D. Student Liaison

Lisa Delacruz Combs

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Lisa Delacruz Combs

Lisa Delacruz Combs (she/her/siya) is currently a third year doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. She previously transitioned from her role as Program Coordinator in the Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office at Loyola University Chicago. Lisa’s research interests include liminality, identity interconnections, multiraciality in higher education, Filipinx identity development, and poststructural Women of Color feminist perspectives. Lisa also served as the Co-Chair for the Multiracial Network in ACPA and has presented about multiracial topics at many conferences including ACPA, ASHE, Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS), and NCORE. She received her B.A in Political Science and English from The Ohio State University and her M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio