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Panel: A Celebration of Diverse Culture
Poster with speaker for event, Mario Garza

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 11:30AM - 1:00PM CT

Location: Virtual: Click here to join the event

Ms. Jennifer Johnson Student, College of Education and Human Development

Ms. Maeesha Maliha Student, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Roslyn Schoen Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, with guest Jessica Findley
Dr. Ankita Singhvi Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems, College of Business Administration

  • Jennifer Johnson

    Ms. Jennifer Johnson

    • Ms. Jennifer Johnson is a current student at Texas A&M University-Central Texas en route to receiving her degree in Music Education.
    • As a student worker, her role is to serve her fellow students, colleagues, staff and faculty at the University Library. Her attributes include the enthusiasm for music in the education organization in preparation for future musical students and youth. Recently, she has embarked on an adventure as a YouTube influencer relating to topics about self-care awareness in hopes of having a better self: her channel is addressed as Jennifer Marie Dreams on YouTube. Her hobbies include sewing, bike riding, hiking, camping, crafting and anything that involves engaging with nature.


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  • Maeesha Maliha

    Ms. Maeesha Maliha

    • Ms. Maeesha Maliha was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She came to the United States in 2013 at the age of 12 and she is currently in her second semester here at A&M-Central Texas as a Sociology major, with two minors, one in Biology and the other in Chemistry.

      Ms. Maliha serves as a Blue Coat Ambassador and has proudly done so since arriving at A&M-Central Texas. She desires to further her education in the medical field after graduation and pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor.

      Maeesha states, “I am enthusiastic about everyone around me!” She has a passion for gaining knowledge of different cultures and traditions from around the world. However, she also loves learning about science, which is why she wants to learn about the sociological perspective of the world, while also learning about scientific phenomena. She also proudly proclaims that, “I like to explore new places to go out to eat for fun!”
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  • Roslyn Schoen

    Dr. Roslyn Schoen

    • Dr. Roslyn Schoen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and full-time faculty member in the department of Social Sciences at A&M-Central Texas. Dr. Schoen received her PhD in sociology in from the University of Missouri – Columbia and completed postdoctoral training in Development Sociology at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the gendered consequences and unsolved conflicts brought about by development and globalization, with a regional focus on Asia. Her previous work examined rural development and women’s labor in Bangladesh, highlighting conflicts over what women could and should do given contradictory messages about women’s place in society. Her current research looks at the social and economic connections between Asia and Africa through a study of women's labor migration from South Asia to East African island nations. Dr. Schoen teaches courses on social inequalities, the family, aging, race and ethnicity, and qualitative research methods. She serves as advisor to the A&M-Central Texas sociology club and is a faculty representative on the University Curriculum Council. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) and an Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) alumni board member.
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  • Ankita Singhvi

    Dr. Ankita Singhvi

    • Dr Singhvi joined Texas A&M-Central Texas as a visiting professor in September 2020 and teaches various accounting courses. Her research interests include corporate governance, auditing and accounting information systems. Her manuscripts have been accepted in prestigious conferences such as American Accounting Association, Contemporary Accounting Research, Irish Accounting and Finance Conference among many others and published most recently in Pan Pacific Journal of Business Research. She has both an Information Technology and Accounting background and a PhD from University of Texas at El Paso. Her other interests include meditation, music travel and spending time with dogs and her family.


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  • Jessica Findley

    Jessica Findley

    • Jessica Ling Findley is an artist, musician, designer and professor with roots spanning from Omaha to Hong Kong.  Her work imagines the impossible, plays with perspective, blurring the line between spectator and participant. She received Masters from ITP, Tisch School of the Arts where she studied the intersection of art and technology.  Her public participatory inflatable bike ride, Aeolian Ride toured over 20 cities around the world. Past exhibitions and awards include: Dublin Museum of Science, New Museum, Issue Project Room, and Deitch Art Parade in NY, Tokyo Wondersite Residency.  She recently received a commission for a public participatory work of art from the Port of San Diego for 2019. “Endangered Landscapes” stereo prints and paintings of habitats at risk due to climate change which is showing at the San Diego Institute for the Arts in February 2019. 

      Jessica Ling Findley Website
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