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Multicultural Student Services 

The Multicultural Student Services Office (MSS) is part of Design Student Services. The MSS staff provides assistance and guidance in understanding social identity, equity, and inclusion in the college, at Iowa State University and beyond. 

INCLUSIVE. CREATIVE. RESTORATIVE. Our goal is to continuously engage in making an inclusive COD community that challenges your creative mind to reach new places in design and provide restorative spaces for you to be your authentic self.” 

 – Jordan Brooks, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Student Services 

Marwa Elkashif

Multicultural Student Services Graduate Assistant
Phone: (515) 294-9555
Email: mssgrad@iastate.edu
Office: 205 College of Design

About Marwa

Advice to Students

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” this quote by Thomas Edison demonstrates how students must always stay determined to keep going and never give up on what they have been holding on to for so long.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Architect, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Master’s in Interior Architect, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Visual Communication Diploma, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Associate in Applied Science, Graphic Design, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Currently an MFA Student in Graphic Design at Iowa State University

Professional Connections

  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success

Research and Design Interests

  • Motion graphics
  • Experiential graphic design
  • 3D animation
  • Graphic Design and Human Computer Interaction

Portfolio

Jordan Brooks

Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Student Services
Phone: (515) 294-9555
Email: jwbrooks@iastate.edu
Office: 205 College of Design

About Jordan

Advice to Students

Reflection is essential to your growth and success as a student, professional, and human being. Take time in each day to pause and reflect on life. Quotes can help anchor your reflection. Try this one, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee

Education

  • B.A., Psychology and Art & Technology, Allegheny College
  • M.Ed., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University
  • Current Doctoral Student at Iowa State University 

Professional Connections

  • PAN African Network, American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Research & Design Interests 

  • Cultural Identity Development 
  • Ethnic Identity Development 
  • Art Therapy 
  • Creative Coping and Healing Strategies 

Publications

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