Meet the Staff

 

Dr. Kimberly L. Martin, Ph.D.
(She/Her/Hers) What's this? 
Director, Cultural Center
502.852.6656

 

Ask Me About:

  • All Cultural Center programs and initiatives

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan 

Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Oakland University; Master of Business Administration, Clark-Atlanta University; Bachelor of General Studies, University of Michigan.

Fun fact: Dr. Martin loves to travel. She has been to New Zealand (both islands) and Dar es Sallam, Tanzania, Africa.

Kim Says:  "Black Girl Magic is real."
                            

Connect with Kim for potential collaborations and partnerships with the cultural center.

Kim's favorite thing about the cultural center is the great staff and the opportunity to connect with so many students of color and helping them create a sense of belonging and to thrive here at the University of Louisville.

 

Leondra Gully, M.Ed. 
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Assistant Director, Cultural Center
Advisor, Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program
502.852.0231

Ask Me About:

  • African American Female Initiative
  • Early Arrival Program
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP)
  • Marketing & Website Management 
  • Woodford R. Porter Scholarship Program (including the Porter Living-Learning Community & Program Assessment
  • Student Organizations: NAACP-UofL Chapter, Society of Porter Scholars, Black Student Union, Shades of Movement & the Dazzling Cardettes

Hometown: East St. Louis, Illinois

Education: Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services: concentration College Student Personnel; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Pan-African Studies 

Fun fact: Leondra has 5 siblings and 18 nieces and nephews.

Leondra Says: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”   
                            ― Angela Y. Davis

Connect with Leondra for academic success coaching, campus resources, graduate school preparation, leadership development, student organization development & event brainstorming, campus and local & community involvement. She can also help with navigating UofL’s campus as a current or transfer student and preparation for life after the undergraduate experience. 

Leondra’s favorite thing about the Cultural Center is that at its core it's student-centered and  the staff are committed to making the University of Louisville a place where all students feel a strong of sense of belonging and are provided with the tools to thrive. "We want to want make sure that all students feel welcome and that they know if they ever need anything we are always here to help and support them." 


Sarah Nuñez, MPA 
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Assistant Director, Hispanic and Latinx Initiatives
502.852.0230

Ask me About: 

  • Compas Peer Mentor Program
  • Community and Campus Engagement & Fundraising
  • Undocumented Student Resources
  • Coaching
  • Assessment
  • Scholarship Award Management

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia (Place of birth); Raleigh, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina

Education: Master of Public Affairs

Fun fact:From 2013-2015, Sarah owned a school bus and managed a social enterprise business from the bus called Chiva, Transporting Opportunities to People (TOP). The CHIVA TOP Project was a community "tool" to help neighbors and community creatively access resources, build community, and create art.

She Says: “ We are the leaders we’ve been looking for.” -Grace Lee Boggs

Visit Sarah for success coaching and connecting to campus and community resources. She is knowledge about scholarship opportunities, campus and community resources, and has many tips for your academic and life success. She can also help you to connect your passions with your class assignments, projects, work, and leadership opportunities as well as help to guide your next steps with clarity and new ideas.

Her favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the friendly and welcoming staff and student workers who help the space to feel like “familia” and a place where you can be yourself!

 


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Brandyn Bailey
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Assistant Director, Cultural Center
Coordinator, Black Male Initiative (BMI)
brandyn.bailey@louisville.edu 
502.852.4770

Ask Me About:

  • Black Male Initiative
  • Black Diamond Choir
  • Brothers United
  • Black Student Union
  • Programming
  • Coaching 
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky 

Education: Master of Arts in Communication & Graduate certification in Organizational Leadership

Fun fact: I was pulled over on Election Day 2008 for doing 126 in a 55… And yes, I still Baracked the vote because YES WE CAN.

He Says: "I’m rooting for, um, everybody Black. I’m betting on Black".  – Issa Ray

Give Brandyn a shout for academic success coaching, participating with the Black Male Initiative, Brothers United, Black Student Union, Black Diamond Choir and the BMI Living Learning Community, graduate school preparation, leadership development, and community service involvement.

Brandyn's’ favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the dopeness that radiates from the students and staff.



Marcos G. Morales Gutierrez
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Program Coordinator, Hispanic/Latinx Initiatives
marcos.morales@louisville.edu
502.852.7267

Ask Me About:

  • Programs and Events (Casas Abiertas, Noche De Familia y Amigos, Hispanic Heritage Month)
  • Coaching
  • Latino Student Union (LSU)
  • Marketing
  • Admissions Liaison

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Concentration: Public Health Education. Minor in Wellness Coaching. Certificate: Peace, Justice, & Conflict Transformation. 

Fun fact: Marcos is of Purépecha indigenous decent, loves to play chess and rides an orange bike. 

They Say: “In Lak’ech: Yo Soy Tú o Tú Eres Yo, I Am You or You Are Me.”   

Connect with Marcos for coaching, mentoring, event planning, and connecting to campus and community resources.

Marcos’ favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the commitment to the on-going and evolving practice of student and community solidarity.


Daquarius MahoneAdministrator

Daquarius Mahone

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Administrative Associate
daquarius.mahone@louisville.edu   
502.852.7267

Ask Me About:

  • Administrative and budgetary services
  • Cultural Center student employment opportunities
  • Room Reservations
  • Student Organizations
  • Black Family Conference

Hometown: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Education: Bachelor of Science in Communication

Fun fact: Daquarius is a 1st Generation Grad.

Daquarius Says: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”   – Barack Obama

Connect with Daquarius for employment opportunities, room reservations, cultural center events and daily operations within the cultural center.

Daquarius’s favorite thing about the Cultural Center is the amount of love shown daily by the staff and student workers and the commitment to student advocacy.