Team Members

Kimberly MooreKimberly Moore

Kimberly Moore is Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students. In addition to directing the Office of the Dean of Students, she oversees the following functional areas: Residence Life, Community Standards, Rinella Learning Center, and the Miller Center for Student Disability Services. Prior to her current role, she served Loyola University Chicago in various roles for over fourteen years. Moore has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, a Master’s in Education in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago, and a Doctorate in Education and Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Her passion and research focuses on student retention, persistence, and student success; emphasizing first-generation student support and advocacy for underrepresented students. Moore is dedicated to the field of student affairs and works to create opportunities for students to engage fully in campus life and ultimately thrive during their time in college.


Dasha HarrisDasha Harris

Dasha currently serves as the Assistant Director in the Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Dasha is an alum of Miami University and holds a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Throughout her career in collegiate students services, Dasha has always worked to serve the misrepresented student population to support and provide them with the resources they need to feel welcome and be successful during their undergraduate careers. Dasha is extremely passionate about the DEI Action Team, having once been an undergraduate of the Miami community, she hopes to help instill change and make all students feel welcome and heard.


Alex ButterfieldAlex Butterfield

Alex currently serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of Community Standards and has worked at Miami since September 2019. Alex is a Miami University alum with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication, in addition to completing a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. During his time in higher education Alex has previously worked with underrepresented students from a variety of backgrounds, specifically first-generation and non-traditional students, and is utilizing data analysis in his current role to better understand how the Community Standards process impacts underrepresented students at Miami. Alex is motivated to make an impact with the DEI Action Team because he believes that our community can and should do everything possible to make Miami and Oxford a more welcoming and inclusive place for individuals of all backgrounds. In his free time, you can find Alex hanging out with his dog, Belle, or watching sports.


Alexis HillAlexis Hill

Alexis Hill currently serves as a Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life and has worked at Miami since July 2018. Alexis graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and went on to graduate from Eastern Illinois University with a Masters of Science in College Student Affairs. Since Alexis was an undergraduate, she has worked in a variety of fields of Student Affairs and her favorite part of her job is working directly with students on a daily basis. Alexis is motivated to serve on the DEI Action Team because she believes that Miami University has the ability to do better at serving underrepresented populations on campus and believes that this is an important moment for us to set a standard to our students. She intends to bring in student voices in order to drive the work she does on the DEI Action Team and beyond. Outside of work, you can find Alexis hanging out with her dog, watching YouTube videos, or shopping at your local HomeGoods store.


Andres ObregonAndres (Andy) Obregon

Andy currently serves as a Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life and has worked professionally at Miami since 2017. At Miami, Andy also serves as advisor for the Latinx student group on campus, UNIDOS. Andy graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Psychology and a Bachelors of Sociology and went on to graduate with a Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) from Miami University. Andy’s looking forward to the opportunity that the DEI Action Team will provide to have students’ voices be heard and to help create change to make Miami a more welcoming and inclusive campus. Outside of Presidents Hall, you might find Andy struggling as he runs outside, watching soccer or walking with his wife and their dog.


Christina Carrubba-WhetstineChristina Carrubba-Whetstine

Christina Carrubba-Whetstine, currently serves as the director of the Rinella Learning Center and has worked at Miami University for 20 years. Christina's educational background includes bachelor's and master's degrees that focused on the study of student movements in history and her doctorate in higher education that focused on the exclusionary practices and cultures embedded in institutions of higher education. As the result of her doctoral research, Christina helped develop the Access Fellows Program that celebrates and supports low-income college students. Christina feels passionate about serving on the DEI action team, because she believes this moment in history has great potential for cultural change, especially at Miami University.


Daisy RodriguezDaisy Rodriguez

Daisy serves as the Graduate Assistant overseeing Academic Quad (Ogden, Stoddard, Elliot Bishop and Wells) for the Office of Residence Life. Daisy graduated from California State University, Chico with two Bachelors of Arts in Public Administration and Political Science with the option in Legal Studies while also obtaining her Paralegal Certificate. Daisy is also currently a full time student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master program, and supports a variety of offices, including the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, and Student Activities and Fraternity & Sorority Life in the Division of Student Life as a part of her graduate program practicum and her assistantship. She was extremely interested in being a part of the DEI Action Team to help amplify students voices, specifically the voice of students from marginalized identities. When not in the office or doing classwork Daisy enjoys being a part of multiple research projects and walking her puppy.


Dan DarkowDan Darkow

Dan Darkow currently serves as a Assistant Director in the Miller Center for Student Disability Services. Dan graduated from Wright State University with his Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems and from Miami University in 2017 with his Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Ensuring disability access and inclusion is at the forefront of his personal and professional lives. He views disability as a powerful identity and recognizes the sociopolitical nature of claiming disability. Dan values his connection with disabled and non-disabled students and actively works to create a culture of access. Dan is passionate about working on the Student Life DEI Action Team in order to create tangible change. He recognizes the value of all Miami students and is looking forward to amplifying the voices of students with marginalized identities through this work. In his free time Dan is either watching the latest Netflix original series release or enjoying spending time with his dog.


Gabby DralleGabby Dralle

Gabby serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Miami. Gabby graduated from the University of Louisville with her Bachelor of Science degree and from Northern Kentucky University with her Master of Social Work degree. She has worked in higher education for over ten years and has always remained committed to putting students first and working to create an inclusive campus where all persons matter, belong, and thrive. Gabby is excited to be a part of the DEI Action team to amplify this work. When not in her office, you might find her outside in the sunshine or spending time with family and friends.


Hannah Muldoon-DavisHannah Muldoon-Davis

Hannah first came to Miami as a graduate intern in 2016 and returned in 2018 to serve as an Assistant Director in the Armstrong Student Center. Hannah graduated with Bachelor degrees in Political Science and History from IUPUI and has a Master’s of Education in College Student Personnel from Ohio University. She is passionate about the DEI Action Team because she believes that all students should feel appreciated, safe, and valued in the Miami and Oxford Community. She is excited to work with the DEI Action team to create lasting change in the greater community. Outside of work, you can find Hannah training her dog, Lilly, running, and going on adventures with family and friends.


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Jose JacoboJose Jacobo

Jose Jacobo currently serves as the Resident Director of Heritage Commons and Hawks Landing for the Office of Residence Life. Jose is a double alum of Miami University, completing his undergraduate degree in 2018 and his Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education in May of 2020. He has worked to help underrepresented students feel seen and heard at Miami, and has worked to make first-generation college students feel more celebrated on campus. Jose joined the DEI Action Team because he has seen the way Miami has handled DEI related issues in his time here, and knows we need to do better. He hopes that by being a part of the committee, he can bring students in and make actionable change that Miami very much needs. For fun, Jose collects vinyl records, does photography, and loves to spend time in his hammock.


Kristen EdwardsKristen Edwards

Kristen Edwards serves as the Assistant Director of the Harry T. Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service and has been at Miami University since July of 2019. Kristen is motivated to work with diversity, equity and inclusion because she firmly believes that higher education plays a fundamental role in creating social justice and recognizes that as an institution Miami has work to do. For fun you can find Kristen watching all too much Netflix, playing with her dog Olive and spending time with friends and family.


Leslie Haxby McNeillLeslie Haxby McNeill

Leslie Haxby McNeill is the Assistant Director in the Office of Student Wellness (2001–present) where she established and advises the HAWKS Peer Health Educators and coordinates wellness related initiatives. Her previous positions include Residence Life at Miami University and the University of Southern California. She received a B.A. in History with a focus in U.S. marginalized populations from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s degree from Michigan State University in Higher Education Administration. Leslie is passionate about serving on the DEI Action Team. With a deep commitment to Miami University, students and student activism, and a personal belief system rooted in equity and inclusion, she believes every significant change happens when students are involved and that we can and must do better.


Lily DalyLili Daly

Lili serves as the Graduate Assistant overseeing the Anderson & Porter Community. Lili joined Residence Life at Miami in July of 2019. Away from her work in Residence Life, she is a full-time graduate student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master's Degree Program, and supports a variety of offices, including: LGBTQ+ Initiatives and Rinella Learning Center in Student Life as part of her graduate program practicums. She believes that by being a part of the DEI Action Team that it will allow for Student Life to look within itself to be better for the students in the Miami University community.


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Tiffany HarrisonTiffany Harrison

Tiffany currently serves as one of the Associate Directors in the Office of Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The 2020-2021 academic year will mark 6 years with the Miami community. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The Catholic University of America in D.C. and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from The University of Memphis. Tiffany is grateful to be part of the DEI Action team, and is excited to use the team’s collective experiences to make actionable change within the Division of Student Life. When she is not working with students, Tiffany is likely at home baking with her family and can’t wait to bring some extras to campus when we can all be together.


Tyra SmithTyra Smith

Tyra serves as the Assistant Director of Intercultural Initiatives in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Tyra joined Student Life at Miami in March of 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in multicultural education. Her experiences from attending PWIs is what got her passionate about DEI work. She believes that underrepresented students deserve to be a part of a campus community where they are valued, accepted for who they are, and appreciated. Tyra is excited to be a part of this action team and believes that together we can implement actionable change on Miami’s campus.