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Michigan State University
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Back to Directory Damaris Choti Assistant to the Director for African Alumni & Student Engagement African Studies Center

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chotid(at)msu.edu

Biography: Damaris Choti is Assistant to the Director of African Studies Center at MSU. She holds PhD and MA degrees in Educational Administration from Michigan State University. Damaris coordinates alumni and student engagement initiatives and activities for the center. She facilitates communication with African alumni and works with Africa-related student groups to design a series of activities that help the larger MSU community learn more about Africa and opportunities available through the African Studies Center. She is a co-founder of MSU African Female Students Empowerment Program (AFSEP) and advises many Africa-oriented student organizations.

Damaris’s areas of interest include school administration, women leadership, gender studies and African studies. She has authored a book chapter in Where did the Girls go?: The Role of Socialization and Institutions in Silencing Female Voices, in "Becoming Critical: The Emergence of Social Justice Scholars" Eds: Broscoe, F. & Muhammad K. (SUNY, 2015), and an article, The Role of Family Social Capital in the Upward Mobility of Kenyan Female School Principals (Kenya Scholars and Studies Association KESSA, 2013).