EPS Staff

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Dr. Brandi N.H. Elliott

Director, Office of Ethnic Programs & Services & Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program

555 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-6008

Dr. Elliott holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership. She oversees the implementation of programs and services that address the academic, social and cultural needs of students.

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Renée Rodriguez-Merino, MA

Assistant Director, Office of Ethnic Programs & Services and Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program

555 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-6008

Renée is from Southern California and arrived in Cincinnati in 2008. She earned a BA in Chicano/Ethnic Studies and an MA in Education/Secondary Education. She assists in overseeing programs and services, with a focus on the Darwin T. Turner Scholars.

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Lavanya Varma, M.Arch.

Graduate Assistant, Office of Ethnic Programs and Services

555 Steger Student Life Center

513-556-6008

Hailing from India, Lavanya is an architect who holds B.Arch from India, M.Arch from University of Nottingham (UK), and is currently pursuing PhD in Architecture at UC. She assists with all identity-based initiatives coming out of the office.