The Center for Diversity and Inclusion staff members are available for students who are looking to discuss concerns such as their adjustment to campus, personal life, academic progress, or career planning
Students are always encouraged to call or visit whether or not they have specific requests for assistance. Staff members are also available to consult with students, student leaders, faculty, and staff regarding a variety of diversity-related issues.
Cameron Breither (they/them or he/him) currently serves as the Assistant Director of Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Cam brings extensive experience advocating for social justice and inclusion both in higher education and within their communities. Prior to coming to Suffolk, Cam was a Senior Staff Development Specialist in Residential Life at UMass Amherst, where he oversaw departmental diversity and inclusion training initiatives, facilitated and promoted cross cultural dialogues, and supported the organizational development of the department from a social justice framework.
Cam has also served as the Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where they helped shape university policy, re-tooled the campus Safe Space program to have a more intersectional focus, and actively worked to create a more welcoming Center space for LGBTQ+ students of color. Throughout their career, Cam has advocated for and with students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and their allies for inclusive campus practices and policies.
Cam received their Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where one of their graduate positions was with the Spectrum Center, and his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a Concentration in Constitutional Law and Public Policy and Minors in English Writing and Criminology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
During their free time, Cam enjoys spending time with friends and chosen family, geeking out about dinosaurs, getting excited about social justice articles and dialogues online, and exploring the hidden treasures of Boston.
Daniela Avila is a Diversity Fellow in our office. She is originally from Colombia and is pursuing a Master of Integrated Communication degree at Suffolk University. Daniela holds a bachelor's degree in Communication and Journalism from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.