The Diversity Leadership Council Executive Board


Kenneth Reid


Anh Thu Tong


Jalen Gray


Kenneth Reid, DLC Adviser Anh Thu Tong Jalen Gray, Co president of DLC

My name is Kenneth Reid. I am a Chicago native, who has worked in higher education for a number of years supporting students and helping them develop their leadership abilities. It is my philosophy that "the best way of learning about anything is by doing" (Richard Branson). Thus, as the advisor of the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC), I try to encourage all of my students to reach their fullest potential by pushing them out of their comfort zone and encouraging them to take new risks. I welcome you to the DLC family and invite you to drop by my office to get to know me and the Diversity Center more.

Hello! My name is Anh Thu Tong. I am a senior biology major and religion minor. I am the other co-chair for DLC this year. This is my third year in DLC, the first two years I was a representative for ICC. In my free time I enjoy baking, crafting, reading, and napping. My passion is to help others, promote personal growth, and creating dialogue that make you think critically.  Hello! My name is Jalen Gray. I am a senior Theatre major and social justice is my love. We all need love. We just have to find a way to spread it willingly! This is my second year as Co-Chair and I'm super excited for what's to come! 

Claire Dirnberger

Public Relations

Esther Mwangi


Taylor Wicklund


Habiba Jaji


Claire Dirnberger, PR Chair of DLC 
Esther Mwangi, DLC Secretary
Taylor Wicklund, DLC Parliamentarian 
Habiba Jaji, DLC Treaurer 
I, Claire Dirnberger, am the 2016-17 Public relations chair of DLC. I am currently studying Communications and Management while exploring a possible minor in Peace Studies. This is my second year at Gustavus and also second year as a member of the Diversity Leadership Council. Previously, I served as the DLC representative for the Diversity Education Exploration Project. This year I have the pleasure of serving as a co-chair for the D.E.E.P. organization as we plan our trip to New Orleans. Outside of class I enjoy dancing and good conversation. Feel free to stop me and say hello!
Esther Mwangi is a senior Sociology and Anthropology major, and Public Health minor serving as Secretary for Diversity Leadership Council. She is an active member of Pan African Student Organization and a Diversity Peer Educator. Esther enjoys volunteering at a local elementary in helping students improve their reading proficiency. Outside of her studies and community engagement, she enjoys interfaith dialogues.

Hi, my name is Taylor Wicklund and I am serving as DLC’s Parliamentarian for the 2016-2017 academic year. I am a junior Geography and Political Science double major with a concentrated interest in political economy, how it affects minority populations, and how policy can be used to create more just and equitable communities on local, national, and global scales.

I have been working with technical writing and Robert’s Rules of Order since my senior year in high school when I participated in my first ever Model United Nations conference and am so excited to be able to continue my passion for parliamentary procedure as this year’s parliamentarian!

On campus, I serve as a student Co-Chair to the President’s Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; sing in Chapel Choir; and work as a student supervisor at campus safety among my participation in a few DLC orgs. If you ever have any questions about Robert’s Rules, DLC, or how much sleep I get on any given night, feel free to stop me around campus and ask away!

 I am Habiba Jaji, a sophomore who intends on majoring in Accounting. I am from Lagos, Nigeria, which is located in West Africa.  My interests are reading, cooking and movies.  Currently, I am the Treasurer of DLC, a Collegiate Fellow in Norelius and also a member of the Pan- Africa Student Organization (PASO).