Meet a DA: Isa Mojares ’20

This post was written by one of The Thrill’s new writers, Elise Tran ’19! Welcome to the team!  

The Thrill spotlights a Discrimination Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to students on campus in relation to issues of discrimination.  They have weekly Office Hours they announce via email and can also be reached at any time using this form. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Isa Mojares ’20. 

 

What’s your best Kenyon memory?

My best Kenyon memory (so far) is surprisingly probably one from orientation week. A few friends and I went down to the BFEC, but then ended the night sitting on the sidewalk between Horvitz and the graveyard. We talked about a lot of silly things, but I mostly remember laughing so incredibly hard. I was nervous since it was only one of the first few nights of college, but we ended up having a really good time. It’s fun to think about how much has happened since then, especially since some of them are still my closest friends on campus.

 

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Teleportation. Not 100% sure if that counts as a superpower, but definitely teleportation.

 

You have to go out to dinner with one of the Kenyon sculptures/statues. Which one do you choose?

I think I’ll go with the science quad sculpture. I’d be interested in what it has to say…

 

Graham Gund is the anonymous donor of the seventy-five million dollar donation conspiracy: believer or nah?

Maybe???

 

Forks, spoons, or knives?

Forks. But then I guess you can’t eat soup or yogurt.

 

Who’s the first Kenyon professor you recruit to help you battle an army of the undead?

Balinda in the dance department. Or really any of the professors in that department. They’re all fierce and amazing women.

 

Why did you become a DA?

I grew up in Miami, and completely underestimated what the transition would be like, moving from a big city to a rural campus as a person of color. Kenyon can be really homogenous at times, which is hard, and I wanted to be a DA so that I could be there for other people who are facing this same transition and working through what that feels like. I also think that, because Kenyon is so much of the same, it’s important to hold events that are centered on the perspectives of minorities and people of color. I wanted to get involved in planning these sorts of events, which is something that the DAs do!

Many thanks to Isa for chatting with us! 

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