Sasha Pauline Fanny-Holston '11 (she/her) is the Assistant Director of Equity and Inclusion at Kenyon. Her work includes supervising the Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP), Recognizing Each Other’s Ability to Conquer the Hill (REACH) peer mentoring group, Snowden Multicultural Center, and the Alumni of Color Mentoring Initiative. Sasha also serves as a resource for various affinity groups across campus if they need assistance with programming, as well as providing support to students who may have concerns about incidents on campus and serving as a liaison between students and offices such as the Office for Student Engagement and the Office of Admissions.
As a student at Kenyon, Sasha majored in political science and minored in sociology. She was involved with Model UN, Snowden, Black Student Union (BSU), Greek Council, the Kenyon Collegian, Nu Iota Alpha Sorority, Mock Trial and Discrimination Advisors, as well as a senior Helpline consultant in the former Olin Library. In the spring of 2010, Sasha studied abroad in Ireland as part of the SIT study abroad program Ireland: Transformation of Social/Political Conflict, and focused her independent study project (ISP) on the intersections between immigration and racism in the wake of a racially motivated killing of a Nigerian teenager in Dublin on Good Friday 2010.
A 2019 graduate of New England Law Boston, Sasha’s interests focus on how the law informs and shapes civil rights, immigration policy, and racial equity in the United States, untangling the complexities of the immigration system, using critical race theory as an informative tool to dismantle structural racism, and being a staunch advocate, activist and ally across all identities.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Sasha is a dual citizen of the United States and Seychelles, and is happy to be back in the Midwest after living in Boston for six years. Her interests outside of work include watching classic TV shows, indoor gardening, tabletop games, travel and food media, hanging out with her cats and dogs, concerts and photography.
Areas of Expertise
Multicultural programming; multicultural training initiatives; Snowden Multicultural Center; First Steps Program for first-generation college students; Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program (KEEP); Recognizing Each Other’s Ability to Conquer the Hill (REACH); Alumni of Color Mentoring Initiative; liaison to the Office of Admissions; liaison to the Office of Student Engagement; heritage month planning; general ODEI services
2019 — Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston
2011 — Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College