Master of Arts - Central Michigan University

  • Political Science
  • Civic Engagement

Bachelors of Applied Arts - Central Michigan University

  • Major: Integrative Public Relations
  • Minor: Communication

Professional Organizations:

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)


Symantha has been a part of the CMU and Mt. Pleasant community since 2012. She came to CMU as a first-generation college student from the Upper Peninsula. During her undergraduate experience at CMU, she volunteered extensively with the Alternative Breaks program as a participant, Site Leader, and Board Member. It was through those experiences that she found her passion for civic engagement, LGBTQ+ Health and Equity, and gender and racial justice.

Symantha met her partner, Andrew, who also works for CMU, in 2009. They have a dog named Enzo.


Ishpeming, MI

High School:

Westwood High School

Favorite CMU Memory:

Serving as a tour guide for North Campus' annual Legends of the Dark in 2012.

Favorite Place on Campus:

The Alternative Breaks office. It's been home for me for years, where I've spent time with best friends   and the best students.

Advice for Incoming Students:

Get involved! Your years on campus will go by so quickly and your co-curricular moments will be the ones you remember walking across the stage at graduation. Try something new, and find your passion!

Fun Facts:

  • Symantha was born on an Air Force Base in Japan.
  • Symantha has two sisters and three brothers with six nieces and nephews.
  • Symantha loves to draw and do graphic design work.

Contact Symantha:

Email: misal1sf@cmich.edu

Phone: 989-774-7685

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