Meet the Staff

LaMisha Hill, PhD Director, Multicultural Affairs Bio | Email
LaMisha Hill (pronouns: she, her, hers) is the Director of the MRC. Originally from the Chicago-Land Area, Dr. Hill moved to the west coast to complete a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon.Dr. Hill holds over 6 years of experience in higher education, and has supported students at two UC campuses. Most recently, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology at UC Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Dr. Hill completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Counseling Center, UC Riverside.

Dr. Hill’s professional experiences include providing direct clinical services to graduate and undergraduate students, engaging in outreach with campus partners, group facilitation, and program development/evaluation. She holds expertise in college student mental health, multicultural counseling, and assessment. Dr. Hill was the recipient of a 2014 UC Berkeley Spot Award, for herservice with The Mentoring Center (an Oakland based non-profit that supports youth of color).

Dr. Hill is passionate about advocacy, education, equity, and mentorship and strives to support students with navigating the complexities of a University system. Professionally, she is dedicated to multiculturalism, diversity, and supporting underrepresented communities. Dr. Hill is honored to join the Office of Diversity and Outreach under the leadership of Dr. Renée Navarro.
Melisa Anne Bautista, M.Ed. Assistant Director, Multicultural Resouce Centers Bio | Email
Melisa Anne Bautista, M.Ed (She/Her) is a 2nd generation Pinay (Filipina American) born and raised in Southern California. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with an Asian American Studies minor from San Francisco State University. She brings 9 years of experience as an educator and organizer working in a variety of educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Melisa taught diversity and Ethnic Studies courses as a former high school teacher and Adjunct Faculty with CSULB’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and the Long Beach Ethnic Studies Initiative. In addition, she has organized around education and racial justice with students in the San Francisco Unified and Long Beach Unified School Districts. Melisa is committed to work that is grounded in justice and liberation for people from historically oppressed and marginalized backgrounds.