Raina Marquez Ladislao (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Programs. She is Filipina-Chicana but identifies with her indigenous and ancestral roots from the Philippines and Mexico. Raina is a first generation college student and earned her B.S. in Communication Studies with a minor in Professional & Technical Writing from Dixie State University. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education at UNLV. Outside of academia, she is a student of prePhilippine culture and traditions with Katao School of Living Traditions. In her role as GA for Intercultural Programs, Raina collaborates with the UNLV community to develop programs specific to various identity groups on campus to affirm, empower, and create healthy and supportive relationships among students. Outside of UNLV, Raina is an ate (older sister) to Christian and Riley, has a service dog (in training) named Pabu, and studies hand tapped tattoos from the Philippines. She enjoys quality R&B music while basking in the sun spending time with her loved ones.