Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, LGBTQIA+ Student Specialist
Micho (xe/they/he) began working at Grinnell College on March 9th, 2020. They are the Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, LGBTQIA+ Student Specialist. Micho's office is in the Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) located in the lowest level of Younker Hall.
Micho was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. Prior to Grinnell College, he worked at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum as the membership manager for seven years. While there they created the Artist Cafe, and the Live Model Open Studio, two programs open to all community members of any skill level designed as an inclusive space for connection and creativity. Micho also spent 9 years as contingent faculty, teaching art history and studio art at Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
In Micho's spare time, he studies restorative practices and takes workshops and courses to increase their knowledge and skill. He also works with Restorative Practice Associates and the District Attorney's office in Portland, Maine to help facilitate restorative justice dialogues. Xe is deeply passionate about social justice and uses their voice and privilege to support his LGBTQ2S family by advocating for dignity, equity, respect and visibility at work and in the community.
Education and Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Indiana State University
Certificates and Training
Reimagining Campus Community Training, International Institute for Restorative Practices and The Collaborative Center for Restorative Practices in Higher Education-Spring 2023
Cross-Cultural Communication & Conflict Training, Center for Restorative Practices at Amherst College-Spring 2023
Restorative Approaches to Conflict Transformation Training, Center for Restorative Practices at Amherst College-Spring 2023
Community Dialogue Workshop, School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State University-Spring 2023
Foundational Restorative Justice for Institutions of Higher Education, University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice-August 2022
Basic Peacemaking Circle Keeper Training, Fred Van Liew Restorative Practice Associates-Spring 2022