Marvin Glenn Arenzana Baclig
As the Assistant Director for Student Programming at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, I provide program leadership and support to the portfolio of Harvard Foundation programs. I work closely with the Senior Director to identify and implement a variety of programs and initiatives that address issues of diversity, inclusion, and belonging on campus. In this role, I also serve as the primary point of support for first-generation, low-income students and oversee the First-Year Retreat and Enrichment (FYRE) pre-orientation program. Additionally, I oversee the Harvard Foundation internship program, which comprises of a cohort of undergraduate students hired to facilitate peer-to-peer dialogues on identity; implement campus-wide, student-centered programming; train students and student leaders on a variety of diversity-related topics; and serve as ambassadors for the Harvard Foundation.
I have been at Harvard since Fall 2020, when I started my Master of Education in Higher Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a graduate student, I also served as a HGSE Equity and Inclusion Fellow and the Graduate Assistant for Student Programs in the Student Engagement Office at Harvard College’s DSO, where I advised and supervised student leaders on the College Events Board in coordinating events for the undergraduate student body, such as Crimson Jam and Yard Fest. During Summer 2021, I also served as a HGSE Dean's Education Fellow, working to reduce chronic absenteeism among Black students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
My passion for working in higher education stems from my own experience serving as a student leader and student activist in the recruitment and retention centers at UC Berkeley. My program advisor was instrumental to my holistic development and success as a student, and I hope to make a meaningful impact on today’s student leaders.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, working out, traveling, sightseeing, watching movies and TV, and eating and cooking vegan dishes.
Reach out to me about support for first-generation, low-income students and programming that addresses issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging!