UALR students contribute to Institute programs

Meet the Interns

#DefineTheFuture

Four UALR students join the institute team as summer interns bringing their valuable ideas and projects as we work to develop stronger community relationships and define the future by promoting the fundamentals of respect, tolerance, dignity, and cultural understanding.


Trevor Collins“I plan to develop a stronger relationship with the community…”

Trevor Collins| Sophomore | E-commerce

Trevor Collins is an audio/visual assistant at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.  He is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in E-commerce with an IT minor in the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology.

He is the host and producer of a University Television original series, “Talking with Trevor.” Collins is also known for his artistic abilities. He is a poet, dancer, and actor.

Why are you working for the Institute?

“While working for the Institute on Race Ethnicity I plan to develop a stronger relationship with the community by incorporating technology to publicize the issues on race and ethnicity.”


Elizabeth "Liz" Fox“I believe negative views can be softened, even nullified through learning and discussion.”

Liz Fox |Junior | English Literature

Liz Fox studies print journalism and English literature in the UALR College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. In addition to her duties as an audio/visual assistant at the Institute, Fox works as a reporter for KUAR 89.1 FM and serves as entertainment editor for UALR’s student newspaper, The Forum.

Why are you working for the Institute?

“I believe in encouraging others to learn about the past in order to avoid mistakes in the present and future. There are so many things that could’ve been done differently to avoid racial injustice, and I believe negative views can be softened, even nullified through learning and discussion.”


Tia Woods“My mission in life is to spread awareness across the world.”

Tia Woods | Senior | Broadcast Journalism

Tia Woods is a Little Rock native who studies broadcast journalism in the UALR School of Mass Communication. She aspires to become a notable writer and journalist. Woods is a senior who says being the communications assistant for the Institute is a great way to start her career journey.

Why are you working for the Institute?

“Since I was a little girl, I have had a great interest in the histories and futures of different races and ethnicities. I want to be a voice for anyone and everyone. My mission in life is to spread awareness across the world.”


LaMaya Coleman“Everyone can learn from past events as long as they are willing.”

LaMaya Coleman| Senior | Broadcast Journalism

LaMaya Coleman is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her main area of study is broadcast journalism in the UALR School of Mass Communication with a minor in rhetoric and writing. She also has a strong interest in writing and art.

Coleman is excited about fulfilling her duties as the research assistant at the Institute.

Why are you working for the Institute?

“Everyone can learn from past events as long as they are willing to. I hope to give others a voice that shows how knowledgeable we are of our history of racial injustice and how to address the issues we have concerning race and ethnicity.”

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