Meet Our Staff

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Diana Balderas

  • Title: Office Manager
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I manage the day-to-day office administration, oversee all departmental operations, support staff on projects, coordinate all schedules, and serve as the face of the Department to visitors.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-6948
  • Hometown: Waco, TX
  • Strengths: Achiever, Belief, Includer, Maximizer, Developer
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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Pearl Beverly

  • Title: Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: We work to encourage students to taste other cultures as they enhance their own. We also look at ways to get the campus and community excited about opportunities available through student organization participation. We seek to provide quality education and entertainment through our programming efforts.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-6948
  • Hometown: Snyder, TX
  • Strengths: Context, Arranger, Relater, Learner, Connectedness
  • Favorite Baylor Memory: The day I graduated from Baylor University. I have always loved going to graduation and meeting the parents of the students, but graduation took on a whole new meaning when I marched across that stage-a real Baylor Bear at last.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Keep your eyes on the end product.

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Geoffrey Griggs

  • Title: Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I work to encourage students to embrace other cultures as they celebrate their own. I also look at ways to get the campus and community excited about opportunities available through participation with our Big 6, Multicultural, and Greek Organizations.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-3004
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Strengths: Includer, Achiever, Belief, Responsibility, Restorative
  • Favorite Baylor Memory: My first Kente ceremony. Knowing that the work I was doing was having an impact on the lives of our students.
  • What I am Looking Forward to at Baylor: I am passionate about helping students because somebody once helped me. Here at Baylor, I am looking forward to using my education that I have obtained over the years and utilizing my many skills and attributes that I have been blessed with as an asset to the students and the Waco community.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Trust in God, Believe in Yourself, and Dare to Dream! Get all you can from us while you are here. We are here to help you!

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Sharyl Loeung

  • Title: Coordinator for Outreach and Inclusion
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the department in providing the necessary resources and assistance to students, such as information regarding scholarships, internships, mentoring, and leadership development.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-1698
  • Hometown: Farmers Branch, TX, but I consider Waco home now
  • Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Relator, Arranger, and Analytical
  • Favorite Baylor memory: When I first came down to Baylor for Truett Seminary orientation I was expecting to be a commuter student. The moment I stepped foot on campus I knew this was the place I needed to be full time. My husband and I came to orientation on a Friday, decided we were moving on a Saturday, packed a suitcase Sunday and classes started Monday. A couple that we had just met at orientation let us stay in their guest bedroom. Others helped us look for jobs and an apartment. That’s the kind of community you find at Baylor.
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Make it a priority to find a way to stay connected to something you already love and to find something new. Finding this balance will help make you a well-rounded individual.

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Sierra Valdivia

  • Title: Graduate Apprentice
  • Responsibilities in Multicultural Affairs: I assist the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs and multicultural student organizations with the implementation of events.
  • Contact Phone: 254-710-7982
  • Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
  • Strengths: Restorative, Developer, Individualization, Futuristic, Belief
  • What I'm looking forward to at Baylor: I'm a huge sports fanatic and I know Waco has some awesome sports teams. Also, I've never lived anywhere but Kansas so I'm looking forward to something new!
  • Advice to Baylor Students: Keep an open mind! You never know what new ideas and adventures you'll stumble upon by being open to something different.