Multiracial and Multicultural Families
Biography: Tiana Carter began her career with Michigan State University at Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. Her diverse experience ranges from supporting the development of the Multicultural Center and helping develop the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan to supporting more than 60 full time engineers and architects on various construction projects. She was responsible for overseeing the Facility Coordinators Workgroup for campus and played an integral role with the Faculty Readiness Program ensuring laboratories were up and running for newly hired research faculty. Over the past eight years, Tiana has worked hard to achieve a healthy work-life balance at MSU as she works full time and attends classes to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. Tiana is a proud Spartan who is passionate about supporting others and illustrates the importance of always being your authentic self, both professionally and personally.Elizabeth Guerrero Lyons, Ed.D.
Director of Minority Student Recruitment
College of Human Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Guerrero Lyons is the Director of Minority Recruitment for the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. Her scholarship centers on multicultural education, mentorship of racially minoritized students, and precollege and pathway programming for pre-health students. She attended Michigan State University, receiving an MA in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Administration and an Ed.D. in K-12 Administration. Her passion and advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion was instilled in her by her Mexican American and Lebanese parents.