Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Zinnia Marquette

Meet Zinnia Marquette, MSUM’s new diversity and inclusion coordinator. She collaborates with campus organizations to help underrepresented students achieve success. 


Q: What is one thing that surprised you about MSUM? 

A: Being a recent graduate, I was nervous about going out into the world and figuring out my career path. It was welcoming when I interviewed here, and I felt super comfortable. Everyone here is so supportive of everything I have been doing.  


Q: What book are you currently reading? 

A: I'm reading “Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America” by Ijeoma Oluo.  


Q: What has this job taught you so far? 

A: I think the major thing this job has taught me is to “work smarter, not harder.” There are so many resources and people connected to those resources, so there's a strong foundation laid out in front of me. I have also learned that it's important to reflect on your experiences and never take them for granted. I'm working on recognizing my accomplishments 


Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? 

A: Definitely Paris. I have been obsessed with Paris since the fifth grade. I went to the Concordia language village camp for five years. I would fundraise to afford the weekend trip. I have some French in my background and I love the culture.  It is my number one destination.  


Q: What is your go-to TV show? 

A: New Girl. I love the humor in the show. The last season always makes me cry. 


Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Zinnia. 

Make Sure Your Story Is Heard

Let us know how your life has been changed by being a Dragon: tell us your MSU Moorhead story today!

Send Us Your Story

More Stories from Dragons

View All Dragon Stories