Connor Vezina, He/Him/His

Connor (he/him/his) is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Center for Belonging and Social Change (CBSC) and supports the APIDA student community. He co-facilitates the APIDA Community Connections group every Monday at 8 p.m. in the Alonso Family Room of the CBSC, and is also available to meet with and support all students on different programs/ideas. Connor's primary Graduate Assistantship is in Dining Services.

Connor is originally from Irasburg, Vermont, a small town in a place known to have more cows than people. Before attending Ohio State, Connor earned bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. Connor has recently moved to the Midwest and is now a graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program at The Ohio State University. He will be graduating in Spring 2024.

As an undergraduate, Connor worked as a student assistant in the Saint Michael's Multicultural Center for four years. His interest in APIDA initiatives stems from his own experience as an Asian American growing up in predominantly white spaces. As a first-generation student, he has a special interest in creating community as that was a major reason he was able to complete his undergraduate degree. His research interests reside in multiracial student affairs, and the APIDA experience in higher education. He hopes to work alongside faculty and students in the Mixed-Race Studies group.   

Outside of his work and academic pursuits, Connor loves to try new food and go running outdoors.