M.A.Ed. Higher Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. Marketing & Management, Siena College
Sienna Abdulahad is the Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Tulane University. She has more than a decade of experience in online, experiential, social media and print marketing. She earned her B.S. in Marketing and Management from Siena College and an M.A.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech. Sienna joined Tulane as a Senior Academic Advisor in the summer of 2017. By 2018 she began serving as the Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs. Eventually she would become the second director for the office, following in the footsteps of Carolyn Barber-Pierre who founded the office more than three decades ago. Mrs. Abdulahad has experience working in multicultural programs and services, student activities, diversity, inclusion, and equity, and academic advising.
When she is not at work, Sienna prefers to spend time with her family and friends hiking, traveling, and reading. She is also a member of an NPHC sorority. Sienna plans to pursue a doctoral degree in the coming years and become an active contributor to the body of research on the success of underrepresented students in higher education.
In addition to her work at Tulane, Sienna Abdulahad is a co-author of a book that chronicles the experiences of Black women working in higher education.
The Table: Stories of Black Women in Student Affairs