16 Guest 3 – Meet Chao Mwatela, RCTC Multicultural Advisor

Chao MwatelaMeet Chao


Chao Mwatela, RCTC’s Multicultural Advisor shares with students an invitation to learn more about her role on campus in the areas of Equity and Inclusion. You might also want to chat with Ms. Mwatela as an advisor or if you are just having a tough day! Here is her RCTC bio from the college’s Equity and Diversity webpage (https://www.rctc.edu/services/student… opens in new window)

“Chao Mwatela was born in Kenya, East Africa. As a second child in a large family, she learned to be independent and outspoken at an early age and attended boarding school during her high school years.

The years of boarding school, plus an adventurous spirit made the choice of attending college abroad an easy one. Chao attended college at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries Biology. “Chao has been hooked on the field of education since her first job right out of college as a high school science teacher. She has since worked as a Special Education educator, a high school science teacher, a college laboratory assistant, and currently as a multicultural advisor at Rochester Community and Technical College. She also believes in life-long education and is currently completing her Master’s Degree at Winona State University in Organizational Leadership, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education.

“Chao is passionate about equity, particularly in education. When Chao is not at RCTC working with students or on diversity-related initiatives, you will probably find her with her independent and outspoken daughter 😊 … or with her nose in a book” (RCTC, 2020).

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