Extracurricular CoordinatorHutton Honors College: Administration
Zilia Balkansky-Sellés serves as the Extracurricular Programming Coordinator for the Hutton Honors College. She earned a Master’s in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Her dissertation research focused on urban community gardens in Bloomington, Indiana, and the ways in which gardener-activists shape their home yards and spaces. She served for four years as an academic advisor for the Groups Scholars Program at Indiana University. She has taught at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, as well as in outdoor education settings. She looks forward to supporting students in their explorations of the world at Indiana University and beyond. Zilia’s loves include writing, theatre and performance, dancing, wandering in wild spaces, and animal rescue work. She is working on a collection of poetry centered on the Cuban roots of her parents and exploring the notion of how we identify ourselves in the world.