Get To Know: Imani Williams, residence life coordinator


In her role, Imani Williams is responsible for creating a positive residential community at North Hall by resolving resident concerns and fostering a sense of community with opportunities for student leadership.

Williams was previously an IUPUI student, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work in 2019 and with a Master of Social Work in 2022. She most enjoys the opportunity to create a positive, inclusive and educational environment for staff and students to thrive in.

What was the last show you watched?

A recent show I watched was "Abbott Elementary," which was nominated for an Emmy. I love this show so much! It is so refreshing to watch something that is not buried in trauma, but shines a light on the amazing work teachers and school professionals do. This show is so wholesome and hilarious. I can’t wait for season two.

What's your comfort food?

My go-to comfort food will always be any type of Chinese food. My memories of eating Chinese food with my family is what makes it such a comfort food. Plus, it is yummy and usually puts me in a food coma.

Do you have a favorite vacation memory?

One of my favorite vacation memories is when my family and I went to Denver, Colorado. What I loved the most about this vacation was that we traveled to Denver by train. I got to ride through all the beautiful mountains.

If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?

I would be a sloth – they’re just super chill and unbothered. Plus, they are so cute.