African American and Africana Studies

  • Photo of Dorinda Ma

Dorinda Ma

My interest in AAAS stems from my background as a Philadelphia native and passion for studying social injustice and inequality in America and abroad. 




African American and Africana Studies, Sociology


With sadness we share of the passing of Dorinda in December 2018

Dorinda Ma ’16
An English major, Dorinda was described as a light, making a room feel brighter with her presence and treating every person with respect, kindness and compassion. She approached everything she did on campus, whether working in the campus safety office, spending time with her Sigma sisters, or writing poetry, with a sincere desire to make a difference for others. She was passionate about serving young people through education and touched countless lives despite her short tenure as a teacher. The Ursinus community will remember Dorinda’s smile, one that communicated authenticity, warmth and affection.