Center for Community Engagement

Meet the directors of Amherst’s newly imagined centers

Danielle Hussey, Director of the Women's and Gender Center, Molly Mead, Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Angie Tissi-Gassoway, Director of the Queer Resource Center, Mariana Cruz, Director of the Multicultural Resource Center.jpg
October 2013Left to right: Danielle Hussey, director of the Women's and Gender Center, Molly Mead, director of the Center for Community Engagement, Angie Tissi-Gassoway, director of the Queer Resource Center, and Mariana Cruz, director of the Multicultural Resource Center. Photo by Eugene Lee '16, audio by Ruodi Duan '14 and Rama Hagos '15, text by CCE staff writer Jenny Morgan.

"Our number one goal," says Queer Resource Center director Angie Tissi-Gassoway, "is to have our community know who we are."

It's an exciting time for Tissi-Gassoway, the director of the newly imagined Queer Resource Center.

CCE audio documentarians Ruodi Duan '14 and Rama Hagos '15 sat down with Tissi-Gassoway to learn more about her vision for the center. They also spoke with Danielle Hussey, the director of the Women's and Gender Center, and Mariana Cruz, the director of the Multicultural Resource Center. The general consensus? It's an exciting time for all—and it's the first time each of these centers has had a full-time director at the helm.

Listen below to hear the ideas and visions of each center director.

"Multiculturalism has always been an ongoing theme throughout the work I do." - Mariana Cruz, director of the Multicultural Resource Center

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"My hope is that I can not only be an influence, but an advocate." - Danielle Hussey, director of the Women's and Gender Center

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"We strive to acknowledge the stories and experiences of LGBT students." - Angie Tissi-Gassoway, director of the Queer Resource Center

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