Andrea S. Cadyma

Andrea S. Cadyma

Director of Residential Life

Director of Residential Life

TBD

Cariel L. Lewis

Cariel L. Lewis

Asst Dir of Residential Life & Coord of Community Standards

Assistant Director of Residential Life & Coordinator of Community Standards

Cariel hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She graduated from Mercyhurst University with her BA in Hospitality Management and then her MS in Organizational Leadership and HR. Cariel works primarily with the Community Standards office. In her spare time, Cariel thoroughly enjoys working out, trying new foods and going to the beach.

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Amber D. Rice

Amber D. Rice

Asst Dir of Residential Life for Education & Engagement

Keefe Campus Center 219

Assistant Director of Education and Engagement

Amber is an avid believer that we are all life-long learners. She has an M.A in Higher Education Administration and an M.S in Leadership & Change Management. Amber has worked throughout NY including the Bronx, central NY, and most recently, western NY before moving to Amherst. Ambers goal is to continue to enhance and develop the engagement and educational opportunities for all residents, while strengthening connections to the Amherst community. In her free time Amber enjoys traveling, reading a good book, and trying local coffee shops.

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Alyssa N. Carlotto

Alyssa N. Carlotto

Community Development Coordinator

Morris Pratt 120

CDC for Central Campus (Morrow, Morris Pratt, Moore, Jenkins, Res Hall A, and Valentine)

Alyssa is a Connecticut native, Bay Path University and UMass Amherst alum, and a Cancer sun. Their academic background is in Neuroscience & Behavior and Education and worked at EqualityMaine for two year’s with AmeriCorps VISTA supporting queer folx of all ages before coming to Amherst College. In addition to their buildings, Alyssa supervises the Asian Culture House and Sylvia Rivera Theme Communities.

Pronouns: She / They

Claire Pinciaro

Claire Pinciaro

Community Development Coordinator

Stearns 101

CDC for the First Year Quad East (Charles Pratt, James, and Stearns)

Claire Pinciaro is the CDC for students living in Charles Pratt, James, and Stearns. In her role, she supervises the CAs and provides support for students as they navigate through college. Claire graduated from Princeton with an AB in Sociology where she was a member of the women’s soccer team and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in Higher Education. Prior to working at Amherst, Claire worked in the admission office and office of the dean of undergraduate students at Princeton and in the office of academic integrity and student conduct at Harvard. Come by her office (Stearns 101) to say hi to Claire and her beloved dog, River!

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

David Ke

David Ke

Community Development Coordinator

James 101

CDC for the First Year Quad West (Appleton, North, South, and Williston)

David is a proud son of Cambodian immigrants and is originally from Revere, MA. He attended school at UMass Amherst for undergrad and grad school. Prior to working at Amherst College, David was a high school world history teacher in the Greater Boston area. He serves as the staff advisor for the Asian Students Association and other affinity RSO groups. David loves his son named Potato (who is a cockapoo), and so do many students on campus.

Pronouns: He / Him / His

Douglas B. Michaels

Douglas B. Michaels

Community Development Coordinator

Morrow 121

CDC for North Campus (Tyler, Marsh, Plimpton, Porter, Garman, Lipton, Cohan, and Charles Drew)

Doug is originally from Pennsylvania, and prior to arriving in Amherst completed a MS in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. He is the CDC for North Campus and also works with the Russian Language House, German Language House, Marsh Arts House, and the Charles Drew Memorial Cultural House. Doug is the proud father of two dogs Hope and Ranger. When he’s not working Doug enjoys hiking, photography, and reading. Doug’s goal as a CDC is to collaborate with the CAs to create a welcoming and healthy living environment for the residents.

Pronouns: He / Him / His

George Blalock

George Blalock

Community Development Coordinator

Ford 110

CDC for GKW (Ford, Lee, Greenway C, Nicholls Biondi, King and Wieland)

George was born in Sleepyhollow, NY and raised in Boston, MA. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hampshire College through the James Baldwin Scholars Program and studied Adolescent Development and Alternative Education. George spent three years working with the Upward Bound Program at UMASS Amherst before becoming the Assistant Director of Admissions at Hampshire College. After dedicating six years to working in college access he has found a new passion for college retention work and hopes to be a positive resource for all students.

Pronouns: He / Him / His

Megan Markland-Hassinger

Megan Markland-Hassinger

Community Development Coordinator

Seelye 119

CDC for West Campus (Hitchcock, Mayo-Smith, Seelye, Humphries, Chapman, Newport, Rice, Lincoln, and Seligman)

Originally from North Adams, MA, Megan graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in English in 2004. While she thought her life and professional path led through law school, she left after a year to pursue a career in Higher Education. This is her sixth professional position in Residential Life, and she continues to learn more about supporting college students through living in community. Excited to be back in the Pioneer Valley, Megan also enjoys playing Pokemon Go and Animal Crossing, trying different sushi places in Amherst, and watching Star Trek with her husband, Will.

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers