Adrianna Turner | Interim Director
Our Student Staff
Eva Cordero '18 | Peer Diversity Educator
Eva Cordero, 2018, Political Science and Psychology. When I'm not working in the MRC or living in the library I can be found running, reading, or somewhere in nature. The thing I am most looking forward to about working in the MRC is creating a space where it feels safe to be outside your comfort zone. A goal I have outside of my comfort zone is admitting when I need help and reaching out to others to ask for help.
Julia Pfatteicher '19 | Peer Diversity Educator
Julia Pfatteicher /Class of 2019/Potential Physics Major. I write for HerCampus and I am a part of Team Mead. I also love dancing so I have been part of Amherst Dance. I hope to create more art this semester. I can’t wait to meet lots of new faces and learn more about where people at Amherst are from. I would love to try step dancing this year. Some of my friends do it and it absolutely baffles me. I think it’s such a unique and fascinating talent.
Chris Lewis '19 | Peer Diversity Educator
Name: Christopher Lewis. Where I'm From: Kingston, Jamaica. Year: Freshman. Major: Not Declared. I enjoy playing soccer, listening to Bob Marley (Yes, I am Jamaican), skyping my family, playing FIFA, meeting new people and having good conversations. I'm looking forward to helping create an inclusive, diverse and fun space for all Amherst students and forming friendships with each and every person the steps foot in the MRC. One goal I'd like to accomplish that is particularly out of my comfort zone is to be able encourage open dialogue and meaningful conversations on "hard to discuss" topics within the community.
Tommy Raskin '17 | Peer Diversity Educator
Hi! I'm Tommy Raskin. I come from Maryland and am in my third year at Amherst. I study American and African history and serve as Director of Student Affairs for the Amherst Political Union. I hope to spend my time in the MRC learning about the ways in which racial categories have changed in response to certain historical phenomena in different societies. Beyond that, I would like to gain a more thorough understanding of pre-colonial Asian societies and the ways in which colonialism altered indigenous markets throughout the colonized world. I hope also to join others in analyzing whatever racial overtones exist in the 2016 presidential race. I look forward to meeting you!
Doyin Ariyibi '18E | Peer Diversity Educator
Doyin Ariyibi/ 2018E / Economics/ ALCS. One thing most people don't know about me is that I really love to cook and bake ergo my alter ego chef Doyardee. Once in a blue moon when I have time I love to draw in my sketchbook. I'm looking forward to working with people who have created a space that I feel so comfortable in and continuing their work for current and future Amherst students. Hmmmm. One thing I've always wanted to do is be more adventurous with my pizza choices at Antonio's. I gotta stop just getting cheese pizza.
Amal Buford '19 | Peer Diversity Educator
Hi! My name is Amal Buford, and I’m a freshman from Brooklyn, NY. I’m planning on double-majoring in Computer Science & Film and Media Studies, and I want to enter the tech or film fields after graduation. I produce music, rap, and generally spend a lot of my time in the Seeley Mudd studio. I also love creative writing, basketball, and great TV shows. So far, what I love most about working in the MRC is the community that exists within the space. Its a safe place where I can discuss ideas, be creative, or kick back and take a nap. One of my goals for this year is to expand my network of friends beyond freshmen and people that I know from BSU & ACSU. I also want to become a bigger part of the arts culture at Amherst, and contribute to more to the music scene on campus. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the MRC this year!
Sidney Lin '17 | Research Assistant
Hi everyone! My name is Sidney and I’m a junior from Oakland, CA. As an Anthropology/Sociology major, I’m interested in pursuing a career that incorporates both public health and clinical medicine together. What I love the most about the MRC is being in a space where many meaningful conversations and programs revolving around multiculturalism take place—something I strongly believe to be integral for informing an impactful career in medicine. Outside of the MRC and academics, I’m involved with the Asian Students Association, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, work as a Chemistry research assistant and serve as an RC for first-year students. If you’re ever in Keefe, drop by the MRC and come say hi!