Our Director

Bulaong Ramiz-Hall |  Director

Bulaong, MRC Director

Hi! My name is Bulaong Ramiz-Hall and I am the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center. I joined the Amherst community in August 2016. Previously, I served as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at Wesleyan University and Program Coordinator for Social Justice Education and Programs at the University of Kansas. I believe in connection and accountability as the key to true community building and encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to bring their full selves to the MRC.

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Our Student Staff 

Olivia Zheng '20 |  Education Coordinator
Olivia

Hey there! I’m Olivia Zheng, a first year student from the Bay Area in California. I’m not sure exactly what I want to major in, but I’m considering English and Political Science. Outside of class, I’m involved in DASAC (Dance and Step at Amherst College), Mock Trial, The Amherst Student, and the Asian Students Association. I love writing short stories, reading fantasy and historical fiction novels, jamming out to Beyoncé and Hamilton, and having discussions about social justice. Feel free to come to the MRC and introduce yourself to me—I love making new friends!

Pronouns: she, her, hers


 
Sade Greene '20 |  Education Coordinator

Sade

Hi! My name is Sade Green and I am a freshman. I am a potential English and/or Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought (LJST) major. I really enjoy talking about law and politics. In the future, I want to become a civil rights/constitutional attorney and run for public office.  In addition to working at the MRC, I am an AAS Senator for the Class of 2020. I am also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU), African and Caribbean Students’ Union (ACSU), and Amherst Christian Fellowship (ACF). In my free time, I like to read, write, work out at the gym, and catch up on my favorite television shows. I love the MRC because it is a place where cultural differences are celebrated and people can be themselves, always and in all ways. I look forward to promoting social justice here at Amherst College.

Pronouns: she, her, hers


 

Eva Cordero '18  |  Program Coordinator (Abroad Spring 2017)

Eva Cordero

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.

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Julia Pfatteicher '19  |  Outreach Coordinator

Julia Pfatteicher

My name is Julia Pfatteicher and I am the Outreach Coordinator at the MRC! I'm currently a sophomore majoring in physics. When I’m not in the MRC I can be found at Amherst Dance rehearsal, in the Mead Art Museum with Team Mead, or creating as much art as I can. The best part about working in the MRC is the cohesion of education and listening to my peers while also relaxing and creating meaningful bonds with my fellow Amherst students. I look forward to learning more about myself this year as well as those around me.

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Chris Lewis '19  | Office Coordinator

Chris Lewis

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.

Pronouns: he, him, him


Doyin Ariyibi '18E  |  Program Coordinator

Doyin Ariyibi

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.

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Amal Buford '19  |  Program Coordinator

Amal Buford

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!

Pronouns: he, him, his