Meet the Queer Resource Center Staff

Jxhn Martin, M.A.

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

More info coming soon!


Silvia Mavares '18
Outreach Coordinator


Hi there! My name is Silvia, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm a junior currently studying Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. I grew up in Miami, but I am originally from Venezuela. As a Program Coordinator, I hope to create events that bring people together to talk about relevant issues in productive ways. I'm a huge fan of dogs, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox. I urge everyone to stop by the QRC because it's an amazing place where remarkable conversations happen. If you have any questions or suggestions, email me at!

Matthew Holliday '19
Outreach Coordinator 


Hey everyone! I’m Matthew Holliday, I use he, him, his pronouns and I am the outreach coordinator at the QRC! I hail from Brooklyn, NY from the predominately black neighborhood of Bedstuy. As a Theater & Dance and Black Studies double major, I hope to liberate black artsy, specifically queer POC art and culture, and expose relevant information about our inherited queer histories through movement and text. As your outreach coordinator, I aim to maintain the integrity of the QRC and its communication between the larger Amherst and Five-College community. 

Ramona Celis '19
Program Coordinator


Hello! My name is Ramona, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a sophomore and am a prospective Biology and Neuroscience major here at Amherst. I also am an active member of the Glee Club and the yearly musical. Besides my pronounced interests in musical theatre and science, I am an incurable trekkie, and can be found watching DS9 most nights while not busy. I also consider myself a bit of an artist when I have the time. The QRC is a wonderful, open space for all, and I would encourage anyone who can to stop by and visit sometime. If you have any questions regarding being trans at Amherst, have a questions about my role at the QRC, or just want to introduce yourself and say ‘hi,’ please email me at! 


Esteban Uceda '19
Program Coordinator


Hi there! My name is Esteban, I use he/him/his pronouns and I come from Lima, Peru. I am sophomore and I am a prospective Neuroscience and SWAGS (Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies) major. I am passionate about queer issues and LGBT+ rights, and I’m very excited to work in the Queer Resource Center and advocating for the community. I hope to see you there!