Jxhn Martin, M.A.
Director of the Queer Resource Center
Jxhn serves as the director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC), whose primary role on campus is to support queer* and trans students throughout their journey at Amherst (*queer is used here as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community). Jxhn works to bring change to campus through community building, stemming from programming, queer/trans inclusivity trainings, to policy implementation and beyond. Reach out to them regarding how to navigate resources on campus, to schedule a training, ask questions concerning collaborative programming with the QRC, and/or booking the QRC space. In their free time, you can find them talking about desirability politics, affects/effects of student debt, and/or some combination of netflixing, eating, cooking, or attempting to bake.
As the Race, Gender & Sexuality Education Specialist, Babyface works directly with the Queer Resource Center (QRC) and theMulticultural Resource Center (MRC) to co-create and support the QRC & MRC’s educational and social programs and to coordinate the facilitation of topics centering the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Through programming Babyface works directly with the Directors and student staffs of the QRC and MRC to increase student involvement in the center and to enhance students’ understanding of race, gender, and sexual identity.
Silvia Mavares '18
Hi there! My name is Silvia, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I'm a senior studying Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. I grew up in Miami, but I am originally from Venezuela. As an Education Coordinator, I hope to help start informative and productive conversations about intersectional identities on campus. I'm a huge fan of dogs, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox. Come by the QRC and say hi, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions!
Matthew Holliday '19
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
Hello! My name is Ramona, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a Junior and am a Biology major here at Amherst. I also am an active member of the yearly musical. Besides my pronounced interests in musical theatre and science, I am an incurable trekkie, and can be found watching DS9 and new episodes of Discovery 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 and nb at Amherst, have a questions about my role at the QRC, or just want to introduce yourself and say ‘hi,’ please email me at email@example.com!
Esteban Uceda '19
Hi there! My name is Esteban, I use he/him or they/them pronouns and I come from Lima, Peru. I am a junior and I am double majoring in Neuroscience and SWAGS (Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies). 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!
Tejia Pavao '21
Hello!!! I'm Tejia (they/them/theirs). I'm a first-year from Rhode Island (although I live in Virginia) with a perspective double major in Biochem/Biophysics and Linguistics. Aside from that, I work as one of the outreach coordinators here in the QRC. I'm so excited to work in conjunction with the different resource centers and groups to celebrate and acknowledge the intersection of identities represented at Amherst College!
Jake Montes-Adams '21
Hello, I'm Jake Montes-Adams (he/him/his) from Escondido, California. I am a first-year student here at Amherst College and am excited to serve as Program Coordinator at the QRC. I am a prospective Political Science major and am also interested in American studies, history, geography, and urban studies. I am passionate about human rights, especially the human rights of queer people on a global scale. Here at the QRC, you can find me exploring the intersectionality of race and sexuality as well as playing indie music over the center's portable speaker. I hope to see you around the space!
Charlotte Blackman '20
Hi! My name is Charlotte (she/her/hers) and I’m a sophomore. I’m not entirely sure what I’m studying yet, but I definitely want to focus my learning on power structures in some capacity. I’m thinking about history or political science, and I might double in French, too. This year I am shared between the QRC and the WGC as the graphic designer. I’m passionate about intersectional feminism and the empowerment of people of all sexual and gender identities, and am so grateful to be a part of the uplifting and necessary work these centers do. On campus I am also an RC in Stearns, I sing in the chorus, and I illustrate for the Indicator. In my free time I like to bake, do yoga, and paint.