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.
Marvin is a senior from Bridgeport, Connecticut majoring in Anthropology & Sociology. This summer Marvin will work as the Queer Resource Center's Intern. He works with the Center's Director, Jxhn, to identify, interrogate, and assess the QRC's current programming, resources, and policies as it specifically relates to serving trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities. He hopes to bring an intersectional framework to his internship -- centering queer and trans individuals of color. In his free time he enjoys cooking, jogging, dancing ballet, and traveling.