Our Director

Nayah Mullings, WGC Director Karibuni wote (“Welcome, all” in Swahili)! My name is Nayah Mullings, and I am the Director of the Women’s and Gender Center. I graduated from Amherst College in 2017 and shortly after began pursuing a Masters of Social Work before returning to my alma mater in 2018 for this position. In my time away, I took intensive courses in clinical theory and practice and coompleted a full-time practical internship at a therapeutic, Special Education High School in Northampton, MA. As a student at Amherst, I worked in the Queer Resource Center for my four years, first as an Office Coordinator and later as an Education & Advocacy Coordinator. The Resource Centers were at the heart of my Amherst experience, and am so grateful to continue to work in this community and the WGC. I am passionate about understanding and positively impacting the experiences of womxn, femmes, trans and nonbinary folks at Amherst, especially those with marginalized racial identities, and about creating inclusive space for individual and collective learning, growth, and healing through an intersectional feminist lens. You can also find me singing, dancing and laughing it up in the Center on the daily - stop by for a silly time.

If you have any questions, need support, or want to learn more about the resources and services the WGC provides, please email me at nmullings@amherst.edu or call 413-542-5667. 

My pronouns: she, her, hers


Our Student Staff

Theo Peierls '20E | education Coordinator

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Hello! My name is Theo, and I'm a program coordinator for the WGC. I am a Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies and Music double major, and in my free time I sing in choral society, cook, and involve myself in the local Jewish community! I believe that it is crucial to center gender as an oppressive social construct in all feminist activism, and I'm most passionate about working to include transgender and nonbinary people in campus feminisms, particularly trans and nonbinary people holding other marginalized identities.

My pronouns:  they, them, theirs


Charlotte Blackman '20 | EDUCATION coordinator

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Hi! My name is Charlotte, I'm a senior history major, and I'm an education coordinator at the WGC. In my free time I sing with Amherst Choral Society, make art, do yoga, play the tuba, and cook delicious things. I also love TV, podcasts, and audiobooks. I began working at the WGC at the beginning of my sophomore year because I believe in intersectional feminism. It is important and necessary for me to do work for women and gender oppressed groups on this campus, and to use the aspects of my identity that afford me privilege to uplift voices around me and work toward liberation.

My pronouns:  she, her, hers


Ann guo '20 | program coordinator

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Hello! My name is Ann and I am a Program Coordinator for the WGC. I am majoring in Anthropology and Chemistry, and am involved in the advancement of dialogues and spaces centering Asian American narrative and identity at Amherst. I love drinking tea of all sorts, hiking in Western Massachusetts, and listening to jazz. The Women’s and Gender Center holds a special place in my heart because of the amazing work we do as a community to center intersectional lived experiences surrounding gender and identity through dialogue, activism, and healing. 

My pronouns: she, her, hers


willa grimes '21 | office COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Willa and I’m an Office Coordinator for the WGC. I’m a History major, and on campus I sing in The Bluestockings (an Amherst a cappella group of women and femmes) and volunteer as an EMT with Amherst College EMS. In my free time I love to listen to true crime podcasts and go for walks. I’m extremely excited to work in the WGC because I strive to create spaces where people of marginalized communities can feel comfortable and safe, and to create a kinder and more compassionate world through education and intersectional feminism.

My pronouns: she, her, hers


harinh lee '21 | Education COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Harinh and I am one of the Education Coordinators for the WGC. I'm a Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought major, and on campus I am a Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect, a member of the Sabrinas (an all women and femme a cappella group at Amherst), and a part of the Reproductive Justice Alliance. The Women’s and Gender Center is important to me because of the work we do in creating spaces that allow dialogue and empowerment around issues of identity, gender, feminism, and the intersections between them.

My pronouns: she, her, hers


Sofia guerra '22 | PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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Hi! My name is Sofia Guerra and I'm a Program Coordinator for the WGC, where I continue my work in promoting intersectional dialogues on identity and social location, especially as they relate to policy. I'm a political science major with an interest in international affairs, healthcare and immigration policy, human rights, and economics. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area but I love the East Coast with all my heart. When I'm not at the WGC, you can find me reading on the third (AKA the best) floor of Frost, running on a local trail, or daydreaming at the Quad.
 
My pronouns: she, her, hers

 
shivani patel '22E | Program COORDINATOR

Shivani

Hello! My name is Shivani and I am the Program Coordinator for the WGC. I am an international student from Bangalore, India. I am a Political Science and SWAGS major. I love working at the WGC because fostering inclusive and safe spaces for gender-oppressed groups is crucial to furthering social justice and intersectional spaces on campus. 

My pronouns: she, her, hers

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