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 for this position. Over the past year, I took intensive courses in clinical theory and practice and did 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 improving the experiences of women, 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.

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

 Sabrianan micha '19 | Education Coordinator

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Hi! My name is SabriAnan Micha and I am from Starkville, MS. At Amherst, I am a SWAGS major. I am also an RC and am a member of the Women's Rugby Football Club. I am one of the Program Coordinators at the WGC. I chose to work at the WGC because I value spaces that center the identities of oppressed folks, particularly gender-oppressed groups. Also, as a black non-binary person, I wanted to see more work done throughout the centers centering transgender and non-binary identities.

My pronouns: they, them, theirs


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 the intersections that our feminism holds.

My pronouns:  they, them, theirs


Charlotte Blackman '20 | program coordinator

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 Hi! My name is Charlotte, and I am shared between the WGC and the QRC as the graphic designer.  I’m not sure what I want to major in yet, but definitely want to focus my learning on power structures in some capacity.  I think I might declare Political Science or History.  On campus I am also an RC in Stearns, I sing in the chorus, and I illustrate for the Indicator. I believe in intersectional feminism because I believe in love, in nondiscriminatory freedom, in empowerment, and am perpetually disheartened to see that powerful people in our world always have and continue to disagree.  In light of this, it feels 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 the voices those around me, and use that privilege to the advantages of the cause.

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 | PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Willa and I’m a Program Coordinator for the WGC. I’m a prospective History and LJST double major, and on campus I sing in the 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 oppressed groups can feel comfortable and safe, and to introduce as many people as possible to intersectional feminism in order to create a kinder and more compassionate world.

My pronouns: she, her, hers


harinh lee '21 | PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Harinh, and I am one of the Program Coordinators for the WGC. I haven’t declared a major yet but I’m a prospective Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and French double major. On campus I am a Peer Advocate for Sexual Respect, a member of the Sabrinas, and the Secretary of the Reproductive Justice Alliance. The Women’s and Gender Center is important to me because of the work that 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 | OFFICE 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

kirianna gambrel '22 | office COORDINATOR

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Hello! My name is Kirianna and I am the class of 2022 at Amherst College. I am the Women and Gender Center’s Office Coordinator.  I am a prospective either physics or LJST major. I am a social justice activist and a poet. I am especially passionate about issues concerning women and transgender people of color, as well as non-binary individuals, and how oppressive social systems impact our experiences as human beings. In my position at the WGC, I hope to be an invaluable resource in supporting the growth of racial and gender-based equity on our campus, and in making it a safer and more inclusive community.

My pronouns: she, her, hers


shivani patel '21 | outreach COORDINATOR

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Hello! My name is Shivani and I am the Outreach Coordinator for the WGC. I am an international student from Bangalore, India. I am a Political Science and SWAGS major. I am also a first-year RC, and the Political Engagement Chair of the South Asian Student Association. In my free time I enjoy practicing Krav Maga and Odissi, an Indian classical dance form. 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