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

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


willa grimes '21 | office COORDINATOR

Willa

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