Meet the Queer Resource Center Staff

Angie Tissi-Gassoway, MPH, M.Ed *Director* Meet the Queer Resource Center Staff

Welcome to the QRC website! My name is Angie! My pronouns are she, her, hers and I am the Director of the Queer Resource Center and Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion here at Amherst College. I joined Amherst after earning my Masters of Public Health focusing on LGBTQ Sexuality and Student Leadership from Oregon State University. I recently completed a second Masters in the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst focusing on Queer Student Leadership and Intergroup Dialogue. I am passionate about creating spaces that are intentional, brave, honor and celebrate intersectonality, as well as challenge heteronormativity and cis-sexism. In my free time you will find me sipping tea, baking, traveling, gardening, playing with our adorable frenchie (Baxter Magolda) and loving life!!

If you have any qustions or want to learn more about the resources and services the QRC provides, do not hesitate to email atissi[@] or call 413-542-5114.

Nayah Mullings *Education and Advocacy Coordinator* Meet the Queer Resource Center Staff

Hey everyone! I’m Nayah and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I spent my childhood in Maryland and my middle and high school years growing up in Tanzania, where my interest in LGBT issues started as I began to realize and understand my own queerness. Like many people in the community, growing up in an intolerant (and hateful) environment has pushed me to want to foster the most accepting and open environments that I can, starting at Amherst. I'm majoring in Sociology and I am completing a Five College Certificate in African Studies. I love to sing, I love cinnamon rolls, and can’t wait to meet you in the QRC! Feel free to contact me at any time at