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Days-Massolo Center

Amit Taneja
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
315-859-4252

Janet Turvey
Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer
jturvey@hamilton.edu
315-859-4288
315-859-4554 (fax)

Stephanie Guzman
Graduate Assistant
sguzman@hamilton.edu
315-859-4357

Days-Massolo Staff

Amit Taneja: Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Amit was born and raised in India, and his family moved to Canada in 1994. He earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and after graduating he worked at his alma mater as an Advisor at the Disability Resource Center. He holds a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University where he served as a Graduate Hall Director. He is currently working on his doctorate in Higher Education at Syracuse University. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of race, class, gender and sexual orientation for LGBT students of color on college campuses.

Amit has previously served as the Associate Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University (2005-2011), and as a Residence Director (2003-2005). Amit has taught academic courses in Sociology, Women’s Studies, First Year Forum, and the Summer Start program at Syracuse University. He has facilitated numerous CARE dialogues (Conversations About Race & Ethnicity), and co-developed and facilitated a curriculum for a Gender Dialogue for professional staff members in Residence Life. He served on Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals executive board for five years, serving as co-chair from 2007-2010. He serves as a consultant and speaker on a range of diversity issues, and he has presented at many different colleges including Cornell University, Princeton University, Oberlin College, Ithaca College, and the University of South Florida.

To learn more about Amit, please check out the Employee Spotlight article.

He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, and his hobbies include DJing, cooking, home repairs, running and flying kites. Amit can be reached at ataneja@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4252.

 

Janet Turvey: Assistant to Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Janet moved to the USA from the U.K. in 1985 and started working at Hamilton College in 1994. She has held other positions on campus, one year in the English Department and 10 years in the Admission Office. The reason she enjoys working in the Days-Massolo Center is the busy and varied work load, the students, and the programs that are held here.
 

Stephanie Guzman Stephanie Guzman: Graduate Assistant
Stephanie moved from Los Angeles, California to pursue her Master’s degree in Higher Education at Syracuse University, where is she currently a full time graduate student. She received her Bachelors of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences from California State University Northridge where she worked as a Peer Educator at the Career Center. As an undergraduate student, she held executive board positions on several different clubs and organizations.

Her work as an undergraduate student leader motivated her to enter the field of student affairs.  She likes to learn about different cultures, enjoys traveling and visiting museums, as well as outdoor activities. Stephanie works closely with multicultural student organizations, and implements programs and workshops for the Days-Massolo Center. She can be reached at sguzman@hamilton.edu, or 315-859-4537. Her office hours typically are noon-5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Student Ambassadors

Sabrina Debrosse is a senior at Hamilton College with a major in Communications and a possible Africana Studies minor. She is from Miami, FL and is also a part of Hamilton’s very first posse from Miami. She attended a visual and performing arts school for 9 years of her life, and enjoys sculpting ceramics. She likes to be around people and enjoys living life fully passionate, engaged, and is always motivated to do better. She centers her world around building a strong sense of community with the people around her from family to friends. Sabrina can be reached at sdebross@hamilton.edu.

Nanyamka-Keyané Fleming is a senior at Hamilton College with a major in Africana Studies and a double minor in Art and Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies. Before coming to Hamilton, she attended the Cambridge School of Weston, a boarding and day high school in Massachusetts that closely deals with diversity and liberal arts. She lives in southern Maryland. She is a resident advisor, a member of Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training, and on the executive board of the Voices of Color Lecture Series. She is a volunteer for the Hamilton College chapter of America Reads. She enjoys drawing, painting, and learning about new cultures by participating in activities involving diversity. Nanyamka can be reached at nfleming@hamilton.edu.

Harsimran (Sim) Janjua is a senior at Hamilton College who is majoring in Psychology. She is from New York City, NY and is a member of several groups on campus such as BLSU, Rainbow Alliance, and SASA. She enjoys working closely with people, having been a host for prospective students since her first year, and so has high hopes in a career in doing exactly that.


During the 2012 graduation ceremony, Sim received the honor of bearing the Hamilton flag.

She enjoys blogging, listening to music, and helping all types of creatures. She is currently a member of the Financial Aid staff, was a Residential Advisor, is a part of HEOP, and has grand plans for the rest of her years at Hamilton. Sim can be reached at hjanjua@hamilton.edu.

 

Jorett Joseph is a junior at Hamilton College and with majors in Africana Studies and Government.  Born in Miami, Florida, she is a member of the second Hamilton Posse Miami.  She is the Cultural Chair of BLSU, a member of the Feminists of Color Collective, and the Ministry Leader/ Musical Director of the Hamilton College Morning Service. Being a Residential Advisor, Jorett has a very open personality and is always available to provide advice or point someone in the right direction. Post undergraduate school she plans to graduate from law school specializing in international law. She recently worked with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission immersing herself in issues affecting diverse communities.  In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, and listening to different genres of music. Jorett can be reached at jjoseph@hamilton.edu.

 

Ryan Ong is a sophomore at Hamilton College and intends to double major in Mathematics and Economics. He is from Diamond Bar, California, a suburban city east of Los Angeles. Ryan currently lives on-campus in Bundy West. Aside from his academics, Ryan is a new student orientation leader, a member of Rainbow Alliance, a member of the Hamilton College Choir, treasurer of Philanthropy Committee, class of 2016 treasurer, and Co-Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee. Recently, Ryan worked as an accounting & media intern at an advertising agency in Costa Mesa, CA. After graduating from college, Ryan plans to work in strategy consulting and travel to various places around the world. Ryan enjoys long walks on the beach, TV shows (GG, Breaking Bad, Suits, Downton Abbey, HIMYM, the list goes on and on), Bikram Yoga, and dogs. Ryan can be reached at rong@hamilton.edu.

Rosmery Rodriguez is a junior majoring in psychology with a possible minor in sociology. She is from New York City where she was very involved with her high school's newspaper. On campus, aside from being an Ambassador, she is also a tech crew member which helps set up for all major concerts and lectures, and re-established/co-founded La Vanguardia, Hamilton's Latino organization. She is currently excited to study abroad in Rio de Janeiro during the Spring semester. She is interested in autism research recently having worked at the The New England Center for Children in Southborough, MA. After Hamilton, she hopes to apply to graduate school. In her free time, Rosmery enjoys watching documentaries, blogging, reading, dancing, exploring, and listening to music. Rosmery can be reached at Rxrodrig@hamilton.edu.

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