Our Staff

Hope Freeman

 

Hope Freeman

Director
Pronouns: She/Her

A Boston native, Hope is a graduate of Smith College where she obtained a degree in Africana Studies and holds a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Simmons College School of Management. For nearly a decade, Hope has committed her career to empowering and advocating on behalf of LGBTQ adults and youth, particularly LGBTQ youth of color. From HIV counseling and testing, helping youth develop leadership skills, to providing LGBTQ cultural competency training and education to youth serving agencies and community organizations; Hope has an extensive array of experience ensuring youth are not only able to access quality and necessary care, but are equipped with the tools needed to thrive, strive, and succeed.

 

joel gutierrez

Program Administrator
Pronouns: Any Pronouns

Born and raised in Los Angeles County, joel graduated from UC Davis with degrees in American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Prior to coming to Tufts, joel’s experience included working in the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center and co-founding an LGBTQ+ Youth Group in Davis, CA. Her passion lies with supporting young queer & trans folks as they shape their identities, goals, and aspirations, recognizing that undergrad is often a major transformational period for these communities. joel’s work is fueled by queer joy – he intentionally brings vibrant colors and noise into his work and prioritizes laughter and joy. Beyond their work at the LGBT Center, you’ll often find joel watching Charmed, eating anything chocolate, and spending hours on nail art.

 

Tyler

 

Tyler

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him

Tyler is a fourth year at Tufts majoring in child study and human development. In his free time you can find him exploring Boston or in the gym. He loves anything to do with nature and being outdoors. He is an avid runner. If you need any trail ideas let him know!

 

Jheanelle

 

Jheanelle

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/They

Jheanelle is a senior at Tufts who was born and raised in Jamaica. She is passionate about studying the Black Radical Tradition, and co-teaches a class in the Ex-College that focuses on decolonization and technology. At the center she helps to plan meetings for LOQSOCA (loving ourselves and queer students of color in action). In her free time, she plays the violin and writes raps. 

 

Ethan

 

Ethan

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him

Ethan is a fourth year student at Tufts University majoring in Film and Media Studies with a minor in Child Study and Human Development. He is originally from Massachusetts. Since beginning working at the LGBT Center, he has been working on the groups Loving Ourselves as Queer Students of Color in Action (LOQSOCA) and Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Takeover. Aside from working with the LGBT Center, he loves doing anything creative. Ethan is passionate about visual storytelling and making space for people to share their stories. He loves anything creative, from drawing pictures of people to writing. In his free time Ethan is probably watching Insecure, listening to music, or hanging out with his friends. 

 

Gloria

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/Her

Gloria is a senior at Tufts. She is from Boston, and she enjoys being an LGBT Center intern. She helps facilitate LOQSOCA, and would love to meet more queer students of color. She loves all things makeup and beauty and hopes to plan more events getting self-care materials to students.  She is studying International Relations, and she welcomes all questions regarding navigating the college process. On campus, she is also a Writing Fellow.  In her free time, catch her writing, watching television, and cooking.

 

Nadia

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: Xe/He/They

Nadia is a junior at Tufts, double majoring in Anthropology and Sociology. Hailing from Utah, Nadia likes to spend xer time writing, reading, or trying out new artistic hobbies without committing the necessary time to get good at them (right now, that's doll customization and embroidery). When it comes to academics, his research interests focus on gender and racial justice, digital cultures and how they adapt, and diasporic politics. Their work with the LGBT center focuses on running the Discord and planning virtual programming- so if you have any thoughts on digital-based programming to take advantage of the mess of the internet, reach out! 

 

Hasan

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him

Hasan is a junior majoring in Child Study and Human Development from Sharon, MA. He identifies as queer and Muslim, often advocating for the unique social and political position of Queer Muslims. He also helps to lead the Queer Desi group and dances for Tufts Bhangra. Asides from working with the Center, Hasan also enjoys spending time with the interfaith community, discussing queer critical theory in class and with friends, and working with kids in programs across campus.

 

Sam

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: they

Sam is a sophomore from Silver Spring, MD studying English and Spanish Literature. They like listening to audiobooks, watching The Bachelor(ette), and doing crossword puzzles. In addition to working at the LGBT Center, Sam is involved with the Tufts Labor Coalition and Alt-J, an alternative Jewish community at Tufts. They're queer and trans and are passionate about medical and legal transition options for gender nonconforming people and loving their trans body! Sam also co-facilitates the Center's Trans and Nonbinary Student Group.

 

Eva

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/Her

Eva is a second-year Sociology major from Philadelphia, PA. She co-facilitates the Trans and Nonbinary Student group. In her free time, she likes to read about graphic design and learn new recipes.

 

Counseling and Mental Health Liaison

The CMHS Liaison Program is designed to educate students, faculty, and staff about the range of services that CMHS provides, to help students access the support and resources that they need, and to make CMHS services as accessible as possible to all populations. As liaisons to the LGBT Center, we provide consultation to the Director of the LGBT Center and training for student leaders.

   m. addyson tucker, Psy.D.

    Licensed Psychologist
    Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

m. addyson tucker, Psy.D. (they series) is the LGBT Center liaison and a staff clinician at CMHS, who also happens to be a queer, enby femme. They specialize in serving the queer, trans, and nonbinary community, including providing letters for gender affirming surgery. They facilitate the trans and nonbinary support space via CMHS. addyson also has a strong passion for advocating for gender, racial, and body liberation.

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