Student Coordinators work closely with the Africana Center staff throughout the spring and summer  to plan intentional programming both on and off campus, giving first-years a fun and memorable experience.

Student Leaders are upper class students who work to  offer new students a sense of friendship, belonging and community and strive to be available, accessible, and approachable throughout the Pre-Orientation experience, as well as beyond.  Leaders are selected from students with a broad range of academic, leadership and social experiences on campus. The selection process for Leaders is based on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) approachability, open-mindedness, enthusiasm, experiences at Tufts, organizational and leadership skills and the ability to work with a team.


2019 Student Coordinators

JuliaJulia Williams

Julia Williams is a rising sophomore and is a proud Jersey girl from Red Bank, New Jersey. She's 90% sure she's going to major in Child Development, but who knows. Julia is a member of the Black Women's Collective and she tutors Pre-Calculus for the Leonard Carmichael Society. Julia works at Tisch Library, so come say hi when she's at the desk! Julia is soooooo excited to welcome the SQUADron of 2023 to Tufts and can't wait to meet you all!


AnaisAnais Lugo-Guercio

Graduate Student
Anaïs is a first-year in the graduate program for Occupational Therapy. From Montclair, New Jersey, she is always on the search for a good bagel. Some of her academic interests include Community Health, Group Theory, and Assistive Technology. As a former lab scientist, Anaïs loves talking about all things science! She enjoys yoga, sunshine, Sci Fi, and delicious food. She is so excited to build community, networks, and shine in excellence with SQUAD this year!


Katrina Moore

Katrina Moore

Program Advisor, Africana Center Director
As director of the Africana Center, Katrina serves as a campus resource and educates the community on emerging issues regarding students of African descent. She is responsible for establishing the Center's vision and advocates on behalf of students in cases of intolerance and/or discrimination. She works closely with students and student organizations to develop effective programs and initiatives to enhance the co-curricular experience of students and build leadership skills. A sought-after campus leader, Katrina participates in committee assignments, both within the division and the broader Tufts community.

Domonique JohnsonDomonique T. Johnson, LCSW

Program Advisor, Africana Center Program Manager
As program manager of the Africana Center, Domonique strives to find the balanced between the wants of students and the vision of the Africana Center. She is responsible for the logistics of programming that happens through the Center, overseeing the various employees and collaboration efforts, and supporting student groups in their program endeavors. As an alumnus of Tufts, she is very proud to see the legacy of Africana descendants on campus moving forward and growing. But as an employee, she is very excited to be a part of a community striving to further its understanding of inclusion and unity within the division and the broader Tufts community.

2019 Peer Leaders

Ali Haddi

Hi I'm Ali from Boston, I'm a combined degree student looking to get a degree in computer science and visual art (animation). When not in class I'm probably drawing or walking a dog for Animal Aid Group.

Ashley Gomez

Ashley is an incoming sophmore from Providence, Rhode Island. She is an avid music fan and is interested in majoring in political science.

Ethan Fidalgo

Ethan is a Film & Media Studies major from Randolph, MA with an interest in all things art related. When not in class, he is probably helping out with clubs like Cape Verdean Students Association and Pan-Afrikan Alliance.

Harrison Clark

Harrison an International Relations major from Seattle, WA. Music is his passion! Catch him singing with his vocal group S-Factor or drumming with his Tufts band "The Blank Quartet"

Hezekiah Branch

Hezekiah is a Cognitive and Brain Sciences Major, minoring in Portuguese and Engineering Management. Originally from the historic neighborhood of Roxbury, Hezekiah now lives in Columbia, South Carolina but always remembers his Boston roots. Outside of class he is a part of the Experimental College Board, Black Student Union, Office for Campus Life, and the newly founded Black Students in Computer Science.

Jenah Gabby

Jenah is a potential Biopsychology major who is proud to be from Brooklyn! She is always trying to find ways to be active on campus so you can find her singing away at an Essence show or planning get togethers in the Africana center.

Kella Merlain-Moffatt

Kella is an International Relations and Africana Studies double major, coming from the lovely Sunshine State (Florida is undeniably the best state!). When not studying, you can find her giving a tour for admissions, planning an event for the Caribbean Student Organization, dancing with COCOA, or eating vegan brownies in Dewick.

Kiarah Hortance

Kiarah is a Psychology and Music major from Methuen, MA. When not in class you'll find her hanging out in the Africana Center or working at the Info Booth in the Campus Center!

Maureen Kalimba Isimbi

Maureen is a Human Factors Engineering Major, from Kigali - Rwanda. She is involved in the Tufts International Community and education advancement projects.

Pearl Young

Pearl is a double major in Biopsychology and CSHD and a minor in dance from Waterbury, CT. She continues her interest in dance on Tufts' women's step team, ENVY.

Ray Rivers

Ray is a Computer Science Major with an interest in creative writing, from Boston. Outside of classwork, you can find him singing with Tufts S-Factor, helping to lead BSCS (Black Students in CS, or attempting to do homework in the Info Booth.