Our Staff

Hope FreemanHope Freeman

Director
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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.

Clayton WooleryClayton Woolery

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Clayton is a queer creative in his 4th year of the combined degree program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His major at Tufts, Architectural Studies, allows him to further explore topics such as urban and public space, as well as the social implications of the built environment which inform his artmaking practice. As graphic design intern, he hopes to develop a visual identity for the community and collaborate with the many different queer voices and spaces that surround us.

Leticia RochaLeticia Rocha

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Leticia is a first year planning on majoring in Clinical Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and she will also be minoring in Portuguese. She is originally from Brazil and moved to Miami when she was 9. She is a member of the TCU Senate as Latinx Community Representative, and hopes to bring a voice to those who are underrepresented at Tufts. She is also involved in United for Immigrant Justice, and one of her primary career goals is to work with immigrant youth, especially queer and/or undocumented youth.

Cece FleuryCece Fleury

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Cece is a senior majoring in American Studies and minoring in Education. Her interests include teaching and uplifting Brown and Black youth, trying to read every book authored by Black women ever written, and imagining the possibilities of what liberated world will look like through words, art, queer kinship and youth empowerment. After she graduates in May, she hopes to move to New York and start on her path of becoming the most rad, pro-Black elementary school teacher there ever was. As the social media intern, she hopes she can help foster community between upperclassmen and underclassmen, and continue to make the Center a welcoming space for queer students at Tufts.

Anéya SousaAnéya Sousa

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Anéya is a sophomore planning to be an Interdisciplinary Studies major, where she will combine Clinical Psychology, Child Study and Human Development, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Africana Studies. On campus, she is involved in a multitude of clubs and programs, as she is a co-facilitator of LOQSOCA, a peer leader for the Africana Center, Vice President of Cape Verdean Students Association, and one of two In-House Representatives for Black Student Union, as well as being a member of many other clubs and organizations on campus. One of her true passions in life is interacting with black people in any capacity, whether it is giving or getting support, or just relaxing and having fun spending time with friends and family. 

Owen ChungOwen Cheung

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Owen is a sophomore who is planning on majoring in International Relations and is on the pre-med track at Tufts. Coming from Philadelphia, Owen has worked in queer communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and has learnt from that the importance of wellness, kinship, and trust. He believes that these values are particularly important for the queer community to uphold and he is excited to be a part of the LGBT Center as it continues on its journey to support queer youth at Tufts. He especially wants to focus on supporting those who are marginalized within the queer community, including queer folk of color and those living with HIV. Through both connecting with other centers and groups on campus, and working to make the LGBT Center as inclusive as can be, Owen hopes he can make the Center welcoming, comfortable, and open for all.

Sylvester BraceySylvester Bracey, III

Undergraduate Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Sylvester is from Chicago and a prospective interdisciplinary studies major. When not in a classroom you can find him facilitating activities as the President of Spoken Word at Tufts (SWAT), keeping tabs as the secretary of the Black Student Union (BSU), or stepping with his BlackOut brothers. If you see him around campus be sure to say hello!

Counseling and Mental Health Liaisons

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.

B. Francis Chen, LICSW

Staff Social Worker
Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

 

 

Nandini TalwarNandini Talwar, M.D.

Adult Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

 

 

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