Meet the Staff

Professional Staff 

Mary Grace A. Almandrez, Ed.D.

Director & Assistant Dean of the College

Mary_Grace_Almandrez@brown.edu

Mary Grace Almandrez became the Director and Assistant Dean of the College in July 2011. Uniquely positioned as serving both on the executive leadership group of the Division of Campus Life and as a dean in the College, her work facilitates opportunities for students to connect their curricular with co-curricular scholarship, embrace diversity, and be agents of change in their respective communities. She works closely with students, faculty, alumni, and colleagues to create and implement initiatives that facilitate an inclusive campus environment, as well as build a sense of community among students of color and their allies. Prior to her arrival at Brown University, she founded multicultural centers at three private, liberal arts institutions. Her professional experience in multicultural affairs includes co-curricular programming, student leadership training, campus climate assessment, and alumni relations. Mary Grace earned her Ed.D. in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco, MS in human resources development from McDaniel College, and BA in sociology from the University of San Diego.

Shane Lloyd, M.P.H. '11

Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs

Shane_Lloyd@brown.edu

Shane coordinates programming for prospective, first and second-year students of color to have a positive impact on their matriculation, transition to college, retention, and academic and co-curricular success. He provides support and advice to the ALANA mentoring program, Minority Peer Counselors, and Third World Transition Program. His most recent position was interim Program Coordinator for the Center. Shane has served on the Campus Life Advisory Board, the Organizational Review Committee Student Advisory Board, and the TWC Director Search Committee. He also held the position of Vice President of the Samual M. Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association and worked as a Graduate Advising Fellow within the Office of the Residential Life from 2009 to 2011. Shane is also an associate trainer with the Boston based organization Class Action. The organization provides a dynamic framework and creates safe spaces for people from across the class spectrum to explore class and to identify and begin to dismantle classism.  Shane earned his MPH at Brown University and his BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.

Anthony T Mam, M.S.

Coordinator for First Year and Sophomore Programs

Anthony_Mam@brown.edu

Anthony oversees the media relations, communications, events, welcome and front desk functions of the Center. He works alongside the Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs to provide logistical support for the ALANA mentoring program, Minority Peer Counselors, and Third World Transition Program. Anthony will also coordinate the development and implementation of the Sophomore Series and the Social Justice Peer Education program, a means for students to help develop the Brown community to become advocates for social justice. He is passionate about developing and engaging students in conversations about race and ethnicity, hopefully building upon knowledge and preparing students to enter a diverse work environment. Anthony earned his MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island and his BS in Actuarial Mathematics from Bryant University.

Joshua Segui, J.D.

Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Initiatives

Joshua_Segui@brown.edu

Joshua coordinates leadership development for underrepresented students and their organizations, and incorporates academic rigor into student programming. Center programs under his charge include first-generation college students, heritage series, student of color initiatives, and student-faculty engagement initiatives. Joshua is an experienced instructor, tutor, and advisor. He is also passionate about class based analysis, feminist literature, queer theory, and race theory. Joshua earned his JD from the University of Southern California and his BA in Ethnic Studies at Wesleyan University.

Anne Marie Ponte

Coordinator, Co-Curricular Initiatives

Anne_Ponte@Brown.edu


Anne Marie is pursuing her BA in Psychology and minor in Ethnic Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has been a loyal employee of Brown University for 24 years, with 13 years in the Center. In her new position, she will provide supervision to Heritage Series Programmers, advising to Center-affiliated student organizations, and professional support for the Center's finances and facilities. Her work will help to promote critical learning and engagement for students in the Center. Anne Marie will work alongside the Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Initiatives, Joshua Segui, JD. Other co-curricular programs include faculty co-sponsored workshops, Student of Color Initiatives, and The Next Thing (TNT) advising. 

Ana DeLos Santos

Custodian II


Born in the Dominican Republic, Ana began at Brown University in January of 2004. Six months later she was assigned to the Center and has served the Center for the last nine years.

Graduate Interns

Quincy Mingo

Quincy_Mingo@brown.edu

Quincy is a graduate student at Providence College in the Counseling program with a focus in Higher Education. While being a full time student he also serves as a Hall Director on campus. He earned his BA in Sociology and minor in Criminal Justice from Eastern Connecticut State University. He has a multi-faceted perspective on life, being that he has various experiences ranging from serving in the Military for over 6 years to working in Higher Education. Within our office Quincy will be working on MPC initiatives, Greek Life Advising, TWTP, and serving as support in multiple dimensions for students in the Center.

Tina M. Park

Tina_M_Park@brown.edu

Tina received her BA in Political Science from University of California Los Angeles and her Master's in Urban Planning from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Brown studying housing consumption behaviors and housing inequality, particularly of Asian Americans and other contemporary immigrant groups in the United States. As a graduate intern, she will provide workshops and programming around political engagement, activism, and direct action organizing, as well as provide student leader support.

Maura Pavalow  B.A. '11

Maura_Pavalow@brown.edu

Maura received her BA in International Relations from Brown University and her Masters of Research in Critical Human Geographies from the University of Exeter. She is visiting Brown in the 2013-2014 academic year as a doctoral student from the University of Exeter. Her doctoral work draws upon Anti-Racist Feminist Geographies, Critical Whiteness Studies, and scholar-activist methodologies. In her role as a graduate intern at the Center, she will facilitate cross-center programming around white privilege and allyship.

Nicolette Rodriguez, M.D '11, M.P.H '16

Nicolette_Rodriguez@brown.edu

Nicolette received her BA in Hispanic Studies and Community Health from Brown University. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Medicine and Master's of Public Health at Brown. Her interest's are focused on health care access to marginalized populations, specifically Spanish speaking populations. She is currently doing research focused on pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In her role as a graduate intern at the center she will provide support to students interested in pursuing careers in STEM, medicine or public health.

Cynthia Spinola

Cynthia_Spinola@brown.edu

Cynthia graduated with her BA in Psychology from Roger Williams University and is pursuing her MS in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island (URI). While being a full-time student, she is also an academic advisor in the College of Environment and Life Sciences at URI. Cynthia is very passionate in all aspects of social justice. She will be working alongside the Coordinator for Co-Curricular Initiatives, Anne Marie Ponte, with the heritage series and will assist the BCSC with the leadership awards.