Equity & Inclusion

We want to build a community that’s strong enough to support—to honor, to encourage, to celebrate—every single person on campus.

Our Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) office is a living, breathing embodiment of that spirit. It sponsors fascinating speakers and programs, funds intensive student research and serves as a second home for many, right in the center of campus.

Our Brace Center for Gender Studies—a resource that is unique to Andover—sponsors lectures, films and forums and funds student and faculty research that sheds light on a broad range of issues related to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.

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2022 CAMD Block Party

Brace Center EID celebration

Students in CAMD

Take Back the Night.

When we live life authentically and feel a strong sense of belonging, we thrive. We feel whole and healthy, ready to learn, share, and help others as well.

Linda Carter Griffith Assistant Head of School for Equity, Inclusion and Wellness

Meet our Advisors

We're here to talk, listen, laugh and grow with our students.

Hector Membreno-Canales

Hector’s work explores official histories, American patriotism, and the Military-Industrial Complex

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Patricia Har ’95

"I am fascinated by vitality in bodies and objects, narrative ecologies, hagiography, confessions, and complaints, and wandering."

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Jose Peralta

Biology Instructor and CAMD International Student Advisor

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Yasmine Allen

Spanish Instructor, CAMD Advisor

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Corrie Martin

Instructor in English, CAMD Coordinator, Tang Fellow, Advisor, GSA, Asian Women Empowerment, Andover Writers' Alliance

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Nick Zufelt

In addition to being a computer science instructor, Nick is a Tang Institute Fellow working on the ethi{CS} project.

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Marisela Ramos

Chair and Instructor; LGBTQ+ Adult Coordinator

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Lisa Joel

Athletic Director, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach, Brace Center for Gender Studies Faculty Advisory Board

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Lilia Cai

Dr. Cai’s research interests include Asian American feminist leadership and the decolonization of global education.

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Andy Wall

Chemistry Instructor and Department Chair, Brace Center Advisory Board

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With dozens of countries and nearly every U.S. state represented on our campus, we have much to learn from one another. Faculty are eager to help students navigate—and celebrate!—Andover’s culturally rich, intentionally diverse community.

The Brace Center for Gender Studies

The Brace Center’s current aim is to advance the institutional efforts towards intersectional gender equity and inclusion by offering resources and developing initiatives that affect all areas of the students' experience — academic, athletic, residential, and extracurricular — through collaborative efforts across the full range of campus constituencies: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.

In addition, the Center continues its strong tradition of scholarly research on gender issues through its Brace Student and Faculty Fellow programs and the senior colloquium on gender theory, headed by current director Patricia Har ’95. In her role, she is assisted by a faculty and a student advisory board comprised of campus experts on feminism and social-justice activism.

Brace Center Advisory Board

Faculty/Staff: Patricia Har ’95, Ella Houlihan, Lisa Joel, Corrie Martin, Ariba Naqvi, Marisela Ramos, Nick Thayer, Andy Wall, Nick Zufelt

Community and Multicultural Development

The mission of the CAMD office is to raise awareness and encourage understanding of differences of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, geographical origin, and sexual orientation. The office sponsors workshops, lectures, and educational programs for the entire Phillips Academy community and contains a small library. The resources and staff in the office are available for everyone in our community.

CAMD fosters the belief that through investigation and greater understanding of experiences outside of our own, we come to a greater understanding of ourselves. Therefore, we sponsor a variety of cultural and religious clubs and organizations as well as support many campus-wide celebrations: Asian Arts Festival, Gay Pride Celebration, International Women’s Day, Latino Arts Celebration, Community Service Public Service Speaker Series, Black Arts Weekend, Jewish Cultural Weekend, Muslim Student Union and many more.

International Students

Andover has a current enrollment of approximately 1,100 young students from 43 states and 52 foreign countries. It varies from year to year, but at present, 11.5% of the total student body is made up of international students.

A sampling of campus events
  • International Dance and BBQ
  • Mixed Heritage Awareness Week
  • Black Arts Weekend
  • CAMD Scholar presentations
  • Jewish Cultural Weekend
  • Holi Festival of Colors
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Brace Student Fellow presentations
  • CelebrAsian
  • Latin Arts Weekend
International Students

Andover has a current enrollment of approximately 1,100 young students from 41 states and 47 foreign countries. It varies from year to year, but at present, 15% of the total student body is made up of international students.

2022 - 2023 CAMD Scholars & Brace Fellows

Sofia Checci 22 | CAMD Scholar
Linguistic Survival Against Assimilation: Comparing Language Maintenance Efforts In Latin America's Indigenous Language Communities

Carolina Tieppo ’24 | Brace Fellow
Les Muxes: How a “Third Gender” Practices Self-Love in Latin America

Kate McCool 23 | CAMD Scholar
Challenging ADA-Era Complacency: Legislation at the Intersections of Disability, Race, and Poverty

John Sanchez ‘23 | CAMD Scholar
¡Huelga!: How Peruvian Workers’ Coalitions United to Combat Labor and Environmental

Nikita Harwich 23 | Brace Scholar
Contextualizing Trans Biology: Why XX and XY aren’t enough

Kianna Jean-Francois 23 | CAMD Scholar
Se pa “Voodoo” se Vodou: Undoing the Western Demonization of Haitian Vodou

Nick Liu 23 | CAMD Scholar
Black Panther, Yellow Tiger? Searching for Asian-Black Solidarity Through Global Hip-Hop Movements