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Staff and Faculty

Jennifer Herrera Condry, a Middlebury College staff member with two decades of experience in higher education with a focus on multicultural student affairs, has served as the inaugural associate director of Middlebury College’s Anderson Freeman Resource Center (AFC) since January 2015. She leads efforts for the retention and care of underrepresented students, develops co-curricular programs to support student success, provides organizational and leadership support to well over 20 cultural student organizations, advises the PALANA (Pan-African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) House, and manages the strategic planning and organizational development of the AFC.

Herrera Condry began her professional career in higher education at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Middlebury College in 2002. She has served in a variety of roles across the institution, including positions in College Advancement, Academic Affairs, the Office for Institutional Diversity, the Office of the Dean of the College, and Student Activities.

Among many achievements over her Middlebury career, Herrera Condry managed the implementation of gender inclusive bathrooms in public buildings and the preferred name and gender pronoun procedures. She developed the First-Gen Experience Program, Middlebury’s first comprehensive program to support the academic and social success of first-generation college students, which includes the First@Midd pre-orientation program, peer mentoring, and regular academic and community-building activities. She also led visual and performing arts initiatives to foster community building, student expression, and healing.

Born and raised in Harlem, New York and the daughter of Dominican immigrants, Herrera Condry is one of the first in her family to attend college in the U.S. She holds an M.A. in Spanish linguistics from the Middlebury Language Schools and a B.F.A in art history and business from Hunter College. She is a 200-hour certified Hatha Yoga practitioner. In addition, she is an energy worker trained in Healing Touch and the Usui System of Reiki Healing. Herrera Condry works in these modalities to support the healing of intergenerational trauma from oppression. With her husband, Will Kasso Condry, Jennifer travels and facilitates community mural projects with local schools, universities, and community-based organizations. Most recently, the Condrys completed community mural projects at Princeton University’s Butler College and the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, the Middlebury College McCullough Student Center, and the University of Vermont Mosaic Center for Students of Color.

Janae Due (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center. She offers support and programming for queer and/or transgender students, along with advocating for the students and programs that are a part of the AFC community. Janae grew up in a town in Wisconsin smaller than Middlebury, where she was raised by her single mother. As a low-income, first-generation student, she earned her Master of Education in Student Affairs from Iowa State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. Janae values storytelling and personal connection, and she uses her experiences as a queer Black woman to educate others about privilege, identity, oppression, and marginalization through the lens of Black feminist thought. Some other areas of interest for her include: normalizing inclusive language, media representation and popular culture, toxic masculinity, mental health awareness, and sizeism.

Roberto Lint Sagarena is director of the AFC and its academic partner, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). He provides strategic vision, supports campus diversity initiatives, serves as an advocate for underrepresented students, and organizes opportunities for students and faculty to engage in issues of diversity.

In addition, Lint Sagarena is an associate professor of American Studies and International and Global Studies. His research and teaching interests center on the role of religion and religious rhetoric in the formation of racial, ethnic, and regional identities in the Americas, with particular attention to social relations resulting from inequality.