Staff and Faculty
Jennifer Herrera, a Middlebury staff member with nearly two decades of experience in multicultural student affairs, has served as associate director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center (AFC) since January 2015. She leads efforts for the retention and care of its student constituencies, develops co-curricular programs, manages the Posse program, and advises the PALANA (Pan-African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Intercultural House.
Herrera 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.
Herrera holds an M.A. in Spanish linguistics from Middlebury Language Schools and a B.F.A in art history and business from Hunter College. Additionally, she is a Reiki practitioner and a classically trained yoga practitioner. She is currently in advanced studies of classical yogic techniques and working towards 500-hour teacher certification.
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.