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East Quad

Vibrant. Welcoming. Celebratory. Home. The houses of the East Quad are among the largest on campus, but each house remains committed to creating a healthy and supportive community. Students from across campus come to eat in the friendly dining rooms and attend campus events such as Celebrations! and the Quadi Gras parade. Weekly teas and study breaks bring house members together to laugh and enjoy good company. Our spacious, plush living rooms and ample study spaces comfortably accommodate house sizes ranging from 80 to 120 residents.

Area Coordinator

Brandon Buehring

office Scales House, room 101
email Send an e-mail
phone (413) 585-4934

Brandon (or Bee) came to Smith College in 2007 after four years of work at Wesleyan University. He has over ten years of professional experience in student affairs administration, residence life, and social justice education..

What are your open hours?
I hold open hours on Mondays from 2-4:30 pm.

What are your professional interests?
I'm interested in studying issues of inclusion, allyship and intersectionality in college communities. I also regularly consult with other schools, helping them develop curriculum and training programs for social justice peer education projects.

What are your personal interests?
Outside of work I'm interested in consensus community organizing, comic books and sequential art, film, media literacy and reform, crafting, vegan cooking as well as animal rights and advocacy, queer studies, and teaching and learning anti-racism.

What is your education background?
In 2001, I received a bachelor of fine arts in cinema and studio art from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2003, I received a master of education in counselor education from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in southern Texas in a small, rural farming community about 40 minutes inland from Corpus Christi.

What are your two favorite places on campus?
I love the tropical room in the botanical gardens. I also enjoy talking walks along the pond.