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Green Street

Green Street houses are some of the oldest houses on Smith's campus, dating from as far back as 1878. With age comes history and tradition. Pride that comes from living in a Green Street house is only surpassed by the appreciation of their proximity to the classroom buildings, the gymnasium, the athletic fields and the scenic Paradise Pond. Green Street is a small street lined with speciality shops that gives the feel of an intimate community. Porch swings and cozy living rooms make these houses a place that many students call home for their entire four years at Smith.

Area Coordinator

Romina Pacheco

office Hubbard, Ground Floor
email Send an e-mail
phone (413) 585-2236

Romina (or Romi) came back to Smith College in 2015 after working mostly as a College Instructor for the College of Education at New Mexico State University. Romina had already worked for the Office of Residence Life at Smith in the 2003-2004 academic year, so she was ecstatic to return to the place that began to define her as a Student Affairs professional.

What are your open hours?
My open hours vary by semester. The best way to find out is by emailing me or stopping by the Green Street Area Office (Hubbard, ground floor).

What are your professional interests?
Generally speaking, I am interested in the study and application of student-centered strategies that give everyone access to higher education, particularly groups that have been historically marginalized. Academically, I'm interested in Critical Multicultural Education, Critical Race Feminism, Intergroup Dialogues, and Participatory Action Research.

What are your personal interests?
I love a good cup of coffee and conversations about how to dismantle systems of oppression and reclaim our humanity. I work with college students, I am the mother of a curious kid, and I am the partner of a person who enjoys writing. Thus, I'm constantly learning something new, which is my greatest interest in life: to learn as much as I can while making meaningful connections with those around me.

What is your education background?
I completed my undergraduate studies at Instituto Universitario Carlos Soublette in my home city of Maracay, Venezuela, where I studied Public Relations. I then attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and received a M.Ed in Social Justice Education. More recently, I received a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Women's Studies from New Mexico State University.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Caribbean city of Maracay, Venezuela. I first came to the USA as an exchange student to the state of Maine during my last year of high school. I then returned to Venezuela for college, and eventually moved back to the USA in my mid-twenties.

What are your two favorite places on campus?
My two favorite places on campus are seemingly very different from each other: I love the Campus Center Cafe because it is bright and lively (plus, I can get yummy treats there!). I also love the Bodman Lounge in the basement of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel because it is cozy and peaceful. What I appreciate about both places is that they are great for connecting with people. It would not be surprising to find me in either place having a conversation with a student or a colleague about how to make our world a better place.