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Lower Elm Street, minutes from downtown Northampton, is a diverse area comprising houses as well as apartments. Albright and Baldwin have front porches where students like to lounge on warm days. Chase, a house for upper-level students, has single rooms and shares an elevator with Duckett House. Duckett is one of the smaller and oldest houses on campus. Gillett is a four-and-a-half-story, ivy-covered brick building with singles and suites. Ada Comstock Scholars, who are nontraditional-aged students, reside in five of the buildings.

Area Coordinator

Annie Cohen

office First floor of Chase House
email Send an e-mail
phone (413) 585-2237

Annie comes to Smith from working previously in residence life, most recently as as a resident director at Wellesley College.

Annie's passions lay in working with LGBT issues, women's development, identity development, social justice education and examining the intersections of culture and gender identity. In her spare time she likes to hang out at coffee shops, explore new places, write and play music and spend time with her dog Gwen.

What are your open hours?
I hold open hours on Tuesdays from 2:30-4 pm and Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm.

What are your professional interests?
My professional interests include learning more about and working on social justice issues. I am passionate about creating awareness and fostering action regarding issues of power, privilege and inequality. I also love working on issues regarding gender and sexuality. Mostly, I am interested in student development and the experience of being at college, specifically the experience of attending women's colleges.

What are your personal interests?
My personal interests include traveling. I love to go to new places, explore and meet new people. If could see the entire world, I would! I also love listening to, writing, playing and learning about all kinds of new music. I enjoy theater—both watching it and being on stage. I've also recently become interested in photography and other forms of visual arts.

What is your education background?
I earned my bachelor's degree at Wells College with a major in psychology and a minor in women's studies. I continued my studies at Canisius College where I earned my master's degree in college student personnel administration.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Canton, NY. If you consider Albany to be upstate New York, this is even farther north!

What are your two favorite places on campus?
My two favorite places on campus include the tree swing by the president's house that overlooks the pond and a spot under the tree on Chapin lawn.