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Area Directors

Area directors are residence life professional staff members who work closely with the house communities in their assigned areas. Each area has its own residence life office. For questions about housing, students should contact their area directors and house student staff members. 

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Dawn Doucette-Kaplan

Garden Neighborhood Area Director

  • Comstock Basement Area Office
  • Email:
  • 413-585-4374
  • Open Hours: 
    Mondays 9-10am; Thursdays 1-2pm; Fridays 1:30-2:30pm
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Susie Hufford

Ivy Neighborhood Area Director

  • Hubbard House, ground floor
  • Email:
  • 413-585-2236
  • Open Hours: Tuesdays, 1–4 p.m. or by appointment
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Britany Gallagher

Mountain Neighborhood Area Director

  • Ziskind House, first floor
  • 413-585-2237
  • Open Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am, or by appointment.


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Crys Arellano-Fryer

Paradise Neighborhood Area Director