Contact & Staff
Center AssociatesStudent Assistants
Lydia Gingerich is a sophomore intended double major in Physics and English from Canby, Oregon. In addition to working at the Hurford Center, Lydia sings in the bi-college Chamber Singers and serves as Archivist for Sexuality and Gender Alliance. She spends entirely too much time watching Buffy, reading Judith Butler, and admiring snakes.
Miriam Hwang-Carlos is a senior Comparative Literature major and French minor. She is eager to explore the connections between the arts and social justice, both on and off campus. She spends her free time learning languages, wishing she had a dog, campaigning for Giant Meteor 2016, and watching way too many Food Network shows.
Santiago Laverde is a junior Biology major on a pre-vet track. Some of his interests and hobbies include running, netflix-ing, exploring cultural foods, and being a tourist. One of many things he is passionate about is understanding how he can serve as a voice to those who don't have one, and this includes companion animals and underrepresented POC in Latino or African American communities. This year Santiago looks forward to seeing how he can become more involved in the arts and humanities through his work at HCAH, and what opportunities he can help create for students.
Andrew Nguyen is a sophomore interested in studying English or Political Science. He devotes his time to an untitled writing project and choreography for the Haverford hip hop dance group Bounce, for which he serves as treasurer. He hopes to take a larger role in school organizations and to later study abroad--all while living on the edge by splitting infinitives. This is the second year he'll be working with the Hurford Center.
Chelsea is a junior from Princeton, New Jersey, studying Political Science and Sociology. She is active with the Hurford Center, Haverford's queer community, and political activism in both NJ and Pennsylvania. She is drawn to HCAH by the way it encourages artistic engagement with sociopolitical issues and academia.
Eleni Smitham is a sophomore and currently lives in Bethesda, MD. Growing up overseas in Peru, Belgium, England, and Mexico, Eleni developed an interest in international development and languages, and plans to major in International Studies and Spanish. She has always been passionate about the arts and has enjoyed painting, drawing, and dancing ballet from an early age.
Esme Trontz is a junior History of Art major and Museum Studies minor from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. She loves contemporary painting, installation art, sad novels, and feminism. She's studying in Copenhagen during Fall 2016 but is very excited to return to Haverford in the spring to hang out with the Hurford Center and create social media content and help out at AWESOME events. When she's not thoroughly enjoying her schoolwork, she's listening to very sad indie rock, going to art museums and galleries, or eating a sandwich.
2016-17 Steering Committee
- Markus Baenziger (Fine Arts)
- John Mosteller (Institutional Advancement)
- Erin Schoneveld (East Asian Languages and Cultures)
- Asali Solomon (English)
- Christina Zwarg (English)
Student Advisory Board
- Amanda Friedman '18
- Matthew Ridley '19
- Duncan Cooper '09
- Year-in-Review, David Rager – davidrager.org