Danielle Hussey

Affiliation: Dean of Students
Assistant Class Dean

Hometown
Salem, MA

Education
As an undergraduate I was a first-generation student at Smith College in Massachusetts. I spent my junior year in London, UK, and I believe that all students should consider the unique opportunities offered by study away, either in the US or abroad. As a graduate student I focused on Gender and Social Policy, returning to the UK to earn my MSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Background
I began my career in higher education at Harvard University, and have worked in administration, communications and events, residential life, community engagement, gender and power-based violence prevention, diversity and inclusion, and international student advising. I was the founding Director of the Women's and Gender Center at Amherst College and, prior to coming to Bowdoin, I was an Assistant Dean of Pluralism and Leadership at Dartmouth College. I am passionate about providing meaningful support to first-generation and/or low-income students, and my academic interests include the intersections of gender, race, power, and policy, as well as the role of higher education in the reproduction and/or disruption of inequality.  

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