AJ GuerreroCoordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs and Services
AJ Guerrero (She/Her/Hers) is the Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programs and Services. AJ Guerrero joined Wellesley College in January of 2020.
AJ Guerrero advises and mentors LGBTQ+ students', both individuals and student organizations, manages the operation of the LGBTQ+ cultural space, budget, and supervision of work study students. She also works collaboratively as a member of the OICE team on college-wide issues of diversity and multicultural competency and in providing and participating in joint programs and educational initiatives.
In past roles, AJ supported students in identity development in relation to their academic and career growth. She has experience supervising, training, and mentoring LGBTQ+ students, non-traditional and international students. She believes in fostering positive and encouraging relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
Earning an MS in Mental Health Counseling from UMass Boston and BA in Psychology, minoring in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies from UNT, her research focuses on underrepresented and underserved communities (LGBT and people living with HIV) and their psychological quality of life. She has presented these findings in national and international conferences such as the American Psychological Association and the American Public Health Association.
In her free time, she enjoys listening to comedy podcasts, spending time with her cat, and riding her motorcycle. In virtual meetings with the Wellesley community, AJ is sometimes joined by Butch the cat (he/him pronouns)