Antonio Jefferson

Director of Unity House

Appointed Director of Unity House in 2013, Antonio Jefferson joined Unity House Multicultural Center at Connecticut College with a great deal of experience for supporting and embracing students of color at the higher education level. Prior to joining the Unity House staff, he was the coordinator of student activities at Johnson and Wales University in, Miami, Fla. Antonio received his bachelor's degree in communications from Eastern Connecticut State University and earned a master's degree in higher education administration (student affairs) from Florida International University.

Jennifer Nival

Assistant Director of Unity House

Jennifer Nival was born and raised in New York City. She joined the Unity House team in 2014, bringing with her ample experience with diversity and social justice programming and working with underrepresented groups. Jennifer started her educational journey at the University of Vermont, earning a B.S. in human development and family studies. She became an admissions counselor supporting students of color in the New York City area in their pursuit of higher education. She continued her education at Colorado State University, where she earned a M.S. in student affairs in higher education. Prior to joining the Unity House staff, she was a program coordinator for campus activities at Colorado State University, working closely with the seven diversity offices and student organizations in their programming initiatives around history and heritage months. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys riding her bike, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and dancing.

Dulmarie Irizarry

Administrative Assistant

Dulmarie Irizarry was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Prior to joining the Unity House team, she earned her associate's degree in secretarial sciences from Emory College and worked at New London's Regional Multicultural Magnet School and Waterford's The Friendship School as a translator, interpreter and secretary. Dulmarie plans to pursue her bachelor's degree in the future.