The Office of the Dean

The AACC is affiliated with the Yale College Office of the Dean, located at Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (1 Prospect Street). This Office supports the Center and its affiliated student organizations. 

Director of the AACC

We are currently in the process of appointing a new Director of the AACC. 

Assistant Director of the AACC

Raymond Firmalino | 295 Crown Street |

At the AACC, Raymond focuses on intercultural initiatives with campus partners and provides mentoring, advising, and supervision to staff.

Prior to coming to Yale, Raymond worked in the Office of Student Affairs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he led culturally-affirming programming for historically marginalized students and partnered with administrators to develop anti-bias trainings for faculty and staff. As Program Coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs at Columbia University, he managed social justice-rooted, professional development initiatives for master of social work candidates, staff, and faculty. 

Raymond advocated for human rights as a Duke Humanitarian Action Fellow with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where he conducted research on violence against LGBTQIA individuals, women and girls. He has worked with several social justice organizations throughout this career and continues his advocacy with UN partners in New York and around the world.

His research interests include intergroup relations; inclusion and equity in higher education; organizational leadership; international development; adult development; and mental health and well-being. Born in Nigeria and raised in Los Angeles, Raymond is proud to be Filipino-American, queer, and the first in his family to have gone to college in the US.

Ed. M. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

MSSW, Management and International Social Welfare, Columbia University School of Social Work

BA Psychology, University of California, Berkeley