Dominic Madera '21 (DJM5)
Hello! My name is Dominic--or Dom--Madera, my pronouns are he/him/his, and I am a rising senior majoring in English Literature and Political Science with a concentration in Global Studies (Border, Diaspora, and Exile Studies). I’m originally from Houston, Texas, and my life prior to Williams was spent organizing in Texas, from Environmental Justice organizing with the Last Organic Outpost, to the world of Electoral Politics. This will be my third year working at the Davis Center. In previous years, I have taken on leadership roles, supervising the Davis Center’s Spring Break trip to Philadelphia in 2019 and helping create workshop curriculum for various groups on campus. Last year, I was a member of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO) cohort where I studied critical postcolonial geographies, Critical Theory, and English Literature. At Williams, I wear many hats. As a first-generation, working-class student, and Questbridge Scholar, I dedicated two years to helping others navigate the admissions process as an Advising Fellow for Matriculate. I served a similar role as campus Ambassador for the EMERGE Fellowship which specifically helps first-generation, low-income students of color from the Houston area. I have also, at different times, served as a WOOLF leader, a tour guide, a resident mentor for the Summer Humanities and Social Sciences program (SHSS,) a political organizer, and coffee enthusiast. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or to just chat! I am available via phone, email, zoom, or postcard!