Danielle Raad

Position or Job Title
Part Time Advisor
Email Address
Phone Number
(413) 545-2483

I have been a part-time Academic Advisor at CHC since 2018 when I came to UMass to begin my PhD in Anthropology. I grew in Massachusetts as the daughter of immigrants from the Middle East and although I've spent most of my life in New England, I love traveling to new cities and countries. An experienced educator, I have instructed in the RAP program here at UMass and as an adjunct faculty in chemistry at Greenfield Community College. Before that, I was a high school science teacher in the Boston area for several years. I have completed graduate degrees and conducted research in engineering, the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities and love brainstorming with students about ideas for their honors theses.


  • BS in Chemistry, Brown University, 2010
  • MA in Chemistry, Harvard University, 2012
  • MS in Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, 2015
  • MEd Secondary Education, Lesley University, 2016
  • PhD Candidate in Anthropology, UMass Amherst, in progress
  • Graduate Certificate in Public History, UMass Amherst, in progress


  • Snail mail, hiking, yoga, sewing, vegan cooking, traveling, my cat