Nina Tissi-Gassoway

Nina Tissi-Gassoway
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H2H Mentor
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Nina M. Tissi-Gassoway (she/her/hers) is a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst and works on the Honors-to-Honors (H2H) support staff as an H2H Mentor. Nina has served as a teaching assistant and  instructor for undergraduate and graduate-level courses focusing on social justice issues in education and Intergroup Dialogue. Her research focused on the experiences of students with disabilities—particularly those with marginalized gender and sexual identities—has appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education. Her dissertation research focuses on the learning of outcomes of intergroup dialogues that incorporate intersectional perspectives on race, gender, and sexuality. In her free time, Nina enjoys perfecting new baking recipes, cooking for friends, traveling, and spoiling her two french bulldogs.