Brown Center for Students of Color

MPC Coordinators

MPC Coordinators (MPCCs) are experienced mentors from the MPC Program, who work with the Assistant Director for First Year & Sophomore Programs to provide leadership and support to the MPC program.

The role of the MPC Coordinators is one of support, coordination, and mentorship. MPC Coordinators are expected to work closely with each other, the Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs and other professional staff to carry out the expectations listed below:


  • Work in partnership with the Assistant Director for First Year & Sophomore Programs to ensure that MPCs are fulfilling their job responsibilities in an appropriate, ethical way.

MPC Support and Community Building

  • Help each MPC develop an effective and accessible peer mentoring style.
  • Be aware of how a wide range of issues, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religious identification, and nationality have an impact individuals and our community.
  • Support MPCs in their efforts to work collaboratively and effectively with other residential and non-residential programs.

Campus Resource

  • Foster honest and compassionate dialogue within the residential community.
  • Address problems of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance.
  • Uphold the reputation and respect of the Center and MPC Program within the greater Brown community.
  • Reach out to senior level administrators and faculty to improve and further the MPC program.

MPC Coordinators 2023-2024

  • Christine Mel
  • Rachel Ly

Additional MPC Program Information

The MPC Peer Counselor program raises awareness of the many barriers that continue to challenge minority students' ability to thrive in a diverse environment. MPCs address the needs and concerns of communities of color, especially those who did not attend Third World Transition Program. 
The MPC Peer Counselor is a paraprofessional staff member who works actively to support Brown’s philosophy by promoting personal growth, social responsibility, and intellectual development through community-based interactions in a first-year residence hall unit, with a special emphasis on mentoring and supporting first-year students of color.