Marta Sotomayor Fellows

Marta Sotomayor, M.S.W. '60, Ph.D., was one of our most distinguished alumnae. After earning her M.S.W. from Smith College, she became the first Latina in America to earn a doctorate in social work. She served as president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council on Aging and was a senior policy adviser to the Secretary's Task Force on Minority Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). She was a tireless advocate for Latino communities and a powerful voice for social justice. In 2008, Sotomayor received the Smith College School for Social Work's Day-Garrett Award for her outstanding contributions to professional social work and the SSW educational community.

The Marta Sotomayor Fellows, named for our illustrious alumna and colleague, help in a variety of ways with our anti-racism work. These fellows are available for confidential consultation about any questions, issues, or concerns regarding race, racism, or any other aspects of social identity and social oppression.

Marta Sotomayor Fellows have office hours open to anyone in the community to discuss any concerns, issues or research related to racism.

Summer 2022 Marta Sotomayor Fellow

Kim Monson

Kim Monson, M.S.W., LICSW (she/her) is a lifelong resident of Western MA. She received her M.S.W. from Smith College SSW in 2008. Monson has spent the last twelve and a half years working in Western Massachusetts with children, youth, adults and families in a variety of settings including:  preschools, residential programs and outpatient. Monson has experience as an administrator overseeing residential programs. She has been an adjunct faculty in the social work department at Westfield State College for six years, and she recently transitioned to full time private practice. You can reach her at kmonson@smith.edu


College-based Consultants in the Fellows Program  

Tobias Davis​

Tobias Davis, A.B. '03, M.Ed., is the inclusion education trainer/facilitator for the Office for Equity and Inclusion at Smith College. In this role, he is available to provide a variety of trainings to individual departments, groups, and the campus as a whole. In addition, Toby serves as the point person and advocate for low income, first generation, trans and gender-nonconforming students. His areas of interest include antiracism, queer and trans liberation, intergroup dialogue, and compassionate communication. He holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.Ed in Social Justice Education from UMass, as well as a certificate in Social Justice Mediation. Reach Davis at tdavis@smith.edu or 413-585-6261.