Matoaka Kipp

Director of the REEF Support Center

Matoaka Kipp (she/they) is the inaugural Director of the REEF Support Center, a Simmons alum, and a big fan of bright-colored blazers. Matoaka brings a background in Macro Social Work (BSW from Simmons and MSW from the University of Michigan) and has a passion for community building through frameworks of community care and liberation. In her free time, Matoaka can be found in her garden plot, at the climbing gym, listening to Betty Who or Janelle Monae, and spending way too much time at the Armenian grocery stores in Watertown,MA. Matoaka is honored to partner with students and staff to build up resources at Simmons, as well as facilitate connection and belonging.

Matoaka Kipp in the News

A collage of portraits of ten of the twelve Simmon University SURPASS Scholars for 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 SURPASs Scholars

Twelve undergraduate scholars from different disciplines have been selected to join the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Simmons (SURPASs), a highly competitive, fully funded research and mentorship program. During this six week intensive, students will work with a faculty mentor to execute an independent research project of their own design and development.

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Matoaka Kipp ’16 Helps Provide Basic Needs Items to Simmons Students

This fall, the REEF Support Center will be launching a Community Resource Room (CRR) that will provide food access and basic needs items to all Simmons students. Matoaka Kipp '16 , the Director of The REEF Support Center, talks about...

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Matoaka Kipp ’16 on Wellness Resources for All Simmons Students, On Campus and Online

What does the REEF Support Center offer? I joined The REEF Support Center as Director when it opened in October 2021. It’s our mission to make foundational services and supports more accessible atSimmons, which includes services on campus and those...