Malena Gatti, a swimmer at Amherst College for two years and an assistant coach at Amherst Regional High School during her final two years as an undergraduate, is in her third year as assistant coach for Colby College in the 2017-18 academic year.
Gatti earned her bachelor’s degree from Amherst in May 2014. She swam with the Jeffs into her sophomore year, but spent her final two collegiate years working as an assistant coach at Amherst Regional.
In the 2014-15 academic year, Gatti was an assistant swim coach at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Fla. She was a swimming captain at Ramson Everglades before graduating in 2010. Gatti spent this past summer as a Cape Cod National Seashore lifeguard for the National Park Service.
Gatti founded, developed, and coordinated the first annual ConsentFEST while working as a member of Peer Advocates, a subdivision of Student Health Services at Amherst. The group focuses on peer education surrounding issues of sexual respect in the college community. The ConsentFest was attended by more than 500 people.