Nia Beresford

Nia Beresford
Assistant Director
nia.beresford@nyu.edu | 212.992.8538

Nia is a native New Yorker and has spent her career helping to give the city’s underserved residents access to valuable resources. She most recently worked for NYU as a College Counselor helping high school students with the college planning process. She also served as a Lead Advisor with NYU College and Career Lab, helping middle school students explore college and career paths during their summer break. Prior to working in education Nia's work focused on volunteer management and service learning, community engagement, and professional development at non-profits and in city government. She is an avid volunteer and served as a mentor with several organizations. Nia received a BA in Communication Arts from St. Francis College and a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU Steinhardt. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, catching up on her favorite tv shows and trivia games.

Beth Rudoy

Beth Bernhardt
Assistant Director, Brooklyn Office
beth.bernhardt@nyu.edu | 646.997.5975

Beth is a strong advocate for international students and is passionate about working with the diverse student population at NYU. She has previous experience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Career Center, where she supported all technology students with internships and employment. She also served as an academic and career advisor for undergraduate students. Beth received a MS in Higher Education and a BA in History from The Pennsylvania State University. Originally from Pittsburgh, Beth enjoys hiking, swimming and theatre, and exploring New York City (though still a Pittsburgh sports fan!).

Genevieve Boron

Genevieve Boron
Senior Associate Director

genevieve.boron@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4738

Genevieve is a Senior Associate Director focusing on Employer Engagement and Strategic Outreach. Genevieve previously worked as a consultant for Teach For America and Pearson Education. She spent a decade in K-12 education as a high school guidance counselor, school administrator, and teacher. Genevieve earned a MEd in School Counseling from Xavier University and a BA in Psychology from Miami University in Ohio. She enjoys adventures with her family, volunteering, ancestry research, cycling, taking dance class and going to the ballet.

Robert Caparaz

Robert Caparaz
Director, Brooklyn Office
robert.caparaz@nyu.edu
| 646.997.5987

With roots to the career development field and to NYU stretching back to 1996, Bob is the Director of the Wasserman Center, Brooklyn Office; he holds a MS in Counseling and a BS in Finance. Bob is also a multi-career changer who helped launch and build existing liaison relationships between Wasserman professional staff and the faculty, administrators, and students from across NYU's institutions. In his current role, he ensures that Wasserman's central mission is carried out to a growing Brooklyn campus community, via services and programs that are a mix of foundational and industry-focused - for the STEAM majors at the heart of NYU Brooklyn. And, finally, a hail to the Kings of the North, the Minnesota Vikings, who one day, hopefully in Bob's lifetime, may actually win a Super Bowl.

Mo Coffey

Mo Coffey
Grad Team Coaching Consultant
mcoffey@nyu.edu

Mo Coffey originally hails from Sarasota, Florida. Having received her Bachelor's from Rollins College and her Master in Public Administration from NYU Wagner, Mo has an extensive background in higher education, nonprofits, foundations, and public service consulting. She loves working with NYU grad students as they contemplate their goals and passions, and she enjoys giving them tools to continue exploring their paths. In her free time, she can be found spending time with family, traveling, and volunteering on nonprofit boards.

Francisco Cordero

Francisco Cordero
Assistant Director
francisco.cordero@nyu.edu | 212.998.4398

Francisco is excited to work with NYU students and help them find meaning in their present and future. He previously worked as an NYU Residence Hall Assistant Director and taught High School Spanish as a substitute teacher in his hometown. Francisco earned a MEd in College Counseling and Student Affairs from Monmouth University BA in Communications from Montclair State University. In his free time, he enjoys watching the New York Giants and Mets, playing softball and basketball, voice over acting, and bike riding.

Francisco Cordero

Danielle Cristal
Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Development
dsc440@nyu.edu | 212.998.4733

Danielle joined the Wasserman Center as Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Development after completing her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at NYU. While pursuing her degree, she worked in the Office of Student Activities and Resource Center at NYU Tandon and the Office of University Life at Columbia University. Previously, Danielle held communication roles in both the non-profit and private sectors throughout the Midwest before pursuing her passion for higher education. She received a BA in English and a BAJMC in Public Relations from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Originally from Missouri, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and discussing all things TV & pop culture.

Stephanie Cziczo

Stephanie Cziczo
Assistant Director, School of Professional Studies
stephanie.cziczo@nyu.edu | 212.998.7284

Stephanie has extensive higher education and coaching experience in both the US and UK. She has held student and alumni advising roles at Columbia Business School, Fordham Graduate School of Business and London Business School. Stephanie received a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, as well as a Master of Science in Animal Behaviour from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. She completed her Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice in 2011 with ICF-accredited Full Circle Global in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition, Stephanie was a member of the Munich production team for Captain Marvel and has nearly five years of animal keeper experience with domestic pets, as well as exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. She is a beekeeper, volunteers with Wild Bird Fund and lives in East Harlem with her husband (an SPS alumnus!) and their cat and various foster pets.

Victoria Dimonica

Victoria DiMonica
Manager of Undergraduate Career Development
Victoria.DiMonica@nyu.edu
 | 212.998.4740

Victoria has experience in academic advising, career coaching and helping students with personal growth and development. She previously served as Success Coach at Long Island University. Victoria earned a MEd in Counseling from Shippensburg University and a BS in Psychology from Loyola University. Victoria studied abroad in Rome, Italy and lived with a host family, which sparked her passion for travel and trying local cuisines. Originally from Long Island, Victoria is excited to be working with NYU students so close to home. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places, spinning, and discussing the latest TV dramas.

Leslie Findling

Leslie Findling
Senior Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Development
lal466@nyu.edu | 212.992.8535

Leslie joined the Wasserman Center as Senior Assistant Director on the Graduate Student Development Team. She comes to Wasserman with experience from Columbia's Center for Career Education where she worked on both the Employer Relations team and the Graduate Student Career Development team. Prior to her roles at Columbia, she worked in human resources and recruiting at Modell's Sporting Goods and Macy's. Leslie earned an MA of Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University and a BA in Art History and Sociology from Tulane University. In her free time, Leslie enjoys listening to podcasts, reality television and spending time with friends and family.  

Rachel Frint

Rachel Frint
Director, School of Professional Studies Office
rachel.frint@nyu.edu
| 212.998.7208

Rachel Frint brings over a decade of experience in career services and is proud to be a founding member of the Wasserman Center at SPS. In her role, Rachel executes the strategy for the Center and manages a team that serves over 4,500 undergraduate and graduate SPS students. She enjoys coaching students from around the world to help them define and achieve their professional goals, as well as partnering with employers to develop innovative recruiting solutions to build talent pipelines at NYU. Rachel was the recipient of the 2014 - 2015 NYU School of Professional Studies Administrator of the Year award. She has presented her team’s work at various conferences including the National Association of Colleges & Employers Conference and the MBA Career Services & Employers Alliance Global Conference. From 2008 – 2012, Rachel worked at the NYU Stern MBA Office of Career Development and prior to NYU, she worked in legal recruiting. 

Joanne Garce-Rodriguez

Joanne Garcé-Rodríguez
Senior Associate Director of Multicultural & Global Programs
joanne.garce@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4757

Joanne directs an array of programs and services related to global and multicultural career exploration, planning, and development. She maintains relationships with global partners to expand the professional scope of the NYU global network. Joanne previously lived abroad and worked in learning and development. Her higher education experience in the areas of admissions, recruitment, enrollment management, and operations includes Columbia University, INSEAD Business School, Murdoch University and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Joanne has a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College a BA in Architecture from Barnard College. She holds a Professional in Human Resources Certificate and is fluent in Spanish. Joanne is Diversity, Dream, Faith and Safe Zone trained.

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Haley Garofalo
Assistant Director
haley.garofalo@nyu.edu | 212.998.4205

Haley joined the Employer Engagement and Communications team at the Wasserman Center after completing her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at NYU. While attending graduate school, she worked with service programs in NYU's Center for Student Life where she worked to implement various service and social justice based programs for students. Passionate about helping students navigate their pathways to success, she is dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to the opportunities that will help them reach their goals. Prior to joining NYU, Haley also has experience working in entertainment, human resources, and operations. A Long Island native, she received her BS in Human Development from SUNY Binghamton. In her free time, Haley enjoys live music, visiting parks throughout the city, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly Graham

Kelly Graham
Associate Director of Graduate Student Career Development
kelly.graham@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4055

Kelly joined the Wasserman Center as the Associate Director of Graduate Student Career Development in February of 2018. Prior to joining the Wasserman team, Kelly oversaw career and academic advising programs at colleges in Boston, Virginia and New Hampshire. She earned a MS in Career Development from the College of New Rochelle and a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Kelly enjoys musical theater, hiking, kayaking and exploring new places. She is also a baseball fan whose goal is to see a game in every major league ball park.

Sasha Goldfarb

Sasha Greenfield
Associate Director, School of Professional Studies Office
sasha.greenfield@nyu.edu | 212.998.7173

Sasha oversees the Center’s career coaching strategy, as well as the development of career programming and resources for SPS students. Sasha is passionate about using coaching as a tool to help students facilitate self-discovery and determine and achieve their career goals. Before coming to SPS, Sasha spent a year working in the MBA Office of Career Development at the NYU Stern School of Business. Prior to joining NYU, Sasha spent five years working for both a large media agency and a start-up public relations firm. Sasha holds an M.A. from NYU in higher education and student affairs and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland. She also completed a Certificate in Coaching from NYUSPS. In her spare time, Sasha enjoys yoga, the outdoors, traveling, and interior design.

Dexter Hazelton

Dexter Hazelton
Systems Administrator
dexter.hazelton@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4299

Dexter oversees the administration, maintenance and technical support of all computer hardware and software including the administration of all databases for the Wasserman staff, students, and employers. He holds a BS in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University and a Diploma in Systems and Database Administration from the US Army School of Information Technology. He enjoys playing soccer, visits to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and watching his son play football.

Tiffany Hernandez

Tiffany Hernandez
Manager of Operations & Events, School of Professional Studies Office
tiffany.hernandez@nyu.edu | 212.998.7062

Prior to joining Wasserman in December 2018, Tiffany worked in Admissions and Enrollment Management at Florida International University and CUNY New York City College of Technology. She earned her B.S. in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and her M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. Originally from Orlando, Tiffany is excited to call New York City home and join the NYU family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, reading, and playing with her parrot, Papaya!

Tanya Hodges

Tanya Hodges
Administrative Aide
th24@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4742

Tanya is a Receptionist/Administrative Aide at the Wasserman Center for Career Development. She has welcomed and assisted the many diverse individuals who frequent the Wasserman Center from the NYU and non-NYU community on a daily basis since 1998. She earned her AA in Humanities, with a concentration in Creative Writing, from New York University. Having traveled over both “ponds,” Tanya is a free-spirit who loves to explore. An artist at heart, she always looks to find a little bit of beauty in every day.

William Jones

William Jones
Assistant Director
wdj214@nyu.edu | 212.998.4213

William is interested in helping students develop at all stages in their lives. Prior to joining the Wasserman team, William worked as Career Success Counselor at Fullstack Academy, as a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Career and Professional Development at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and as an Assistant Residence Hall Director at the School of American Ballet. He received his MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU after completing a BA in Classical Viola Performance from Belmont University. In his spare time, William can be found reading on the train, running on the Hudson, or rehearsing in the viola section of the Queer Urban Orchestra.

Yaniv Kleinman

Yaniv Kleinman
Assistant Director
yk915@nyu.edu | 212.998. 4715

Yaniv advises undergraduate students on career paths and supports multicultural education initiatives. He previously worked at the University of Chicago, where he counseled students interested in careers in startups, arts, media, journalism, and non-profit organization management and development. He has also worked at Democracy Now, the National YoungArts Foundation, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, and the Spark Program. Yaniv earned his MA in International Relations at the University of Chicago and his BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Florida International University. Yaniv speaks Spanish and French and has lived in Colombia and Spain.  

Jack LaViolette

Jack LaViolette
Data Analyst

jel618@nyu.edu | 212.998.4752

Jack joined the Wasserman Center’s Operations team as a Data Analyst in 2018. Previously he attended Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute, where he received an MSc in Social Science of the Internet. Before that, Jack studied Linguistics and French at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Beyond his academic and professional interests, he is a jazz pianist and a lover of hip hop and basketball.

Paula Lee

Paula Lee
Director
paula.lee@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4749

Paula joined the Wasserman Center in 1987 and is currently the Director. She oversees the Experiential Learning Team which includes Student Employment, Wasserman Center Internship Grant, and Alumni Services. Paula is also passionate about various diversity issues, especially working with students with disabilities, veterans, and first-generation college students. Paula earned her MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College and her BA in Psychology from Barnard College. During her leisure time, Paula enjoys "b" activities including baking, bowling, Brooklyn, and baseball. She is also mom to three precious dogs with limitless energy.

Fatim Lelenta

Fatim Lelenta
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Development
fatim.lelenta@nyu.edu | 212.998.4734

Fatim has always enjoyed helping students navigate transitions. She has assisted students in a variety of departments in higher education including residence life, academic advising, and counseling/wellness centers. Prior to joining NYU, Fatim served as a Career Counselor and Graduate School Specialist at Fordham University. She received a MS from Fordham University and a BA in Psychology from Purchase College. Fatim received her New York State License in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. Outside of work, Fatim enjoys listening to podcasts, doing yoga, cooking West African food, and spending time with family and friends on the weekends.

Fabuola Lemy

Fabuola Lemy
Administrative Aide, School of Professional Studies Office
fabuola.lemy@nyu.edu
| 212.998.7205

Fabuola manages the front desk and student workers, assists employers with posting internship and employment opportunities on NYU CareerNet, schedules appointments, and creates student accounts. Prior to joining NYU, she was an executive coordinator at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Fabuola earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human resources management at NYU. She loves helping others and is excited to be part of the Wasserman team. Fabuola enjoys traveling, seeing Broadway shows, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jeannie Liakaris

Jeannie Liakaris
Assistant Dean of Career Development, School of Professional Studies
eugenia.liakaris@nyu.edu
| 212.992.9077

Jeannie Liakaris joined NYU in January 2012, and hired a dynamic team to launch a new Center—a partnership between the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development and the NYU School of Professional Studies to expand opportunities for a global and diverse student population. She works closely with students, employers, faculty and alumni to build global talent pipelines with a focus on career wellness. She and her team have hosted hundreds of workshops on career management topics in partnership with employers and faculty to ensure students are empowered to manage their careers beyond first destination outcomes. She has presented at various conferences/panels on the longitudinal study of career progression post graduation, non-traditional student career support by The Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared on the cable show The Job Hunt, and quoted through various media outlets such as NBCNews.com, WCBS 880, among others. She has worked in the field of career development and higher education for the last 15 years with students across the globe, ranging from new professionals to senior executives. She has an in-depth understanding of the needs of non-traditional and first gen students, as she was one herself.

Cheryl Mazlen

Cheryl Mazlen
Senior Assistant Director
cheryl.mazlen@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4741

Cheryl has 15 years experience in the field of career counseling. At Wasserman, she works closely on undergraduate career programming and coaching. She holds a a MSEd in Guidance and Counseling from Hunter College and a BA in Psychology from SUNY Albany. Cheryl has previous experience in both the legal and fashion industries. She enjoys yoga and all things holistic.

Sue McNeilly

Sue McNeilly
Senior Assistant Director, School of Professional Studies Office
sue.mcneilly@nyu.edu | 212.992.9062

Prior to joining Wasserman in August 2018, Sue served as an Associate Director of Residence Life at St. John's University. Before St. John's, Sue also served in housing roles at Rutgers University- New Brunswick and Hofstra University. In addition, Sue volunteers frequently for NASPA- Region II as a way to give back to her profession and engage with peers. Sue earned her Bachelors and Masters degree in Education from Hofstra University. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sue has found her home in New York and is excited to serve NYU students as they develop their future careers. When she isn't at work, Sue can be found spending time with her family, watching her favorite sports teams - the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Yankees - or lifting weights at the gym.

Shan Meisner

Shan Meisner
Assistant Director, Brooklyn Office
sfm259@nyu.edu | 646.997.5991

Shan joined the Wasserman Center in February of 2019 after working at UC Berkeley's Career Center, where she coached a mix of STEM, humanities, and social science students. Originally from New Jersey, she earned her Ed.M in College Student Affairs and BA in German Studies from Rutgers University. Shan is excited to be back east and serving the diverse, vibrant, and ambitious NYU community! Outside of work you'll find her perusing Trader Joe's (her one true love), trying out new recipes, or daydreaming about/planning a trip abroad.

Diana Mendez

Diana Mendez
Senior Assistant Director, Brooklyn Office
diana.mendez@nyu.edu | 646.997.5990.

Diana has worked in different cross-functional teams at Wasserman serving both undergraduate and graduate students, developing student employee trainings, managing an award winning first-generation mentorship program, and revamping the Wasserman Career Ambassador leadership group. Throughout her career, she has managed large internship programs, diversity-driven initiatives, and student engagement efforts. She received a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from NYU and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Rutgers University. Diana's previous work at other institutions includes academic advising, alumni relations, and career services with a focus on internships and experiential education. Diana is fluent in Spanish, and is Safe, Dream, and Disability Zone Certified. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, community service, planning events around NYC, and Broadway shows.

Joseph Mercadante

Joseph Mercadante
Senior Assistant Director of Communications and Employer Engagement
joseph.mercadante@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4763

Joe is very passionate about helping students succeed and guiding them through the process of personal exploration and development. He previously worked at Drew University with students in many different capacities including Residence Life, Career Development, and Leadership Development. Joe received his MS in College Student Personnel from The University of Rhode Island and his BS in Marketing and Management from Fairfield University. In his spare time, he enjoys baking and eating sweets, as well as going biking to explore new areas.

Joseph Mercadante

Samantha Lucianna Micek
Assistant Director, Brooklyn Office
slm538@nyu.edu
| 646.997.5992

Prior to joining Wasserman in 2019, Sam worked for the Office of Career Services at the NYU School of Law. During her time as a graduate student at NYU, she also served on several professional development committees for various student populations. Sam received an MA in Higher Education Administration and a BA in English and Politics from NYU. An NYU alum, she is excited to help NYU students make the most out of their college experience. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, rewatching Harry Potter and cheering on the NY Rangers.

Miriam Miller

Miriam Miller
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Development
miriam.miller@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4236

Miriam provides specialized career programs, resources, and coaching to NYU's graduate student population. Prior to NYU, Miriam spent her career in independent school, undergraduate, and graduate school admissions. She completed her EdM in Higher Education from Harvard University and her BA in American Studies from Barnard College. When she's not at work, Miriam can usually be found watching Netflix or cooking up comfort food.

Fei Mofor

Fei Mofor
Assistant Director of Data and Assessment
fei.mofor@nyu.edu | 212.998.4974

Fei joined the Wasserman Center in September 2018 as the Assistant Director of Data and Assessment. She assists in evaluating the success of the Wasserman Center's programs and services. She previously served as a Database Administrator at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Liz Paul

Liz Paul
Assistant Director
liz.paul@nyu.edu | 212.998.4129

Liz is a member of the Wasserman Center's undergraduate career coaching team. Prior to NYU, Liz was an academic and career advisor for design students at The New School, and a career coach in the Parks Opportunity Program, a transitional work program run by NYC Parks. She earned her MS in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Albany and her BS in Psychology from Union College. In her free time, Liz enjoys reading (outside in a park when possible!), fire escape gardening, traveling, hiking, and catching up with family and friends.

Carrie Pennoni

Carrie Pennoni
Manager of Alumni Career Programs
carrie.pennoni@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4393

Carrie holds a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University and a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining NYU, she worked in career services at Columbia University and John Jay College. Carrie also spent ten years working in public relations and marketing, including time as a freelance business and communications consultant. When she’s not at work, she can usually be found catching a movie or Broadway show in the city, spending time with friends and family, or cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Brielle Picone

Brielle Picone
Administrative Aide
brielle.picone@nyu.edu | 212.998.4732

Brielle is passionate about supporting students throughout their journey of self-exploration and helping them to realize their true passions in life. She earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. She has previously worked in fashion as a Design Services and Marketing Coordinator and volunteered at the Fordham University Office of Career Services. Brielle enjoys reading any and all motivational books, practicing mindfulness and meditation, and spending time with her family and friends.

Doreen Pierre

Doreen Pierre
Student Employment Manager
doreen.pierre@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4759

Doreen supports the student employment function at NYU, where the students are top priority. She values interacting with the diverse population that NYU is known for. Earning her MS in Human Resources Management from NYU and her BA in Human Resources Management from Rutgers University, Doreen is well versed in the fundamentals of organizations and their employees. Outside of work, Doreen loves to listen to different genres music, eat amazing foods, and explore new places and activities. Doreen is also very passionate about intersectionality, especially regarding social issues and the LGBTQQIA community.

Jess Pulley

Jessica Pulley
Director of Operations
jessica.pulley@nyu.edu | 212.992.8537

Jess is excited to be leading operations at the Wasserman Center and the NYU Leadership Initiative. Jess previously worked at New Leaders, a national education non-profit organization preparing education leaders to deliver breakthrough results in schools. Jess supported program management and operations work, ensuring that staff were equipped with the right systems, structures, technologies and procedures to support program implementation and management. Jess received her MPA in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation from Baruch College and her BA in Political Science from Waynesburg University and her. Jess values spending time with friends and families and wants to travel (more), seeing the world and embracing culture.

Edwin Raagas

Edwin Raagas
Associate Director, School of Professional Studies Office
edwin.raagas@nyu.edu
| 212.998.3861

In addition to working with all SPS students, some of Edwin’s focus areas include faculty engagement, global employer engagement, marketing and communications, and non-credit career development. Edwin is a career changer, with his prior experience having been primarily in event marketing and brand management; he has worked for the New York Stock Exchange, CME Group, and a digital marketing agency in Australia. He earned a BBA in marketing from Hofstra University and a MA in higher education and student affairs from NYU. Outside of the office he volunteers for groups that cultivate his passion for mentoring and education. Edwin sits on the advisory board of FindSpark and recently led colleges in funding classroom building and feeding programs with Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK). He enjoys weekend brunches and seeing shows.

Ro Reddick

Ro Reddick
Manager, Experiential Learning, Arts Career Preparation & Partnerships
ronica.reddick@nyu.edu

Ro provides specialized services and counseling to students with career interests in creative industries and entrepreneurship. Ro also serves as a Manager at the NYU Production Lab where she develops experiential learning initiatives designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty, and administrators. Ro previously worked as a Marketing Manager for NBCU’s Hispanic Group and as an Independent Producer of Marketing & Distribution, where she developed and executed grassroots campaigns for filmmakers and organizations. Ro began her career as an actor in theater, television, and film. Ro earned an MBA from NYU Stern and a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College. When not at work, she can be found winning games like Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, and The Resistance.

Jazmine Rhodes

Jazmine Rhodes
Student Employment Specialist
jazmine.rhodes@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4758

Jazmine supports on-campus student employees and NYU hiring departments. She attended St. Johns University on a full athletic soccer sholarship where she was working toward her MA in Sociology. Jazmine attended the University of Cincinnati on a full athletic soccer sholarship and earned a BS in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Sign Language. Originally from Long Beach, California, Jazmine lettered in soccer and track & field at one of the top athletic schools in the country. Jazmine is an advocate for helping young inner city student-athletes navigate the college process and prepare for the next steps of their collegiate career. She enjoys traveling, shopping, playing soccer and spending time with her daughters.  

Kate Rockey-Harris

Kate Rockey-Harris
Director of Graduate Student Career Development
krh264@nyu.edu | 212.992.9153

Kate is excited to engage with NYU's graduate student population to ensure they are empowered with the tools, coaching, and opportunities necessary for successful careers. Kate began her career as an IT recruiter for investment banks before moving into higher education. She has since worked in student affairs and academic advisement at NYU and in career development and employer relations at Columbia University. Kate is completing an EdD in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia's Teachers College. She holds a MS in Human Resource Management and Development from NYU, a MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education and an EdM in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University, and a BS from in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. During the weekend, Kate can be found chasing after her two sons in New Jersey and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Sasha Rosenberg

Sasha Rosenberg
Recruitment Manager
sasha.rosenberg@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4743

Sasha returned to the Wasserman Center in 2018 having previously worked as a member of the Graduate Student Career Development team. After spending a year as a Campus Program Manager at Citi, Sasha is thrilled to be back at Wasserman and to be able to capitalize on her unique combination of experiences. Sasha obtained a MA in Guidance and Counseling in Schools from New York University and a BA in Psychology and Communications from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). In her spare time, she enjoys exploring New York City and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah Rosenthal

Sarah Rosenthal
Manager, Experiential Learning Programs
sarah.rosenthal@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4922

Sarah is passionate about exploring meaningful experiential learning opportunities and enjoys meeting with (and learning from) students of all disciplines. Prior to coming to NYU she worked at Ramapo College, Barnard College, Kaplan Test Prep, and Muhlenberg College. She holds a MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Media and Communications from Muhlenberg College. Sarah enjoys reading, experimenting with new knitting patterns, binge watching shows, and spending time with loved ones. Her office usually has at least two of the following: chocolate, music playing, and a Rubik's Cube.

Rebecca Salk

Rebecca Salk
Senior Associate Director
rebecca.salk@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4761

Rebecca oversees undergraduate career programs and career coaching. Prior to joining Wasserman’s team, she was an Admissions Counselor at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and previously served as a Senior Assistant Director on the Wasserman Center's graduate student career development team. She earned a MA in Higher Education Administration from NYU and a BA in Sociology from The George Washington University. Rebecca has studied and worked in Spain and Japan and still travels whenever she can, especially to destinations with good food. Closer to home, she enjoys reading, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Gracy Sarkissian

Gracy Sarkissian
Senior Director
gracy.sarkissian@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4764

Gracy brings over 13 years of experience in University administration and career development to her role. She oversees undergraduate career development and employer partnerships. Her team is committed to developing strategic recruitment initiatives and innovative career development programming that meet the diverse needs of NYU students and employers. Gracy holds a MA in Organizational Communication and a BA in Psychology and Politics from New York University. She enjoyed a career in college admissions prior to joining the Wasserman Center.

Sam Shaughnessy

Sam Shaughnessy
Assistant to the Associate Vice President
sam.shaughnessy@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4732

Passionate about education and an advocate for students, Sam is excited to call Wasserman his new home and support its mission to engage students by offering comprehensive career services. After working at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre with Tony Award winners and Disney’s first President of Animation, Sam made the leap to New York City leaving the south (TN, AL, & AR) behind. Sam's first home in New York City was the Fhitting Room, a boutique-fitness studio, where he helped the start-up grow to three Manhattan locations. Sam has a BA in Theater from Samford University and is currently pursuing his MBA at NYU Stern.

Alexa Spieler

Alexa Spieler
Recruitment Program Assistant
alexa.spieler@nyu.edu | 212.998.4329

Alexa joined the Wasserman Center in May 2019 as a Recruitment Program Assistant on the Employer Engagement team. She previously worked at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the Career Services department, as well as at National Geographic as a Production Assistant. She earned her BS in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and is currently pursuing her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at NYU. In her free time, Alexa values spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants.  

Joel Todd

Joel Todd
Grad Team Data Consultant
joel.todd@nyu.edu

Joel joined the Wasserman Center in October 2017 as an Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Development. Joel started his career in higher education, working professionally for the University of Toledo Upward Bound program. He worked professionally in Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona, and New Jersey before arriving in New York. He has experience in academic advising, career coaching, program development and helping students with personal growth and development. He completed his B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Counselor Education at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH and earned an Executive MBA from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, reading, and watching television and movies.

Annette Tucker

Annette Tucker
Manager of Employer Relations and Special Events
annette.tucker@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4762

Annette joined the Wasserman Center in 1998. Her favorite aspect of her job is the people, whether working with students or connecting with staff and employers. She holds a MA in Elementary Education, a BA in Sociology, and an AA in Business Administration from New York University. When she's not busy, she loves listening to music, reading a long book, and being outside. She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, a USA Junior Olympics Championship participant.

Patricia Tyson

Patricia Tyson
Administrative Assistant, Brooklyn Office
patricia.tyson@nyu.edu
| 646.997.5912

Patricia joined the Wasserman Center in March 2014. Prior to working at Wasserman, she worked with the office of Undergraduate Admissions at NYU Tandon. She likes to help students achieve the internships and/or the dream jobs they desire. For Patricia, "It's all about the students". She loves music, reading and hanging out with her grandson Paul. 

Nastassia Wallace

Nastassia Wallace
Student Employment Assistant, Brooklyn Office
nw55@nyu.edu | 646.997.5994

Nastassia assists new and returning students with the on campus employment process. She is passionate about helping students find their career paths and achieve their goals - so much so that she decided to make it her own career. Nastassia graduated with a BA in 2015 and has previous experience working in career development at the university level. Nastassia used to be a kick-boxer, and she still trains, but mostly for fun now.  

Karen Worthing

Karen Worthing
Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations, Brooklyn Office
karen.worthing@nyu.edu
 | 646.997.5993

Prior to joining the Wasserman Center in 2017, Karen was head of Investment Banking Programs at Citi, where she focused on developing the careers of recent graduates, and before that she was head of Employer Relations and Campus Recruitment at Barnard College. Karen began her career as an investment banker, first at Goldman Sachs and then Lehman Brothers. She has a MBA in Finance from Wharton and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Yale. Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially if it involves skiing, Thai food, or a Citi Bike.

Valentyna Yasinska

Valentyna Yasinska
Recruitment Assistant

val.yasinska@nyu.edu
| 212.998.4321

Val received a MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College and a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University at Buffalo. She previously held graduate assistant positions in Students Affairs at Fordham University and John Jay College. She is an active member of NASPA and previously served on the Region II Board as the Graduate Student Representative. During her free time she loves baking, as well as spending time outside when it's warm.  

Jessie Yeh

Jessie Yeh
Assistant Director, School of Professional Studies

jy1159@nyu.edu | 212.992.7177

Prior to joining NYU, she worked in the Career Center at Berklee College of Music specializing in internships and career advising. Jessie comes from Central New Jersey where she received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University and became a resident assistant. Finding a passion for helping students, she received her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of higher education, Jessie has previous experience working in healthcare and marketing. Jessie’s hobbies and interests include trying all the new restaurants in NYC, playing basketball, hiking mountains, and playing with her King Charles Cavalier puppy.