Professional student services staff assist students with their adjustment to life in DC outside of class. Our staff in DC is responsible for assigning and maintaining housing, managing the residential facilities, planning activities, and seeing to the general well-being of the student body.
Being away from home and familiar surroundings can sometimes be disorienting, and the student life staff is prepared to respond to any questions or concerns which may arise throughout the semester. Our full-time professional staff is always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on an emergency cell phone to respond to any unexpected events that may present themselves during off-hours.
As with all of NYU’s Study Away Centers, NYU Washington DC is fully integrated into the University’s Security, Emergency Response, and Health & Wellness systems.
In addition to student life, NYU Washington, DC has a staff to coordinate external partnerships, connected the center to the city's many organizations and businesses. This staff is also responsible for special events at the site, exposing students to a wealth of experts and practitioners in their fields of study.
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Michael Ulrich became Director of NYU Washington, DC
after over eleven years at the University of Maryland. For most of that time, he directed study abroad and taught several short term courses for premedical students in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid and Cape Town. In the most recent national rankings, Maryland was #17 for study abroad participation among doctoral institutions, up from #43 when he began his oversight of the program. NYU is #1 in this ranking. Prior to his tenure at Maryland, Michael was on the biology faculty at Elon University where his duties included co-chairing the department, teaching biology and interdisciplinary courses and developing new study abroad programs. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Washington University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a BA in biology. While in graduate school, Michael's first international experience was in El Salvador during their civil war volunteering at an orphanage and later in Jamaica performing similar service.
In Washington DC, he mentors astudent through Jan's Tutoring House and lives in Capitol Hill with his husband Paul, their new AussieDoodle puppy Boomer, their elderly cat Bunny and a well-stocked Koi pond.
Tom McIntyre coordinates the student internship program at NYU Washington DC and facilitates external relations at the newest site of NYU's Global Network University. Tom is also the Assistant Director of New York University's John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress where he oversees the Center's program agenda, acts as the Congressional liaison and coordinates its Congressional Internship Program. Prior to joining the Brademas Center, he acted as the office administrator for New York University's office of government and community affairs. From 1999 until 2004, Tom worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), and was the Senator's Director of Correspondence. Tom received his B.A. from The Catholic University of America with minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies and earned his Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in management of public and nonprofit organizations from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
He enjoys running along the Potomac and exploring DC nightlife. Tom is an avid traveler having visited 34 countries and has flown enough miles on Delta Airlines to circle the earth 20 times. He is looking forward to working with students on their professional career goals while they live, study and work in the city he calls home.
Caroline is the Manager of Finance & Administration for NYU Washington DC, overseeing and managing the administration of the center in coordination with the Director. Her path to a career in finance began with a background in the humanities. She studied visual arts at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, and received a B.A. in comparative literature from Brown University. Her love of languages, cultural exchange, and giving back inspired her to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. This experience taught her about the importance of education and sustainability in development efforts, and led her to the International Center for Research on Women, where she worked in finance for over five years prior to joining NYU.
In her free time, she volunteers as the Finance Manager for love.fútbol, a grassroots organization dedicated to building simple soccer fields for children in impoverished communities to have a safe place to play. She also continues to pursue creative forms of expression, making digital art and writing fiction.
Lauren Sinclair joins NYU Washington, DC as Program Manager of Academic Affairs after working for 6 years as an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Science (CAS). In CAS, Lauren also worked as an adjunct faculty with the Morse Academic Plan (MAP), teaching core philosophy and history courses to NYU undergraduates. Lauren takes pride in her liberal arts degree from University of Oregon where she majored in Environmental Studies and Geography. After transitioning from a career as a cartographer to teaching, Lauren earned her MA in TESOL from Steinhardt and is continuing her doctoral studies in International Education.
Born and raised in California, Brian spent 8 years living in San Diego where he first attended UC San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science. He then worked at UC San Diego in both Residential Life and Student Affairs before moving to New York in 2011 to begin a graduate program in Educational Leadership, Politics, & Advocacy at NYU Steinhardt.
While earning his Master of Arts at NYU, Brian was also the Residential Life Assistant (RLA) at 2nd Street Residence Hall and was very involved in several organizations and programs, including NYU Alternative Breaks, the Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization, NYU Intergroup Dialogue, America Reads, the Graduate Leadership Council, and the Focus Mentorship Program.
Brian is interested in both experiential/service learning and social justice. Additionally, he enjoys reading, recreational activities, photography, and vegetarian food. He is excited to join the NYU DC team as the Residential Life Coordinator (RLC), learn from all of the students who attend the NYU DC center, and support the development of the NYU DC center into a flourishing NYU Global Program!
Amy serves as one of the Residential Life Administrators at the NYU Washington, DC Center. She shares the responsibility of addressing resident concerns and harboring an open community amongst residents.
Amy graduated from NYU in May of 2013 with a degree in Italian and Linguistics. Originally a Math and Computer Science major at NYU, Amy went to NYU Florence and came home with a different idea of what she wanted to do. At NYU she served as a Resident Assistant for both freshmen and upperclass students, and was also a resident assistant while studying away. Amy has lived in New York City for her entire life, and is excited to explore Washington with residents.
Jahmal serves as one of the Residential Life Administrators at the NYU Washington DC, Center. He shares the responsibility for addressing all resident concerns and fostering a community of open communication, education, and support.
Jahmal brings two years of Residential Life experience as well as four years of Student Affairs experience to the role. In addition, Jahmal has earned a Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong Atlantic State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Hartford, and Associates degrees in Liberal Studies and Secondary Education from Montgomery County Community College.
Jahmal is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society of Education as well as Phi Kappa Phi. Jahmal is passionate about higher education and assisting in the development of future leaders.
Jahmal enjoys American History, R&B music, and Comedy. Jahmal also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and has an appreciation for the arts. He looks forward to meeting the residents of the NYU Washington, DC Center and learning more about Washington, DC.
Luis Peña is the site representative for NYU Washington, DC. From the NYU Office of Global Programs in New York, Luis assists students through admissions and pre-departure procedures, helping them transition into their semester/year in Washington DC.
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