Student Success

Student Success is here to ensure all students have access to the people, resources, and information they need to succeed as they progress toward graduation. This includes leveraging data and evidence-based practice to promote student success priorities at central and local levels, guide strategic interventions through campus-partner engagement, and deliver focused, innovative programming for students and campus partners. Student Success Specialists provide one-on-one meetings and proactive outreach with students to help overcome challenges they may encounter on their educational journey.

John M. Burdick, PhD
Senior Associate Director, Student Success
jb6477@nyu.edu

Whitney Hawkins
Senior Associate Director, Data and Assessment
wnh3@nyu.edu

Holly Halmo
Director, Student Success Initiatives
hsh206@nyu.edu

Emily Schlam, EdD
Senior Director, Student Success
es145@nyu.edu


Faith Allen
Student Success Specialist
fja228@nyu.edu

Mary Virginia Ireland
Student Success Specialist
mvi2@nyu.edu

Jess Levitan
Student Success Specialist
jl6968@nyu.edu

Emily Peeler
Assistant Director, Planning and Operations
ep85@nyu.edu

Luis Rodriguez
Student Success Specialist
lar9302@nyu.edu

Deyna Thompson
Administrative Aide II, Gould Welcome Center Manager
Office of the AVP for Student Success
Jefferey S. Gould Welcome Center
dt81@nyu.edu

Torrey Crosby
Student Success Specialist
torrey@nyu.edu

Grace Kemmler
Assistant Director, Communications
gkr3@nyu.edu

Melanie Oliva
Program Administrator
mo71@nyu.edu

Alexander Pines
Student Success Specialist
a.pines@nyu.edu

Habibat Shittu
Student Success Specialist
habibat.shittu@nyu.edu

Stephen Westby
Assistant Director, Student Veteran Transition and Success
sw5932@nyu.edu

NYU Financial Education

NYU Financial Education provides educational programming, one-on-one financial coaching, and resources available to help prospective and current students expand their knowledge of personal finance and make sound financial decisions about college and beyond.

Natasha Bean
Program Director, NYU Financial Education
natasha.bean@nyu.edu

Kelci Koonce
Financial Education Specialist
kk4856@nyu.edu

Tiffany Camacho
Financial Education Specialist
tnc2023@nyu.edu

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program

This immersive, cohort-based honors program brings together students from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and distinguished leadership and community service. Together, they work to further the legacy of Dr. King.

RaKim "RahK" Lash
Director, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program
rahk.lash@nyu.edu

Opportunity Programs

These state-funded programs admit historically underrepresented and/or traditionally under-served New York State residents. Through both pre-college and college programs, they provide a range of academic, counseling, and social support that encourages students to maximize their experience, achieve their full academic potential, graduate and contribute to the betterment of their immediate and extended communities.

Jason Nicolau
Senior Director, Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
jason.nicolau@nyu.edu

Anna C. Ortega Chavolla
Senior Director, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
anna.ortegachavolla@nyu.edu