CJ Barnes is the Program Manager for the Work Life office. Prior to joining the Work Life team, CJ worked for eight years in Students Affairs at NYU, first within Residence Life and Housing Services and most recently as the Assistant Director for NYU Service in the Center for Student Life, overseeing community outreach initiatives for the NYU community. Prior to his time at NYU, he served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) for AmeriCorps in Raleigh, NC coordinating community service projects for students at NC State University.
CJ received his BS from NC State University in Textile Engineering, where he discovered his passion for problem solving, but also community service. He went on to pursue a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs also at NC State. During his graduate studies, he developed a joy for competitive ballroom dancing, within which he has won two national titles. He currently enjoys playing social league sports around NYC.