Jeffrey S. Gould Alumni Student Welcome Center


Phone: 212-998-6912
Fax: 212-995-4020 


Brian Perillo

Brian Perillo
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations

Hometown: Florham Park, NJ

NYU Favorite: The sea of violet gathered together for Commencement at Yankee Stadium each year!

Emily Peeler

Emily Peeler (STEINHARDT ’21)
Administrative Aide

Hometown: Merced, CA

NYU Favorite: Seeing the amazing things that NYU students and alumni are doing. I also love spending time in Washington Square Park every day!

Alumni Relations, Outreach and Programs

James Hurley

James Hurley
Senior Director, Alumni Relations

Hometown: New York, NY

NYU Favorite: Engaging with our 500,000+ alumni around the world and supporting our incredibly rich and diverse student body population.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall (GAL ’09, SSSW ’19)
Assistant Director, Alumni Programs (Affinity and Special Interest)

Hometown: Raynham, MA

NYU Favorite: It’s so interesting to meet alumni and students who are doing great things. There’s so much to learn from the NYU community!

Casey McAlpin

Casey McAlpin
Assistant Director, Alumni Programs (Global)

Hometown: Brewster, NY

NYU Favorite: Meeting successful alumni from around the world and learning about the lasting impact of their NYU experience!

Jenni Peterson

Jenni Peterson
Associate Director, Alumni Programs (Regional)

Hometown: Spokane, WA

NYU Favorite: Meeting NYU alumni all over the United States! It’s inspiring to see that violet pride is growing from San Francisco to Miami—and everywhere in between!

Yolanda Silva

Yolanda Silva
Director, Alumni Programs (Global)

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

NYU Favorite: Feeling excited to visit alumni abroad, and witnessing their excitement when they come back to NYC for holiday. Connecting with such a diverse and multicultural alumni community!

Tim Valentine

Tim Valentine
Associate Director, Special Events

Hometown: Charleston, WV

NYU Favorite: Alumni Weekend is my favorite time of year—it's autumn in NYC and the campus is buzzing with both student and alumni energy!

Xin Wei

Xin Wei
Senior Associate Director, Alumni Programs (Asia)

Hometown: Beijing, China

NYU Favorite: Meeting alumni and parents, and connecting alumni back to the Shanghai campus and to the students at Shanghai via different programs like the Mentor Program, the Distinguished Speaker Program. It is always nice to hear alumni talking about their good memories at NYU and how much they want to support their school.

Volunteer Engagement

Amanda C. Putzer

Amanda C. Putzer
Associate Director, Volunteer Engagement

Hometown: Joliet, IL

NYU Favorite: Walking through Washington Square Park everyday and never knowing what I will see—I am never disappointed! Oh, and NYC Dosas!

Web and Communications 

Kristine Faxon

Kristine Faxon
Director of Alumni Communications

Hometown: Bay Village, OH

NYU Favorite: The alumni success stories and accolades—a daily inspiration!

Sarah Shanahan

Sarah Shanahan
Associate Director, Alumni Communications

Hometown: Rockport, MA

NYU Favorite: The amazing talent in such a diverse array of fields that comes out of NYU’s schools!

Rose Bender

Rose Bender (TANDON ’19)
Manager, Alumni Communications

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

NYU Favorite: Being a part of a university that truly embodies the spirit of NYC!

Lizzie Burger

Lizzie Burger (SPS ’20)
Associate, Alumni Communications

Hometown: Albany, NY

NYU Favorite: Our expansive alumni community and the global reach that NYU has. Also, walking through Washington Square Park everyday on my way to work is a plus!

Catherine Ducey

Catherine Ducey (GAL ’14, SPS ’19)
Communications Associate

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

NYU Favorite: Serving a university and alumni network that actively and creatively contributes to solving some of the greatest challenges of our current society.

Ellie Simmons

Ellie Simmons (CAS ’18)
Administrative Aide

Hometown: Boston, MA

NYU Favorite: As a student, it was drinking tea at the Ireland House while finishing my thesis. Now, it's being galvanized daily by working with my fellow alumni and friends. 

Arts & Science

College of Arts and Science, Graduate School of Arts and Science, and Liberal Studies

Ann Marie Ladisa

Ann Marie Ladisa (STEINHARDT ’89)
Senior Director, Arts & Science Alumni Relations

Hometown: Ozone Park, NY

NYU Favorite: The Union Square Greenmarket—simply the best and a food lover’s paradise.

Heather Seltzer

Heather Seltzer (STEINHARDT ’18)
Assistant Director, Arts and Science Alumni Relations

Hometown: Boston, MA

NYU Favorite: Connecting with such a diverse and talented alumni community!

Marta Wallien

Marta Wallien
Administrative Aide

Hometown: Riverside, CA

NYU Favorite: Watching the squirrels bury their peanuts at Washington Square Park.

NYU Abu Dhabi 

John D. Pine

John D. Pine
Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, NYU Abu Dhabi

Hometown: Easton, MA

NYU Favorite: The diversity of our student body at NYUAD. In 2017, our incoming class represented 88 nationalities and the total student body represents more than 115 countries. This is a remarkable statistic and one that makes me so proud to be part of the NYUAD team.

Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Janet Griffin

Janet Griffin
Director of Alumni Relations

Hometown: Nashville, TN

NYU Favorite: Connecting alumni with each other and the University, and riding the ferry to work.

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 

Stefanie Landsman

Stefanie Landsman
Director of Alumni Relations, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

NYU Favorite: Working with so many different alumni in NYC who are looking to connect with each other and back to NYU in meaningful ways!

Caitlin Krow

Caitlin Krow (WAG ’18)
Administrative Aide

Hometown: Belmar, NJ

NYU Favorite: The immense talent and accomplishments of our student, faculty, staff, and alumni community. I am so proud to be a part of the NYU family—not only as a staff member, but also as an alumna!  

Tandon (Formerly Polytechnic) School of Engineering 

Valerie Cabral

Valerie Cabral (WSUC ’81, SPS ’10)
Director of Alumni Relations, Tandon (Formerly Polytechnic) School of Engineering

Hometown: New Bedford, MA

NYU Favorite: Adding Brooklyn and engineering to my list of all that’s “hot” about NYU! 

Alexandra Serret

Alexandra Serret
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Hometown: Boston, MA

NYU Favorite: Being in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, surrounded by an innovative and creative community.

Wasserman Center for Career Development 

Carrie Pennoni

Carrie Pennoni (STEINHARDT ’15)
Manager, Alumni Career Programs at The Wasserman Center for Career Development

Hometown: Williamston, MA

NYU Favorite: Supporting NYU alumni as they take the next step in their careers!