Eight NYU CAC advisers sitting four across on benches smiling at the camera.

Meet the Advisers

Second- and Third-Year Advisers:

female NYU CAC adviser
Aisha Azam
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: The New School, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts
Major: Global Studies; Minor: Gender Studies
School Placement: Urban Assembly of Music and Art
Why I Advise: "I advise because I was one the student I am currently serving."
male NYU CAC adviser
Andrew Nicolas
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: John Jay
Major: Sociology
School Placement: The Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want to know they are more than their circumstances."
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Ashley Polanco
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: The James Baldwin High School
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Camile Shaw
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
Major: English and Psychology
School Placement: Francis Lewis High School
Why I Advise: "I believe all students should have the support necessary to achieve the futures they want."
female NYU CAC adviser
Carolyn Nappy
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Providence College
Major: Biology and Sociology
School Placement: Manhattan Village Academy
 
male NYU CAC adviser
Delali Adutwum
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Buffalo State
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Bronx Lab School
Why I Advise: "I advise because every student deserves the chance to set their own path."
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Diamond Jarvis
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Hunter College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Clara Barton High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because my students deserve to know someone cares about them and their futures!"
 
Hilary Hernandez
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: Binghamton University
Major: Human Development
School Placement: Manhattan Early College School for Advertising
Why I Advise: "I advise because I believe in our youth and their individual strengths."
female NYU CAC adviser
Hillary Le
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont
Major: Business Administration: International Business and Marketing
School Placement: Bronx Aerospace High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because I aim to empower students to pursue a higher education."
 
male NYU CAC adviser
Isaiah Brown
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Syracuse University 
Major: African-American Studies and Political Science
School Placement: High School of Innovation in Advertising and Media
 
male NYU CAC adviser
Jaime Perez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: The City College of New York
Major: Studio Art; Minor: Education
School Placement: City Polytechnic High School or Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want to help students overcome the obstacles I faced in High School."
female NYU CAC adviser
Jennifer Dardon
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Manhattanville College
Major: Psychology; Minor: Sociology
School Placement: The Marie Curie High School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions
Why I Advise: "I advise because my students deserve the support and opportunities that I was not able to receive as a first-generation American."
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Jennifer Zapata
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: Dickinson College
Major: Neuroscience and Philosophy
School Placement: Eximius College Prep Academy
Why I Advise: "I advise because as the first in my family to go to college, I would not have made it this far if it were not for the guidance and validation provided to me throughout my academic life."
male NYU CAC adviser
Julian Perez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
female NYU CAC adviser
Lauraly Laurent
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago
Major: East Asian Languages and Civilizations
School Placement: Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want to make education more equitable."
female NYU CAC adviser
Lauren Benjamin
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Amherst College
Major: Russian and Sociology
School Placement: Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
Why I Advise: "I advise because I was fortunate to receive extensive help throughout my own college application process and I would like to give back!"
female NYU CAC adviser
Luisanna Sosa Caraballo
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Major: Communications & French
School Placement: Bronx Lab School
Why I Advise: "I advise because representation matters!"
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Mandi Morales
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Khalil Gibran International Academy
Why I Advise: "I advise because all young people deserve to know they are capable and worthy of a higher education!"
female NYU CAC adviser
Mary Pichardo 
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: City College of NY
Major: Anthropology
School Placement: Fordham School of the Arts
female NYU CAC adviser
Monica Villacorta 
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: American University
Major: Sociology
School Placement: University Neighborhood High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Mary Rezkalla
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Education
School Placement: High School for Health Professions and Human Services
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want to be the person I wish someone was for me!"
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Marielle Castellanos
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Major: Sociology and Psychology
School Placement: KIPP NYC College Prep
Why I Advise: "I advise because my CAC College Adviser believed in me and it changed my life, and I believe in them and will change their lives!"
Meghan Cuadra
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: The City College of New York
Major: International Relations and Foreign Language
School Placement: Talent Unlimited High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want to be the help I needed when I was younger."
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Naomy Taveras
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: CUNY City College
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Crotona International High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Natalie Gutierrez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Purchase College
Major: Arts Management and Sociology
School Placement: High School for Contemporary Arts
female NYU CAC adviser
Nicole Ramos
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Major: Nutritional Sciences
School Placement: International High School at Union Square
Why I Advise: "I advise because all students deserve to have a post-secondary plan and an advocate for their future."
female NYU CAC adviser
Nora Blake
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Applied Psychology
School Placement: Abraham Lincoln High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because I believe in systemic, educational equity for my students."
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Petronila Rodriguez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School of World Cultures
female NYU CAC adviser
Priscila Briones
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Hunter College
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Essex Street Academy
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want my students to prosper in any post-secondary plan they choose."
 
Rafiya Alam
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: 
School Placement: Performing Arts and Technology High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Samantha Pimentel
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Leadership and Public Service High School 
Why I Advise: "I advise because I want my students to know about all the opportunities out there for them."
female NYU CAC adviser
Saskya Molina
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: Unity Center for Urban Technologies
female NYU CAC adviser
Scarlett Ferman
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Sarah Lawrence College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: William H. Maxwell CTE High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because my students deserve to know they are supported and have the tools to succeed."
female NYU CAC adviser
Shelley Shin
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: Binghamton University
Major: Asian and Asian American Studies and Psychology
School Placement: Lower East Side Preparatory High School
Why I Advise: "I advise because education is a right, NOT a privilege."
female NYU CAC adviser
Soremi Lockhart
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Manhattan College
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
Why I Advise: "I advise because young people deserve to know they have the potential to achieve anything they set their mind to."

First-Year Advisers:

female NYU CAC adviser
Amada Hassan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Global Learning Collective
female NYU CAC adviser
Aniesha Sukhandan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: City College of New York
Major: Business Administration & Management
School Placement: Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences
female NYU CAC adviser
Anna Martinez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Barnard College
Major: Spanish, Latin American Cultures and Economics
School Placement: American Dream Charter School
female NYU CAC adviser
ChaoRan Chen
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: FDNY Captain Vernon Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety
male NYU CAC adviser
Chase Lau
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Linguistics
School Placement: Gramercy Arts
male NYU CAC adviser
David Morales
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution:  University at Buffalo
Major: English and Psychology
School Placement: The Cinema School
female NYU CAC adviser
Devin Lloyd
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
Major: Anthropology
School Placement: William Cullen Bryant High School
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Elvis Creppy
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Major: Asian and Asia American Studies
School Placement: High School for Community Leadership
female NYU CAC adviser
Guadalupe Sanchez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
Major: Urban Studies and Sociology
School Placement: Fordham Leadership Academy
Jeanne Ringwald
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: 
School Placement: Brooklyn High School of the Arts
female NYU CAC adviser
Grace Allende
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Liberal Studies: Social and Cultural Analysis
School Placement: Academy for Conservation and the Environment
female NYU CAC adviser
female NYU CAC adviser
Jessica Levitan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Global Public Health & Media, Culture, and Communication
School Placement: Academy for Health Careers
male NYU CAC adviser
John Diaz
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Skidmore College
Major: Social Work
School Placement: Queens Collegiate
male NYU CAC adviser
Justin Veras
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Major: History, African-America/Black Studies
School Placement: International Community High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Kate Cashion
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Scripps College
Major: American Studies, Italian
School Placement: Harlem Village Academy
female NYU CAC adviser
Maisa Chowdhury
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Pelham Prep Academy
male NYU CAC adviser
Maks Bondarenko
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Cultural Studies/ Critical Theory and Analysis
School Placement: Tottenville
male NYU CAC adviser
Matthew Relevo
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Manhattanville College
Major: Music Technology
School Placement: World Academy for Total Health High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Megan Mullaney
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
Major: Human Development and Family Studies
School Placement: Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Nellie Niu
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Cardinal Spellman
Tracy Villalpando
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Childhood Education and Special Education
School Placement: Grover Cleveland High School
Tyaela Nieves
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Drama
School Placement: High School for Medical Professions
female NYU CAC adviser
Olivia Nieves
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase 
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Health Opportunities High School
female NYU CAC adviser
Reaven Hernandez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University at Buffalo
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Language and Innovation
male NYU CAC adviser
Robert Harris
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Writing and Communication Arts
female NYU CAC adviser
Sabina Liu
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Martin Van Buren
female NYU CAC adviser
Shania Sanchez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Civil Rights
female NYU CAC adviser
Shira Gelsey
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont 
Major: Community and International Development
School Placement: Urban Assembly Design and Construction
female NYU CAC adviser
Sofia Mexca Flores
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Education Studies
School Placement: Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language
female NYU CAC adviser
Teniesea Russell
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: High School for Teaching and the Professions
female NYU CAC adviser
Tiffany Cheng
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Early Childhood Education/ Special Education
School Placement: Pace High School
 
female NYU CAC adviser
Tiffany Marte
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Social Work (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies)
School Placement: KIPP NYC College Prep
female NYU CAC adviser
female NYU CAC adviser
male NYU CAC adviser
Tyreece Santana
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
Major: Communication
School Placement: Cardinal Hayes
female NYU CAC adviser
Kimberly Redling
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution:  Hunter College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Automotive High School
male NYU CAC adviser
Octavio Castro
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Brooklyn Preparatory High School
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Wilclenia Cleto
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Applied Psychology
School Placement: Urban Assembly Harbor School
female NYU CAC adviser
Ying Dong
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York at Oenata
Major: Child and Family Studies
School Placement: Lower East Side Preparatory High School
male NYU CAC adviser
Zachary Brida
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Wesleyan University
Major: English and Film Studies
School Placement: School for Human Rights