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

Meet the Advisers

Second- and Third-Year Advisers:

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."
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."
 
Ashley Polanco
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: The James Baldwin High School
 
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."
Carolyn Nappy
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Providence College
Major: Biology and Sociology
School Placement: Manhattan Village Academy
 
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."
 
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."
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."
 
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
 
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."
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."
 
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."
Julian Perez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
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."
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!"
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!"
 
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!"
Mary Pichardo 
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: City College of NY
Major: Anthropology
School Placement: Fordham School of the Arts
Monica Villacorta 
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: American University
Major: Sociology
School Placement: University Neighborhood High School
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!"
 
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."
 
Naomy Taveras
 
Adviser Year: 3rd
Undergraduate Institution: CUNY City College
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Crotona International High School
Natalie Gutierrez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: Purchase College
Major: Arts Management and Sociology
School Placement: High School for Contemporary Arts
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."
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."
 
Petronila Rodriguez
 
Adviser Year: 2nd
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School of World Cultures
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
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."
Saskya Molina
Adviser Year: 2nd
School Placement: Unity Center for Urban Technologies
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."
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."
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:

Amada Hassan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Global Learning Collective
Aniesha Sukhandan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: City College of New York
Major: Business Administration & Management
School Placement: Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences
Anna Martinez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Barnard College
Major: Spanish, Latin American Cultures and Economics
School Placement: American Dream Charter School
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
Chase Lau
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Linguistics
School Placement: Gramercy Arts
David Morales
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution:  University at Buffalo
Major: English and Psychology
School Placement: The Cinema School
Devin Lloyd
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia University
Major: Anthropology
School Placement: William Cullen Bryant High School
Elvis Creppy
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Major: Asian and Asia American Studies
School Placement: High School for Community Leadership
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
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
Jessica Levitan
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Global Public Health & Media, Culture, and Communication
School Placement: Academy for Health Careers
John Diaz
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Skidmore College
Major: Social Work
School Placement: Queens Collegiate
Justin Veras
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Major: History, African-America/Black Studies
School Placement: International Community High School
Kate Cashion
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Scripps College
Major: American Studies, Italian
School Placement: Harlem Village Academy
Maisa Chowdhury
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Fordham University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Pelham Prep Academy
Maks Bondarenko
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Cultural Studies/ Critical Theory and Analysis
School Placement: Tottenville
Matthew Relevo
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Manhattanville College
Major: Music Technology
School Placement: World Academy for Total Health High School
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
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
Olivia Nieves
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase 
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Health Opportunities High School
Reaven Hernandez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University at Buffalo
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Language and Innovation
Robert Harris
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Writing and Communication Arts
Sabina Liu
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: Martin Van Buren
Shania Sanchez
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Purchase College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: High School for Civil Rights
Shira Gelsey
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University of Vermont 
Major: Community and International Development
School Placement: Urban Assembly Design and Construction
Sofia Mexca Flores
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Education Studies
School Placement: Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language
Teniesea Russell
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Psychology
School Placement: High School for Teaching and the Professions
Tiffany Cheng
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Early Childhood Education/ Special Education
School Placement: Pace High School
 
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
Tyreece Santana
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
Major: Communication
School Placement: Cardinal Hayes
Kimberly Redling
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution:  Hunter College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Automotive High School
Octavio Castro
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College
Major: Sociology
School Placement: Brooklyn Preparatory High School
Wilclenia Cleto
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Major: Applied Psychology
School Placement: Urban Assembly Harbor School
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
Zachary Brida
Adviser Year: 1st
Undergraduate Institution: Wesleyan University
Major: English and Film Studies
School Placement: School for Human Rights

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