Where R.A. Now?

Where R.A. Now?

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Resident Assistants are the most important peer support for students in college. This podcast is dedicated to finding where the former RAs of New York University have gone since their days assisting students at NYU, and learning about what skills they still utilize from their training as an RA. Hosted by Tom Ellett, Sr. Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at NYU, and a current RA who aspires to be in the career field of our guest.


Season 2; Ep 46. Season Finale w/ Chris Stipeck and Therese Grande
May 31 • 43 min
Chris Stipeck serves as the Director for Residential Staff & Programs in NYU Residential Life and Housing Services. Prior to this, he served in seven different roles that include hall positions in Hayden (Lipton), Carlyle Court, and 3rd North, and…
Season 2; Ep 45. Andrew Schulte ‘04 - ‘06
May 24 • 30 min
Andrew Schulte is a consumer technology leader, serving as Chief of Staff to the CEOs of both a Fortune 500 company and private company unicorn. Since 2007, Andrew has helped executives launch new products, build engaging company cultures, attract and…
Season 2; Ep 44. FFIR Special w/ co-host David Hollander (FFIR)
May 19 • 34 min
Since 2011, Cameron Myler has been a member of the faculty at New York University’s Tisch Institute for Global Sports, where her teaching and research is focused on legal and governance issues in Olympic and international sport. Cameron teaches students…
Season 2; Ep 43. Jeff Benjamin ‘12 (Weinstein) w/ co-host Cheyenne Quintela (Founders)
May 17 • 43 min
Jeff Benjamin has been Billboard’s K-Pop Columnist since 2013 and a leading authority and expert on international-pop music in the American media for years. The 2012 New York University graduate has written about K-pop for a wide range of publications,…
Season 2; Episode 42. FFIR Special 2 w/ co-host David Hollander (FFIR)
May 13 • 33 min
Daniel Spector is a theater teacher, director, and acting coach. He is a Distinguished Teacher Tisch, where is also director of The Classical Studio. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and is an alumnus of the Broadway Theatre…
Season 2; Episode 41: Paolo Larano ‘08 - ‘10
May 10 • 28 min
Paolo Laraño grew up in The Bay Area before moving East to attend New York University, where he studied English and Music. He served as an RA at Hayden Hall from 2008-2010. He was also heavily involved in leading retreats and groups through NYU’s Catholic…
Season 2; Episode 40. FFIR Special w/ co-host David Hollander (FFIR)
May 5 • 35 min
David Hollander is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Preston Robert Institute for Global Sport and Assistant Dean of Real World and serves as this week’s co-host for a special episode of Where RA Now! One of NYU’s most popular professors, Hollander…
Season 2; Episode 39. Lindsay Gladney ‘05 - ‘06 (26th Street)
May 3 • 32 min
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Lindsay earned her baccalaureate degree from the University at Buffalo in 2003, double majoring in Psychology and Communication. As an undergrad, she worked on campus in the Office of New Student Programs and served as an RA…
Season 2; Episode 38. Dimitri Moise ‘13 - ‘14 (Lafayette) w/ cohost Megan Beattie (Weinstein)
Apr 26 • 43 min
Dimitri Joseph Moise is an actor, award-winning editor, and national HIV spokesperson. He is currently featured in a national HIV awareness broadcast campaign titled “Keep Being You,” also featured in GQ magazine. Dimitri has also been featured in HIV…
Season 2; Episode 37. Casey Farin ‘08 - ‘10 (Greenwich)
Apr 19 • 24 min
Originally from New Jersey, Casey Farin received a Bachelor of Science in neural science at New York University in 2010, where she was pre-health and also completed a minor in Jewish history and civilizations. She was an RA at Greenwich Hotel from 2008 to…
Season 2; Episode 36. Nickie Robinson ‘98 - ‘00 (Hayden/Lipton)
Apr 12 • 28 min
Nickie Robinson received her B.A. in Economics from New York University and Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver where her concentration was corporate, securities and tax law. She worked in finance for four years before embarking on a 10-year…
Season 2; Episode 35. Janet Barik ‘06 - ‘08 (Carlyle)
Apr 5 • 35 min
Janet (Yu) Barik was a RA at Carlyle from 2006-2008. She was one of the first to work with FFIR Anthony Reynolds for exploration halls: Food and Culture. Janet graduated with a major in Communications from the Steinhardt School. She has worked on…
Season 2; Episode 34. Morgan Jay ‘07 - ‘09 (Weinstein) with cohost Petuh Sam (Founders)
Mar 29 • 36 min
Morgan Jay is a first-generation American performer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts (2005-2009). With over six years of stand up and five years of musical…
Season 2; Episode 33. Matt Mazur ‘08 - ‘10 (Weinstein Hall) with cohost Chandra Kelley (Founders)
Mar 22 • 28 min
Mr. Matt Mazur is the executive director of AutismFriendlyShows.com and Turtle Dance Music. He loves to help kids of all abilities come out of their shells. He has performed engaging music programs and concerts for thousands of children and families…
Season 2; Episode 32. RA Spring Development Day
Mar 15 • 37 min
For the 2020 Spring Development Day for RAs, we invited 48 Alumni RAs to share their “where am I now” and how the role helped me in gaining skills for my next steps in life. Listen to this special episode that captures the life of our great alums! Enjoy.…
Season 2; Episode 31. Jake Arky ‘06 - ‘08 (Lafayette) with cohost Brian Rosenwinkel (Carlyle)
Mar 8 • 39 min
Jake Arky is the Program Manager for The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company and an artist in residence for The Geffen Playhouse after serving as the Associate Director of Education-Playwriting for TheatreWorks | Silicon Valley. Theatrically trained at the…
Season 2; Episode 30. Ryan Aguirre ‘09 - ‘11 (Founders Hall) with cohost Naomi Kruh (Founders)
Mar 1 • 27 min
Ryan Aguirre is a Director of Publicity and Awards at STARZ. Previously, he served as a Publicist at CBS Television Studios, where he worked on the publicity campaigns for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,”…
Season 2; Episode 29. Ashley Nickelsen ‘08 - ‘10 (Third North) with cohost Valerie Tu (Lafayette)
Feb 23 • 34 min
Ashley Nickelsen is a tried & true former Res Lifer graduating NYU in 2010 after serving as a Resident Assistant in Third Avenue North for two years. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Higher Education at Rutgers University where she was a…
Season 2; Episode 28. Ashima Talwar ‘11 - ‘13 (Weinstein) with cohost Rebecca Brett (Lafayette)
Feb 16 • 29 min
Ashima Talwar graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2013 with a concentration in the Origins of Power and Privilege. She served as an RA at Weinstein Hall and the President of the Gallatin Student Council during her junior and…
Season 2; Episode 27. Jesse Yu ‘14 - ‘16 (Brittany) with cohost Jane Kyerematen (Gramercy)
Feb 9 • 37 min
Jesse Yu graduated from New York University in 2016 with a B.S. in Finance and Global Business, as well as a minor in Public Policy and Management. He currently works in Corporate Development at a fintech startup called Trumid. Prior to that, Jesse worked…
Season 2; Episode 26. Neil Garg ‘98 - ‘00 (Water St/Carlyle) with cohost Alvaro Luken (Lipton) with Professor John Halpin (special drop in host)
Feb 2 • 42 min
Professor Garg received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Professor Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France while conducting research with Professor…
Season 2; Episode 25. Lipton Hall RA Alumni Event
Jan 26 • 37 min
In this special edition of the podcast, celebrating the 100th episode, we hear from nine former RAs who attended the Fall 2019 RA Alumni Reception at Lipton Hall. Interviewed by the RA Council President, Sophia Shi, these Alumni reminisce their time at…
Season 2; Episode 24. Phillip Klugman ‘09 - ‘11 (Third North) with cohost Greta Li (Coral)
Jan 22 • 37 min
Phillip Klugman graduated from the NYU’s College of Arts and Science in May 2011, with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Web Applications and Design. He served as an RA at Third Noth as well as on the RA Council during his Junior and Senior year…
Season 2; Episode 23. Libby Carlson ‘08 - ‘10 (Third North) with cohost Eliran Oz (Coral)
Jan 19 • 37 min
Libby Carlson graduated from NYU in 2010 with a Bachelors of Music. Libby pursued a professional music career throughout college and after graduating until Fall of 2011, when she moved home to Connecticut to pursue a career in politics and government. She…
Season 2; Episode 22. Amanda Moffa ‘09 - ‘11 (Founders) with cohost Ruchi Dinh (Clark)
Jan 12 • 33 min
Amanda Moffa is a Marketing Manager on the CODE Creative Partnerships team at NBCUniversal. She is extremely proud of her career path to-date, including her first job at CBS Interactive, and the 5 years she spent with WWE. With each new opportunity came a…
Season 2; Episode 21. Angelo Landriscina ‘09 - ‘11 (Hayden/Lipton) with cohost Jacob Lui (Alumni)
Jan 5 • 37 min
Angelo Landriscina, MD is a dermatology resident, award-winning scientific researcher, medical writer and blogger. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is currently completing his residency in Dermatology at George Washington…
Season 2; Episode 20. Megan Loh ‘04 - ‘06 (Goddard) with cohost Kate Reselosa (Weinstein)
Dec 29, 2019 • 29 min
Megan Loh is 35 years old and currently living in San Diego, California. Her husband, Seth, and she has been married for six years and they have two boys together. Silas is three years old and Mason is one. Megan grew up in Connecticut with her older…
Season 2; Episode 19. EJ Gaines ‘01 - ‘03 (Coral Tower) with cohost Laila El Agizy (Founders)
Dec 22, 2019 • 41 min
Erik Justin (“EJ”) Gaines is the Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel, and Vice President of Marketing at Capitol Christian Music Group, a division of Capitol Records/Universal Music Group. A former entertainment lawyer and artist manager with 20 years…
Season 2; Episode 18. Jordan Woods-Robinson ‘05 - ‘06 (Brittany) with cohost Shania Shields (Gramercy)
Dec 15, 2019 • 45 min
Jordan Woods-Robinson graduated from Tisch School of the Arts. He performed in seven Main stage shows as a student. He was in the cast of the first NYU “Reality Show” where he sang, danced and played the guitar. He is best known for fours seasons on The…
Season 2; Episode 17. John Sanchez ‘09 - ‘11 (Second Street) with cohost Paola Beristain (Palladium)
Dec 8, 2019 • 34 min
John Sanchez is a lifelong Bronx resident and currently the District Manager for Bronx Community Board 6, which includes the neighborhoods of Belmont, East Tremont, and West Farms in the Central Bronx. He is responsible for resolving community concerns…
Season 2; Ep 16. Victoria Fabiano Hoffman (Gallatin ‘10 & ‘15 Stern) with cohost Sreya Sreedhar (Goddard)
Dec 1, 2019 • 31 min
Victoria Fabiano Hoffman currently works as an Enterprise Customer Development Manager for Google Cloud. She has worked at Google for the last five years in various business development and strategic partnership roles, advising customers on strategic…
Season 2; Ep. 15 John Carrion ‘04 - ‘06 (Hayden Hall) with cohost Jake Barber (Lipton)
Nov 24, 2019 • 32 min
John D Carrion, originally from Chicago, holds two degrees from NYU: a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Science (2006) and a Master of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (2007). From 2004-2006,…
Season 2; Ep. 14 Michelle Pomeroy ‘10 - ‘11 (7A) with cohost Alejandra Arevalo (Senior House)
Nov 20, 2019 • 31 min
Michelle is a graduate of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a BA in both broadcast journalism and religious studies and an MPA in international policy. She returned to media and co-founded…
Season 2; Ep. 13 Gracy Sarkissian ‘03- ‘06 (Alumni and WSV) with cohost Rafaela Siewert (Greenwich)
Nov 17, 2019 • 37 min
.Gracy Sarkissian is the Senior Director of the Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU. She has 14 years of experience in higher education administration. She oversees career development for over 26,000 undergraduate students at New York…
Season 2; Ep. 12 Sam and Brian Lawton ‘09 - ‘10 (Brittany) with cohost Keiarn Chesebro (Alumni)
Nov 10, 2019 • 45 min
Samantha and Brian Lawton are life and dance partners who met as RAs at NYU’s Brittany Hall. Samantha studied dance at Tisch School of the Arts and Brian studied nutrition at Steinhardt. Since then they have become specialists in Lindy Hop/Swing and the…
Season 2; Ep. 11 Kimberly DiPersia ‘05 - ‘07 (Goddard and West 13th Street) with cohost Amber Sosa (Greenwich)
Nov 3, 2019 • 31 min
Kimberly DiPersia is an actress, screenwriter, and producer living in New York City. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Drama ‘07), she has had a varied and interesting career in the entertainment industry. Kimberly has performed in regional…
Season 2; Ep. 10 Ryann Redmond ‘09 - ‘10 (Third North) with cohost Marieke Bauer (Weinstein)
Oct 27, 2019 • 37 min
RYANN REDMOND is so thrilled to currently be the first female Olaf in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway. Broadway: Frozen, Escape to Margaritaville, If/Then, Bring It On. TV: “Younger.” Film: “Double Exposure.” Off-Broadway: Usual Girls (Roundabout), Gigantic…
Season 2; Ep. 9 AJ Smith ‘11 - ‘13 (Third North) with cohost Doraian Givens (Lafayette)
Oct 20, 2019 • 43 min
BORN AN HOUR DRIVE OUTSIDE OF DENVER, COLORADO… in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, AJ Smith has taken a rather unconventional path for an Indie/Pop singer-songwriter. After all, not many can claim to have served as a Young Associate Violinist to the…
Season 2; Ep. 8 Priyanka Chugh ‘11 - ‘13 CAS (Third North) with cohost Erica Nebet (Broome)
Oct 13, 2019 • 29 min
Priyanka Chugh is a recent graduate of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in NJ, now currently a General Surgery resident at Boston Medical Center. She has previously received her Masters in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2014. At…
Season 2; Ep. 7 Erica Tachoir ‘07-’10 (Lafayette) with co-host Ethan Romaine (Rubin)
Oct 9, 2019 • 38 min
Erica Tachoir is a Brooklyn-based writer/director. She was featured in Tracking Board’s 2018 Young and Hungry List, named to ISA’s 2019 Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch, and selected for the 2019 NYWIFT From Script To Pre-Production Lab. Her screenplay…
Season 2; Ep. 6 Lauren Bosch ‘10 - ’12 SPS (Third North) with cohost Joanna Hu (Alumni)
Oct 6, 2019 • 31 min
Lauren Bosch ’12 SPS (Hotel & Tourism Management) was an RA in Third North. As an RA she had internships at Hotel Indigo, Gansevoort Hotel Group, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Her first full-time position upon graduation was with the Westin Hotel…
Season 2; Ep. 5 Brittney Johnson ‘10 - ‘11 Tisch (Weinstein) with cohost Bobbi Johnson (Founders)
Sep 29, 2019 • 33 min
Brittney Johnson a Tisch alum has had tremendous success in her acting career. Her Broadway credits include: Wicked (Glinda, certain performances); Sunset Boulevard (Ensemble); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Ensemble, Shirelle, Little Eva); Les…
Season 2; Ep. 4 Pooja Kumar ‘07-‘08 (Lafayette) with cohost Elijah Paul Koyongian (Third North)
Sep 18, 2019 • 30 min
Pooja Kumar spent a year on “Laff Staff” as an RA in Lafayette Hall, and graduated from Stern in 2008 with a degree in International Business and Accounting. She spent her early professional years working as a CPA until she realized she was way too fun…
Season 2; Ep. 3 Leah Gutstadt ‘03 - ‘05 CAS (Weinstein) with cohost Ingrid Adams (Third North)
Sep 4, 2019 • 31 min
Leah Gutstadt is a Senior Manager, Digital Content at PwC, where she oversees editorial and content strategy for the firm’s internal communications platforms. In a previous role at PwC, Leah supported the Responsible Business Leadership (formerly…
Season 2; Ep. 2 Maya Ardon ‘07 (2nd Street) with cohost Billy Gong (Carlyle)
Aug 25, 2019 • 39 min
Maya Ardon serves as the Director for Student Affairs in the NYU College of Dentistry Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services. Maya received a BA degree in drama studies cum laude from the State University of New York - Purchase College; her…
Special Season 2 Intro - Tom Ellett on His Time Hosting ‘Where RA Now?’
Aug 8, 2019 • 28 min
In this special episode leading us into Season 2 of ‘Where RA Now?’, Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and usual host of the podcast, Tom Ellett, sits down with his Executive Producer, Shehara Ranasinghe, and Executive Director, Duncan…
Episode 75: Special Season Finale NYU RA Alumni Events - Live interviews from Carlyle, Third North and Weinstein Hall w/ roving reporter Nia Harris (RA in Lafayette)
Jun 17, 2019 • 31 min
Listen to the following alums speak about their RA experience: Here are some of those alums interviewed by investigative reporter Nia Harris and Carlyle alums: Liz Bossov Glen Feinstein John Gonsalves Michelle Jasmine Arlene Lormestoire Stephanie Plachy…
Episode 74: Major Carman Leone ‘06 Liberal Art w/ co-host Vincent Feng, RA in Founders Hall ‘19
Jun 5, 2019 • 31 min
Major Carman A. Leone is an Assistant Professor of Law, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He teaches and serves as the course director for the Academy’s only negotiation course, Principles of Negotiation. He also serves as the…
Episode 73: Bridget Godwin ‘05 (Pediatrician and Attending Assistant Professor at CHOP) w/ cohost Kaila Krauser (RA in Alumni/7th Street)
Jun 2, 2019 • 36 min
Bridget Malit (now Godwin) was an RA in Weinstein for two years and graduated from CAS in 2005 with a degree in English and American Literature. After graduation Bridget worked for a year as a research assistant at NYU School of Medicine before enrolling…
Episode 72: Zontee Hou ‘07 Stern (Founder of Media Volery) w/ cohost Melisa Sajjid (RA in Clark Hall)
May 29, 2019 • 33 min
Zontee Hou is a passionate advisor and teacher of communications. She’s the founder of Brooklyn-based agency Media Volery and co-lead of consulting for Convince & Convert, founded by industry leader Jay Baer. She brings more than a decade of experience in…
Episode 71: Antonio Duran ‘14 (PhD and Faculty member) w/ cohost Ellie Leggett (RA in Lipton Hall)
May 22, 2019 • 33 min
Antonio Duran (he/him) recently completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. He will be starting a role as an Assistant Professor in Administration of Higher Education at Auburn University in the fall.…
Episode 70: Hilary Brandenburg ‘12 Gallatin with cohost Jacob Lui (RA in Alumni/7th Street)
May 19, 2019 • 32 min
Hilary Brandenburg spent two years as an RA in Brittany Hall and graduated from Gallatin in 2012, with a concentration in Public Policy and Service. Since leaving NYU, Hilary has worked for an education non-profit in Haiti, at the White House and U.S.…
Episode 69: Anna D’Souza ‘00 Stern w/ cohost RCA Siyona Boujanku Samuel (Greenwich)
May 15, 2019 • 17 min
Dr. Anna D’Souza is an Associate Professor at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College (City University of New York). She is a development economist who studies issues related to food security and nutrition, food…
Episode 68: Sarah Misch ‘12 Steinhardt (Actress) w/ cohost RA Gabby Sanchez-Corea (Alumni)
May 12, 2019 • 24 min
Sarah Misch is a Las Vegas native turned New York City based performer and educator. She graduated from NYU Steinhardt in 2012 with a B.S. in Educational Theatre and a minor in Dramatic Literature and was a loud and proud Third North RA from 2010-2012…
Episode 67: Bart Rosenthal ‘08 Stern & MBA Stern (Product marketing manager) w/ cohost Gisel Marmolejo (RA in Coral)
May 6, 2019 • 36 min
Bart Rosenthal spent 2 years as an RA in Weinstein Hall and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Finance and International Business. After school, he spent 5 years in the trading sector working on Natural Gas. He then returned to Stern for his MBA to…
Episode 66: Terri Burns ‘16 CAS - Principal, Venture Capital w/ Google w/ co-host RA Adrienne Bailey (Founders Hall)
May 2, 2019 • 24 min
Terri Burns is a Principal at GV (Google Ventures), working on the investing team with sourcing and deal flow. Terri’s also on the fundraising team of the nonprofit All Raise, which aims to increase the diversity of funders and founders in the technology…
Episode 65: Clive Chang ‘09 MFA Tisch Creative Entertainment Strategist w/ cohost RA Eliran Oz (Coral Tower)
Apr 28, 2019 • 31 min
Clive Chang is an Arts & Entertainment executive and professional musician based in New York City. He currently serves as Director, Strategy & Business Development for Disney Theatrical Group, where he is responsible for steering strategic planning and…
Episode 64: Maxim Berger ‘09 Stern (RA in Lafayette) w/ cohost RA Harjap Charaia, Third North
Apr 24, 2019 • 27 min
Born and raised in NYC, Maxim Berger attended NYU as an undergraduate between 2005 and 2009. He studied at the NYU Stern School of Business and majored in Management and International Business. He also obtained a minor in the Russian language. He was an…
Episode 63: Christopher Chan Roberson Tisch BFA ‘97 with cohost Ben Freemantle RA in Founders Hall
Apr 21, 2019 • 33 min
Chris Chan Roberson is a 15-year veteran editor, digital content strategist, cinematographer, college professor and project manager. He has been teaching cinematography and editing at Tisch School of the Arts since 1999 and served as NYU’s Executive…
Episode 62: Neil Patel ‘09 CAS RA in Lafayette w/ cohost Syeda Hassan RA in Goddard - Residential College
Apr 17, 2019 • 19 min
Neil is a born and raised New Yorker. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with minors in Math and Computer Science at New York University in 2009. He then went on to complete his medical degree from the Keith B Taylor Global Scholars…
Episode 61: Joanna Champion ‘07 BA Tisch and ‘10 MA Steinhardt w/ cohost - Kimberly Andy RA (Coral)
Apr 14, 2019 • 33 min
Joanna Champion is currently the Sr. Manager of primary research for USA and SYFY Networks, under the NBCUniversal/Comcast umbrella; she’s served in various roles in the department since starting there in 2012. She has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s from…
Episode 60: Roseann Maurantonio (‘04 Steinhardt B.S. & M.A.’11 Steinhardt) Elementary Teacher w/ cohost RA Karen Wu (Founders)
Apr 10, 2019 • 21 min
Roseann Maurantonio has been a classroom teacher for the past 14 years. She began her career at P.S. 158 in New York City, one of the highest performing schools in New York State and currently teaches first grade at Rosendale Elementary School, a suburban…
Episode 59: Suhaly Bautista-Carolina ‘08 CAS & ‘10 Grad Wagner (Community Engagement) w/ cohost Bhavini Kakani, RA in Goddard
Apr 3, 2019 • 29 min
Born and raised in New York City to Afro-Dominican parents, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina has designed a career centered on harnessing the collective power of communities through the arts. Over the past 10 years, she has served as a social justice educator,…
Episode 58: Ronald Rapatalo ‘97 CAS (Life Coach, Executive Search, Consultant & more! with co-host Dylan Tossavainen (RCA - Lipton Hall)
Mar 31, 2019 • 30 min
Ron has been a talent shepherd for 15 years, recruiting and selecting hundreds of candidates to become education leaders. He is a Principal at Edgility Consulting, a national boutique executive search firm that finds the leaders that education…
Episode 57: Meghna Shah ‘07 CAS Internal Medicine Physician w/ co-host Michelle Chow (Second Street)
Mar 27, 2019 • 23 min
Meghna Shah is a Former 7A resident advisor, and current Internal medicine physician in Seattle, Washington. She is interested in social justice in medicine, and the social determinants of health. She will be joining the faculty at the University of…
Episode 56: An NYU LOVE story! Welcome Week Couple! Richa Tandon ‘10 Stern (Finance) & Mrunal Parmar ‘10 CAS and Dentistry ‘13 (Dentist) w/ cohost Andrea Bautista (RA in Brittany)
Mar 24, 2019 • 29 min
Richa Tandon is a Director in Private Debt with Benefit Street Partners (“BSP”), a credit-focused alternative asset management firm with approximately $26 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining BSP in 2014, Ms. Tandon was an Associate at…
Episode 55: Mark Shirian ‘09 SPS (Sports Management) now a lawyer with cohost Matthew Horesh Bernstein (RA in Founders Hall)
Mar 17, 2019 • 23 min
Born and raised in Great Neck, New York, Mark majored in Sports Management and graduated from New York University in 2009 where he competed as a member of the NCAA Division III Wrestling team. Mark then obtained his law degree from New York Law School in…
Episode 54: Jonathan Wu ‘04 Stern (Risk Advisor) with cohost Melody Mendez RA in Founders Hall
Mar 13, 2019 • 21 min
Jonathan Wu was an RA for Hayden Hall during the 2003-2004 school year. He studied at Stern majoring in business. Jonathan worked in different capacities within the insurance and investment industries. He is currently a risk advisory consultant. Jonathan…
Episode 53: Kathleen Shafer Gallatin ‘01 Artist, writer and geographer with cohost JP Godoy (RA in Founders).
Mar 10, 2019 • 21 min
Kathleen was an RA in Alumni Hall while she studied in the Gallatin School. She graduated in December 2001. Kathleen was born in Washington, DC. She is an artist, writer, and geographer based in Marfa, Texas. Her visual and academic work explores…
Episode 52: Bryan Brazeau GSAS ‘15 PhD Italian Studies, Faculty member w/ cohost Chase Lau (RA in Second Street)
Mar 6, 2019 • 29 min
Dr. Bryan Brazeau is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts at the University of Warwick (UK). He began at NYU as a graduate student in Italian Studies working with residential life (first on the Graduate Programming Initiative, and then as an RA in…
Episode 51: Dr. Ken Schneck ‘99 & ‘01 Faculty in Higher Education w/ cohost Alyssa Barrett (RA in Clark Hall)
Mar 3, 2019 • 30 min
Dr. Ken Schneck is a tenured Professor and Director of the Leadership in Higher Education Program at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches courses on race in society, ethical leadership, student development theory, and a slew of courses on how…
Special Episode 50: Three former Res Life professionals & NYU grad school alums John Kazlauskas, Sara Klein and Ryan Sylvester
Feb 26, 2019 • 54 min
John Kazlauskas: While an MA student at Gallatin studying documentary filmmaking and social justice, John worked as a Graduate Housing Assistant at 80 Lafayette. During that time he was also a Production Assistant on the Oscar-winning Bowling for…
Episode 49: Jonathan Graf ‘04 CAS Weinstein Hall RA w/ cohost Isabelle Lavendero (Palladium)
Feb 20, 2019 • 25 min
Born and raised in Staten Island, NY. Jonathan Graf is a life-long New Yorker and graduate of the New York City public school system. He attended NYU undergrad where he obtained a computer science degree and graduated in class of 2004. As a technology…
Episode 48: Isha Dandavate ‘10 (CAS) Google - User Experience; RA in Alumni/7A w/ cohost Sophia Shi (Alumni/7A)
Feb 17, 2019 • 25 min
Isha Dandavate has been a user experience researcher at Google for five years. She seeks to elevate the voices of underserved audiences in technology, which she has done by incorporating the needs of teens, women, and people in developing markets into the…
Episode 47: Daryl Jordan ‘03 (Steinhardt) Music Education RA - Broome Street w/ cohost Maria Lemire (Brittany hall)
Feb 13, 2019 • 24 min
Darryl Jordan, a singer/songwriter/musician/conductor, graduated from New York University and Boston University, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, respectively in 2003. This year, he will complete his Ed. Doctorate in Music and Music…
Episode 46: Kenton Muscato ‘09 Stern (U-Hall) w/ cohost David Zarowin (RA in Coral Tower)
Feb 10, 2019 • 22 min
Kenton Muscato was initially a Peer Educator and two-year Resident Assistant in University Hall from 2006 to 2009. He graduated from Leonard N. Stern’s School of Business in 2009. Thereafter, he began a career at Ralph Lauren Corporation always in a…
Episode 45: Marcella Runell Hall, EdD (Steinhardt ‘99) w/ cohost Laura Rubio (Gramercy)
Feb 5, 2019 • 33 min
Dr. Marcella Runell Hall serves as the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students and Lecturer in Religion at Mount Holyoke College. Her roots at NYU began as a graduate student working with residential leadership. Marcella is the co-editor of a…
Episode 44: Mark Levy ‘12 (CAS) Musician and Licensing Agent w/ cohost Kristian Dahlborn (Carlyle)
Jan 30, 2019 • 32 min
Mark Levy is a musician living in New York City. As the Licensing Manager of MPL Music Publishing, an independent music publisher (www.mplcommunications.com), he specializes in the licensing of music for use in film, television, commercials, and a wide…
Episode 43: Maliha Salim ‘07 CAS (Hayden Hall) Product Management w/ cohost Youyi Li (Gramercy)
Jan 27, 2019 • 24 min
Maliha Salim graduated from New York University in 2007 with a B.A. in Politics, Spanish & Public Policy. Following graduation, she joined the Financial Sales & Analytics Training Program at Bloomberg L.P. During her 11 years at the company, she has held…
Episode 42: Joseph Azam ‘03 & ‘05 CAS Lawyer & Chief Compliance Officer cohost David Zarowin (Coral)
Jan 23, 2019 • 25 min
Joseph Azam is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at Infor, a privately held major provider of business-specific software across the manufacturing, distribution and service industries worldwide. In his role, Joe oversees…
Episode 41: Dan Barker ‘09 CAS and Rogelio Plasencia ‘09 Stern w/cohost Jenny Yae (Lafayette)
Jan 16, 2019 • 28 min
Rogelio Plasencia joined The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018 as the manger of The Apollo Circle young patrons program. Before joining The Met, Rogelio was the Director of Membership for The Phillips Collection and oversaw the growth of their young…
Episode 40: Geoffrey Kwan ‘15 Steinhardt (Third North) Recruiter w/ RCA Sabeena Singhani (Palladium)
Jan 9, 2019 • 23 min
Geoffrey Kwan was an RA at 3rd North Residence Hall between 2014 - 2015. After graduating with a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at NYU, he began transitioning is career within the Human Resources field through several roles in the hotel and tech…
Episode 39: Opal Bennett ‘99 CAS Film curator w/ law degree (Weinstein) w/ cohost Natalia Bell
Jan 2, 2019 • 24 min
Opal Bennett has been a curator since 2014 when she joined the Programming team at Montclair Film Festival as Shorts Programmer. Beginning as a volunteer for the first Sundance London Film Festival, she now curates year round. Opal is on the programming…
Episode 38: Vanessa Herman ‘05 (Gallatin) E-commerce/content expert w/ Ketia Jeune (Grad RA in Stuytown)
Dec 30, 2018 • 23 min
Vanessa Herman is a commerce & content professional. With 10+ years of experience in E-Commerce, Product, and Content, she has worked in start-up, on contract at Google Express, as well as for companies such as Restoration Hardware, ABC, CBS, Spirit…
Episode 37: Jamie Chlebowski ‘11 and Jonathan Fieweger ‘12 (Entertainment) w/ RA Sofia Cortez
Dec 23, 2018 • 25 min
Jonathan Fieweger ‘12 Gallatin, worked as an RA in Gramercy Green from 2010 through 2012. While at NYU, he studied entertainment business in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and interned with DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures and Showtime…
Episode 36: Jamia Wilson ‘09 GSAS, Exec Director and Publisher Feminist Press w/ RA Ishani Synghal
Dec 16, 2018 • 34 min
Jamia A. Wilson M.A. ‘09 GSAS served as the ACDE (Asst Community Development Educator) at University Hall while attending the graduate program at GSAS. She currently serves as the Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at City University…
Episode 35: Nick Jensen CAS ‘11 & Guido Ditto CAS ‘11 Creative Strategy/User Exper. w/ Ashwin Tanuku
Dec 12, 2018 • 32 min
Nick Jensen ‘11 is Community & Experience Strategist at New York University’s Office of Student UX, Technology, & Engagement, where he drives strategic innovation in improving the student experience. He received his degree in Sociology from the NYU…
Episode 34: John Fugelsang TSOA, actor, comic, tv host & broadcaster w/ co-host Cam Messinger (WN)
Dec 9, 2018 • 20 min
John Fugelsang worked as an RA in Hayden, (now Lipton), and later as a professional staff member in Weinstein during the late 1980s-early 1990s while he completed his degree from the Tisch School of the Arts. John has a diverse and eclectic career in the…
Episode 33: Ramya Kamath DDS ‘09 CAS (Palladium RA) discusses career as a Dentist cohost Yumi Liu (Founders RA)
Dec 5, 2018 • 22 min
Ramya Kamath DDS is a board-certified pediatric dentist, currently living in St. Louis and practicing in Southern Illinois. She graduated from NYU with a degree in Anthropology, and earned her dental degree from Columbia University in New York. She went…
Episode 32: Nadia Kist ‘02 CAS & ‘04 Wagner Non-profit work (U-hall) co-host Elena Dimaano (Coral)
Dec 2, 2018 • 21 min
Nadia Kist graduated from NYU with a BA and a MA and served as an RA in University Hall for 3 years! She is a public health practitioner with a 15 year career leading global health and development initiatives. Her expertise is integrated HIV/AIDS…
Episode 31: Christina and James Di Bartolo ‘10 (Brittany & 26th) w/ cohost Keaton Clark (Palladium
Nov 28, 2018 • 23 min
Christina Di Bartolo, LCSW is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Manager for Clinical and Education Research at NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After graduating NYU with a major in Psychology and minors in Social Work…
Episode 30: Tariq Ahmad ‘01 Yale U. Prof & MD Cardiovascular Medicine w/ co-host Lianna Tayman -TN
Nov 25, 2018 • 19 min
Tariq Ahmad MD MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine where he focuses the care of patients with advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, and cardiac…
Episode 29: Josh Segarra ‘08 Broadway and Cinema star visits with co-host RA Sara Atehortua (TN)
Nov 21, 2018 • 19 min
Josh graduated from Tisch is 2008 (Stella Adler and Stonestreet). He was an RA at Third North for two years. Josh is an actor who has the following television credits: police officer Billy Cepeda on Sirens (2014–2015), Hector Ruiz on The Electric Company…
Episode 28: Juan Espinal NYU ‘12 Teacher and Educator w/ cohost Ary Reich (Rubin)
Nov 18, 2018 • 18 min
Juan Espinal ‘12 born in NYC and served on the Third North staff. Juan is a true NYer but decided on joining Teach for America to see other parts of the US. He landed in Hawaii at Konawaena Elementary School and has never left! Juan’s spirit and…
Episode 27: Doug Booth ‘12 Buyer Brooks Brothers (Coral Tower) w/ cohost Hermione Brice (Carlyle)
Nov 14, 2018 • 16 min
Douglas Booth ‘12 was an RA in Coral Tower for one year. He is currently the manager of buying and business planning for the womenswear division at Brooks Brothers. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he enjoys running, podcasts, and napping in his spare…
Episode 26: Bryan Pirolli ‘08 (Hayden) Journalist, author & travel expert! cohost Tosin Cole (Lipton
Nov 11, 2018 • 20 min
Bryan Pirolli ‘08 graduated with a degree in journalism and French before moving to Paris where he worked for NYU in Paris. He then began a freelance journalist career writing for magazines, websites, and travel guides. After earning his PhD from the…
Episode 25: Matt Schulte ‘10 TN RA KC Royals front office co-host Bria Perkins RLA Palladium
Nov 7, 2018 • 18 min
Matthew Schulte ‘10 (SPS) has worked in the Kansas City Royals front office for eight years. While Matt started out in the Ticket Sales department, he has spent most of his time in various roles within the Marketing team. He now serves as the Senior…
Episode 24: Teresa Lee ‘11 (RA in Palladium) comic and writer! co-host Bernie Torres (Weinstein RA)
Nov 4, 2018 • 18 min
Teresa Lee is a standup comedian, writer, and former NYU RA at Palladium Hall. She has written for Good Mythical Morning, Brockmire, Cracked, and more. She was a semi-finalist in Standup NBC in 2017 and 2018, and has performed in festivals all over…
Episode 23: Anjum Unwala ‘08 former Palladium RA (lawyer) with cohost - Colin Liu (Lafayette RA)
Oct 31, 2018 • 19 min
Anjum Unwala (NYU ‘08) served as an RA at Palladium Residence Hall from 2006 to 2008 under the leadership of Blake Redding and Kristen Sylvestor, supervisors for the Palladium Residence Hall. After graduating from NYU, Anjum volunteered with the American…
Episode 22: Justin Silver ‘12 Stern School (Weinstein) Entrepreneur w/ cohost Ben Neiley (Lipton)
Oct 28, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 22: Justin Silver ‘12 (former RA in Weinstein) is the Co-Founder and President of aavrani, an Indian inspired luxury skincare company launched in June 2018. Justin is also pursuing an MBA at Wharton. At Wharton, Justin is a Fellow for Penn Wharton…
Episode 21: Colin Stayton ‘06 Corporate Marketing professional cohost Apollonia Karampatsou
Oct 24, 2018 • 18 min
Colin Stayton, NYU CAS ‘06, was an RA at Palladium his senior year. Since then, he has put his RA experiences to work throughout his career in corporate marketing, then starting his own business, and now in pursuit of his current goal of becoming a pilot.
Episode 20: Stephanie Sciandra ‘11 Creative Storyteller (Gramercy Green) cohost- Jessica Smith
Oct 21, 2018 • 18 min
Stephanie Sciandra is an award-winning Associate Creative Director at Situation – a digital marketing agency best known for helping brands build passionate communities. Over the past decade, she has worked with some of the biggest names in live…
Episode 19: David Mitchell ‘10 lawyer labor/employment co-host Siyona Samuel RCA Greenwich
Oct 17, 2018 • 16 min
David Mitchell is a labor and employment attorney at Hogan Lovells in the New York office. While at NYU he was an RA in Alumni/7A. In his current role as a Senior Associate, David provides practical advice to corporate and management clients on labor and…
Episode 18: NY State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic ‘07 lived in Weinstein joins co-host RA Ben Rock
Oct 14, 2018 • 15 min
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic ‘07 represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the Eastern portion of Queens, including the communities of Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, and Douglaston. Upon her election in…
Episode 17: Dr. Lee Hwang ‘08 Palladium RA 6th year resident Cleveland Clinic w/ cohost Jenny Ijoma
Oct 10, 2018 • 16 min
Lee Hwang was a three year RA in Palladium on the Science and Tech floor. She was born in Columbia, Missouri, grew up in a small rural town in South Korea, and went to school in Amarillo, Texas, before moving to New York City to pursue an undergraduate…
Episode 16: Muni Syed ‘05 is a business coach and strategist. Co-host Karishma Bhagani.
Oct 7, 2018 • 22 min
Muni Syed is a sought after business coach and strategist for personal development and spiritual businesses of all shapes and sizes. Over the past decade, he’s been fortunate to work with renowned thought leaders including Tony Robbins, Louise Hay, Wayne…
Episode 15: Jessica White ‘07 Actress turned MD. Co-hosted by Ricky Pugalee, UHall 2nd year RA.
Oct 3, 2018 • 15 min
Jessica White graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2007, earning a BFA after double majoring in Drama and Psychology. She spent several years performing on stages in NYC and LA. In 2013, she began a post-baccalaureate program through UCLA…
Episode 14: Keith Haskel ‘08 Tisch grad who worked in Weinstein and Lafayette Halls. An incredibly talented master of comedy. With special guest co-host Founders RA Beau Hart!
Sep 30, 2018 • 19 min
Keith Haskel is a showrunner with a background in directing, shooting, writing and editing. Comedy, man-on-the-street and social experiment productions are his JAM! Also, pet shows… he loves making pet shows. Past credits include The Chris Gethard Show,…
Episode 13: Tommy Craven ‘15 Gallatin School and Carlyle RA. Writer/Producer for NBCUniversal’s integrated marketing departments.
Sep 26, 2018 • 17 min
Tommy Craven was a two-time Carlyle Court RA on the Food For Thought exploration floor focused on food and diversity while attending Gallatin for a film and queer studies concentration. He is an LA-based writer/producer currently working in creative…
Episode 12: Mustfa Manzur ‘11 and Savetrie Bachan ‘09 & ‘11 were RAs at Lafayette and then for other buildings in RLHS. Mustfa is in Medical School and Savetrie is a speech language pathologist.
Sep 23, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 12: NYU - engaged alum RAs! Mustfa is a former healthcare management consultant with five years of experience and currently is a medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of TJU in Philadelphia, PA. He is working on spine-focused clinical…
Episode 11: Kim Pham NYU ‘14, Carlyle Court, Venture Capitalist
Sep 19, 2018 • 15 min
Kim Pham NYU ’14, RA in Carlyle Court, is a longtime human-in-technology, having worked in VC and startups in New York and Boston since she was 16. She graduated from NYU Stern, where she was the first female president of Tech@NYU and founding partner of…
Episode 10: Dilim Dieke NYU ‘15 MSW from Silver and WSV Grad RA. She is social worker at Big Brothers/Big Sisters and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia U.
Sep 16, 2018 • 15 min
Dilim Dieke NYU ’ 15 MSW is currently the Mentoring Services Program Manager / Social Worker at The Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers. She also is an Adjunct Lecturer for Field Learning at Columbia’s School of Social Work. Dilim was a Grad RA in…
Episode 9: Michael George alum ‘11 served as an RA in Rubin Hall’s Photography Explorations floor. He is now a photographer and writer based in Brooklyn. His upcoming book is called: Life at the Zoo.
Sep 9, 2018 • 18 min
Michael George is a photographer, writer, and people-lover based out of Brooklyn. Through his work he strives to tell stories of our common humanity through travel, culture, and the underrepresented. Michael’s stories have been published by National…
Episode 8: Jackie Kim alum NYU ‘15 RA in Rubin Hall on the Fashion/Business Floor and works as Assoiciate Fashion Director at Barney’s NY.
Sep 5, 2018 • 19 min
Jackie a two-year RA at Rubin in 2013-15 helped create the Fashion/Business floor while an undergraduate. She interned at Barney’s NY her senior year and was hired full-time upon graduation. Great advice on being an RA, working in the fashion industry,…
Episode 7: Emma Tattenbaum-Fine NYU ‘07. Emma served as an RA in 2005-2007 at Hayden (now Lipton) and Seventh Street (7A) her second year. She is a comedian, storyteller, essayist, director, and actor.
Sep 2, 2018 • 17 min
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedian, storyteller, essayist, director, and actor. You can see her on Ep. 16 of the Netflix series, Explained. She’s been an HQ Trivia host many times over and performed standup with Comedy Central at Caroline’s, but she’s…
Episode 6: Mitch Bloom ‘08 and ‘12 (undergrad and grad) Brittany and Res College in Goddard
Aug 29, 2018 • 17 min
Mitch Bloom, two-time alum of NYU (‘08 and ‘12) left NYU and served in the Peace Corp and is now a chef, and health educator. He focuses on food systems and account management. His travels have taken him to Togo, and throughout US. He ran his own…
Episode 5: Ryan Miller NYU ‘2015 Brittany Hall RA
Aug 26, 2018 • 18 min
Ryan Miller served as an RA in Brittany Hall for two years working on an explorations floor, Big Apple, Big Screen. He is a writer, director and creative director living in LA. He currently serves as the Associate Creative Director at REP Interactive…
Episode 4: Natalie Engdahl ‘10
Aug 19, 2018 • 14 min
Natalie Engdahl ‘10 was a standout RA at Lafayette Hall. An international student who hails from Sweden, Natalie is an international success in the non-profit world. She is currently the Founder ad Consultant for Challenge Forward AB, working in Tanzania,…
Episode 3: Shauna Hamlin 2004 Alum 26th Street and Goddard Halls
Aug 12, 2018 • 17 min
Shauna Hamlin 2002-04 who served as an RA both in the old “uptown area” – 25th/26th street and Goddard Hall. Shauna, a west coaster, came to NYU to help continue to follow her aspirations in the film world. After graduation she ventured back ‘home’ to…
Episode 2: George Constantinou 1997-98 NYU RA in Weinstein!
Aug 5, 2018 • 16 min
George Constantinou, a 1998 graduate and former RA at Weinstein Hall. George is an entrepreneur and owner of two of the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn, Bogata Latin Bistro and Miti Miti. George shares how being an RA impacted his ability to be a leading…
Episode 1: Andy Chang: Nursing ‘11
Aug 1, 2018 • 22 min
The very first episode of Where R.A. Now - with Any Chang!