APPLE Corps Team

APPLE Corps Team

Meet the Leadership Team

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Jennifer Hernandez-Khan
Program Coordinator
Email: jenhernandez@jjay.cuny.edu
Jennifer comes to John Jay with years of experience in higher education & nonprofit sector. She has a Master's of Public Administration from Baruch College, where she placed 1st and 3rd in two social-venture entrepreneurial competitions (Merrill Lynch & CUNY, respectively). She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at Fordham University, and is focusing her dissertation on older adults in higher education. She feels extremely grateful to be part of the APPLE Corps team, and looks forward to seeing APPLE Corps students realize their dreams!

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La Vaughn Emanis-Samuel
Student Success Specialist
Email: lemanis@jjay.cuny.edu
La Vaughn is dedicated to providing students in the APPLE Corps program with the support needed to adjust to college life, overcome obstacles and reach their goals. She served as the CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) Outreach Coordinator at John Jay for over six years where she helped students navigate the transfer process and transition to baccalaureate degrees. La Vaughn received her bachelor’s degree in Business Communication from Baruch College.
 
 

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Muldy Flecher
Internship Counselor
Email: mflecher@jjay.cuny.edu
Muldy comes to us from the Young Adult Borough Center at Boys & Girls High School for Good Shepherd Services. For over five years, Muldy served as the Internship & Career Coordinator where he was responsible for placing students in different internship opportunities throughout New York City along with conducting workshops and work-readiness seminars. Muldy earned his Graduate and Undergraduate degrees from Stony Brook University.
 
 

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Natalie Jordan
Senior Academic Advisor
Email: njordan@jjay.cuny.edu
Natalie holds a MS in Student Personnel Administration from SUNY Buffalo State, where she was a recipient of the SUNY Diversity Fellowship. She comes to John Jay with several years of experience within Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Natalie had the opportunity to not just study and experience higher education domestically, but globally through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea: Student Affairs at Sea program. Through this opportunity, Natalie traveled to Europe and Northern Africa to get a hands-on experience of higher education around the world. ▴Top

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Edwin Luna
Admissions Specialist
Email: eluna@jjay.cuny.edu
Edwin began his career in higher education as a Pre-Admissions counselor at Hunter College where he developed a passion for working with a diverse population of students in higher education. Edwin has a Master's of Higher Education Administration from Baruch College.
 
 
 
 

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Claire Sternberg
Service-Learning Specialist
Email: csternberg@jjay.cuny.edu
Claire has been working with NYC students as part of the CUNY community and with the New York Department of Education for over 5 years. She believes that college should be accessible to everyone, and is dedicated to supporting students as they work to pursue their goals. Claire is the Service-Learning Specialist for the APPLE Corps program at John Jay, and is also a real-life service-learning success story. Claire holds a Masters in the Sociology of Education from New York University. ▴Top

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Doménica Ramírez-Perez
Program Assistant
Email: dramireztola@jjay.cuny.edu
Domenica is majoring in Forensic Psychology and pursuing a certificate in Spanish Legal Translation and Interpretation. Her career goal is to become a counselor for at risk youth. She's originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. When she's not studying or spending time with her mentees, she loves to spend time with family and friends and explore around the city. ▴Top

 

Meet your Peer Success Coaches

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Alyssa Torres
Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Anthropology & Human Rights
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach and helping students.
 

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Franklyn Bernabe
Peer Success Coach
Major: Philosophy
Minor: Law & Dispute Resolution
Fave accomplishment: Being accepted into the SASP Program that will allow me to expand my knowledge and horizon on the world while helping others on the way. ▴Top

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Gloria Bora Lee
Peer Success Coach
Major: Public Administration
Fave accomplishment: Returning the support that I received from APPLE Corps as a Peer Success Coach.

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Leanna Wells
Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Digital Media & Journalism
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach. ▴Top

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Maria Ramos Esperanza
Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Community Justice
Fave accomplishment: Being the first Latina in my family to attend college and starting my sophomore year strong!

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Rosalma Pineda
Team Leader & Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS)
Minor: Criminology
Fave accomplishment: Becoming the Team Leader for the APPLE Corps Program. ▴Top

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Shymaa Mohammed
Peer Success Coach
Major: Philosophy
Minor: Dispute Resolution Certificate
Fave accomplishment: Studying abroad in Spain. ▴Top