SASP Peer Success Coaches

SASP Peer Success Coaches

SASP Peer Success CoachesIf you are like most new students, you will have plenty of questions about college life, campus resources, and what it takes to be a successful student at John Jay. The SASP Peer Success Coaches will have answers to all these questions and more. As a student in a First Year Seminar or a Transfer Seminar, you and your classmates will be connected with a Peer Success Coach who is dedicated to making your transition to college successful and fun. Students who meet with their peer coach for at least one success coaching session during the semester earn higher grades and are more likely to stay in college!

Applications for the 2017–2018 academic year are now closed. We will open recruitment for 2018–2019 in January 2018.

The SASP Peer Mentoring Program the NASPA Spotlight Award for impacting Learning In and Outside of the Classroom! Read more in the Student Leadership Programs newsletter here.

Meet Our Leader

Nancy Yang
Nancy Yang
Associate Director for Student Success Initiatives
Phone:
646.557.4422
Email: nyang@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay favorite: helping students overcome obstacles
Interests: teambuilding, student success, productivity strategies, technology, music, lifehacks

Meet the Admin. Team

Jay Chopra
Jay Chopra
Student Success Specialist
Phone:
212.393.6394
Email: jchopra@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay favorite: getting to know students
Interests: reading, movies, animals
Kenny Gonzalez
Kenny Gonzalez
Peer Program Associate
Email:
kgonzalez@jjay.cuny.edu

Meet Your SASP Peer Success Coaches

Ariana Castillo
Ariana Castillo
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Gender Studies and Africana Studies
Achievements: McNair Scholar, Vera Fellow, Study Abroad in Tanzania
View: ePortfolio
Kelsey Barnett
Kelsey Barnett
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: BA/MA Forensic Psychology
Achievements: BA/MA Forensic Psychology, 4.0 GPA, Vera Fellow
Stephanie Calderon
Stephanie Calderon
Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Creative Writing
Achievements: NYPD Explorer Lieutenant, Adelante! scholar, INK writer
Nicole Cevallos
Nicole Cevallos
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Achievements: Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) Math Tutor and College Advisor
View: ePortfolio
Destiny Cruz
Destiny Cruz
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Law & Society
Minor: Political Science
Achievements: ACE Program Scholar, Dean's List recipient
View: ePortfolio
Nicole Cruz
Nicole Cruz
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma National Freshmen Honors Society, Dean's List Recipient, John Jay Honors Program Scholar
Claudia Dardón
Claudia Dardón
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Double major: Forensic Psychology and Spanish with a concentration in Legal Interpreting and Translating
Achievements: Unaccompanied Latin American Minor Project (ULAMP) Fellow
Devin Deane
Devin Deane
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: APPLE Corps scholar; Dean's List recipient
Matthew Estrada
Matthew Estrada
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: International Criminal Justice & Security Management
Achievements: DEA Task Foce Intern, DEA Intelligence Intern
View: ePortfolio
Claudia Holguin
Claudia Holguin
Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology (BA) and Latin American and Latina/o Studies
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theatre writer and cast member
Maria Jose
Maria Jose
Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice B.A.
Minor: Art
Achievements: Art and Justice Fellowship; Latinas in Philanthropy Scholarship Recipient
Samantha Kosziollek
Samantha Kosziollek
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Achievements:Psychology Research Assistant, Student Athlete - Softball, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Scholar
View: ePortfolio
Mandi Malcolm
Mandi Malcolm
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: English Philosophy
Minor: Music
Achievements: John Jay Honors Program Scholar, Jamaican Students Association - Vice President
Megil Patterson
Megil Patterson
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Dispute Resolution
Achievements: APPLE Corps scholar, Fortune Society Intern
Yujerly Paulino
Yujerly Paulino
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Public Administration Concentration B
Achievements: The Siegel Fellowship, Dean List, L.O.V.E (Latinas on the Verge of Excellence) Mentor
Daniella Providence
Daniella Providence
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: BA Writing
Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society - Vice President, Research Assistant in Psychology Lab
Doménica Ramirez
Doménica Ramirez
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology Certificate in Spanish legal translations and interpretations
Achievements: APPLE Corps Scholar, Student Athlete - Tennis
View: ePortfolio
Olivia Ramirez
Olivia Ramirez
Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science - Concentration: American and Urban Politics and Policy English
Minor: Speech and Media/Theater
Achievements: TBD
View: ePortfolio
Yenisel Ravelo
Yenisel Ravelo
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Human Service and Gender Studies
Achievements: Research Assistant for Dr. Glasford, and creator of the Anti Bullying Club (ABC)
View: ePortfolio
Kyle Roberts
Kyle Roberts
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Philosophy and English
Minor: Mathematics
Achievements: Philosophy Tutor
Celines Rodriguez
Celines Rodriguez
Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Achievements: Adelante! scholar, Adelante! Edge participant
Lianny Toval
Lianny Toval
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor:Theatre Arts
Achievements: Treasurer of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Research Assistant for the Psychology Department, Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theater Intern
View: ePortfolio
Donovan Trinidad
Donovan Trinidad
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Achievements: Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) at UPenn, won a travel award to the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Latino and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference, won a travel award to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe conference
View: ePortfolio
Ariana Villanueva
Ariana Villanueva
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Fire Science
Achievements: Adelante! scholar, CPR/AED certified, Creater of Social Justice website: http://thepursuitofglobaljustice.weebly.com
View: ePortfolio
Kristin Visconti
Kristin Visconti
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Science
Minor: BA Writing
Achievements: Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Deans List recipient
View: ePortfolio
Melinda Yam
Melinda Yam
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Achievements: Socially Awkward Club - Treasurer, John Jay Honors Program Scholar, Student Councel - Junior Representative
Monica Zambrano
Monica Zambrano
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Public Administration
Minor: Philosophy
Achievements: BA/MA Public Administration; United Nations Students Association (UNSA) member