SASP Peer Team

SASP Peer Team

Meet the Leadership Team

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Jay Chopra
Peer Program Coordinator
212.393.6394
jchopra@jjay.cuny.edu

 

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Alisha Springer
Hybrid Support Specialist
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Africana Studies
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Maleeka Mitchell
Peer Program Associate
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Getting my HS diploma and AS degree in the same year. Making it to John Jay and becoming a Peer Success Coach!
 

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Emilia Payne
CORE Lead Peer
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Criminology & Counseling
Fave accomplishment: Being accepted to the BA/MA program.
 

Meet Your Peer Success Coaches

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Vanessa Duller
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Getting accepted into John Jay and being on the Dean's List while workig two jobs.

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Mateo Saenz
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology (B.S.)
Fave accomplishment: Discovering my purpose for pursuing a career in the medical field: to create & bring healthcare services to underserved & underrepresented communities.

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Adonia Escalona
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Deviance, Crime, and Culture
Minor: Art & Dispute Resolutions Certificate
Fave accomplishment: Working at the Career Center, becoming a Peer Success Coach, and doing two internships.

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Angelis Harvey
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Working for SASP.
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Aida Eloumri
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a peer success coach and finally learning how to play the piano.

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Amy Zou
CORE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Minor: Writing and Rhetoric
Fave accomplishment: Having my ENG 101 research paper published in John Jay's Finest.

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Anthony Cohn
Freshman & CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Financial Forensics & Fraud Examination
Fave accomplishment: Continuously making my family proud!
 

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Jessica Moratin
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS/MA)
Fave accomplishment: Being accepted in the BS/MA Criminal Justice Program at John Jay & becoming a Transfer Peer Success Coach!
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Arielle Gibbs
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Africana Studies
Fave accomplishment: Becoming Parlimentarian of Student Council.

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Eleni Karasakalides
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.
 

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Cindy Ramdin
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities and Justice
Fave accomplishment: Being the first in family to attend college and also participating in SASP and the Honors Program.
 

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Delci Moran
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Being awarded The Dream.US Scholarship and the first one in my family to attend college.
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Shevannie Barran
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Fave accomplishment: Making it to my first year of college.

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Diego Gil
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Maintaining a 4.0 GPA while working full-time.

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Sarah Arguelles
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Latinx Studies
Fave accomplishment: Being successful in my classes & being accepted into the Honors Program.

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Meera Devdhar
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS)
Fave accomplishment: Being a peer success coach and being part of the Honors Program.
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Fiona Kim
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: International Criminal Justice
Minor: Law
Fave accomplishment: Obtaining a 4.0 GPA and maintaining it for my first year and creating connections with friends and professors.

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Gustavo Tepehua
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Minor: Law
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a peer success coach!
 

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Stephanie Samnarine
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Computer Science & Information Security
Minor: Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Joining the SASP team and becoming a peer success coach.

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Juan Carvajal
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Fave accomplishment: Realizing I wanted to become an attorney. 
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Kevin Cabrera
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Law
Fave accomplishment: Being the first-generation college student.
 

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Lizbeth Loveraz
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Sociology
Major: Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Planning and executing a pack-a-thon event at John Jay to give lunch bags to the homeless and those in need.

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Susana Viera
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psyhology
Minor: Art
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach for Adelante!
 

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Shivanie Hariram
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Homeland Security
Fave accomplishment: Being a peer success coach and also joining the NYC 2021 Fellowship!
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Markys Pena
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Spanish Leagal Translation and Interpretation Certificate
Fave accomplishment: Being Accepted into SASP and aiding other students.

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Anthony Zhapan
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics
Fave accomplishment: Being in the ¡Adelante! Program and the Honors Program.
 

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Maryam Oguntula
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Minor: Dispute Resolutions Certificate & Middle East Studies
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach and making it to my third year at John Jay.

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Fatoumata Waggeh
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Minor: Dispute Resolution
Fave accomplishment: Being accepted into the University of Miami School of Law’s competitive Summer Legal Academy.   
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Katherine Mendez
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS) & Political Science (BA)
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach!

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

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Maria Ramos Esperanza
APPLE Corps 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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Martina Machado
Early Start Lead Peer / CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Law & Society
Minor: Theatre Arts, Counseling, Dispute Resolutions Certificate
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.
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Gustavo Tepehua
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Law & Society
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach!

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Michelle Cevallos
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS)
Fave accomplishment: Earning A's last semester and making Dean's List.

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Safiatou Hamadama
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Human Services and Community Justice
Minorr: Psychology
Fave accomplishment: Being aacepted into the Pinkerton Fellowship.

 

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Sam Ascencio
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: English (Law track)
Minor: Film Studies & Art
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Bloodhound and a fierce advocate for justice. Being a trans representative, a beacon, and an example for other John Jay students.
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Ryan-Alexa Liquori
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Science
Fave accomplishment: Being on the Dean's List my entire first year of college
 

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Yvensky St Pierre
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Law and Society
Minor: Philosophy and Counseling
Fave accomplishment: Becoming an Peer Success Coach and getting accepted in the ACE program.

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Samantha Jimenez
¡Adelante! Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Fave accomplishment: Maintaining a high GPA while also being a PSC and interning at the Queens Museum.

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Christina Samaroo
CORE Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Philosophy
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach and a member of APPLE Corps.

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Tyler Johnson
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice (BA)
Minor: Africana Studies
Fave accomplishment: Being a Peer Success Coach and being in the Honors Program.

 

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Taneil Newell
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Fraud Examination & Financial Forensics
Minor: Economics
Fave accomplishment: Continuously helping peers in high school and college and being apart of APPLE Corps.
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Tyrell Farrulla
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Fave accomplishment: All the experience that I have gained from my internships. 

 

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Tatyanna Robinson
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Counseling
Fave accomplishment: Being able to hold the positions I love: an internship as a Youth Peer Advocate and a job as a peer success coach.