SASP Peers Team

SASP Peers Team

Meet the Leadership Team

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Nancy Yang

Program Founder and Manager, Associate Director for Student Success Initiatives
(646) 557-4422
nyang@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay fave: helping students overcome obstacles
Interests: teambuilding, student success, productivity strategies, technology, music, lifehacks

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Jay Chopra

Student Success Coordinator
(212) 393-6394
jchopra@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay fave: getting to know students
Interests: reading, movies, animals

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Kenny Gonzalez

Peer Program Associate
(646) 557-8231
kgonzalez@jjay.cuny.edu

 

Meet Your SASP Peer Success Coaches

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Alisha Springer

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Art & Africana Studies
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Alyssa Torres

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Anthropology & Human Rights
Fave accomplishment: Getting accepted into the APPLE Corps program.

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Andrew Loubriel

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Being able to help other students as a Peer Success Coach, so they can achieve their goals and become successful in life.

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Ariana Villanueva

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Fire Science
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a certified EMT.

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Brianya Thompson

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Foresics Psychology
Minor: Human Service
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Christian Narvaez

Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS) and Humanities & Justice (BA)
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Being a Peer Success Coach and helping my mentees!

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Christian Perez

APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Philosophy
Fave accomplishment: Participating in the John Jay Model UN Team.

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Clara Acquah

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Theatre Arts
Fave accomplishment: Studying abroad in South Africa.

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Daphne Escudero

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Science
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Devin Deane

Transfer Peer Success Coach/ Team Leader
Major: Criminology
Minor: Human Services
Fave accomplishment: Getting accepted into John Jay College as an APPLE Corps student.

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Elizabeth Zapata

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology & Political Science
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Being accepted into the Ronald H. Brown Law Prep Program.

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Faiza Bakth

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: English
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.

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Gabrielle Yee

APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Philosophy & Political Science
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a peer success coach.

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Georgia Alevreas

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a peer success coach.

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Henry Cruz

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology & Public Administration
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Presidential Intern.

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Jan Michael Vicencio

Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Philosophy
Minor: Political Science
Fave accomplishment: Maintaining a 4.0 G.P.A and becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Janice Chung

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Human Rights
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a research assistant for the International Human Rights Center.

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Jazmin Pimentel Neddal

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Mathematics
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Jennifer Insignares

Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Human Service
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach and being able to help students.

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Jesse Funtleyder

Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor:Human Services
Fave accomplishment: Getting straight A's last year.

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Joshua Amador

Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Fave accomplishment: Joining the Men’s Cross Country Team.

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Manu Budidi

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice BS
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Myself, for learning the fact that justice for anyone is justice for everyone.

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Matthew Dease

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Being placed on the Dean's list.

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Megil Patterson

Transfer Team Leader
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Dispute Resolution Certificate Program
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a peer success coach.

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Rosalma Pineda

APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice BS
Minor: Criminology
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Selina Li

APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Environmental Justice & Journalism
Fave accomplishment: Having my article posted on the front page twice in the John Jay Sentinel.

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Shikari Clayton-Hall

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Sociology
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Getting accepted into CUNYs LGBTQI Leadership Program.

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Shymaa Mohammed

APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Philosophy
Minor: Dispute Resolution Certificate
Fave accomplishment: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

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Sofia Vescovo

Transfer Peer Success Coach
Major: Fraud Examination & Financial Forensics
Minor: Philosophy
Fave accomplishment: Completing 45 credits in my Freshman year with a 4.0 GPA.

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Teresa Baez

Adelante Peer Success Coach/Team Leader
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Criminology
Fave accomplishment: Becoming Team Leader for the Adelante Program.

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Ximena Garcia-Lambas

Freshman Peer Success Coach/Team Leader
Major: Criminology and Public Administration
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Meeting and coaching nearly 150 students.

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Yessenia Moreno

Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Latin American and Latina/o Studies
Minor: Human Services
Fave accomplishment: Being awarded the CUNY Becas scholarship.

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Yogita Tandon

Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice (BS) & English (BA)
Minor: N/A
Fave accomplishment: Receiving an internship through John Jay's CUNY Service Corps with NYCHA's Prisoner Re-Entry Program.

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Zafar Seenauth

Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Computer Science and Information Security
Minor: Human Services
Fave accomplishment: Organizing a trip for students to go to Washington D.C. for the March for Our Lives Movement.