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Student Development and Activities
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Student Development and Activities

Office of Student Affairs


Professional Staff

maria hataier
Maria Hataier
Office of Student Affairs

Maria began working at Teachers College in February 2005 as the Director of Student Activities and Programs after spending almost four years in student activities at Stony Brook University. She recently received her masters in arts degree from Teachers College.  Her interests in higher education began in college, after earning a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration at York College of Pennsylvania. After working in the government sector, she decided to attend graduate school at Shippensburg University, where she completed a Master's degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel and became fully invested in the field of student affairs. In her professional career, she has worked as a Coordinator of Student Development at North Carolina Wesleyan and as the First Year Programming Coordinator/Residence Hall Director at Manhattanville College.

yvonne destin
Yvonne Destin
Student Development & Activities

Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in Student Affairs but began her professional career as a third grade teacher. She was born in the Midwest but raised in New Jersey. She is involved in numerous community organizations and enjoys spending time with her family. Yvonne is a graduate of Penn State University and Teachers College, Columbia University.

deanne decrescenzo
Deanne DeCrescenzo
Associate Director
Student Development & Activities

Deanne joined Teachers College in June 2009 and has had a variety of roles in Student Affairs before transitioning to Student Development and Activities.  Within the TC community she serves on the Professional Staff Executive Committee as well as several other college-wide committees. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Marketing, French, International Studies) and Columbia University (M.A. Higher & Postsecondary Education).   She is also an active member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

monica brooker
Monica Brooker
The Graduate Writing Center

Monica began as the Coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center in September 2008. At the Graduate Writing Center, she coordinates an outstanding team of doctoral students to provide writing tutoring services to the TC community. Throughout the year, she also facilitates a number of writing workshops, including Intro to APA, and Concept Mapping. She received an MA in Psychology in Education from Teachers College in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2013.

Student Staff

jacqueline tuliau
Jacqueline Tuliau 
Student Organizations Graduate Assistant

victoria malaney
Victoria Malaney
NODA Intern

anna cho
Anna Cho
Higher Education Intern

pete bridge
Pete Bridge
Orientation Intern

christian hernandez
Christian Hernandez
Activities Assistant

naja muhammad
Naja Muhammad
Activities Assistant
nicoya follins
Nicoya Follins
Office Assistant
Insurance and Immunization Records
georgia duan
Georgia Duan
Office Assistant
Insurance and Immunization Records
lauren albert
Lauren Albert
Administrative Fellow
Insurance and Immunization Records