Student Ambassadors

Hello everyone! We are proud to represent Teachers College as the Student Ambassadors in the Office of Admission! We would love to connect with you regarding our experiences in the program, at TC and in New York City. To reach us, please email tcstudent@tc.columbia.edu. If you would like to connect with one of us in particular about your program of interest, please include that Ambassador’s name in the Subject Line of your email. We are excited to hear from you!


Isabelle Fisher
School Psychology: Applied Developmental & Learning Psychology - Master of Education

Hi everyone! My name is Isabelle Fisher (or Izzy for short) and I am currently in my first year, studying towards my Masters of Education degree in School Psychology. Originally from New City, NY, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a major in Psychology and minors in Family Services and Leadership. In undergrad, I was a Resident Assistant for three years as well as a Research Assistant in the Peer Relations Lab. I chose TC for a few reasons. The location of TC is awesome! Located in Morningside Heights, there are so many places to explore (Riverside Park, Central Park, the Upper West Side)! I also chose TC because of my specific program. I am on the Board Certified Behavioral Analyst track, which has already given me countless hands-on experiences that I don't think I would have found in other programs. When I’m not studying, I enjoy reading, watching sports games (Go Rangers!), and spending time with friends and family! I hope to see you at TC in the near future, and if you see me around campus, stop and say hi!


Jasmine Hooper
Psychology in Education: General Psychology - Master of Arts

Hello everyone! My name is Jasmine Hooper and I am a first year MA student in the Psychology in Education program at TC! A Baltimore native, I graduated from Spelman College with a BA in Psychology and enjoyed spending a summer abroad studying in Ankara, Turkey. At Spelman, I worked in the Office of Admission as a tour guide and as a resource for prospective students navigating the application process, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue that work in my role as an Ambassador in TC Admissions! I’ve had the pleasure of serving as an AmeriCorps volunteer on a team that worked to implement programs geared towards family enhancement, and I currently act as a Research Assistant at Montefiore Hospital where I am similarly dedicated to helping underserved populations. I was led to TC due to my strong passion for social justice oriented work and am thrilled to be in a community of inspiring individuals who share these values. When I’m not in class, you can find me in a studio pursuing another passion of mine: singing! I look forward to connecting with many of you!


Erin Kelly
Communication, Sciences & Disorders - Bilingual Extension: Dual Certification

Hi there! My name is Erin Kelly and I am a first year student pursuing a MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders with Dual Certification! I’m originally from Media, PA, and I went to the University of Delaware (Blue Hens forever!) where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology and minors in Spanish and Disabilities Studies. Deciding where to attend graduate school is always a nerve-wracking process, but I, without a doubt, made the right choice with TC because I absolutely love the program and all of the people in it! The CSD program provides a strong foundation to become a well-rounded clinician through lectures and ample hands-on opportunities with extremely qualified and successful faculty members. What really won me over, though, was how much every person I came into contact with, whether student or staff, raved about life at TC. Having experienced TC myself now, I can attest that they were not exaggerating!

 
 


Bobby Robaina
Higher and Postsecondary Education - Master of Arts

Hey everybody! My name is Bobby and I am a first year MA student in the Higher & Post-Secondary Education Program. I am from Chicago, Illinois. I majored in Political Science in undergrad and graduated in 2016. I was involved on campus; I was an RA, I was in student government, I was an office assistant, and I played club water polo. I even studied abroad in Cuba (which was really cool). My college experience was so meaningful that I ended up wanting to have a career in higher education. After graduating, I worked for a year in government affairs before deciding to pursue a master’s at TC. Fun facts: My favorite musical is CHICAGO, I was once chased by a shark in Florida (true story), and I have performed stand-up comedy before.

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