Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet our Student Life Leadership Team: 

Denise Boneta
Denise Boneta
Director, Office of Graduate Student Life & Development

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Denise Boneta joins Teachers College as the Director of Graduate Student Life and Development. Denise is a facilitator, educator, and student affairs practitioner with experience in social justice education, orientation, commuter affairs, and leadership development. With a focus on infusing social justice principles into advising and programming, Denise strives to bring intentional reflection and dialogue into co-curricular spaces. Prior to Teachers College, Denise has worked at Hofstra University, Barnard College, New York University, and UMass Amherst. Denise holds an M.Ed in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.S. in Childhood/Special Education from New York University.

Denise has served on the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region II Conference Committee since 2017 and currently serves as the Vice President for the Long Island Council for Student Personnel Administrators (LICSPA). In her spare time, Denise enjoys visiting the Catskills, frequenting a Broadway show, and spending time with friends and family. 

Senate Advisor
Alana Crosby
Assistant Director, Office of Graduate Student Life & Development

Alana Crosby has been an Assistant Director in Graduate Student Life and Development since 2018. Alana holds an M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from New York University. Before starting at TC, Alana had full-time positions and internships in student affairs at various schools within NYU as well as the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Baruch College. Alana grew up in Reno, Nevada, and studied psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Some of Alana's favorite parts about working at Teachers College are facilitating co-curricular conversations with students about social & racial justice and recognizing student acheivements & development at the annual Student Leader Awards.

Alana enjoys people-watching in Washington Square Park with her friends, reading fantasy novels, and eating the fluffiest croissants from the Hungarian Pastry Shop near TC's campus.

Primary areas of focus: 

  • Student Organizations 
  • Community Programming 
  • Social Justice Education/Initiative
Whitney Hedgepeth
Whitney E. Hedgepeth
Assistant Director, Office of Graduate Student Life & Development

Originally from York, Pennsylvania Whitney is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology Program at Teachers College and currently serves as an Assistant Director for Graduate Student Life and Development. Whitney is passionate about student development and strives to ensure a meaningful, productive, and welcoming experience for all students. She is committed to providing accessible and inclusive programming from point of entry at New Student Orientation through Commencement. She has also worked at the NYU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, as a program coordinator for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic. Prior to her work at Teachers College, Whitney resided in Baltimore, Maryland (Go Ravens/O’s!), where she studied at Towson University and the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) and earned her B.S. in Psychology. 

Currently, Whitney serves on the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region II Mid-level Manager Advisory Committee, and served on the Region II Careers in Student Affairs Conference Planning Committee (hosted at Teachers College) in 2019. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys spending time with her furry companion, Brady, catching a happy hour or dining out with friends, reading in Central Park and cooking. 


Primary areas of focus: 

  • New Student Orientation
  • Student Engagement Portal
  • Annual Traditions
GWC Coordinator: Meredith
Meredith Schuman
Administrator, Graduate Writing Center

Meredith Schuman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, where she studied Poetry with Allen Ginsberg and Lou Asekoff. Her work has been published in several small literary journals including Mudfish and B City.  She has a BA in Theater from Binghamton University and spent a semester at The Imperial College of London. She was an English Instructor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering for many years and served as Graduate ESL Program Director. Her experience includes teaching literature, expository and creative writing, and public speaking in various schools and centers, with a focus on adult ESL populations.  She is an avid photographer, enthusiastic theater-goer, BBC binger, and obsessive knitter.


Primary areas of focus: 

  • Peer Consultations
  • Reading/Writing Workshops
  • Writing Retreats

Meet Our Student Teams


GWC Consultant: Avanti


GWC Consultant

GWC Consultant: Catherine


GWC Lead Workshop Consultant


Administrative Assistant


GWC Consultant

GWC Consultant: Helen


GWC Consultant


GWC Consultant


GWC Consultant


GWC Consultant

Schedule an Appointment

To meet with any of our consultants for a one-on-one writing consultation session, please schedule an appointment*

Schedule An Appointment

 Visit the Writing Center Website

*Appointments available to currently registered degree-granting students only with a maximum of one appointment per week. 

Meet Our Student LIfe Student Staff


Student Life Assistant Administrative Fellow, Communications & Web


Student Life Assistant Administrative Fellow, New Student Orientation


Administrative Fellow


Communications Assistant

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