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

 

Primary areas of focus: 

  • Student Organizations 
  • Community Programming 
  • Social Justice Education/Initiatives
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


MEET OUR WRITING CENTER TEAM

GWC Consultant: Avanti

Avanti

GWC Consultant

GWC Consultant: Catherine

Catherine

GWC Lead Workshop Consultant

Dylan

Administrative Assistant

Felicia

GWC Consultant

GWC Consultant: Helen

Helen

GWC Consultant

Kelly

GWC Consultant

Melissa

GWC Consultant

Department Senator - Education Policy & Social Analysis (2)

Raven

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


Brian

Student Life Assistant

Dwayne

Student Life Assistant

DJ

Student Life Assistant

Liz

Administrative Fellow, New Student Orientation

Sasha

Student Life Assistant

Sophia

Student Life Assistant

Tara

Administrative Fellow, Communications, Web & Design

Meet Our Fitness Instructors


Anna

Community Fitness Instructor: Zumba

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