Meet the Professional Staff

Ann Dachs

Director of the Pre-College Programs

Ann is the Director of Pre-College Programs at Barnard as well as a Senior Admissions Officer for the Barnard College Office of Admissions. She received her JD degree from Columbia Law School and is a Barnard alumna, class of ’81. Born and raised in NYC, Ann is an avid lover of the Upper West Side, Pilates, historical fiction, and foreign films. In the summertime, Ann enjoys traveling (once PCP is done, of course!) and sunscreen. 

Lizeth Jaramillo

Associate Director for Residential Life and Pre-College Programs

Lizeth is a New York City native born and raised in Queens, NY. As a first generation college student, Lizeth received a BA in Psychology from William Paterson University in 2009 and an MA in Counseling from Centenary College in 2013. Lizeth was actively engaged in residence life departments since undergrad beginning her reslife journey as an RA primarily in first year communities. Prior to Barnard, Lizeth has held professional positions at NYU and The Juilliard School.  Lizeth enjoys blue water beaches, spin class, walking miles and miles in NYC, traveling and being a dog mom of an adorable pit bull. 

Miesha Bell

Graduate Assistant

Miesha received her B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and Political Science from Rutgers University; and a certificate in Women's Leadership through the IWL Scholar's Program. As an undergraduate Miesha worked with previously incarcerated people, which led her to intern at a girl's correctional home in Ghana for a summer. Those experiences helped shape her research interest and desire to pursue a graduate program in Higher Education. Miesha is currently a graduate student at UConn in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program (HESA).
Miesha prides herself on being unable to stay quiet in the face of injustice;she is a founding member of both the #BLACKLIVESMATTER - New Jersey Chapter and the Black Liberation Collective. You will most likely find her reading a book, listening to music, eating pineapple - or an interesting combination of all three.  

Bess Tracey

Graduate Assistant

Bess Tracey was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After spending 4 years in DC at the Catholic University of America, where she studied History and Secondary Education, Bess made her way up north to central Maine to pursue her MEd in Student Development in Higher Education at the University of Maine. In addition to taking classes, Bess works as an Assistant Community Coordinator for the Office of Residence Life at UMaine. She’s pumped to be back to city living for the summer and is looking forward to exploring New York! When not working or studying, Bess can be found drinking coffee, crafting, or watching The West Wing on Netflix.