Associate Dean for Student Life
As the Associate Dean for Student Life. Alina engages holistic, co-curricular education and provides support for Student Life programs and events. Alina advises the Student Government Association, the Governing Board at Barnard and Nightline, and works with all students to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. Alina serves on the President's Task Force for Diversity, the Commencement Planning Committee, and collaborates with faculty and staff to address campus climate and equity issues.
The Assistant Dean for Student Life provides visionary leadership in social justice education, leadership and community engagement. This position is currently open.
In her role, Denise is responsible for the overall management of the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), social justice education programs, and providing support for commuter students and first year college transition. Denise manages the Social Justice Resource Room, the Prayer/Meditation Space, and assists in supporting student organization spaces including the Commuter Student Lounge, the Publications Suite, and others. As a Student Life staff member, Denise advises publication groups (Barnard Bulletin, Echoes, HerCampus, Hoot Magazine, and Nine Ways of Knowing), the Writing Collective, WBAR, Nightline, Clay Collective, Skip Stop, and the First Year Class Counil. Denise was raised and still residing in Queens, NY and received her undergraduate degree from New York University in Childhood/Special Education and her master’s degree from UMass Amherst in Social Justice Education. Denise welcomes students to stop by or email her at anytime if interested in getting involved, seeking spaces to have conversations around identity and power, or would like to provide feedback or suggestions for NSOP.
Michael C. Abamont
Michael oversees the day-to-day and long-term operations of the Glicker-Milstein Theatre (GMT), including scheduling of the GMT and its support spaces and vetting technical support for productions. Michael also advises approximately thirty performance-based and art initiative-based groups including Ancient Drama Club, Bacchantae, Columbia, Musical Theatre Society (CMTS), Barnard Collaborative Dance Collective (Collab), Columbia University Ballet Ensemble (CUBE), Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe (KCST), New Opera Workshop (NOW), NOMADS, Orchesis, V-Day, WBAR and X-Mas! to name a few. Michael received his Bachelors of Arts from DeSales University and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. For any information regarding the Glicker-Milstein Theatre or Arts Initiatives, please feel free to contact Michael at email@example.com.
Ana Angeles is a Program Coordinator at Barnard Student Life. She works on leadership and social justice education initiatives, including the Barnard BLUE series and the monthly students, staff, and faculty identity-based socials. Ana also co-chairs the Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR) and advises identity-based and pre-professional student clubs, the Senior Week Committee, the Senior Class, BOSS, Queer Awareness Month, Black History Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Ana also works on the areas of joint community programs between Barnard College and Columbia University and identity-based programs at Barnard for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP). Ana is from both Manila, Philippines and Vallejo, California (the San Francisco Bay Area) and received her undergraduate degree from Cal State Monterey Bay in Business Administration and her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University. Ana welcomes students to stop by or e-mail her if they have any questions about student clubs or ideas about programs related to leadership and social justice.
Jess Malcolm '14
Student Life Office Assistants
Student Technicians for the GMT
Mariana Benjamin - Class of 2016
Alyssa Zajan - Class of 2017
Christine Aucoin - Class of 2018
Shira Harris - Class of 2018