Director, Opportunity Programs Elida Martinez-Gaynor

Elida Martinez-Gaynor is the Director of Opportunity Programs.  She has served in a variety of positions at Barnard including Senior Associate Director of Opportunity Programs, and in 2007, was the first Counselor and Coordinator for the College's inaugural class of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entral Program (CSTEP).

Elida earned her Bachelor's degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice within the City University of New York and a Master's of Arts from Teacher's College at Columbia University.

Her qualifications include expertise in the areas of academic, career and personal counseling, admissions and recruitment, as well as the creation of programmatic elements within the field of academic support services. Most recently, Elida earned certification as a Supplemental Instruction Supervisor.