Opportunity Programs Staff

 

Director of 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 Entry 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.

 

Meet the Staff

Elida Martinez-Gaynor
Director, Opportunity Programs

  • Directs the academic year and summer sessions of the collegiate opportunities programs (HEOP/ CSTEP/BOP) and pre-collegiate program (STEP) opportunity programs.
  • Contact: emartine@barnard.edu

Raul Cervantes
Senior Associate Director, Opportunity Programs 

  • Directs the academic year and summer sessions of the collegiate opportunities programs (HEOP/ CSTEP/BOP) and pre-collegiate program (STEP) opportunity programs.
  • Contact: rcervant@barnard.edu

Keith Windsor
Associate Director, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

  • Directs the academic year and summer sessions of the pre-collegiate (STEP) and collegiate (CSTEP) opportunity programs.
  • Contact: kwindsor@barnard.edu

Gianni Lopez
Counselor, Collegiate Programs

  • Adviser to HEOP, CSTEP & BOP scholars  for academic, career, or personal matters.
  • Contact: glopez@barnard.edu

Alquena Reed
Program Coordinator, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

  • Contact person for questions regarding the STEP academic program and admissions.
  • Contact: areed@barnard.edu

Jiovana Dawson
Administrative Assistant, Collegiate Programs

Sandra Gaona
Administrative Assistant, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

  • Provides adminstrative support to STEP students, families and staff.
  • Contact: sgaona@barnard.edu