Meet the Staff: Erick Gredonia
Senior Admissions Officer
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Erick is a graduate of Bates College where he pursued his BA in Dance with two minors in Rhetoric, Film & Screen Studies and Educational Studies. During his time at Bates, Erick worked in the admissions office as a tour guide, a diversity recruitment coordinator, and a senior fellow. Upon graduation, Erick joined the admission office at Hamilton College in central New York as an Assistant Dean of Admission for two years where his main responsibilities included overseeing social media communications and supporting diversity recruitment initiatives. Erick is eager to continue his work in diversity recruitment as the coordinator for Opportunity Programs at Barnard. Since working in admissions during his first year at Bates College, he hopes to continue to increase access and equity in the college admissions process for students coming from various diverse backgrounds.
Erick uses he/him pronouns.
Domestic: California (Southern - Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas), New York (Queens), and Texas (excluding Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas)
Why did you choose to work at Barnard?
Barnard’s rich history and commitment to empowering women makes it a place that is conscious of the world around it. I wanted to be part of a community with the responsibility of tackling issues of gender and exploring intersectionalities in order to support students and foster a culture that values equality, prioritizes safety, and is welcoming to bold and active minds.
What is your favorite book?
Some of my favorite books include All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks and Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The most recent book I read was Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis (and I highly recommend everyone read it!).
What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?
Eat, eat, eat! There are more than 23,000 establishments in this beautiful city, and my goal is to eat at every single one of them!
What is your favorite place on campus?
The Milstein Center is simply gorgeous (and it now has a boba shop on the first floor!).
What is a random fun fact about yourself?
I am a hip-hop dancer, and I have been dancing since I was seven years old!