Meet the Staff

Emy Cardoza
Associate Dean for Student Life

As the Associate Dean for Student Life, Emy engages holistic, co-curricular education and provides oversight and support for all Student Life programs and events to offer opportunities for student learning and personal development. Emy advises the Student Government Association and Nightline, and collaborates with all students and partners across the Student Services division to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Emy received her BA in Religious Studies from Rollins College and has also earned a Master’s of Divinity from the University of Chicago and a Master’s of Education from Loyola University Chicago.




Karina Beras
Associate Director
In her role as Associate Director for Student Life, Karina’s focus is on creating opportunities for leadership development and social justice education on Barnard's campus. Karina co-chairs the LGBTQ Leadership Retreat and advises identity-based and pre-professional student clubs, Native American Heritage Month, Latino Heritage Month, Women's History Month, and the Sophomore Class Council. Karina was born and raised in New York City (Harlem and the Bronx, specifically) and received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and her master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Higher Education Administration. Feel free to reach out to Karina if you have any questions about student clubs, planning events on campus, exciting ideas for making Barnard a more vibrant and inclusive campus community, or just want to chat/need a listening ear.
Allie Emmerich
Program Director for Arts Education
As the Program Director for Arts Education, Allie oversees the Glicker Milstein Theatre (GMT) usage, programming, and rentals. She advises performing arts-based student groups and helps them determine best practices. She comes to Barnard from Swarthmore College, where she served as the Production Stage Manager for the Lang Performing Arts Center. Allie has vast experience in professional theatre, dance, and events management. Some of her favorite roles include talent team member for the Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade, Production Stage Manager for TEDxSwarthmore, and Production Manager for Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest dance networking organization.

Jess Malcolm '14
Glicker-Milstein Theatre Coordinator
Jess earned her bachelor's degree in Theatre with a concentration in Sound Design from Barnard College. Since graduating, she has worked as a sound designer, audio engineer and stagehand in venues around the country. She has had the pleasure of working with a variety of artists and performers in spaces like Second Stage, New World Stages, BAM, and New York Live Arts. In her position, Jess advises performance groups, manages technical rehearsals and performances in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre, and assists with arts initiatives across campus.

Ruth Lopez, Department Assistant
Maria Pasquali, SGA Bookkeeper