Meet the Professional Staff

Ann Dachs

Director of the Pre-College Programs

Ann is the Director of Pre-College Programs at Barnard as well as a Senior Admissions Officer for the Barnard College Office of Admissions. She received her JD degree from Columbia Law School and is a Barnard alumna, class of ’81, as well as a Barnard mom and sister. Born and raised in NYC, Ann is an avid lover of the Upper West Side, Pilates, historical fiction, coffee, and foreign films. In the summertime, Ann enjoys traveling (once PCP is done, of course!) and sunscreen. 

Lizeth Jaramillo

Associate Director for Residential Life and Pre-College Programs

Lizeth is a New York City native. As a first generation college student, Lizeth received a BA in Psychology from William Paterson University in 2009 and an MA in Counseling from Centenary College in 2013. Lizeth was actively engaged in residence life departments since her undergraduate years, beginning her reslife journey as an RA primarily in first year communities. Prior to Barnard, Lizeth has held professional positions at NYU and The Juilliard School.  Lizeth enjoys blue water beaches, spin class, walking miles and miles in NYC, traveling and being a dog mom of an adorable pit bull. 

Elizabeth Williams

Senior Programs Assistant for Pre-College Programs

Elizabeth hails from Chicago, Illinois and graduated in 2016 with honors from Barnard College. She holds a BA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Studies. During her time as an undergraduate, Elizabeth worked as a Head Barnard Student Admissions Representative, an Office Assistant for the Women's Studies Department, and served on the Athena Center Student Advisory Board. As a former PCP student herself (YWLI '11) and the 2015 Program Coordinator for the Young Women's Leadership Institute, she's passionate about sharing all that PCP has to offer with interested students and parents. She spends her free time exploring New York City parks, watching the latest Netflix or HBO series, and training for the next triathlon.

Richard Moreno

Graduate Assistant

Richard Moreno recently completed their first-year as a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at Florida International University (FIU). They are originally from Los Angeles, CA and completed their undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a degree in Communication.

Richard’s work in student affairs is rooted in promoting social justice advocacy and uplifting traditionally underserved student populations. They currently work in the Department of Multicultural Programs and Services under the umbrella of LGBTQA Initiatives at FIU. Richard identifies as queer and non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They are excited to get to know and work with all of the dynamic staff in the Office of Pre-College programs this summer at Barnard!

Jessica Vargas

Graduate Assistant

Jessica Vargas is of Dominican descent, born and raised in Bronx, New York. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pace University and is currently enrolled at Baruch College for her Masters in Higher Education Administration. She is a very shy person but loves making new friends and trying new things. Jessica enjoys being outdoors, binge watching her favorite shows, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Jessica is excited to experience PCP for the first time and make long lasting memories with her residents. After the summer, Jessica will be working as a Hall Director for Barnard College. She feels extremely fortunate and happy to join the Barnard family!

Amber Williams

Graduate Assistant

Amber has just completed her first year of her Master's program at the University of San Diego, where she studies Higher Education Leadership. Born and raised in Philadelphia, New York has become a frequent stop in her travels over the years. Amber has two years of experience in residential life, working both in first-year residence halls as well as upperclassmen apartment style living. Amber currently holds a Graduate Assistantship in the Multicultural Center at USD, and hopes to utilize meaningful dialogue around identity to enhance students' experiences in the Pre College Programs this summer. You can find Amber binge watching TV shows she missed while studying all year, or jogging at the Riverside Park.