Residential Staff

Associate Director

Deb Pawlikowski is the Associate Director for the undergraduate residential area commonly known as "Southfield." She and her staff of 38 live and breathe the out-of-classroom experience of Columbia’s First-year students.

Deb comes to Columbia after working in Residence Life at Cornell University, as well as her alma maters: Drew University and the University of Delaware. Deb’s professional experience also includes a semester working on the student life team and living on a ship transformed in to a floating campus, while sailing around the world with 600+ students, staff and faculty as part of the Semester at Sea program.

Graduate Hall Directors

David Lynch

Carman Graduate Hall Director

Hometown: Ipswich, MA

College/ Year/ Major: Teachers College - First Year Graduate Student; Psychology in Education

 

Keith Jasie

Furnald Graduate Hall Director    

Hometown:  Dennis (Cape Cod), MA

College/ Year/ Major: Graduate Student, MS, Sports Management

 

 

Stephen Marositz 

John Jay Graduate Hall Director  

Hometown: Vernon, NJ

College/ Year/ Major:  Teachers College - Sociology and Education, concentration in Education Policy 

 

Community Advisers

Nora Habboosh

Carman Community Adviser (CA)

Hometown: Hamden, CT

College / Year / Major: CC / 2014/ Political Science and Psychology (Pre-Med)

Campus Activities: Columbia Choir and Chamber Choir, Columbia East Asia Review, AMSA, Columbia China Law and Business Association, Columbia Medical Center Research Assistant, Political Science Students Association, Co-President

 

Sida Li

Furnald Community Adviser (CA)

Hometown: Paramus, NJ

College / Year / Major: CC / 2015 / Pre-Med, Politicial Science

Campus Activities: CIRCA, Peer Health Exchange, RHLO

 

Andrew Ren

John Jay Community Adviser (CA)

Hometown: Plainview, NY

College / Year / Major: CC / 2015 / Financial Economics

Campus Activities: Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Community Impact, Columbia Youth Adventures, Activities Board at Columbia Rep, Columbia Road Runners (CURR)

Resident Advisers

Carman

 

 

Justin D'Agostino

M & 2nd Floor RA

Hometown:Monroe Township, NJ

College / Year / Major: CC / 2014/ Political Science

Campus Activities: Columbia University Rugby Football Club

  

 

 

Micaela Connors

3rd Floor RA

Hometown: Cohasset, MA

College / Year / Major: CC / 2014/ Economics and Philosophy

Campus Activities: Secretary of CWBS, Member of Kappa Alpha Theta

 

 

Chris Canales

4th Floor RA

Hometown: El Paso, TX

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2014/ Political Science, Sustainable Development and Latino Studies

Campus Activities: Anchor/Reporter for CTV News, VP at Sigma Phi Epsilon, Club Soccer, Veritas Forum

 

Brigid Connell

5th Floor RA

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2016 / Undeclared

Campus Activities: Metrotones, FeelGood, Rotaract

 

Pablo Mendoza

6th Floor RA

Hometown: Chester, NJ

College / Year / Major: CC/ 2016/ Economics

Campus Activities: Undergraduate Multicultural Recruitment Committee

 

Kachenta Descartes

7th Floor RA

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

College / Year / Major: CC / 2015/ Neuroscience & Behavior

Campus Activities: Caribbean Students Association, Peer Health Exchange, Charles Drew Pre-Med Society and Community Impact GED Program

 Taha Wiheba

8th Floor RA

Hometown: West Sussex, UK

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2016 / Undeclared

Campus Activities:  Columbia University Rugby Football Club

 

 

Matt Wickersham

9th floor RA   

Hometown:  Channahon, IL 

College/ Year/ Major:  CC/ 2016/ Biochemistry & Pre-Med

Campus Activities: Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, RHLO, supervised research



 

Summer Secrest

10th floor RA   

Hometown:  San Clemente, CA 

College/ Year/ Major: CC/ 2016/Hispanic Cultures & Economics

Campus Activities: Columbia Bartending Agency

 

 

Mateo Creamer

11th floor RA   

Hometown:   Jersey City, NJ

College/ Year/ Major: CC/ 2016/ Financial Economics

Campus Activities: Community Impact:  GED and ESL Specialist

 

Ben Spener

12th Floor RA

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

College / Year / Major: CC/ 2014/ Mathematics, concentration in Spanish and Economics

Campus Activities: University Senate

 

Megan Obi

13th Floor RA

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

College / Year / Major: CC / 2015 / Neuroscience & Behavior                                     

Campus Activities: Club Volleyball, Columbia Bartending Agency, Culinary Society, Black Students Organization, Columbia Mentoring Initiative

 

 

Furnald

 

 

Melissa Ragonese

1st & 2nd Floor RA

Hometown: Andover, MA

College/ Year/ Major: CC/ 2015/ Computer Science & Mathematics (Pre-med)

Campus Activities: Metrotones, Stressbusters

 

Noelle Bradley

3rd Floor RA 

Hometown: Dolton, IL

College/ Year/ Major: CC/ 2015/ American Studies

Campus Activities: I currently participate as a programmer with WKCR.


 

 

 

Radhika Gupta

4th Floor RA 

Hometown: Orlando, FL

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2016 / Biology & Economics

Campus Activities: Columbia Taal, Charles Drew Society, Columbia Science Review, Hindu Students Organization

 

 

Edward Zhang

5th Floor RA 

Hometown: Redmond, WA

College/ Year/ Major: SEAS / 2016 / Operations Research

Campus Activities: Columbia University Rugby Football Club

 

 

Camille Zubizarreta

6th Floor RA 

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2016 / Computer Science

Campus Activities: Varsity Show, CMTS, XMAS!

 

 

John Fisher

7th Floor RA

Hometown:  Doylestown, PA

College/ Year/ Major:  CC/ 2016/ Economics - Mathematics

Campus Activities: Columbia Musical Theatre Society, Orchesis, Varsity Show, XMAS!, CUPAL

 

 

Bailey Ott

8th Floor RA 

Hometown:  Pompton Lakes, NJ

College/ Year/ Major:  CC/ 2016/ Psychology

Campus Activities: Cheerleader, Vice President of Chapter Development for AOll

 

Daniel Liss

9th & 10th Floor RA

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

College/ Year/ Major: CC/ 2016/ Computer Science & Economics

Campus Activities: Columbia Spectator

 

John Jay

 

 

 

 

Kelly Echavarria

5th Floor RA

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

College/ Year/ Major:  CC / 2016 / Sustainable Development, Pre-med track

Campus Activities: EcoReps, Circle K Treasurer, Columbia Catholic Undergraduates, Toddler Learning Center

Robert Ying

6th Floor RA

Hometown:  San Jose, CA

College/ Year/ Major:  SEAS/ 2016/ Computer Science

Campus Activities:  ADI, ESC, CCK, CIRCA

 

 

Priyanka Nayer

7th Floor RA

Hometown: Westfield, NJ

College/ Year/ Major:  CC / 2015 / Biochemistry

Campus Activities: EcoReps, Circle K Treasurer, Columbia Catholic Undergraduates, Toddler Learning Center

 

 

Justin Zhao

8th Floor RA

Hometown: Plano, TX

College/ Year/ Major:  SEAS / 2015 / Computer Science

Campus Activities:  Chinese Students Club

 

 

Madeline O'Brien

9th Floor RA

Hometown: Modesto, CA

College/ Year/ Major:  CC / 2016 / Undeclared

Campus Activities: Columbia Women's Rowing

 

 

Joseph O'Donnell

10th Floor RA

Hometown:  Staten Island, NY

College/ Year/ Major:  CC / 2016 / Economics

Campus Activities: Columbia Musical Theatre Society, WKCR

 

Helen Van Der Sluis

11th Floor RA

Hometown: Brookings, SD

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2014 / Psychology, Concentrations: Art History and Statistics

Campus Activities: Mentor for Project Rosseau, Columbia Spectator, Math Mentors

 

 

Peter Bailinson

12th Floor RA

Hometown: Cumberland, ME

College / Year / Major: CC / 2016 / East Asian Languages and Culture (undeclared)

Campus Activities: VP of Communications, Columbia College Student Council

 

 

Rachel Chung

13th Floor RA

Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH

College/ Year/ Major:  SEAS / 2015 / Applied Math/ Pre-med

Campus Activities: KCST, Latenite, CMTS, Taekwondo, MRC

 

Michael Fox-Moles

14th Floor RA

Hometown: Stafford, VA

College/ Year/ Major: CC / 2015 / Neuroscience & Behavior

Campus Activities: Men's Varsity Swim Team, Sigma Nu Fraternity

 

 

Kelsey Piva

15th Floor RA

Hometown: Rathdrum, ID

College / Year / Major: CC / 2016 /

Campus Activities: 

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