Advising, Student Support and Academic Achievement

At Guttman, students work closely with an academic advisor starting in the Summer Bridge Program straight through to graduation. Advisors serve as educational planning, transfer, academic and career success coaches.

In the first year, students are guided by a Student Success Advocate (SSA), who helps them make a smooth transition to college life. During Summer Bridge and throughout the first year, students meet with their SSAs weekly in an advising seminar called Learning about Being a Successful Student (LaBSS).

After the first year, continuing students work with a Career Strategist, who helps them progress toward completing their major and their degree, and transition into a baccalaureate program and/or career. Career Strategists also host major-related activities, workshops, and networking events, and provide college transfer support to students.

Each House has its own SSA as part of the Instructional Teams, located on the 6th floor. The Career Strategists are located in the Mezzanine.

The Advising Team

Soulyka Agana-Woodbine Career Strategist: Liberal Arts & Human Services 646-313-8829
Carlos iro Burgos Student Success Advocate


Nelson Castro Student Success Advocate 646-313-8884
Rosemarie Chan Academic Advisor/Career Strategist: Urban Studies 646-313-8071
Laura Fritz Student Success Advocate 646-313-8873
Janine Harris Career Strategist: Information Technology & Liberal Arts 646-313-8814
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Danielle Insalaco-Egan Director of Student Support & Academic Achievement 646-313-8067
Frantz Louis Associate Director of Student Support & Academic Achievement 646-313-8196
Cindy Perez Academic Advisor 646-313-8118
Stephanie Pinho Student Success Advocate 646-313-8109
Victoria Romero Career Strategist: Liberal Arts & Business Administration 646-313-8843