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

In the first year, students have 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 guides them as they progress toward completing their major and their degree, and transitioning 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.

Ultimately, students are responsible for their success, but the advisors will help them build and use the strengths, tools, skills, and strategies to stay on track. 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

Nelson CastroStudent Success Advocate646-313-8884 nelson.castro@guttman.cuny.edu 611-D
Lauren DiMartinoCareer Strategist: Business Administration & Urban Studies646-313-8071 lauren.dimartino@guttman.cuny.edu 207-G
Janine HarrisCareer Strategist: Information Technology & Liberal Arts646-313-8814 janine.harris@guttman.cuny.edu 207- I
Danielle Insalaco-EganDirector of Student Support & Academic Achievement646-313-8067 danielle.insalaco-egan@guttman.cuny.edu 207-H
Marlene LeoStudent Success Advocate646-313-8140 marlene.leo@guttman.cuny.edu 610-B
Frantz LouisAssociate Director of Student Support & Academic Achievement; Career Strategist: Human Services646-313-8196 frantz.louis@guttman.cuny.edu 207-L
Allison MilanaCareer Strategist: Liberal Arts646-313-8174 allison.milana@guttman.cuny.edu 207-J
Amallia OrmanStudent Success Advocate646-313-8859 amallia.orman@guttman.cuny.edu 604-J
Patricia PayanoStudent Success Advocate646-313-8118 patricia.payano@guttman.cuny.edu 605-J
Stephanie PinhoStudent Success Advocate646-313-8109 stephanie.pinho@guttman.cuny.edu 609-L
Victoria RomeroStudent Success Advocate646-313-8843 victoria.romero@guttman.cuny.edu 610-I