Meet the Team

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Getting To Know My Advisor

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 program of study and their degree, and transition into a baccalaureate program and/or career. Career Strategists also host program of study-related activities, workshops, and networking events and provide college transfer support to students.

Advising & Transfer Support Team

Guttman advising professionals are dynamic, student-centered specialists who are committed to supporting students’ academic, professional, and personal success. All advisors possess graduate degrees and bring with them a wealth of professional experience from CUNY and/or other higher education settings.

Student Success Advocates

Laura Fritz

Laura Fritz

House: 1
Phone: 646-313-8873
Location: 606-C

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Economics – Virginia Tech
Graduate Degree: M.A., Higher Education & Student Affairs – The Ohio State University

Uriah Brown

Uriah Brown                                                                     

House: 2
Phone: 646-313-8859
Location: 611-D

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Business Administration – Brooklyn College, CUNY
Graduate Degree: M.S., Business Economics – Brooklyn College, CUNY

Brandon Frazier

Brandon Frazier

House: 3
Phone: 646-313-8109
Location: 609-E

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Communications – State University of New York at Albany
Graduate Degree: M.A., Higher Education Administration – Stony Brook University

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Leslie Mejia 

House: 4
Phone: 646-313-8884
Location: 606-B

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Social Welfare – State University of New York at Albany
Graduate Degree: M.S.W., Social Welfare – State University of New York at Albany

Sarina Harty

Sarina Harty

House: 5
Phone: 646-313-8071
Location: 609-L

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology – St. Mary’s University, San Antonio
Graduate Degree: M.A., School Counseling and Guidance – New York University

Keshia Daniel

Keshia Daniel

House: 6
Phone: 646-313-8829
Location: 610-I

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Applied Sociology – State University of New York at Buffalo
Graduate Degree: M.S., Higher Education Student Affairs Administration – State University of New York at Buffalo

Student Success Advocate Picture - Emily Irwin

Emily Irwin (Part-Time Academic Advisor)

House: 7 & 8
Phone: 646-313-8006
Location: 610-I

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., English Literature & Psychology – University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Degree: M.S.W., Community Based Practice & Leadership – Fordham University

Career Strategists

Rosemarie Chan

Rosemarie Chan

Program of Study: Urban Studies & Information Technology
Phone: 646-313-8842
Location: 207-H

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology & Psychology – Stony Brook University
Graduate Degree: M.A., Mental Health Counseling – Alliance Graduate School of Counseling

Part Time Advising Assistant - Diana Mangar

Diana Mangar (Part-Time Advising Assistant)  

Programs of Study: Liberal Arts Humanities Support
Phone: 646-313-8196
Location: 207-J

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Social Work – York College, CUNY

Diana Zechowski

Diana Zechowski

Programs of Study: Business Administration & Liberal Arts Humanities
Phone: 646-313-8003
Location: 207-G

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Sociology – State University of New York at New Paltz
Graduate Degree: MSEd, Higher Education Administration – Baruch College, CUNY

Advising & Transfer Support Leadership Team

Krystal Liriano-Gonzalez

Krystal Liriano-Gonzalez
Associate Director of Student Support & Academic Achievement
Programs of Study: Human Services, Science & Math

Phone: 646-313-8118
Location: 207-I

Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A., Human Resource Management – Baruch College, CUNY
Graduate Degree: M.S., Business Management & Leadership – School of Professional Studies

Victoria Romero

Victoria Romero
Associate Director of Student Support & Academic Advising

Phone: 646-313-8843
Location: 610-B

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Communications – St. John Fisher College
Graduate Degree: M.S., Human Service Administration – St. John Fisher College