Meet the Team

advising team

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.

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Student Success Advocates

Uriah Brown

Uriah Brown                                                                     

House: 2
Phone: 646-313-8859
Email: Uriah.Brown@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 606-B

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

Nelson Castro

Nelson Castro                                                   

House: 1
Phone: 646-313-8884
Email: Nelson.Castro@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 611-D

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Chicana/o Studies – University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Degree: M.A., Higher Education: Organization & Leadership – Teachers College, Columbia University

Keshia Daniel

Keshia Daniel

House: 6
Phone: 646-313-8829
Email: Keshia.Daniel@guttman.cuny.edu
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

Brandon Frazier

Brandon Frazier

House: 5
Phone: 646-313-8109
Email: Brandon.Frazier@guttman.cuny.edu
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

Laura Fritz

Laura Fritz

House: 3
Phone: 646-313-8873
Email: Laura.Fritz@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 606-C

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

Sarina Harty

Sarina Harty

House: 4
Phone: 646-313-8071
Email: Sarina.Harty@guttman.cuny.edu
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

Career Strategists

Rosemarie Chan

Rosemarie Chan

Program of Study: Urban Studies
Phone: 646-313-8842
Email: Rosemarie.Chan@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 207-H

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

Atiya Jackson

Atiya Jackson                                                                                                   

Programs of Study: Information Technology, Liberal Arts Science & Math, Liberal Arts Humanities (M-Z)
Phone: 646-313-8196
Email: Atiya.Jackson@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 207-J

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., History – Southern Connecticut State University
Graduate Degree: MEd, Curriculum Instruction – University of South Florida

Diana Zechowski

Diana Zechowski

Programs of Study: Business Administration & Liberal Arts Humanities (A-L)
Phone: 646-313-8003
Email: Diana.Zechowski@guttman.cuny.edu
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

Danny Ambrose

Dr. Daniel Ambrose
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Support

Phone: 646-313-8085
Email: Daniel.Ambrose@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 205

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology – University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduate Degrees: M.S., Higher Education & Student Affairs – Indiana University;
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Administration, & Policy – Fordham University

Krystal Liriano-Gonzalez

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

Phone: 646-313-8118
Email: Krystal.Liriano-Gonzalez@guttman.cuny.edu
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
Email: Victoria.Romero@guttman.cuny.edu
Location: 610-B

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