Resident Assistants 2020-2021
Stephanie Agyemang is a Sophomore Majoring in Biopsychology. She aspires to be a neonatal physician Assistant because of her love for children. She was born in the Bronx but ultimately moved to different areas of the world like Ghana and England. Stephanie is the President of a faith based organization called Pensa Pace. She is actively involved in the church and in her faith. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and family and helping others be the best they could be. She is really excited to meet her residents and create a relationship with them.
Andrea (Dre) Alicea is a senior nursing major and a second year Resident Assistant. She lives in Trumbull Connecticut with her mom, older sister, and dog. She is bilingual in both Spanish and English and she hopes to become trilingual and learn American Sign Language. On campus Dre is a Tour Guide, and Student Assistant at the Welcome Center and a Strength's Coach. Dre also works at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital on an acute rehabilitation unit. When Dre isn't studying, she enjoys playing her ukulele, painting, napping, petting dogs and trying new coffee shops! Dre loves helping others and is wicked excited to return as an RA this semester!
Aaliyah Balcacer is a third year RA, and a senior nursing student with a minor in Psychology. She is aspiring to eventually get her masters in Public Health and work at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was born and raised Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan and is also fluent in Spanish; she is also learning French and Japanese. She is proudly a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority and has found that community service inspires her to be a better person. She has also proudly cofounded the Dominican Student Association on campus and serves as Secretary and Co-chair of Campus Relations. Aaliyah also enjoys watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, going to concerts, reading, and has a slight coffee addiction. She also hopes to travel and learn about the world as much as possible.
Natasha is a junior accounting major in the Pforzheimer Honors College from Rockland County, New York. In addition to being a first-year RA in Alumni Hall, you can find her making milkshakes as the General Manager of Pace Perk Cafe or walking around campus giving tours through the Welcome Center. During the summer of 2019, she was able to participate in a faculty-led study abroad program in Rome, Italy at St. John’s University and credits it as her favorite opportunity from Pace thus far. Additionally, for the past six months she has worked as a Financial Reporting Intern at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and has loved working for a company that cares so much about the wellbeing of others. She hopes to foster a community of love and inclusion, allowing everyone to feel welcome. She cannot wait to see what this year will bring!
Kayla is a senior applied psychology major with a minor in criminal justice and sociology. She is excited to spend her third and final year as an RA in Aumni Hall. Kayla is born and raised on Long Island and has 3 cats. She loves to go to the beach, hike and hangout with friends. Since she is majoring in psychology, she loves using the RA to help others and works hard to have a relationship with her residents so they feel comfortable coming to her for help.
Gerardo Gomez is a Senior majoring in Biopsychology and minoring in Neuroscience who aspires to become a researcher. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York but his parents are originally from Colombia. This is Gerardo's second year being an RA in Alumni and is very excited to be assisting First-Year Students adjust to Pace! On campus, Gerardo was an Orientation Leader, a member of the Pep Band, President of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, volunteers regularly with CCAR, and is also a Campus Activities Assistant at the SDCA Office. Gerardo's hobbies include walks around campus, learning new things, traveling, exploring, volunteering, photography, and astronomy. Gerardo hopes to help first-year students acclimate to college life where they can flourish and be their best selves.
Daniela Hernandez is a Sophomore in the Pforzheimer Honors College with a double business major. She is a first-year Resident Assistant, coming from the Bronx. On campus Daniela works at the Welcome Center as a Tour Guide and is the Research Manager for Pace Connect. When Daniela isn't working, she enjoys traveling, petting dogs and trying new restaurants with really good foods! She is extremely excited to be a first year RA in Alumni Hall!
Nia is a senior nursing student. She is aspiring to further her education by obtaining her masters and ultimately becoming a neonatal nurse. She is from Tarrytown, New York where she lives with her family. She is a second-year Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall and is so excited to see everyone. She is a member of the Alpha-Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students and spends a lot of time studying. Outside of her academics, Nia enjoys reading, listening to music, drawing, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. She is very passionate about the pursuit of equality and helping others. As a second-year RA, she hopes that she can make everyone feel welcomed and apart of the Pace community.
Grainne is a Junior nursing major in the Pforzheimer’s honors college . She is a first generation college student working towards a masters degree to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Grainne is from a small town in Pearl River New York but was originally born in Middle Village Queens. This is Grainne’s first year being an RA in Alumni and she very excited to be apart of a team to help our First-Year Students at Pace! On campus, Grainne is apart of Setters Leadership Program, Alpha Lambda Sigma & Lambda Sigma honors societies and RHA. She is also a sister in Gamma Sigma Sigma, the president of the National Student Nurses Association, a tour guide and is the CHP ambassador for SGA this year! Outside of academics and clubs, Grainne loves to jam to music, binge watch Netflix shows and volunteer! She is very excited to meet the class of 2025- her goal is to make sure everyone feels welcomed and included!
Angelina Prevete is a senior public accounting major with a minor in marketing. She is from Long Island, New York where she lives with her parents and her two younger brothers. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, the National Residence Hall Honorary and the Setters Leadership Initiatives. This is Angelina’s second year being a Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall. Outside of being an RA, Angelina is Assistant Marketing Manager at Pace Fit, member of the Accounting Society, and the SGA Lubin Ambassador. In her free time, she likes to do community service, go to the gym and watch movies! She has worked at Estee Lauder Companies Inc. as a Finance Intern and Marks Paneth LLC as a Tax Intern and will be completing an internship with Deloitte in the Summer 2021. After Pace, she is looking to work full-time with a Big 4 Accounting Firm in New York City. Angelina is super excited to meet the class of 2024and cannot wait to see what their future at Pace has in store for them!
Destiny Soto is a Senior majoring in Health Science on the Pre-PA track with the intent of going to medical school. She was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, New York with a proud Hispanic background from both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She loves anything with sparkles and would bedazzle everything if she could. She also has a passion for the medical field and helping others and will one day have her own practice as a plastic surgeon. On campus, she has worked as a lifeguard since Freshman year and completed two terms as the Vice President for the Organization of Latin American Students. Her hobbies include shopping, studying for the MCAT, volunteering, watching movies and physical activities. This will be her first year as a Resident Assistant and she couldn’t be more excited! She looks forward to starting this journey with the incoming class and will always be just a knock away :)
Anaya White is a Senior Public Relations major with a minor in Journalism from Queens, NY. Anaya is the President of the Glamorous Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. along with being an executive board member of the United Cultural Council on campus. Anaya aspires to work as a Director of Public Relations in the Entertainment Industry, in hopes of establishing her own PR firm in the future. In her spare time, Anaya enjoys painting, trying out new restaurants, and watching A Different World. She is a first-year Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall and she could not be more excited to meet the Class of 2024!
Tess is a junior Early Childhood/Childhood Education major with a concentration in history. She is a first year RA and is super excited to be a part of the Elm Hall community. Tess is from Long Island, NY and has an older sister who is a special education teacher. She loves spending time with her family and friends, loves the beach and going for drives. Tess is a second year peer leader, the Student Facilities Assistant for Athletics and Recreation, Relay for Life Co-Chair for Colleges Against Cancer and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Tess loves helping others and hopes to become an elementary school teacher when she graduates!
Lyndsi is a sophomore Digital Cinema and Filmmaking major hoping to get into the entertainment industry as an editor or director. She is coming into the Elm Residence Halls in January 2021 as a first-year RA. Lyndsi is from Northern New Jersey, and has one sister graduating from RIT's NTID program this year. On campus, you can also find her in Residence Hall Association as The Executive Vice President of Programming. In her spare time, Lyndsi loves to get involved with music as much as possible, a percussionist herself, and likes to go on adventures large and small. Her top five strengths are Deliberative, Empathy, Strategic, Developer, and Analytical.
Hi my name is Brandon! I am now a senior year Nursing major! I'm grew up in Brooklyn, NY and went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS, a performing arts high school, for Drama. While going to school for Nursing was a big change for me, I truly enjoy helping people and making connections and that's what has kept me in the program thus far! You've probably seen my face on campus many time because I am very involved in the Pace Community. Besides being an RA, some major jobs and positions I have on campus include being a Tour Guide, previous Pace F.I.R.E Peer Educator, the recently established Diversity Ambassador as well as many other things! Along with this, I am involved in BSU and O.L.A.S and and have various positions in my fraternity. When I'm not dancing my nursing-related anxiety away, other things I do for fun include listening to music, collecting vinyls, juggling, playing basketball or simply engaging in different cultures and deep conversations. Finally, I want everyone to know that I am a positive support on campus that is here to motivate and uplift individuals and the community in anyway I can! Also if you ever want to learn how to juggle, I'd be more than glad to teach you!
Vivianna Martinez is a Junior Pforzheimer Honors College student pursuing a major in Nursing and a minor in Psychology. She is a first-generation college student born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and this is her second year as an RA! She was previously part of the Alumni Hall community in the Honors FIG, and this year, she will serve as the leader of the Nursing Living Learning Community (LLC)! When she’s not studying, you can find Vivianna giving a campus tour as she works as a Tour Guide and Student Assistant at the Welcome Center. She is also Vice President of a club on campus called Pace Cooks and Bakes, a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and a mentor for first-year students in the Pforzheimer Honors College. In her spare time, Vivianna enjoys going to the beach, fishing, painting, cooking/baking, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is thrilled to be part of the Elm Community and can’t wait to meet all of her residents!
Brittney is a Senior Honors Health Science major on the Pre-Physician Assistant track. She is a first-year RA and cannot wait to connect with upperclassmen in Elm Hall. Brittney was born in the Bronx, but grew up in Long Island, NY with her mother and her siblings. However, since freshman year, she has been spending more time in the Bronx with her father. On campus, Brittney was President of United Health Science Leaders, a club that she started with her classmates in order to prepare Pre-PA students for a future in Physician Assistant school. Outside of school, she enjoys cooking both Puerto Rican and Italian recipes that she grew up with, taking her dog for walks, hiking at Bear Mountain, picnicking locally, and going to the beach on Long Island. Other activities that she partakes in include volunteering at Mount Sinai Hospital St. Luke’s providing bed-side assistance to injured and ill patients and also at Pleasantville Ambulance Corps aiding EMTs and Paramedics treat and transport patients to health facilities. Brittney intends on using her last year at Pace University to finish her undergraduate education strong, further her relationships with friends, and create new ones with her residents.
RA Kayla is a senior Nursing major from Queens, NY. This will be RA Kayla's second year in the Elm community. RA Kayla enjoys going to the beach, gardening, crafting/DIY projects, and going out to eat. RA Kayla strives to build an inclusive and diverse environment for her residents to thrive in. In the future RA Kayla hopes to become an Oncology or Neonatal RN and later a Nurse Practitioner. RA Kayla is looking forward to assisting her residents to thrive during these challenging times.
Katherine Santana is a graduate student studying to obtain her Master’s Degree in Special Education. Katherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, and playing volleyball. She works as a Student Assistant in the Office of Graduate Admission. She aspires to become an elementary school teacher and is looking forward to building relationships with other students on campus.
Cayleigh Carson is a Junior Information Technology Major with a minor in Computer Science. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma and Vice-President of Seidenberg's Tech Collective. She lives in Pearl River, New York with her family and two dogs, Rocky and Cody. She works at the Pace University ITS Help Desk as a Student Assistant. Cayleigh also enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix, and doing community service. Her top five strengths are harmony, responsibility, consistency, learner, and restorative and she can't wait to use them as an RA this year!
Deana Conzuegra is a returner RA at Martin Hall, and a Senior Pforzheimer Honors College student currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics. She is from the Bronx, New York, and lives with her brother Jackson, sister Arianna, and dog Tyko. She works at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and is the former Secretary of the Pforzheimer Honors Council. In the future, she hopes to get her master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. Being a former Air Force JROTC cadet, she hopes to be able to design and work with airplanes and spacecrafts. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, doing arts and crafts, and loves Jon Bellion and hoodie weather.
Kate Devaney is a third-year nursing major and a part of the Pforzheimer Honors College. Kate aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in oncology. She is from Westchester, NY, where she lives with her big family and her dog. She is on the Swim and Dive team and enjoys spending time with her teammates. Kate is also an active member and VP of the National Student Nurses Association and was a part of Martin Hall Council. Highly adventurous, she enjoys a variety of activities such as hiking, paddle boarding, and cliff jumping. This will be Kate’s first year as a RA, and she is excited to be in Martin Hall.
Peter Pashalides is a Senior Computer Science major with a minor in Management. He lives at home with his brother, parents, and two dogs Nico and Mia. This summer he worked at a software development internship and currently works on campus as a part of the ITS Help Desk team. Peter likes to collect Funko Pops and loves movies and comic books. He also likes to build computers and will help anyone interested in building one themselves. This is Peter’s second year as an RA and he couldn’t be more excited to start the new year!
Carmela Piccolo is a senior Applied Psychology and Human Relations major and Pforzheimer Honors College student who plans to pursue a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Carmela is going into her third year as a Resident Assistant in Martin Hall and is from Queens, New York. Carmela is a part of the Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, National Residence Hall Honorary and a research winner for Pace University's 2019-2020 Student-Faculty Research Program. She is also currently conducting research in hopes of getting it published in a journal about the affects of the Coronavirus on interpersonal relationships. Carmela works at the University's Student Mailroom and within the psychology department as a Lab Assistant. Carmela is excited to work with upperclassmen this upcoming year and wants to work toward fostering an inclusive, amicable environment within the hall.
Devon Verma is a Junior Information Technology Major and a first year RA in Martin Hall. He is from Milford, Connecticut and lives with his family and their dogs, Bruce Wayne and Grayson. Devon is sincerely passionate about meeting people, tinkering with computers, music, competing in Esports tournaments, 3D printing, exercise, and having a good time. On campus he operates diligently as one of SGA's Seidenberg Student Ambassadors, a leader within the Seidenberg Tech Collective, the VP of Finance and brother of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, and as a vocal member of the Finance Committee. Outside of campus activities, Devon works as a computer technician in Pleasantville and as a Twitch affiliate. His top five strengths are: Input, Restorative, Positivity, Discipline, and WOO! If you see Devon on campus make sure to say hello or howdy!
Brian Bates is a senior member of the Pace Swimming and Diving Team, the Pforzheimers Honors college, and a transfer from Saint Peter’s University.
He is a digital film and cinema major with the goal of becoming a Model and a castaway on survivor. He is an out of state student from Norwell, Massachusetts where he enjoys to surf and go to the beach. Brian chose to study film in New York City as it is a hub for Film and TV. He has been a background actor on Hulu, Netflix, MTV, Starz and HBO! In his free time, when he is not at swim practice or class, he enjoys going to time square and Central Park to relax! I am very excited for my first year as an RA with North Hall!! GO SETTERS WOOF WOOF!
Lesly Chamorro is a senior accounting major at Pace University. She is a second year RA and will be in North Hall. Lesly is a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, Lambda Sigma honor society, and the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. She enjoys being active on campus. Lesly was the Vice President of Elm Hall Council, the Recognition Coordinator for the National Residence Hall Honorary, while maintaining two jobs. Lesly is from Darien, CT, however, was born and raised in Queens, NY. Her hobbies include reading, painting and hiking.
Leah Garbowski is a graduate student in the Master’s of Mental Health Counseling program at Pace University. She is originally from Rochester, NY and will be working as a first year RA. Leah works as a nanny for a family in town and loves spending time with children. In her free time Leah enjoys baking, hiking and reading. Leah is looking forward to becoming a part of the North Hall community!
Mae is a senior majoring in Digital Cinema and Film and minoring in Management. Mae is a first year RA excited to join the community. Mae was born in the bronx but raised in New Rochelle where she studied business at Iona College. for one year. Her family is from the Nature island of Dominica where she travels to every so often for vacation. On her spare time, Mae loves to travel, spend time with family, exercise, play games and work on her photography and film. She has a deep passion for film and hope to produce and even create her own production in the future. Mae plans on getting more involved on campus and hopes to give residents a great experience at Pace.
Kalin Tang is a part of the Pace Swim and Dive Team, majoring in Nursing. Kalin is a first-year RA and is excited to work with transfer students and upperclassmen, whose shoes she was in just last year! Kalin transferred from Florida State University to pursue her degree in nursing. She currently lives in Destin, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, at the beach, surfing, and running! As a transfer student, Kalin hopes to help the transfer community feel accepted and valued.
Bethany is a senior nursing major and excited to be an RA in North Hall this year. Bethany is from Long Island, NY and her favorite thing to do is swim and relax at the beach. Bethany currently works as a Nursing Assistant at Mather Hospital and spent her summer working as a Nurse Extern at LIJ Forest Hills Hospital. Bethany plans on becoming either an ER nurse or Labor & Delivery nurse in the future. Bethany was also a Peer Leader and WOW Leader on campus, and is part of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Bethany loves to travel and plans to more once she graduates.
Allysanne Gardner is a junior studying Nursing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is a second-year Resident Assistant and a proud recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award for the 2019-2020 school year, where she worked in North Hall. This year she will be joining the townhouse community and is looking forward to meeting each of her residents. Allysanne will serve as the President to the Nation Residence Hall Honorary and the Special Events and Logistics Coordinator for the Pace 4 Kids Maria Ferrari Oncology Fundraiser through this school year. Allysanne aspires to use her nursing degree in the Operating Room. In her spare time, you can find her reading an old book while enjoying a coffee, spending time with her friends, or riding her bike.
Joey Monfort is graduate student majoring in Occupational Therapy. Joey graduated from Catawba College with a B.S in Therapeutic Recreation and a double minor in Psychology and Information Systems. In his free time he likes to hangout with friends and either play sports or watch movies. Some fun facts about him is that he can do magic tricks and can juggle.
Amanda Pagan is a Senior Childhood Education major with a concentration in mathematics. Her goal is to become an elementary school teacher and pursue her passion for teaching and helping children. She grew up in Long Island, New York with her older brother and sister, parents, and pets. She is a returning RA with this being her second year in the Townhouses. She is also involved in Future Educators Association (FEA) where she holds an e-board position. Some of the things she enjoys most is being around her friends, spending time with family, and relaxing at home watching Netflix.
Ness is a Junior Chemistry major with a minor in Math. She aspires to one day earn her PhD. in chemistry and conduct research. She is from Brooklyn, NY, but her parents are originally from Turkey. On campus, she has worked as an Orientation Leader for the past two summers, and as tutor at the Learning Assistance Center. She is also a proud member of the Pforzhiemer Honors College, a sweetheart for Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and a flute player for the Pep Band. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, watch Tiktok, or hang out with her cat, Simba. Ness is super excited to start her first semester as an RA and see everyone on campus (six feet away with a mask, of course)!
Meet Irach’e (Shea) Teague, a devoted student majoring in biology and English with a concentration in creative writing. She is the President of the Hip Hop Dance Club, Vice President of Engagement for Residence Hall Association, and former Orientation Leader from 2019. Growing up in Amityville, New York, Shea is a first year RA in the Townhouses, she enjoys listening to music, painting, writing, and dancing in the aerobics room. Her top five strengths are adaptability, communication, input, competition, and futuristic. Shea plans to become a medical examiner and travel the world.
Elsie Yeargin is a senior Nursing major and a first year Resident Assistant at the Townhouses. She is from Westchester, NY where she lives with her parents, older sister and dog Harley. Elsie currently works at the Hospital for Special Surgery and plans on becoming either an oncology or pediatric nurse. Elsie has been the Secretary of Pace Cooks and Bakes and a Peer Leader for the past two years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going out to eat, exploring new places and binge watching shows on Netflix. Elsie can't wait to get back on campus and get to know her residents.