SASP Peer Success Coaches

SASP Peer Success Coaches

SASP Peer Success CoachesThe SASP Peer Success Coaches are successful and accomplished upper-class students dedicated to supporting students along their Academic Journey. Those in First Year Seminars, Transfer Seminars, and specialty cohorts – APPLE Corps, Adelante, Dream.US, Early Start – receive their own dedicated (and super friendly!) SASP Peer Success Coach to guide them through their first year at John Jay and beyond. As one of their first connections at John Jay, Peer Success Coaches familiarize students with the college, make referrals to campus resources, offer ongoing tips for academic success, and connect them to friends and mentors. They also offer individual and group success coaching sessions to help students 1) identify academic and professional goals, 2) craft a realistic plan to achieve these goals, and 3) find solutions to all kinds of obstacles.

coaching iconIn academic year 2016-2017, Peer Success Coaches provided 30-45 minute success coaching sessions to over 1200 students! Students who participated in at least one coaching session earned higher GPAs and more credits, and were more likely to stay in college, compared to those who did not participate.

Meet the Leadership Team

Nancy Yang

Nancy Yang
Program Founder and Manager, Associate Director for Student Success Initiatives
[p] (646) 557-4422
[e] nyang@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay favorite: helping students overcome obstacles
Interests: teambuilding, student success, productivity strategies, technology, music, lifehacks

Jay Chopra

Jay Chopra
Student Success Coordinator
[p] (212) 393-6394
[e] jchopra@jjay.cuny.edu
John Jay favorite: getting to know students
Interests: reading, movies, animals

Kenny Gonzalez

Kenny Gonzalez
Peer Program Associate
[p] (646) 557-8231
[e] kgonzalez@jjay.cuny.edu

Meet Your SASP Peer Success Coaches

Joshua Amador

Joshua Amador
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Joining the Men’s Cross Country Team.

Teresa Baez

Teresa Baez
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a peer success coach and helping my mentees.

Stephanie Calderon

Stephanie Calderon
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Creative Writing, Latin American & Latino/a Studies
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Awarded "Best overall ePortfolio" of 2016.

Nicole Cevallos

Nicole Cevallos
Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Criminology
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Starting the process for the NYPD Cadet Program.

Henry Cruz

Henry Cruz
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology & Public Administration
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming an Anthropology Department Student Staff Writer.

Nicole Cruz

Nicole Cruz
Freshmen/Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Human Services
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Studying abroad in Cuba Summer 2017.

Devin Deane

Devin Deane
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Human Services
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Getting accepted into John Jay College as an APPLE Corps student.

Ilona Duverge

Ilona Duverge
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a Peer Success Coach and proudly supporting incoming Freshman's journey into college.

Ximena Garcia-Lambas

Ximena Garcia-Lambas
Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology & Public Administration
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a peer success coach.

Selina Li

Selina Li
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Sustainability & Environmental Justice
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Placing 2nd in the CUNY Wide Speech Contest 2017.

Stacey Morales

Stacey Morales
Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Dispute Resolutions Certificate
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Earning a spot on the Dean's List.

Michelle Moussot

Michelle Moussot
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology & Gender Studies
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Building a bond with my students.

Anastasiya Ni

Anastasiya Ni
CSIS Peer Success Coach
Major: Computer Science & Informational Security
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Completion of "The Threat Within" Challenge.

Megil Patterson

Megil Patterson
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Dispute Resolution Certificate Program
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a peer success coach.

Yujerly Paulino

Yujerly Paulino
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Public Administration
Minor: Africana Studies
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Participating in the CUNY LGBTQI Leadership Program.

Jazmin Pimentel Neddall

Jazmin Pimentel Neddal
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Mathematics
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a Peer Success Coach.

Daniella Providence

Daniella Providence
Freshmen/Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Creative Writing
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Having the opportunity to work with President Mason and Dr. Pezzella to do work on Hate Crime Responses for my capstone thesis.

Domenica Ramirez Tola

Doménica Ramirez Tola
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Spanish Legal Translations & Interpretations
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Completing the APPLE Corp experience.

Olivia Ramirez

Olivia Ramirez
CSIS Program Associate
Major: Political Science
Minor: English
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Completing the Edward T. Rogowsky internship - placed with the Speaker of City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Yenisel Ravelo

Yenisel Ravelo
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Gender Studies and Human Services
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Studied abroad twice and met amazing people.

Randy Rosario

Randy Rosario
CSIS Peer Success Coach
Major: Computer Science & Information Security
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Being on the Dean's list.

Lianny Toval

Lianny Toval
Early Start/Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Human Services & Theater
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Being an executive for the student led organization, LASO.

Jan Michael	Vicencio

Jan Michael Vicencio
Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor:Philosophy
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Being hired as a Peer Success Coach during my Freshman Year.

Ariana Villanueva

Ariana Villanueva
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Fire Science
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Publishing a social justice website.

Kristin Visconti

Kristin Visconti
Freshmen Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Science
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Interning with the NYPD Police Lab.

Melinda Yam

Melinda Yam
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Winning the Student Council Treasurer position.

Gabrielle Yee

Gabrielle Yee
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Philosophy & Political Science
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Becoming a peer success coach.

Elizabeth Zapata

Elizabeth Zapata
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology & Political Science
Fave accomplishment at JJay: Being accepted into John Jay Honors Program.