Undergraduate Team


Ashish Bhatia
Ashish Bhatia
abhatia@stern.nyu.edu
 

Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, & Innovation
Ashish Bhatia is the Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, & Innovation in the Undergraduate College. In this role he promotes a reflective, creative, and inclusive culture within Stern’s undergraduate college of more than 2,700 students. He manages professional and leadership development by working with corporate partners and alumni to help students transition from college to purposeful careers. During his time at Stern, he has developed and led a number of innovative programs in the undergraduate college including: A design thinking course for all first year students, a career program that includes SternTalks, a TED style program that engages NYC alumni, and a Peer Mentorship program that provides peer-to-peer advising.

Dean Bhatia is an Adjunct Professor of Business & Society teaching courses in the social impact curriculum and entrepreneurship. He is completing his Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research is focused on how selective MBA programs foster an entrepreneurial mindset. He is an alumnus of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College, receiving his Bachelors in Economics and International Business and received his Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Prior to joining Stern in 2015, he was a market economist and policy advisor for fifteen years working as a portfolio manager at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Director of Central Banks & Public Policy at the World Gold Council. He has also played various entrepreneurial roles—founding a social enterprise supporting job training in New York City, designing a bespoke executive education program with UC Berkeley, and advising a high growth experiential marketing firm leading to its sale in 2018.  
 
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Akiko Yamaguchi
ayamaguc@stern.nyu.edu
Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement
Akiko Yamaguchi serves as a Senior Associate Director in the Office of Student Engagement. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the social and community building programs, planning various school-wide programs, and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Akiko worked at NYU School of Medicine where she oversaw professional and social programming along with new student orientation. Her background in Higher Education began in Residence Life and she has served in various Residence Life capacities at Vassar College and the University of Southern California.

Akiko graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in International Studies and holds an M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California, and is current pursuing her EdD in Higher Education Administration at NYU Steinhardt.  A Akiko is originally from Tokyo, Japan and during her spare time, can be found walking her dog, visiting museums, and working on graphic design projects.
 
Kim Maes
Kimberly Maes
kmaes@stern.nyu.edu
Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement
Kimberly Maes serves as a Senior Associate Director in the Office of Student Engagement. She is responsible for overseeing professional and career development programs, as well as corporate partnerships for the Stern Undergraduate College. Prior to joining Stern, Kimberly worked at NYU Tisch where she advised undergraduate students, managed graduation services, and oversaw special events for the Department of Drama. Her higher education career began at the University of Southern California, where she accrued experience in academic advising, study abroad, undergraduate research, and retention. 

Kimberly graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU Steinhardt, and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. at NYU Stern part-time. She loves to travel, dance, and spoil her dog, and always seeks new and exciting experiences.
 
Rachel G
Rachel Shapiro
rshapiro@stern.nyu.edu
Associate Director, Student Engagement
Rachel Shapiro serves as an Associate Director in the Office of Student Engagement. She is responsible for social programming for Stern undergraduates, including the planning of Orientation, Block Party, Passport Day, and Baccalaureate. She is also the adviser to Student Council and manages a mentorship program for undergraduates and MBA students. Prior to joining the Office of Student Engagement, Rachel served as Assistant Director of the M.S. in Business Analytics program in Stern's Office of Global and Executive Education.

Rachel graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and from NYU Steinhardt with an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Higher Education Administration at NYU Steinhardt. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring NYC.
 
Mandy
Mandy Lancour
mlancour@stern.nyu.edu
Associate Director, Student Engagement
Mandy Lancour serves as an Assistant Director in Stern's Undergraduate Office of Student Engagement. Mandy is responsible for overseeing professional programming.

Mandy is a transplant from Athens, GA where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Georgia. There, she researched spatial and relational reasoning and visual attention of capuchin monkeys in the Primate Cognition and Behavior Lab. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant with Discover Abroad, a sustainability-based study abroad program traveling to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Mandy is enthusiastic about meeting new people, reflective thinking, and continuing to explore the world around her.
 
Stephanie Valentino
Stephanie Valentino
svalenti@stern.nyu.edu
Associate Director, Student Engagement
Stephanie Valentino serves as an Associate Director in Stern’s Office of Student Engagement. She is responsible for advising our student clubs and organizations.

Stephanie has worked in Residential Life for the past 6 years, most recently at Columbia University. For the past 4 years at Columbia University, she oversaw the Special Interest Community program and advised several student organizations, including the National Residence Hall Honorary. Additionally, Stephanie received her Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from Fordham University in 2012. Born and raised in New York City, she enjoys exploring museums, unique events, and new restaurants around the city. In her free time she can often be found taking walks with her dog, experimenting with new baking recipes, reading a new book, or binge-watching TV shows, especially documentaries.
 
Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson
kanderso@stern.nyu.edu
Administrative Aide, Student Engagement
Katie Anderson serves as an Administrative Aide in the Office of Student Engagement. Katie is responsible for supporting professional programs and communications from OSE.

Katie is a proud graduate of Stern where she concentrated in Business Economics and minored in Math. In her time at NYU, she held various positions in residence life and was a three-time Stern Orientation Leader and CLP Guide. As an Admissions Ambassador, she gave more than 200 NYU campus tours and loved almost every single one. In her free time, she loves reading, cycling, doing needlepoint, and writing comics about her adventures--both real and fictional. In 2016, she won second place in the NYU Stern March Madness bracket challenge. She has also appeared on Google Street View. She's absolutely thrilled to be part of the OSE team!
 
Mary Mun
Mary Mun
mmun@stern.nyu.edu
Administrative Aide, Student Engagement
Mary Mun serves as an Administrative Aide in Stern's Office of Student Engagement, where she is responsible for supporting social programming.

Mary is a recent graduate of NYU Steinhardt, where she majored in Global Public Health and Applied Psychology. During her time at NYU, she loved being a Resident Assistant at Palladium Hall, working as a Student Assistant at Stern's EMBA Admissions, and serving the New York community through her service group, Alpha Phi Omega. In her free time, Mary can be found enjoying cardio dance classes, sipping on boba tea, or playing with dogs. She's so happy to continue working with undergraduate students at OSE!
 
EJ Oliverio
EJ Oliverio
eno234@stern.nyu.edu
Graduate Fellow, Student Engagement
EricaJoy "EJ" Oliverio serves as a Graduate Fellow in the Office of Student Engagement. She supports student clubs and organizations.

EJ graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017 with a BA in English & Media Studies. During her undergraduate career, she was a member of UVA's programming board and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Following graduation, she served as the Executive Director of the Virginia Club of New York, a non-profit dedicated to connecting UVA alumni in the tri-state area through social, educational, and service programming. EJ is currently pursuing her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs at NYU Steinhardt. In her free time, she can be found volunteering for her alma mater, or exploring Brooklyn, one craft fair or coffee shop at a time.
 
Taylor Ann Winkler
Taylor Ann Winkler
tw1999@stern.nyu.edu
Graduate Fellow, Student Engagement
Taylor Ann is the Graduate Fellow for Orientation and Student Council in the Office of Student Engagement.

Prior to joining the Office of Student Engagement, Taylor Ann graduated with a B.A. in Literature and a minor in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. While attending Ramapo, Taylor Ann was involved in the Orientation Program, the Peer Facilitation Program, and was a member of Theta Phi Alpha Sorority. Taylor Ann served as an Orientation Leader for two years before becoming the Program Intern in 2017. In her three years of involvement in the Orientation Program, Taylor Ann helped welcome more than 4,500 new students to Ramapo. As a Peer Facilitator, Taylor Ann aided First-Year students in their Transition to Ramapo by spending thirty minutes of "Peer Time" with her assigned First-Year Seminar class each week. Taylor Ann was a Peer Facilitator for three years and served as the program’s intern in 2017. While an active member in Theta Phi Alpha, Taylor Ann served on the executive board as Risk Manager and was a Rho Gamma for Spring 2019 recruitment. Taylor Ann is currently seeking her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at NYU Steinhardt. In her spare time Taylor Ann enjoys finding new places to eat, going to the beach, and hiking with her dog.
 
Jacques Cai
Jacques Cai
jc4672@stern.nyu.edu
Graduate Fellow, Student Engagement
Jacques Cai serves as a Graduate Fellow in the Office of Student Engagement. Jacques is responsible for supporting professional programming and supervises the Peer Mentors program.

Jacques graduated from the NYU College of Arts and Science with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Studies. Following graduation, he served as an analyst and associate at Morgan Stanley within the Finance and Treasury divisions. Born and raised in New York City, Jacques has been involved with various student mentorship programs affiliated with local high schools. During his free time, Jacques enjoys training brazilian jiu-jitsu as a current purple belt, perfecting his golf swing and tennis serve, and exploring new restaurants to try out in New York. Jacques is currently pursuing his Full-Time MBA at NYU Stern.