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.

Join our team! Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now available. Click here to apply.

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

Stephanie Calderon

Stephanie Calderon
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: English
Minor: Creative Writing
Achievements: NYPD Explorer Lieutenant, Adelante! scholar, INK writer

Nicole Cevallos

Nicole Cevallos
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Achievements: Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) Math Tutor and College Advisor
ePortfolio

Destiny Cruz

Destiny Cruz
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Law & Society
Minor: Political Science
Achievements: ACE Program Scholar, Dean's List recipient
ePortfolio

Nicole Cruz

Nicole Cruz
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma National Freshmen Honors Society, Dean's List Recipient, John Jay Honors Program Scholar

Devin Deane

Devin Deane
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: APPLE Corps scholar; Dean's List recipient

Claudia Holguin

Claudia Holguin
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology (BA) and Latin American and Latina/o Studies
Minor: Human Services
Achievements: Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theatre writer and cast member

Samantha Kosziollekz

Samantha Kosziollek
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Achievements:Psychology Research Assistant, Student Athlete - Softball, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Scholar
ePortfolio

Megil Patterson

Megil Patterson
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Humanities & Justice
Minor: Dispute Resolution
Achievements: APPLE Corps scholar, Fortune Society Intern

Yujerly Paulino

Yujerly Paulino
Transfers Peer Success Coach
Major: Public Administration Concentration B
Achievements: The Siegel Fellowship, Dean List, L.O.V.E (Latinas on the Verge of Excellence) Mentor

Daniella Providence

Daniella Providence
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: BA Writing
Achievements: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society - Vice President, Research Assistant in Psychology Lab

Domenica Ramirez

Doménica Ramirez
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology Certificate in Spanish legal translations and interpretations
Achievements: APPLE Corps Scholar, Student Athlete - Tennis
ePortfolio

Olivia Ramirez

Olivia Ramirez
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Political Science - Concentration: American and Urban Politics and Policy English
Minor: Speech and Media/Theater
Achievements: TBD
ePortfolio

Yenisel Ravelo

Yenisel Ravelo
APPLE Corps Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor: Human Service and Gender Studies
Achievements: Research Assistant for Dr. Glasford, and creator of the Anti Bullying Club (ABC)
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Celines Rodriguez

Celines Rodriguez
Adelante Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Achievements: Adelante! scholar, Adelante! Edge participant

Lianny Toval

Lianny Toval
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Psychology
Minor:Theatre Arts
Achievements: Treasurer of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Research Assistant for the Psychology Department, Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theater Intern
ePortfolio

Ariana Villanueva

Ariana Villanueva
Early Start Peer Success Coach
Major: Fire Science
Achievements: Adelante scholar, CPR/AED certified, Creater of Social Justice
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Kristin Visconti

Kristin Visconti
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Forensic Science
Minor: BA Writing
Achievements: Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Deans List recipient
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Melinda Yam

Melinda Yam
Freshman Peer Success Coach
Major: Criminology
Minor: Psychology
Achievements: Socially Awkward Club - Treasurer, John Jay Honors Program Scholar, Student Councel - Junior Representative