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Resident Assistants 2017-2018

Check back in September 2017 for updated bios of our 2017-2018 RA staff!

Alumni Hall

Amanda Aguayo

Amanda Aguayo is a sophomore nursing major with a minor in management. She lives in New Milford, Connecticut with her family and her dog, Sandy. After graduating from Pace University Amanda hopes to move to Boston, Massachusetts and pursue a career as a Nurse Anesthetist. This 2016 year, in addition to being a Resident Assistant, Amanda is also a Peer Leader, helping freshman nursing majors transition to college, and the Administration Coordinator for Pace University's National Residence Hall Honorary. With her Certified Nursing Assistant degree, Amanda also works and volunteers in local hospitals. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing volleyball, tennis, and soccer, as well as drawing. She also loves to travel and hopes to study abroad in the summer in the Netherlands and Spain.

Emily Bresnahan

Ariel Crump

Ariel Crump is a Junior Criminal Justice major, possible Psychology minor at Pace University and a first-year RA in Elm Hall. Coming from Brooklyn, being in Pleasantville was definitely a change for Ariel and she never thought she would be an RA but here she is. She is involved with a lot on campus such as being Vice President of the Political Science Association, Co-Treasurer of Colleges Against Cancer, a mentor for the Pforzheimer Honors College, the Hospitality Chair for the Fall Leadership Conference Planning board, and that's just to name a few. She is also a part of a few Honor Societies on campus and recently became a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society; overall her goal is to graduate with as many chords she can. She's studying Criminal Justice in order to help people and have the opportunity to live through different events every day. She doesn't know exactly where she wants to go but she definitely wants to take a shot at the FBI. If she's not focusing on school, she's having fun, writing, watching Criminal Minds or singing, and finding ways to be creative and do crafts or to continue to travel the world.

Steven Demartis

Steven DeMartis is a Sophomore Adolescent Education Major from the Bronx, NY. He is a first year RA in Elm Hall. Steven’s campus involvement outside of the RA position includes the Pace Cheer team, Peer Leader and working the front desk of the Goldstein Fitness Center. He spent his summer as an Orientation staff member as well as the Student Aide for the Financial Aid office. After Pace, he hopes to get a degree in Deaf Studies and work with Special Education Adults.

Bryce Donovan

Bryce Donovan is from Amherst, NY a suburb of Buffalo. He is currently a Sophomore here at Pace University, majoring in Criminal Justice Major with an Environmental Studies Minor. RA Bryce is also a catcher on the Pace Baseball team. He enjoys fishing, target shooting, hiking, working out, playing his guitar and singing, and many other activities. Along with these hobbies, RA Bryce is a big Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills fan. He hopes to start law school his senior year at Pace through the 3+3 law program. After Law school, or perhaps during Law School, RA Bryce would like to join the United States Army and serve his country and eventually pursue a career in law/law enforcement. RA Bryce listens to country music, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and loves the Johnny Carson show. He is very grateful he has been giving this opportunity to be a Resident Assistant and will not let anyone down. RA Bryce realizes that this opportunity is not only great for venturing out and learning more about himself and his residents and become closer with them, but he sees this as a great opportunity to work on his leadership skills.

Angela Himmelberg

Juliette Levine

Juliette is a Junior Nursing Major from Long Island. Juliette is an a first year RA working with the Nursing FIG in Alumni Hall. She is the Logistics Chair for the Fall Leadership Conference and a Peer Leader for nursing students. When Juliette is not in the library studying you can find her getting involved in Future Leaders in Healthcare, the Golden Honor Society or National Student Nurses Association.

Mariah Palagyi

Anna Palazzi

Anna Palazzi is a Junior English Communications Major with a concentration in Journalism. She is originally from Mountain Lakes, NJ and works with the Honors FIG in Alumni Hall. She is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma as well as a Bookseller at the on campus bookstore. After graduating from Pace, Anna hopes to work as a journalist and to have a dog.

Lexi Parisi

Kirk Pineda

Jeremy Soto

Jeremy Soto is a first year RA who works with first year students in the Body and Mind (BAM) FIG. He is from Paterson, NJ and is a sophomore Nursing Major aspiring to become a tenacious and caring Trauma Nurse. Jeremy loves the idea of service; he works as a Lifeguard at a gym near campus, is Treasurer of Students Nurse Collation for Diversity and Development (SNCDD), and is a member of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) and Future Leaders in Healthcare (FLIHC).

Gariel Spears

Kaelyn Urena

Keyshana Dupuy - Housing Assistant

Keyshana Dupuy is a Junior Communication with minor in psychology from Brooklyn, New York. Keyshana is a first year RA for the Extreme Sports and Pace Nation FIG. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Senior photographer for Presentia Yearbook, the president of the National Residence Hall Honorary, a former member of the Setters Leadership and Service House, and a member of ASPIRE. Keyshana hopes to help build a sense of community and encourage students to get involved.


Elm Hall

Cati Amaral

Cati Amaral is a Junior Nursing student with a minor in Psychology from Kearny, NJ. She is a second year RA in Elm Hall of the Nursing Upperclassmen Living and Learning Community. She is also the Representative for the College of Health Professions for Student Government Association, a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, the Vice President of the Honor’s College Student Council, and a former member of Setters Leadership House. She works at the Pace Bookstore and babysits whenever she can. Her dream is to become a Nurse Practitioner and move back to her roots, New York City.

Karennys Espinosa

Karennys Espinosa is a junior Criminal Justice major and a first-year Resident Assistant within the Pop Culture and Media FIG in Alumni Hall. She is from Nutley, New Jersey. She is treasurer of Pride at Pace, senator for the Criminal Justice Society and an AALANA mentor and is aspiring to become a lawyer. She loves to read and draw as well as give to others. She hopes to own her own law firm in the future and travel as much as possible.​

Nelson Garcia

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan is a Junior English and Communications major at Pace, with a minor is Political Science. She is from Massachusetts and this is her second year as an RA in Alumni Hall. This year she is working with the Body and Mind FIG. Amber is also a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Vice President of Recruitment for the University Panhellenic Council, and a member of Pace's Model United Nations team. She also works at the University's Writing Center and is an AALANA Mentor for first year students. Amber is an aspiring screenwriter, hoping to one day write sitcoms.

Steve Nahow

Steve Nahow is a Junior Biological Psychology Major from Newburgh, NY!  He is a second year RA in Alumni Hall working with the Pop Culture and Media FIG! On campus Steve is a brother of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, the Secretary for Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, Senator for the Interfraternity Council, member of Lambda Sigma Honor Society, a member in the Psychology Club, and currently works in Dyson as a Laboratory Technician for the Chemistry Department. He has also taken part in organizations and clubs like, The Logistics and Assessment Chair for the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference, The Setters Leadership and Service House, ASPIRE, P4K, and Relay for Life. He aspires to be a Neurologist in the future and in his spare time, he loves playing and creating music, playing sports, learning about science, and having fun!

Nancy Tavarez

Nancy Tavarez is a Senior Childhood Education major in the 5 year program working toward my MBA in Special Education! On campus, she is a Resident Assistant in North Hall! Aside from that, she works at Mortola library as a student assistant and at the Welcome Center as a tour guide! She is currently striving to meet her hopes and dreams; reaching to meet the expectations she has of herself and the expectations her family has of her! If you see her on campus, say hi and ask her how YOU can get involved!

Kim Zuniga


Martin Hall

Eric Alonzo

Eric Alonzo is a sophomore Digital Cinema and Filmmaking Major at Pace University. Prior to Pace, he managed to win many awards in piano, art, interned at a Television Center and worked as a Lifeguard for 4 years. Currently, Eric is a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, is a first-year Resident Assistant of the Pop Culture & Media FIG in Alumni Hall, and is president of the Film Appreciation Program of Pace. His dreams are to one day be a director in the line of cinemas or television. ​

Kevin Capobianco

Lisdy Contreras-Giron

Juliana Schuyler

Juliana Schuyler is a Junior Digital Cinema and Filmmaking Major and a first year RA in the Townhouse community. She works as a Lab Assistant at the Media, Communications and Visual Arts Lab in Wilcox and absolutely loves her job. Juliana is obsessed with Harry Potter and can’t live without coffee. She hopes one day to be able to work on films as a camera operator. Juliana would also love to move to the West Coast and own a French bulldog. ​

Rachel Winkler

Rachel Winkler is a Junior Applied Psychology major at Pace University. Rachel is a first year RA working with primarily transfer students. Rachel was born and raised in a small town called Cutchogue on the east end of Long Island. She is very family oriented and loves sports, the gym, traveling, and helping others! She is currently a staff member at the Goldstein Fitness Center, an AALANA mentor, a member of SLP, a SLP mentor, and a former Orientation Leader for the summers of 2015 and 2016. RA Rachel’s passion is to help others and she strives to create a future where she can continue to do so.

Gjek Vukelj


North Hall

Megan Brown

Megan Brown is a Junior History and Education major. She is a first year RA working with an upperclassmen community in Elm Hall. She is the President of the Future Educators Association, Secretary of the Pace Drama Alliance, and a member of the Nation Resident Hall Honorary. Megan is also on the Regional Board of Directors for the North Eastern Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (NEACURH) where she serves as the Coordinating Officer for Marketing and Public Relations. Megan aspires to be a high school history teacher after she graduates Pace University.

Kevin Hernandez

Irene Mercado

Oro Omene

Oro Omene is a Junior Nursing Major at Pace University. She is from Atlanta, GA and currently works with upperclassmen as a first year RA at North Hall. She bleeds blue and gold and helps out where she can. She’s currently a Tour Guide, Lienhard Nursing School Scholar, Pace University Dance team co-Captain, and an Aspire volunteer. She enjoys meaningless celebrity gossip, YouTube DIYs, volunteering and IKEA. Oro hopes to become a Pediatrician alongside getting her masters in Nursing Education.  She hopes to continue to learn from and teach others through interactions and make an impact wherever she lands. ​

Emerald Rodriguez

Emerald Rodriguez is a junior Nursing major and a first-year Resident Assistant in Alumni Hall who works with the Nursing FIG. She is from Bronx, NY. She has been a treasurer for the Future Leader In Health Care, and Orientation leader and is currently an active member with Campus Community Action and Research. She participates in Pace Makes a Difference Day, Paint-A-School, Alternative Spring Break and any other community service event she can get her hands on! She wants to be a Psychiatric Nurse at the VA once she is done with nursing school. ​

Jonathan Sangas

Jonathan Sangas is a junior-nursing student and a second year RA working with the ESPN FIG in Alumni Hall. Jonathan Is the President of the Honors College Student Council, plays intramural basketball and serves as the Vice-chair of the Resident Assistant Council. Being the oldest with two brothers, Jonathan is competitive in nature and values personal development. If he isn't in the library studying you can find him reading comics or watching cartoons in one of Alumni's lounges. Jonathan's future aspirations include making a positive difference in his patients’ lives, to kayak on a weekly basis, and to have a Shiba-inu named Pennyworth.


Anisa Bartholomew

Anisa Bartholomew is a Junior English Major with a concentration in English at Pace University. Her ultimate career goal is to go back to her hometown of Queens New York where she will teach and ultimately become the principal of her former High School. She is extremely thorough in regards to her career path and hopes to stay on target for she will be the first in her family to attend/graduate college and establish a career in that order! In Queens, Anisa goes home to five dogs, two turtles, a bunny, occasional fishes and an odd Twin sister. Anisa holds many leadership positions, however, she spends most of her time building everyone else’s confidence and helping them develop into a contributing and excelling member within their field. Anisa doesn't want to change the world, but she is aware that she can't be the only successful one in it.​ "Some people feel the rain, other just get wet" As a Junior, Anisa advocates for everyone to get more than wet in their years at Pace.

Ethan Besas

Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson is a sophomore majoring in Communications and minoring in Digital Design. Previously, she played goalie for the Pace field hockey team. She is a member of Pride @ Pace and the Peace and Justice Society.  Courtney comes to Pace from Severna Park, Maryland. She performs stand-up comedy around campus and plans to make it a part of her future. She wants to work in the movie industry, working specifically in film writing and acting. She hopes to move to Los Angeles after graduation to make her dreams a reality.

Alexis Neuville

Alexis Neuville is a junior public relations major with a minor in marketing. She is one of the Honors College FIG resident assistants. She’s is from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and she dreams of living in New York after graduating. Alexis is president of her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, and is the marketing intern in Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA). She has also held leadership positions in other organizations such as Pace 4 Kids, Welcome Center, Fall Leadership Conference and Women’s Leadership Conference. Alexis aspires to work in fashion and/or celebrity public relations.

Corinsa Sciarappa

Jonathan Vargas

Jonathan Vargas is a Graduate Student in the 60 credit Mental Health Counseling Program. He graduated Pace University Spring 2016 with an Applied Psychology Bachelors and minor in Political Science.  He is originally from Teaneck, NJ and works as a first year RA in the Townhouses. He is the founding President of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity and an AALANA mentor. After graduating Jonathan wants to become a Pediatric Mental Health Counselor or Couples Counselor. In his spare time he loves to find new music and eat lots of food. ​