Briarcliff Residence Halls
Dow Hall: Vincent "Vinnie" Birkenmeyer | E-mail
Vinnie Birkenmeyer is a proud alumni of Pace University, excited to be working in the field he loves at the university he has called home since 2007. Vinnie graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts as a Trustee's Award winner and accomplished student leader in academics, Greek life, Athletics and student government. He became a residence director in 2011 while working on his masters degree in public administration which he completed in 2013. Vinnie is currently the assistant director for community development, working closely with our first- year interest groups, programming and upperclassmen initiatives. Vinnie's professional interests include working with transfer students, advising student groups, and leadership development.
Pleasantville Residence Halls
Alumni Hall: Alyssa Caffarelli
Alyssa Caffarelli is a native of Woodbridge, NJ. She attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA for her undergraduate work receiving a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Dance. She completed her graduate work at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, PA earning a M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Alyssa is very excited to be joining the Pace University Residential Life team and is eager to be a part of the Alumni Hall community. In addition, she is looking forward to working with the Body and Mind and Honors FIGs this year.
Alumni Hall: Derek Wills
Derek came to Pace from outside of Buffalo, NY. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Nazareth College and went on to receive his M.S. in College Student Personnel from Canisius College. Prior to coming to Pace, Derek had experiences in Residential Life, in addition to several other areas of Student Affairs including Campus Activities, First-Year Student Programs, and Career Services. Derek served as the last Residence Director of the Hillside/Howard Johnson community and is one of the first Residence Directors of the brand new Alumni Hall, where he is very excited to help create a successful first year student experience at Pace!
Martin Hall: Samantha Bassford
Samantha Bassford has been a member of our Residential Life team for 3 years as the RD of Hillside House and Howard Johnson Hall, North Hall, and now Martin Hall. She has worked with 5 out of the 7 FIGs and has worked with FIGs since her first year as a Residence Director. Sam has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the New York City campus as well as her Masters in Media and Communications Art from the Westchester Campus. Sam has worked with some of our most successful freshmen interest groups and initiatives over the last 3 years and is looking forward to working with more upperclassman this year. Working with multiple student organizations on campus really brings Sam joy as a Pace Alum!
North Hall: Tiffany Bermudez
Tiffany is originally from the Bronx, New York and has lived in Florida, then upstate New York since. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Science Psychology from Dominican College in Rockland County. While at Dominican Tiffany was involved in many student groups including but not limited to Student Government, Alternative Spring Break, the Psi Chi Honor Society and the Latin Dance Team. Tiffany is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Counseling here at Pace; she is in her second year and absolutely loves it. Working with students and being able to help in any way possible is one of her many passions.
"My office is located right next to the RA office in North Hall, feel free to stop by, say hi and tell me how your day is going! I'm super excited for another wonderful year here at Pace!!"
Townhouse: Joyce Arias | E-mail
Joyce earned a BA in New Media from Purchase College. While at Purchase, she gained more than five years of progressive experience in Residence Life. More specifically, she served students as a Resident Assistant, Senior Community Assistant, Office of Residence Life Intern, and as a Residence Coordinator. Joyce graduated with her MA in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University!