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Meet The Staff

Global Pathways Admissions and Wrap Around Services

Catrillia Young
Director
Email: catrillia.young@kaplan.com
Phone: (212) 346-1447

Catrillia "Cat" Young works for Kaplan International as the Director of Global Pathways located at Pace University. Cat works closely with university faculty and administrators to oversee student support services. She also collaborates with colleagues in Kaplan’s Global Pathways team around the world to increase the number of international students joining the program. Before moving to New York City, she worked at SUNY Plattsburgh in Northern New York as the Associate Director for International Admissions.

Cat attended Ripon College in Wisconsin where she earned a BA in French and Global Studies. She earned her MA in French Civilization at Middlebury College in Vermont and Paris, France.


Vivienne Beshay
Operations Manager
Email: Vivienne.beshay@kaplan.com
WeChat: wxid_ydryvotijmok12
Phone: (212) 346-1445

Vivienne is ready to take care of all your application queries and questions: whether you’re a new applicant, a curious student or you have a cousin who would love to learn more, feel free to get in touch! Vivienne studied in the US as well as the UK, and she understands how important it is to have comprehensive wraparound services for international students who may need a little extra guidance.


Naomi An
Operations Coordinator
Email: naomi.an@kaplan.com
Phone: (212) 346-1368

Naomi works as the Operations Coordinator at the Pace International office. She serves as the primary point of contact and resource for callers and visitors to the office. Naomi uses her strengths in organization and communication to assist students and colleagues.

Naomi earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Human Development from Boston College. She worked as an advisor for a high school international exchange organization before joining the Global Pathways team.


Global Pathways Program and Academic Services

 Mackenzie Lirakis
 Academic Director
 Email: mlirakis@pace.edu
 WeChat: mlirakis
 Phone: (212) 346-1572

Advising hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:00pm
Walk-in hours: Thursdays, 1-4pm

Mackenzie Lirakis works with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the Global Pathways program is operating successfully.  Through monitoring curriculum, implementing support systems, and facilitating interdepartmental and community  outreach, Mackenzie hopes to guarantee that Global Pathways is doing everything possible to prepare its students for a successful academic career at Pace University.

Mackenzie holds a BA in Communication with a minor in English from Marist College and an M.Ed with a concentration in English for Speakers of Other Languages from Concordia University.  Prior to joining Pace University in the fall of 2017,    she gained extensive leadership experience serving as program director in English language schools throughout New York City. 


Martin Molden
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Email: mmolden@pace.edu
WeChat: mmolden
Phone: (212) 346-1148

Schedule an appointment
Walk-in hours: Thursdays, 1-4pm

Martin supports and advises the undergraduate student population at Global Pathways to ensure that they reach their full academic potential. He manages the Global Pathways' tutoring programs, monitors student progression, and liaises between the English Language Institute and Pace Academic Advisors to facilitate class registration, transfer credits, and student holds. Martin also participates in orientation, rates placement tests for the English department, and teaches UNV 101 and ENG 110A.

Martin earned a B.A. in General Teacher Training from Nord University, and an M.A. in TESOL from Hawaii Pacific University. He has presented and published research on speech recognition's affordances for language learners, and has taught and advised large and diverse groups of language learners in Hawaii, New York, Norway, and the United Kingdom in the past. To further develop as an international education professional, Martin is also pursuing a B.B.A. in International Management at Pace University.


 Alexandra Nunez
 Graduate Program Coordinator
 Email: anunez@pace.edu
 WeChat: alexnunez87
 Phone: (212) 346-1034

 Schedule an appointment
 Walk-in hours: Thursdays, 1-4pm

 Alexandra supports and advises the graduate student population at Global Pathways and helps to guide them through all the decisions and actions that occur prior to becoming a Pace University Global Pathways student.  She monitors student   progression and serves as liaison between the English Language Institute and Pace academic advisors in terms of registering for classes, transfering credits, and supporting any students who need help.  Alexandra also runs the Global Pathways Academic Success Series workshop which prepares its attendees for the world of american graduate studies.   

 Alex holds a BA in Media and Communications from City College and is currently working towards a MA in school counseling from NYU. 


Pace University Student Aid, Xinyi LiuXinyi (Susie) Liu
Student Aid

Xinyi works as a Student Assistant for Global Pathways at Pace University. She is providing administrative support to the office. Her main responsibilities are responding to student inquiries, tracking students’ tutoring, and ensuring successful collaboration and communications between Pathways students, faculty, and staff. Xinyi also assists with course registration, new student orientations, and general administrative duties as assigned by the office.

Xinyi is currently an MBA student at pace University majoring in Public Accounting.


Global Pathways Tutoring Services

Annette Miller
ESL Instructor and Tutor
Email: amiller@pace.edu

Annette Miller has been teaching and tutoring non-native English speakers in New York City since 2002.  She has taught and tutored academic English at Pace, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and LaGuardia Community College.  She has also taught in adult TESOL programs at Queensborough Community College and the Queens Borough Public Library system. As a Global Pathways ESL tutor, she assists students with all facets of English language learning.  Annette especially enjoys helping international students develop their vocabulary and teaching them cultural and historical material, which is so deeply embedded in the language.  In return, she appreciates how much she learns from her students!


Nicole Gunn
ESL Instructor and Tutor
Email: ngunn@pace.edu

Nicole tutors and teaches English as a Second Language courses in communication skills, speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary and business writing at Pace University. In addition, she gives workshops and tutors students in the Tools for Clear Speech Program at Baruch College and works as a private tutor.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Nicole worked as a senior human resources professional for more than a decade, and she enjoys incorporating her buesiness experience into her teaching when working with students to help them succeed.

Nicole received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University and an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University.


William Heydt-Minor
ESL Instructor and Tutor
Email: wheydtminor@pace.edu

Will is an English Professor and ESL Tutor in Global Pathways. He has 10 years' experience in the ESL field, with stints abroad in South Korea and Thailand. Will specializes in writing and teaches ENG 110 and ENG 120 in the CAP program. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Literature with a Minor in Linguistics. His interests include language acquisition, grammar, and how different languages affect the way we experience reality.



Liza Bell
Prospective ESL Instructor and Tutor
Email: lbell@pace.edu

Liza Bell volunteers weekly as an English tutor for Global Pathways. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration on the Government track from Pace University while also working as the Administrative Coordinator in Pace University’s Office of the Provost. Liza received her bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and Economics from Seton Hall University. She enjoys musical theatre, traveling, visiting museums, and learning about different cultures.