Melissa Grant is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic Advising and Student Development. Prior to joining Pace University, she has devoted over 20 years to teaching and designing programs for student & staff success at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, The City University of New York, Parsons School of Design, and The New York Department of Education. Dedicated to developing services that enhance academic, professional and social success, Dean Grant prides herself on being highly collaborative and accessible to students, faculty, and staff. When she's not brainstorming with her amazing team for new ways to support Lubin students, she is most likely training for one of her many half and full marathons. You can always stop her in the hallway to chat, but good luck stopping her on a race track.
Sabrina Hines has worked at Pace since 1994 as the office manager. Sabrina enjoys working with students and making a difference in their lives as they pursue their graduate degrees. She prides herself on providing excellent customer service to students and the Pace community; her outstanding commitment was recognized one year as she received the President Extra Mile Award, nominated by the Pace Community. Sabrina is the mother of two beautiful children and the grandmother of five. She enjoys spending time with her family and brings that warmth to the workplace, creating a connection with everyone with whom she comes into contact. During her time away from Pace she is also very involved in her church community. She has a love for reaching out and helping those who are less fortunate. One of the highlights of her community service has been providing coordination for two homeless ministries within her church: The Early Bird Ministry (for homeless man where they came in and received showers as well as a hot meal) and the Women's Ministry for homeless women, which provides shelter and comfort to women in need.
Christelle Petit-Homme holds a BA in Theology from St. John's University and MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College. Prior to joining the Lubin Graduate Advisement team, Christelle served as Director of Admissions and Student Service Specialist at Touro College. At Baruch College, Christelle engaged in the offices of Student Services and Career Services, while her experiences at St. John's included key roles in student programming, organizations, and leadership. In her new role at Pace, she will specialize in International Students and oversee our Student Organizations with cultural and international components to their mission. Christelle is looking forward to providing our students with the guidance they need for student success!
Michelle A. Rivas joins our Graduate Advisement team with a BA in Communication Studies from Pace University and an MA in Corporate Communication from Baruch College. Prior to returning to Pace, she held various positions in the education management field including placement advising, admissions, and career counseling. Over the years she has also contributed as a placement advisor and volunteer mentor to students from primary and secondary schools across NYC, with a particular interest in supporting motivated, low-income students. Becoming an academic advisor has been a long-time career goal of Michelle's since her last position at Pace University as the Welcome Center Manager. She's thrilled to be back, and grateful to have the opportunity to support students throughout their graduate school journey!