Students walking near the Kessel Student Center, on the Pace University campus in Pleasantville, NY

Student Support Staff

Meet the graduate interns (GIs), program specialists (PSs), commuter assistants (CAs), campus activities assistants (CAAs), and interns who contribute to the Center for Student Engagement team!

Graduate Interns:

Amanda Gangemi

Graduate Intern for Campus-Wide Programming

Amanda Gangemi is the graduate assistant for campus-wide programming. She graduated from Pace University in 2016 and will be returning to pursue her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Amanda previously worked in marketing, and is excited to embark upon this new career path. Her interests include photography, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Top 5 Strengths:

Harmony | Adaptability | Relator | Positivity | Responsibility

"Everybody needs a passion.That's what makes life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go through life without leaving any footprints."—Betty White

Jordan Benavides

Graduate Intern for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Jordan Benavides is a graduate assistant working with fraternity and sorority life. He is a first-generation student who graduated from Pace in Spring 2019. He is currently working toward his master's in mental health counseling. As an undergraduate, Jordan was a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho National Fraternity and a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College, as well as multiple honor societies. Jordan’s interests include working out, collecting sneakers, watching sports (specifically the Knicks), and eating a lot of food. He is a big believer in a positive mindset and viewing the glass half-full. He wants to help others gain this mindset, while helping improve their lives and reach their full potential.

Top 5 Strengths:

Harmony | Consistency | Discipline | Empathy | Developer

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."—Carol Burnett

Campus Activities Assistants:

  • Jacklyn Romani
  • Adreonnis Reyes
  • Genesis Abreu

Student Interns:

  • Daniel Gomez-Quintero, Marketing Intern
  • Thomas Lamorgese, Finance Intern

Programming Specialists:

  • Allison Yik
  • Hailey Schnell

Commuter Assistants:

  • Kiersten McGovern
  • Angilee Sewkarran