Meet the Team

Getting To Know My Advisor

At Guttman, students work closely with an academic advisor starting in the Summer Bridge Program straight through to graduation. Advisors serve as educational planning, transfer, academic and career success coaches.

In the first year, students are guided by a Student Success Advocate (SSA), who helps them make a smooth transition to college life. During Summer Bridge and throughout the first year, students meet with their SSAs weekly in an advising seminar called Learning about Being a Successful Student (LaBSS).

After the first year, continuing students work with a Career Strategist, who helps them progress toward completing their program of study and their degree, and transition into a baccalaureate program and/or career. Career Strategists also host program of study-related activities, workshops, and networking events and provide college transfer support to students.

Advising & Transfer Support Team

Guttman advising professionals are dynamic, student-centered specialists who are committed to supporting students’ academic, professional, and personal success. All advisors possess graduate degrees and bring with them a wealth of professional experience from CUNY and/or other higher education settings.

Students Success

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Emily Irwin (Part-Time Academic Advisor)

House: 1
Phone: 646-313-8006
Location: 207-B

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., English Literature & Psychology – University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Degree: M.S.W., Community Based Practice & Leadership – Fordham University

Uriah Brown

Uriah Brown – Student Success Advocate                                                                      

House: 2
Phone: 646-313-8859
Location: 611-D

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Business Administration – Brooklyn College, CUNY
Graduate Degree: M.S., Business Economics – Brooklyn College, CUNY

Brandon Frazier

Brandon Frazier – Student Success Advocate

House: 3
Phone: 646-313-8109
Location: 609-E

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Communications – State University of New York at Albany
Graduate Degree: M.A., Higher Education Administration – Stony Brook University

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Leslie Mejia – Student Success Advocate

House: 4 & 7
Phone: 646-313-8884
Location: 606-B

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Social Welfare – State University of New York at Albany
Graduate Degree: M.S.W., Social Welfare – State University of New York at Albany

Sarina Harty

Sarina Harty – Student Success Advocate

House: 5
Phone: 646-313-8071
Location: 609-L

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Psychology – St. Mary’s University, San Antonio
Graduate Degree: M.A., School Counseling and Guidance – New York University

Keshia Daniel

Keshia Daniel – Student Success Advocate

House: 6 & 7
Phone: 646-313-8829
Location: 610-I

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Applied Sociology – State University of New York at Buffalo
Graduate Degree: M.S., Higher Education Student Affairs Administration – State University of New York at Buffalo

Laura Fritz

Laura Fritz – Student Success Advocate

House: 7 & 8
Phone: 646-313-8873
Location: 606-C

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Economics – Virginia Tech
Graduate Degree: M.A., Higher Education & Student Affairs – The Ohio State University

Career Stategists


Bibi Rozario – IT & HSVC

Phone: 646-313-8842

Location: 207-H

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Human Services – New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Graduate Degree: M.P.A., Human Resource Management – John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

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Jan Krovatin – LAS & UBST

Phone: 646-313-8269

Location: 207-I

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Psychology – Barnard College
Graduate Degree: M.P.A., Columbia School of Social Work

Sabrina Ally

Sabrina Ally – SCI & BUS 

Phone: 646-313-8105

Location: 207-G

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Sociology – Baruch College, CUNY
Graduate Degree: M.S Ed. , School Counseling, – Hunter College, CUNY

Transfer Support

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Nicholas Acosta – Transfer Specialist  

Transfer Support & Programming
Phone: 646-313-8875
Location: 207-J

Undergraduate Degree: A.S., Business Management – Hostos Community College, CUNY

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Brittany Kugelmas – Transfer Peer  Leader 

Transfer Support & Programming
Phone: 646-313-8830
Location: 207-T

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Business Communications – Baruch College, CUNY

Advising Leadership

Victoria Romero

Victoria Romero – Director of Advising & Transfer Support

Phone: 646-313-8843
Location: 204

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Communications – St. John Fisher College
Graduate Degree: M.S., Human Service Administration – St. John Fisher College

Diana Zechowski

Diana Zechowski – Associate Director of Student Support & Academic Achievement

Career Strategist: Liberal Arts Social Science and Humanities & Urban Studies
Phone: 646-313-8003
Location: 207-A

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Sociology – State University of New York at New Paltz
Graduate Degree: M.S.Ed., Higher Education Administration – Baruch College, CUNY