MCC Staff

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MCC Staff

, BA, MEd

Associate Director of Academic Affairs

Rebecca oversees course scheduling, curriculum management and adjunct instructor relations for the Department. She also serves as the primary liaison to Steinhardt's administrative offices and the University Registrar. Rebecca earned both her undergraduate and MEd degrees from UCLA.

Staff Assistant

Darrell directs the flow of student traffic through the Department and is the first point of contact for visitors. He provides administrative assistance to the undergraduate program and manages the media lab equipment.


Administrative Director

Tracy Figueroa began her career with non-profits as a member of the Education Department at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. In 2007, Tracy joined the staff of The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. During her time there as Associate Director, she oversaw programming, budgeting, HR, and operations. Currently, she serves at the Administrative Director for the NYU department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Tracy holds a BA from Hampshire College in Economics & History, a certificate in Not-For-Profit Accounting & Governmental Reporting from NYU’s SPS, and an Executive MPA from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.

, BA, MA

Associate Director, Graduate Studies

Shima earned her BA from the University of California-Irvine, and received her MA in International Education at NYU. She previously served as an academic adviser with MCC, working with both undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to joining MCC, Shima worked in the international education field, where she helped develop international programs and advise students on study abroad opportunities. Most recently she worked at the NYU Steinhardt Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs. In an increasingly interconnected world, Shima is interested in encouraging students to have academic and personal experiences, either at home or abroad, that encourage greater cross-cultural and global awareness.

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Undergraduate Adviser

Rachel earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Global Studies and Spanish, and her MA from Steinhardt in International Education. She has spent time studying, working and living abroad in Mexico and Spain. Most recently, she has worked in the International Exchanges Office at NYU Stern.

, BA, MA, MEd

Senior Undergraduate Adviser and Adjunct Instructor

Ivan earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Fordham University and his master of arts and master of education degrees in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to coming to NYU, Ivan served as class dean at Columbia University. He has worked extensively with university students and young adults in various academic settings as an academic adviser, personal and career counselor, instructor, mentor and educator. As senior undergraduate adviser, he acts as the department contact for all advising issues including orientation, new student seminar, transfer credit evaluation, and graduation checkout. He also manages our Peer Advising Program. As an adjunct instructor, Ivan teaches courses in speech and interpersonal communication. He is an active member of the Ukrainian-American community and has served as president of a youth organization, an international elections monitor and an interpreter for the Ukrainian gymnastics teams at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

, BA, MA

Undergraduate Adviser

Jonathan was born and raised in NJ, earning his BA in English from Seton Hall University. He completed an MA in counseling in Higher Education and student affairs practice at the University of Delaware. Jonathan has worked with students from many backgrounds. He is mainly interested in helping students persist through to graduation while keeping an eye on globalization as it has become inextricably linked to education. Aside from advising students on courses and other academic/personal matters, Jonathan also serves as internship coordinator for the Department. Jonathan is a fervent soccer fan and proud New York Red Bulls season ticket holder.

, BA, MA

Program Lead, NYU at WS

Alexandria oversees and develops the NYU at WS Masters in Residence program which is aimed at closing the gap to advanced degrees and professional outcomes for traditionally underrepresented populations. She comes to MCC having worked with a corporate partner of NYU in a similar position and completed a MA in International Education at NYU where she was heavily involved in qualitative research methods serving the K-12 sector and with a focus in South African schools. Alexandria earned her BA at Middle Tennessee State University where she went on to work in higher education administration at Emory University before living in South Korea for a year. The various career moves have allowed for success at MCC where the responsibilities intersect with prior experience often.

Faculty Affairs Administrator

Annette provides administrative support to the Chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

, BA, MA

Associate Director, External Affairs

Dove handles strategic communications, alumni engagement, and special events for the Department. She is the point of contact for media organizations and industry experts in the field. Dove worked most recently as a communications manager at Columbia University. Before that she spent several years in book publishing. Dove earned her undergraduate degree at Boston University and a master's in english literature at Stanford University.

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Administrative Aide

A graduate of the department, Danielle supports faculty affairs and graduate programs at MCC.


Operations Administrator

Carlisa manages faculty research accounts and administers the processing reimbursements and invoices. She coordinates departments events and oversees the processing of adjunct payroll. She earned her BS from New York University at the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and an MBA from Baruch College.

, BA, MEd

Academic Adviser

Winnie holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Binghamton University and a Master's in English Education from Queens College. With a passion for travel and education, she has worked extensively with students both locally and abroad. Prior to working at NYU, she advised students at Long Island University, Brooklyn, while teaching courses on professional communication for international students at Columbia University. Her love for travel has also led her to teach English on television and radio in Asia for a leading educational media organization. An avid photographer and native New Yorker, Winnie currently serves both undergraduate and graduate students at MCC.

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