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NYU Metro Center Staffers and Team Members Are Honored at Steinhardt Recognition Event


NYU Metro Center is proud of the effort and diligence that all of the teams and staff members have demonstrated throughout the entirety of the 2022-2023 academic year. We extend a well-deserved congratulations to those staff members that received special honors and awards during this year's NYU Steinhardt Recognition Event, an annual awards ceremony dedicated to acknowledging the contributions of the college’s administrators, research, technical, and clerical staff.

NYU Metro Center is thrilled to announce that our very own Veronica Osminina was the recipient of Steinhardt’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Professional Researcher Award. The award recognizes researchers who have demonstrated exceptional service in conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results, and performing duties associated with laboratory or research programs.

In addition, we applaud each of member of the NYU Metro Center family nominated for special honors this year.

Award Nominees

Nominated for the Steinhardt Administrative Award for Excellence
Paloma Garcia 

Silvia Taylor

Nominated for the Steinhardt Distinguished Professional Researcher Award 

Pharoah Cranston

Michelle Flemen-Tung

Dr. Joanna Geller

Vironika Osminina 

Dean's Award for Impact

Patricia Ryan-Canedo

Steinhardt Give-A-Violet Award

Paloma Garcia


NYU Metro Center would also like to congratulate the following administrators, staff, and researchers for reaching significant career milestones.

Recognition of Years of Service

5 Years

  • Joanna GellerDirector of the Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE)
  • Barbara GrossAssociate Director, Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative
  • Jasrin JalalProgram Coordinator, Liberty Partnership Program (LPP)
  • Danielle PerrySenior Research Associate, Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE)
  • Juan San TaverasOperations/HR Administrator
  • Chauntenay YoungJunior Grants Administrator

20 Years

  • Keno MooreSpace, Operations, and Facilities Administrator