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Meet The Staff

Meet Our Staff

Alina S. Wong, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Life
303B Diana

As the Associate Dean for Student Life. Alina's responsibilities include supporting Student Life programs and events, advising the Student Government Association and the Governing Board of Barnard, and working with all students to foster a vibrant and inclusive community. Alina serves on various committees and collaborates with campus partners to bring holistic, educational, co-curricular programs to Barnard. 

As a facilitator and educator, Alina specializes in community building, identity exploration, and inclusive leadership. Alina's research examines the processes of racial identity construction using critical theory and intersectionality to understand racial identity construction as one part of decolonization projects. Alina's research is included in The Misrepresented Minority: New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Implications for Higher Education (2013) and in the forthcoming Intersectionality and Research in Higher Education. Alina is available for workshops, trainings, facilitation, and lectures in identity exploration and social justice education.

Michael C. Abamont, Theatre Coordinator

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts from DeSales University in Pennsylvania and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After school, Michael returned home to New York City to begin his career as a theatre technician. In his travels he has had the pleasure of working with the wonderful people of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the Utah Shakespearean Festival just to name a few. As the Theatre Coordinator for the Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Michael oversees all scheduling and technical aspects for any productions that take place in the theatre, no matter how large or small.

Hayden Greene, Program Director of Leadership Development
(212) 854-7395

Hayden M. Greene is the Director of Leadership Development. He has been with Barnard since Fall 2008. Hayden coordinates the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and supervises the Leadership Lunches, the Forum, First Year Programming, and the Diana Desk Staff. Hayden also advises the First Year and Sophomore Class Councils.  He is a Brooklyn resident and is a true 'Barnard Man'! He loves photography, movies, and music.

Joyce Lewandowski, Program Director of Orientation and Activities
(212) 854-2096

Joyce is originally from the Philadelphia area but has lived in New York City since 2007. She moved here to work in Student Life at Barnard! She specifically sought out to work at a women's college so naturally, she loves being a part of the Barnard community. As the Program Director of Orientation and Activities, her primary responsibilities focus on Fall and Spring NSOP, Senior Week, Senior Class Programming, McAC, and the Women's Leadership Retreat. During her free time she loves to bike around the city, play guitar, and go to the park with her dog.

Pamela Phayme, Program Director of Diversity Initiatives                                                                     
(212) 854-2096

Pamela Phayme joined the Student Life team in 2009. As the Director of Diversity Initiatives, her primary focus is on coordinating campus programs that focus on multiculturalism, cultural heritage month celebrations, conducting social justice trainings/ workshops for the Barnard community, facilitating student leadership retreats and advising cultural clubs and organizations.

Originally from Richmond, VA this "southern belle" has learned to fully appreciate life in New York City!  When she isn't in the office Pam enjoys visiting museums, seeing Broadway shows, playing tennis and finding new places to have brunch.

Gloria Anderson, Assistant to the Dean

Sabine Lissain, Assistant to the Directors

Maria Pasquali, SGA Bookkeeper

Dianne Delima, Graduate, Assistant to the Office of Diversity Initiatives

Evan EnglanderGraduate Assistant for LGBTQ Programming

Nathan Stroup, Graduate Assistant for Diana Desk Staff and Night Managers


Diana Desk Attendants

Julia Koo

Meital Sapir

India Choquette

Megan Thompson

Ilana Zucker-Scharf

Lacey Minot

Idera Adagun

Allegra Herman

Kimberly Hong

Maliha Sultana

Annell Ovalles

Sihua Qiu

Chelbi Dickens

Brittany Binderoff

Alia Persico-Shammas

Usa Ungsunan

Hannah Yan

Allegra Herman



Student Life Desk Attendants

Stephanie Fernandez

Corina Velazquez

Samantha Marc

Katherine Werwie

Naintara Ramoo-Goodgame