Alina S. Wong, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Life
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.
In her position, Jenn works in the areas of social justice education and leadership development. Receiving her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Jenn earned her master of arts degree in Higher Administration from New York University, where she also worked professionally in residential life, student government advisement, new student programming, and the MLK Scholars program. Most recently, Jenn comes to us from Mills College, where she fell in love with women-centered, educational spaces that allow for leadership development through a social change lens. Jenn believes that Barnard will be a great place to continue nourishing her passion for social justice education and collaborative leadership development.
Michael C. Abamont, Program Director for the Glicker-Milstein Theatre and Arts Initatives
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.
Gloria Anderson, Assistant to the Dean
Sabine Lissain, Assistant to the Directors
Maria Pasquali, SGA Bookkeeper
Student Life Office Assistants