Meet Our Students

Student staff provide creative, event and administrative support on all initiatives and programs sponored by the Office of University Life.

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Emily Anderson is pursuing her master's in higher education and student affairs at New York University. She is originally from San Jose, California and earned her bachelor's degree in organizational communications from the University of Portland. Emily has a passion for working with students, communications, and student leadership development. In her free time, you can find Emily listening to her favorite podcasts, reading a book, or spending time with friends.



Julianne Borrelli is a dual-master's student in the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Mailman School of Public Health. She is interested in a career in public policy and programming related to substance use and addiction. Julianne graduated Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s in psychological and brain sciences. Her goal is to try all the food from the trucks that park outside of campus on Broadway. Fun fact: she once shared a glass of milk with Jimmy Carter.


Jason Harden attends Columbia College and studies English with an interest in prose fiction. His goal is to attend law school after finishing undergraduate studies. Jason enjoys singing in the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and feels that music and art are strong tools for building diverse communities. He enjoys admiring the architecture at and around Columbia and running in Riverside Park. Jason is originally from eastern Montana and loves traveling and visiting and learning about airports across the United States.

Fatime Osmani is obtaining her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs at New York University. She earned her bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas Woman’s University where she was part of student government, orientation and Greek Life – all of which inspired her to pursue a career in higher education. Fatime has a passion for programming, communications and student development, and wishes to encourage students to make the most of their college experience. In her spare time, Fatime enjoys hand-lettering, calligraphy and spending time with family and friends.

Kate Menegio-Stahl is pursuing a master’s of international affairs with a concentration in urban and social policy and a regional specialization in Europe at the School of International and  Public Affairs of Columbia University. She aspires to become a United States diplomat and reform healthcare policy in the US. In 2019, Kate graduated cum laude with her B.A. in international relations and neuroscience from Syracuse University. In her free time, Kate likes to make pasta and watch videos of fluffy cats.

Taylor Michael is pursuing a master's in fine arts degree in nonfiction writing from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University where she double concentrated in English on the honors nonfiction writing track and Africana Studies. She is excited to work with the communications team and support issues relating to inclusion and belonging.

Dan Papson is a higher and postsecondary education master's student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He earned his B.A. in government and music at Skidmore College in New York. Before coming to Columbia University, Dan worked in college access and success programming at The Posse Foundation and The Fresh Air Fund, supporting students from historically marginalized communities through college graduation. Dan is passionate about social justice, playing music, and his dog Landry


Ryan Maher is a student at Teachers College, Columbia University pursuing an M.A. in higher and postsecondary education. Originally from Massachusetts, Ryan received a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College and became interested in higher education during his undergrad where he worked on issues surrounding equity and inclusion, sexual assault and violence prevention and accessibility. Ryan is excited to see all that New York City has to offer, but mostly the dogs!