Columbia People

Janet Parks sits at her desk with a shelf filled with books behind her. She has white short haircut with pink highlights.

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Janet Parks (GSAS’76), who has been at Columbia for 43 years, acquires collections, handles exhibitions and answers requests from researchers around the world.
Chevoni White
After almost three years working on Morningside Heights, Sergeant Chevoni White now guards Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus, where she is responsible for patrols that cover the 17 acres from the Studebaker Building to Prentis Hall.
Chidinma Paige Manhattanville

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Chidinma Paige manages and develops interactive, hands-on public programs and events for the Community Education Lab, which is located on the ground floor of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.
Emily Ford

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Emily Ford directs several programs that bring students from New York City area public schools to the engineering school for lab tours and send Columbia faculty, students and researchers to local schools to talk about engineering and science.

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William Wadsworth, an essayist and poet, is the lead administrator of all School of the Arts Writing Program activities, including the Graduate and Undergraduate Creative Writing Programs, its Summer School and Global Programs.
Columbia University VP of Environmental Stewardship Jessica Prata

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Jessica Prata, assistant vice president of Environmental Stewardship in Facilities and Operations, collaborates with departments across Columbia to help reduce the University’s impact on the environment
Flores Forbes Columbia University Community Affairs

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Flores Forbes is an urban planner who focuses on economic development in Columbia's local community, particularly Harlem.
Kristina Hernandez
Kristina Hernandez, executive director of marketing and communications for Campus Services has been at Columbia for 10 years.
Joseph Ayala (CC’94) is the administrator of Columbia College’s 50-year-old service program, which works with local low-income and first generation college-bound students to help them finish high school and attend college.
Michael DeMartino is responsible for food service at the University’s residential dining halls—John Jay, JJ’s and Ferris Booth—as well as at Uris Deli, Café 212, Carlton Café and the three Blue Java cafés on campus.

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