Columbia People

Meredith Howard in a blue and gray sweater on Columbia's campus

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Meredith Howard is a director in the marketing department of Columbia University Press. She oversees publicity, advertising, and media relations for books that “range from specialized monographs with a limited readership to books for a general audience that have good scholarly bones.”
Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Photo by John Pinderhughes

Kaaryn Nailor Simmons works to promote economic development, empowerment and job-creation in the Harlem community
Michael Alberto standing with arms crossed in front of the Vagelos Building balcony with a view of the George Washington Bridge in the background.

Photos by Nicole Pereira

Michael Alberto oversees Irving Medical Center’s central dining and catering service where his team is set to surpass 6,000 catered events this academic year.
Jim Bittel in a light blue shirt

Photo by Eileen Barroso

Jim Bittel is the director of broadcast and multimedia technology at the Graduate School of Journalism. He leads the day-today operations and strategic planning for newsgathering technology.
Lydia Dahling
Lydia Dahling helps with the day-to-day management of the Office of the Provost, the chief academic officer of the University.
Daniella Diniz

Photo by Maria Eduarda Vaz

Daniella Diniz (GSAS ’09, ’16) designs and implements programs and events intended to foster an exchange between Columbia and Brazil.
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

Photo by Eileen Barroso

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

Photo by John Pinderhughes

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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