Our Staff
The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development
Full Time
Patricia Imbimbo, Ph.D. - Director

Pat has been the Director of the Starr Career Development Center since 1996. Prior to that time, she was a psychological counselor in the Counseling Center, a Staff Psychologist in a community mental health agency, and the Director of an early childhood center. Early in her career Pat joined the Peace Corps and was a volunteer in India. She received her BA in Sociology from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, a MA in Teaching from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Clemente Diaz – On Campus Recruiting Assistant

Clemente joined the SCDC as a CUNY CAP in August 2011, soon after receiving his undergraduate degree. Prior to working in career development, Clemente worked in undergraduate admissions, student life and conducted psychological research. Clemente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) from Baruch College and a Master of Arts degree (Industrial / Organizational Psychology) from Brooklyn College. Clemente has been in his current role as of June 2013.
Wendy Heyman - Arts and Science Coordinator

Wendy has served in this role since 2000. She has been affiliated with Weissman's School of Arts & Sciences since the 1970s, helping students with career counseling, choosing a major and creating their own--the Ad Hoc. Her educational background includes a BA in English from the University of Maryland, an MA in College Counseling from Hunter College and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New York University where she did research on learning disabilities.
Zay La fleur John - Job Developer

Zay La fleur John joined SCDC in February 2013 as member of the Employer Relations team. Prior to SCDC, Zay worked in various areas in higher education including academic. Her professional interests include improving education access and career success for first-generation college students. She is currently a Mentor for New York Needs You and a BYAN Board Member. Zay earned her B.A. in Government from John Jay College and her MPA in Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Baruch.
Michael Kalish – Internship Coordinator/OCR Manager

Michael joined the staff of the SCDC in May 2013 and manages the Internship Program. His student career counseling experience includes work with Teachers College, Columbia University and Long Island University. Michael has worked with diverse populations in various settings throughout his career including college students, middle/high school students, autistic children and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. His educational background includes an M.S. in School Counseling from NYIT and a B.A. in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University (SUNY).
Ellen Stein - Deputy Director

Dr. Ellen Adelman Stein is an Deputy Director in the Starr Career Development Center at Baruch College, where she coordinates the Career Counseling and Peer Career Counseling programs. Previously, she has worked in college counseling, hospital, and corporate settings. Dr. Stein earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Rochester, her M.A. and Ed.M. in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Stein's professional interests include women's career development and multicultural counseling.
Ingrid Tineo - Employer Programs Manager/Diversity Initiatives

Ingrid joined the SCDC in August 1998. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fordham University and holds a Masters degree in Counseling from New York University. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. In addition to career services, she has also worked in student activities. Ingrid has years of experience in the corporate sector and has held positions in Human Resources and Telecommunication Sales.
Adia Tucker – Career Counselor

Adia joined SCDC in February 2013. Prior to becoming a Career Advisor, Adia worked as a clinical counselor at a foster care agency as well as an academic instructor for middle- and high-school students. She began her work with Baruch students during her graduate internship at SCDC in 2011-2012. Before transitioning to counseling and higher education, Adia held positions in finance and publishing. Adia possesses a B.A. in Literature from Harvard University and an M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University.
Part Time
Tina Coco - Pre-law Advisor

Tina joined the staff in November 2011. She is a cum laude graduate of St. John's University and St. John's School of Law. After working for several years as a Staff Attorney for both the NYC Bar and CT Corporation System, she earned a certificate in Adult Career Planning & Development from New York University. Tina served as the Assistant Director of the Career Development Office at Pace University School of Law for over 6 years. She works part-time during the semester counseling students interested in attending law school.
Jennifer Rodgers - Alumni Coordinator

Jennifer is a part-time Career Counselor and the Alumni Coordinator with Baruch College's STARR Career Development Center (SCDC). Her career counseling experience includes work with the SCDC, The Career Center at Seton Hall University and the Zicklin School of Business' Graduate Career Management Center. Prior to counseling, Jennifer worked in the human resources profession with various organizations. Jennifer possesses an M.S.Ed. from Fordham University and B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Ann Aylman - Receptionist

Anayka King - CUNY Office Assistant

Dolores Manekas - Scheduling Coordinator

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