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The Office of Student Life develops the co-curricular college experience of Baruch students through a rich array of educationally diverse programs, opportunities for leadership and civic engagement, club and organization development, and community building. Through its varied program opportunities, the Office contributes toward the physical, emotional, and spiritual development of students.


Damali SmithDamali Smith
Director of Student Life
Phone: (646) 312-4553


Karl KoeppelKarl Koeppel
Associate Director of Student Life
Phone: (646) 312-4554

A native of upstate New York, Karl is thrilled to be a part of the Student Life team at Baruch. A graduate of Elmira College with a Bachelors in Psychology and Social Work, Karl developed a passion for student engagement and involvement and chose to pursue a graduate degree at The University of Maine in Student Development in Higher Education. Prior to coming to work at Baruch, Karl has worked at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, The University of New England and Hofstra University in Student Activities, Residence Life, Multicultural Affairs and Orientation Programs. In his position, Karl works with all undergraduate and graduate student organizations, USG, GSA and large scale programming. Outside work, Karl loves to travel, do anything pop culture related and spend time with family.


Savanna RamseySavanna Ramsey
Assistant Director, Student Life
Phone: (646) 312-4552


Crystal TejadaCrystal Tejada
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Phone: (646) 312-4561

Crystal is delighted to be a part of the Student Life team at Baruch College! A native New Yorker, Crystal earned a B.A. in Psychology from St. Joseph's College and a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College. After three years of serving inner city youth as a social worker, she is now using her youth and leadership development knowledge to enhance the co-curricular experience for students as the Assistant Director for Student Activities. In her free time Crystal loves to bake, dance and spend time with friends.


Clay McCulloughClay McCullough
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Phone: (646) 312-4566

Clay serves as the Assistant Director of Student Activities in the Office of Student Life. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Clay now calls NYC his home. He attended Belmont University in Nashville where he earned a B.B.A. in business management. Immediately following Belmont, Clay enrolled at Vanderbilt University for graduate school where he obtained his Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. While at Vanderbilt, Clay worked as a graduate assistant, working with over 500 student organizations, developing orientation programs for first-year and transfer students, and implementing various initiatives aimed at increasing student engagement and preparing college students to be successful after graduation. Prior to joining Baruch, Clay worked in marketing for a large higher education technology company in New York City. Clay currently lives in Brooklyn and spends much of his free time exploring everything the city has to offer or traveling outside of the city to visit friends and explore new places.


Deanne DeCrescenzoDeanne DeCrescenzo
Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development
Phone: (646) 312-4271

Deanne is the Associate Director of New Student Programs & Leadership Development in Student Life. Prior to joining the team at Baruch College, she worked in Student Development & Activities at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S. Marketing, French) and Columbia University (M.A. Higher & Postsecondary Education).


Kayla MarylesKayla Maryles
Assistant Director, New Student Programs
Phone: (646) 312-4275

Kayla was born and raised in Bayside, Queens. For college, Kayla ventured off to Buffalo, NY where she graduated from SUNY University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Health & Human Services and Education and SUNY Buffalo State College with an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She enjoys meeting new people, dance parties, traveling and spending time with her family & friends.


Leanette AnzulesLeanette Anzules
Evening Office Manager
Phone: (646) 312-4555

Leanette Anzules, better known as Lea, was born and raised in NYC. She is a proud SUNY Stony Brook University alumni and has been immensely involved in student life offices since her undergraduate years. She enjoys traveling, more specifically taking cruises and adventurous activities.


Chloe SpencerChloe Spencer
Daytime Office Manager
Phone: (646) 312-4560


Carolyn AdamsCarolyn Adams
Operations Assistant
Phone: (646) 312-4564


Traci EspinetTraci Espinet-Marquez
Technology Specialist/Webmaster
Phone: (646) 312-4556