Academic Advising Team
Academic advisers offer one-on-one advising to assist in curriculum planning and academic programs to supplement your academic experience. Learn more about your Stern advising team down below! Want to meet with them? Schedule an advising appointment via NYU Connect.
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Tiffany Boselli
Senior Assistant Dean of
Academic Advising & Student Conduct

Tiffany spent most of her life moving around the US and Europe as a military dependent. She earned her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and after graduation served in the Foreign Service in Latin America. She returned to Georgetown for her master's degree, worked in the private sector, and then began a career in higher education at her alma mater. She enjoys yoga, traveling, and a good political debate. She still loves Elvis Presley and Bob Marley (you should too).


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Fatima Chishti
Academic Adviser
Fatima is from The Windy City and supports pizza eaten with knife and fork! She obtained her B.A. in English and secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, Fatima spent six years working as a high school English teacher in a diverse Chicago suburb. Once she moved to The Big Apple, Fatima mentored novice teachers in New York City’s charter school network. Before taking on the role of Academic Adviser, Fatima earned her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU. During this time, she also worked as a Graduate Fellow in Stern’s Office of Student Engagement. Fatima is thrilled to continue to support Stern students in her new position!
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Mariya Pugacheva
Assistant Director, Advising
Mariya was born in Moscow, Russia but was raised in New York and decided to stay in the heart of the city to pursue her Bachelor's in History and later a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both at NYU. She found a passion for mentoring students of all ages while working as an NYU Commuter Assistant to first-year commuter students and volunteering her time at elementary schools. Growing up in a family of 6, she developed a love for capturing memories through photography. Mariya loves spending time with her family, traveling, learning new languages, and tries to read over 30 books each year!


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Kevin Valliere
Associate Director, Advising
Kevin is a proud son of Dallas, TX, and has lived in New York since 2014. He earned his B.S. in Secondary Education at the University of Missouri and his M.S. in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. He spent several years working in Residence Life at Texas A&M and St. John's University before joining the Stern Advising team in 2016.  Kevin is an avid reader, writer, and coffee drinker.


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Scott Bourdeau
Director, Advising
Operations & Student Services

Hailing from Waldorf, MD, Scott graduated from James Madison University in Virginia with a Bachelors degree in Media Arts & Design: Corporate Communications. After several years in the world of Washington, DC advertising and marketing, Scott returned to the higher education arena - working at Fordham University while receiving his Masters in Higher Education Administration at Columbia University. In his free time, Scott loves traveling as many places as he can (some favorites: Nicaragua, Berlin and Vancouver), sampling the many types of New York cuisine & nightlife, & staying in shape.

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Inayah Lakhani
Assistant Director of Planning & Judiciary Affairs
Inayah is a native Jersey girl from the Garden State and a proud Rutgers alumn. She earned her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from NYU Steinhardt, where she got to further her passion for working with students and being a part of their growth and development at Stern. In her free time, Inayah enjoys all adventures in the kitchen, crafts, travel, and photography. She can usually be found walking around Washington Square Park, bubble tea and camera in hand. 



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Jessie Rosenzweig
Director of Academic Initiatives
Jessie received her BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University and her MA in Higher Education Administration from NYU. After working as a Graduate Assistant in the Stern Advising Office, she was hired on as a full-time Adviser and has not looked back since (and now it's been over 15 years)! Jessie has developed a true appreciation of the students in the Stern community for their tenacity, creativity and commitment to their fellow students. In her free time, Jessie's favorite activity is spending time with her 2 boys and heading up to her "happy place" in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Jessie is an avid movie buff, reader, and home cook!
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MaryKate Chester
Academic Adviser
Born and raised in Upstate New York, MaryKate went to the University of Rochester to pursue a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.  Following Rochester, she attended Brown University where she was awarded a Master's in History. MaryKate loves to travel (particularly to Sweden where she has family), sing along to Broadway songs, binge watch Netflix series, drink excessive amounts of coffee, and explore NYC!  




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Saige Martinez
Associate Director, Advising
Growing up a military child, Saige went to 9 different schools from K-12th grade ranging in locations from California to Georgia to Italy. This inspired love for traveling continued when she studied abroad in Ireland & Cyprus while earning her Bachelor's from NYU at the College of Arts and Sciences in Anthropology, Classical Civilizations, and Animal Studies. After graduation, she spent time in Algeria working for the Department of State at the US Embassy in Algiers. She enjoys baking, singing, and playing her ukelele. 



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Glenn Solomon Smith
Academic Adviser
Glenn is a native New Yorker, born & raised in Brooklyn. He earned a BA in Political Science and M.Ed in Political Science from two PA State Institutions + an MA in Higher Education Administration at NYU. Glenn returned to NY after he completed his studies to work at NYU’s StudentLink team. There, Glenn worked with students on matters related to financial aid, billing, and registration. Afterwards, Glenn joined the Student Success Team at NYU. Here Glenn helped students navigate periods of transition, find resources on campus, and improve their financial literacy through financial coaching sessions. In his downtime, Glenn likes to study French, travel, and work out. Glenn is excited to be a part of the advising team at Stern & help students on their journey to graduation.