Meet the Staff

Tammie Cinder VelasquezTammie Cinder Velasquez, Manager
tavelasquez@bmcc.cuny.edu
(212) 220-8166

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

What Specialty areas do you oversea? I direct the Women’s Resource Center, manage the staff, oversee programming, and provide student support, education and advocacy.

What do you love about your job? I love meeting and working with students one-on-one and educating the campus about social justice and empowerment.

What is your favorite quote? “I love the woman I am because I fought to become her”

 

Victoria Apostol-Marius,Victoria Apostol-Marius, Program Coordinator
vapostolmarius@bmcc.cuny.edu
(212) 220-7102

Hometown: Rezina, Republic of Moldova

What Specialty areas do you oversea? Program development, implementation and coordination, as well as student involvement and engagement.

What do you love about your job? I love the challenge of transforming the theory of gender studies and social justice into practice through program development and implementation.

What is your favorite quote? “Whatever happens, happens for your own good.”

 

Michelene Mallard-BillyMichelene Mallard-Billy, Office Assistant
mbilly@bmcc.cuny.edu
(212) 220-8165

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

What Specialty areas do you oversea? Front Office Administration and Supervision, Social Media Coordination

What do you love about your job? I love that there is always space for new and innovative ideas that can impact the advocacy of the lives of women and women identifying.

What is your favorite quote? “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.” ― Chazz Palminteri

 

Janice Oritz-GonzalezJanice Oritz-Gonzalez, College Assistant

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

What Specialty areas do you oversea? I manage the bulletin boards and window display as well as assist with administrative support.

What do you love about your job? Being able to be creative

What is your favorite quote? My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

 

Amanda Puitiza PatiñoAmanda Puitiza Patiño, CUNY CAP Graduate Assistant

Hometown: College Point, NY

What Specialty areas do you oversea? Club liaison to the Sisterhood Society, Support Staff for the Sister2Sister Mentoring Program.

What do you love about your job? I love being able to help new students use the many resources we have at the Women’s Resource Center.

What is your favorite quote? “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter. This is what we’d forgotten. The simplest things.”

 

TeamareTeamare Gaston, CUNY CAP Graduate Assistant

Hometown: New York City

What do you love about your job? How creative it allows me to be.

What specialty areas do you oversea? I oversee Girls Talk, volunteer opportunities for students in the office, tabling and outreach.

What is your favorite quote? “Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain “Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go”. -Anthony Bourdain