Marlene Brito is the Department Administrator of Social and Cultural Analysis (SCA) and the keeper of the SCA tribe. She is a visionary leader with an accomplished background in Community Engagement, Program Administration, Strategic Planning and Diversity Inclusion Strategy. Prior to joining SCA, Marlene served as the Director of Programs at National Urban Fellows. Throughout her career, Marlene has held a variety of roles in the Nonprofit and public sectors and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her community engagement work. Marlene graduated from SCA in May 2004 and obtained her M.P.A from Baruch College in 2012. She is excited to be back home at SCA where her community engagement and social justice passion was born.
Contact Marlene for Finance, Space, Sponsorship and administration inquiries. Fashion and Beauty inquiries are also accepted.
Betts Brown has worked in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis since its inception and, prior to that, in the Program in Metropolitan Studies. She advises new majors, connects them to faculty advisors, and answers questions regarding the programs. She is continually impressed by the energy, inquisitiveness, and idealism of SCA majors and is passionate about her work with them. As the director of the undergraduate internship program, she guides students committed to community engagement and develops partnerships with nonprofit and government agencies. Betts also plans curriculum for the department. When not at NYU, Betts works obsessively in a Brooklyn ceramics studio mostly on handbuilt porcelain pieces.
Contact Betts to declare a major, for undergraduate or faculty advising, the SCA Internship Program, transfer course acceptance, or curriculum planning.
Nou Moua (new MU-ah) is Hmong American and a collector of quotes, conversations, and memories. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of California, Davis. In fact, she bought a one way ticket from California to New York City after college and has never regretted her decision. Nou is pivoting into education from digital publishing and is excited to directly impact students and communities! She currently mentors with America Needs You and is part of their Young Leadership Board. Nou is always looking for good food and good podcasts. Send her your recommendations!
Contact Nou for events and website-related inquiries.
Krystal Roberts has over 6 years of higher education experience. Before joining the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, she worked as a Financial Aid Administrator at Berkeley College where she also received her Bachelor of Arts. She takes great pleasure in knowing that her work positively influences student success. Besides seeing students all the way to graduation, she also enjoys writing, drawing, and traveling. Don't be surprise if you find one of her art pieces hanging in one of our faculty member's office! She believes everyone should have a passport, an imagination, and a sense of humor.
Contact Krystal for undergraduate academic advising and class registration.
Janiene Thiong (CH-ung) is a Haitian-Chinese American with a passion for social justice, policy, and reproductive rights. Before joining the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Janiene worked as a Public Policy Manager for Planned Parenthood Southeast. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College. Janiene volunteered with the Haitian-American Caucus, which led to her interests in comparing access in the South to the Caribbean. Janiene knows the difference between fiction and reality, but likes mixing them up in a binge watching night of TV and philosophy!
Contact Janiene for anything graduate program related.
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