Priscilla Alfaro is very passionate about the youth and desires to create, lead, and motivate the uprising leader who will construct the future. Aside from her passion in leading the youth, she enjoys music, traveling, writing and the arts. She hopes to become a Doctor of Education in the near future in order to better serve her community and create a more equitable spaces.
Contact Priscilla for anything related to the undergraduate program.
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. Proir to this, Nou worked in digital publishing at Kaplan Test Prep and Harper Collins. She was involved with America Needs You as a mentor and served on the Young Leadership Board. Nou is always looking for good food and good podcasts. Send her your recommendations!
Contact Nou for events, finance, and website-related inquiries.
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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