Meet the Advisors

Ashlee Burrs, Associate Dean for Academic Advising

Ashlee joins the Fordham College Advising Center with a student and academic affairs background. She has worked at John Carroll University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Long Island University Brooklyn; and most recently, Yeshiva University, serving as the director of student success. She has a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Kent State University.

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Kimberly Malone, Director of Academic Advising for First and Second Year Students, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC)

Kimberly joins the Fordham College Advising Center with over a decade of experience in higher education, including previous roles as a Dean of Academic Advisement at Berkeley College and as Senior Counselor for Molloy University's St. Thomas Aquinas Program, the descendent of its EOP program, for first year students. Kimberly's proactive, student-centric advising philosophy values building strong relationships and offering tailored support to students, empowering them to make informed decisions and achieve their full potential.

Originally from Chicago, Kimberly has a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Prior to her career in higher education, she enjoyed a career in finance, human resources and organizational development. Kim is very active in her local community and recently became an empty-nester.

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Beth Markowitz, Director of Academic Advising for First and Second Year Students, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH)

Beth joins the Fordham College Advising Center with a background in advising and academic affairs. She has worked at Manhattan College in career counseling, New York University in academic advising and academic affairs; and most recently, Lehman College, serving as the Chief of Staff to the Provost. She has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College, a master’s degree in Counseling from Manhattan College, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from New York University.

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Robert Rahni, Director of Transfer Students, FCLC and FCRH

Robert joins the Fordham community having worked with a diverse group of students at three different institutions of higher education. With ten plus years of higher education experience, prior to joining Fordham, he served as the Director of Transfer and Veteran Admissions at Manhattan College. Robert has also worked for The New School and Pace University. While not former service himself, as part of his professional background he has assisted and supported military connected students with the transition to College and civilian life since 2011. A native New Yorker, Robert is a diehard Knicks fan and pizza enthusiast. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, a Bachelor’s of Arts, and a Master’s of Science all from Pace University. Prior to working in higher education, Robert served as the Psychometrician at a youth adjudicated facility for juvenile delinquents. 

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Gladis Martinez Avila, Academic Advisor, FCRH

Gladis Martinez Avila has 5+ years of experience working in Higher Education. She earned her Master's and Bachelor's in Business Administration from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Before Fordham, Gladis worked with opportunity program students in HEOP as the Assistant Director and HEOP counselor. She also worked with International and transfer students last spring, where she taught a First Year Experience course. She is excited to work with students and assist them with their goals at Fordham!

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Corbett Bazler, Ph.D., Academic Advisor, FCRH

Corbett received his bachelor’s degree at University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in historical musicology from Columbia University in 2013. Before coming to Fordham in 2019, he was an assistant professor of music at the University of Rochester and assistant professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to teaching music history, he has been active as a first-year, junior, and summer advisor at Fordham College at Rose Hill.

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Lena Castellano, Senior Academic Advisor, FCRH

Lena joins Fordham College at Rose Hill as a senior academic advisor with a background in student affairs. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from The Catholic University of America and obtained her master’s degree in student development in higher education from the University of Maine, Orono. Lena's background is in working with students in times of transition. She has previously worked with first-year students at DePauw University, Marist College, and most recently at Pace University. She believes in creating supportive and uplifting environments to help students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Patricia Colton, Academic Advisor, FCRH

Patricia joins the Fordham College Advising Center with five years previous experience at Fordham University. She has worked in Career Development, and most recently in Academic Advising for Student-Athletes. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Manhattan College and Master's Degree from Fordham University. 

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Sandra Fowler, Senior Academic Advisor, FCRH

Sandra is a dedicated professional with a rich background in Student and Academic Affairs, showcasing her unwavering commitment to fostering educational excellence. With a diverse career spanning institutions such as Albany Medical College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Russell Sage, Nova Southeastern University, and Siena College where she championed comprehensive guidance that considered academic, personal, and career development.   
In her most recent role, she served as the Director of Education Policy at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).  Sandra has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Russell Sage College and a Master’s degree in College Student Service Administration from the College of Saint Rose. Her expertise goes beyond the confines of traditional academic advising.  She embodies a holistic perspective that envisions education as a transformative and empowering journey.

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Jennifer Giorgio, Academic Advisor, FCRH

Jennifer graduated from Fordham College at Rose Hill with a bachelor’s in English literature and history and received her master’s degree in English literature from Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Before joining the Fordham College Advising Center in August 2022, she worked in the Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s Assistant Deans’ Office as the senior executive secretary supporting seniors and first-year students.

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Michael Lykaios Guerrero, Senior Academic Advisor, FCLC

Michael is from Austin, TX, and earned a bachelor's degree in international relations and a graduate degree in counseling. His higher education experiences began while working as a counseling intern at Texas State University. This work led Michael to become the first advising specialist for the School of Natural Sciences at St. Edward's University in Austin. He also worked with science students as the Director of STEM Advising and a success coach. Most recently, he has worked with undergraduate students as a Class Dean at Wesleyan University.

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Dennis Holden, Senior Academic Advisor, FCRH

Dennis joins the Fordham advising team with over a decade of experience in education, primarily as an academic advisor, and most recently was the Assistant Director of Academic Advising at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Dennis has their associate's degree from SUNY Westchester Community College, a bachelor's degree from SUNY Purchase College, and their master's in counseling from Mercy College. Their greatest joys in their work include seeing their students’ successes, and being a supportive presence for their students on campus. Dennis once caught a home run at Shea Stadium, has seen the movie Back to the Future hundreds of times, and hopes and dreams that the Mets, Jets, Knicks or Rangers bring a championship back to New York.

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Michelle MacLeod, Senior Academic Advisor, FCLC

Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from New York University. Prior to joining the Fordham College Advising Center, she held a variety of roles at higher education institutions across New York City, including St. Joseph’s College, Pace University, and Pratt Institute.

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Daniel Prieto, Senior Academic Advisor, FCLC

Danny Prieto has over 10 years of Higher Education experience having worked within Graduate Advising and the Division of Student Affairs at New York University as well as within Graduate Advising and Enrollment Management at Columbia University.  He holds a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and French Language & Literature from St. John’s University, a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Language & Literature from St. John’s University, a Master of Arts degree in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Certificate in Professional Coaching from New York University.

Xiomara Rozon, Senior Academic Advisor, FCLC

Xiomara joins the Fordham College Advising team with over twenty years experience in Higher Education.  Xiomara has worked with traditional and non-traditional adult learners from various backgrounds. She completed her undergraduate studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Xiomara is a Fordham Alumni from the Graduate School of Education where she earned her Masters degree.   She is passionate about working with adult learners, and enjoys advising and instructing students.  Xiomara’s advising career started in John Jay College and continued at Berkeley College.  Born and raised in New York City, Xiomara is fluent in Spanish.  She loves to travel with family and friends.

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Rochelle Warner-Lopez, Senior Academic Advisor, FCRH

Rochelle has more than 20 years of experience working within higher education and K-12 settings. Prior to joining the Fordham College Advising Center, she worked as the retention and engagement specialist for the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) at Bronx Community College. As a student support advisor and assistant director of student central at DeVry College, she provided academic and financial aid advising. Prior to working in higher education, she worked in supplemental education at both Sylvan Learning Centers and SCORE! Educational Centers. She earned her bachelor's degree in history from St. Joseph’s College.

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Nebiyat Woldemichael, Senior Academic Advisor, FCLC

Nebiyat joins Fordham College with over 5 years of experience in Higher Education.  She worked as an ASAP Academic Advisor at LaGuardia Community College.  Prior to her career in higher education, Nebiyat worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 10 years.  She began her career in International Affairs, developing and conducting conflict resolution and peacebuilding training programs for legislators in Africa, Canada, Europe and the US.  Nebiyat received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace Studies from Chapman University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College and a Master’s in International Affairs degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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