Meet the Rose Hill Commuter Assistants

Welcome Class of 2027! We, the commuter assistant team, are excited to meet you and help you acclimate to college life. If you ever have any questions, you can always feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

Vanessa Ramos

Vanessa Ramos.
  • Bronx
  • Bus
  • Digital Technologies & Emerging Media (major), Music (minor), Journalism (minor)
  • Junior
  • On campus I am involved in WFUV, the radio station on campus. As well as the Mimes & Mummers theatre group and the hispanic club, El Grito De Lares! I am also in the Honors Program and am a student worker at ID Services.
  • When I go out in NYC, I usually just go to eat! Some of my favorites are Black Tap Craft, and Charlie Palmer Steakhouse.
  • My favorite musical artist is Alaina Castillo. I love her voice/sound, and I look towards her for inspiration in my own original music. Vanessa Ramos on all platforms!

Bipasana Poudel, she/her


Bipasana Poudel.
  • I Commute from Nutley, New Jersey by Car
  • Major in Computer Science
  • I am a junior
  • I am currently involved in the Computer Science Society and Girls Who Code on campus. Additionally, I am a senior week volunteer and a student worker at Fordham's ID Services.
  • My favorite spot in NYC is Queens especially Jackson Heights because I grew up there and it's very diverse, there are so many unique places to eat and shop at. Some of my other favorite spots would be interactive museums in NYC such as the color factory or museum of ice cream.
  • My favorite music artist is Aboogie, the Weekend, and Nirvana but I basically listen to everything and love listening to new artists.

Amelia Silvestro


Amelia Silvestro.
  • Where you commute from: I commute from Mamaroneck NY
  • How do you get to campus: I commute via Metro-North train
  • Major: I am double majoring in Film & Television (film concentration) and English (with creative writing concentration)
  • Class year: Class of 2025
  • Involvement on campus: On campus I’m involved with videography through the photography club, I love being involved with Fordham Backstage and working on video production. I am involved with The Women’s Network and also enjoy being part of The Ampersand. Off campus I love being involved with my local community, along with my sister I volunteer at our local elementary school with their annual theater productions.
  • Favorite spots in NYC: I love Bryant park, getting a pastry and spending time in the park. I also love 5th ave and seeing all the cool fashion displays in the windows.
  • Favorite music artist: I absolutely love listening to Taylor Swift and Harry Styles is another favorite

Dana Kien

  • The Bronx, New York
  • Sometimes I drive, and sometimes I take public transit! It depends on my schedule for that day!
  • Political Science Major and Spanish Minor.
  • Class of 2025 I was part of ACE in my Freshman year and off-campus I worked on the John Sanchez for NY City Council Campaign in Fordham's district (D-15) as a canvasser and Social Media Coordinator.
  • I love Grace Street's Matcha Beignets and Lucky Cat in Midtown East!
  • Tie between SZA and Thuy!

Margaret Sakar

Margaret Sakar.
  • I commute from Queens, New York.
  • I drive to campus.
  • My major is Applied Accounting and Finance.
  • Class of 2024 (rising senior)
  • Other than being a CA, I am a Freshman Advising Mentor for Gabelli, a Senior Equity Research Analyst for the Smart Woman Securities Research Team, volunteer as a tutor for Boyle Society Scholars, and am part of the Ignite Scholars Program.
  • Favorite spot in NYC would be grabbing a coffee and sitting in Bryant Park.
  • Favorite music artist: Panic! At The Disco

Sophia Viti

Sophia Viti Commuter Association Headshot.
  • Commute from: Eastchester
  • Get to campus via: Car
  • Major: Applied Accounting and Finance
  • Class Year: 2024
  • Involvement on Campus: Smart Woman Securities (SWS), Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN), Freshman Advising Mentor (FAM)
  • Favorite Spots in NYC: Any Broadway show!
  • Favorite music artist: Zach Bryan

Yulynn Lin

Yulynn Lin.
  • Queens, NY
  • Public transportation: Train
  • Information Systems
  • Senior, Class of 2024
  • Besides being active in Commuter Student Services as a CA, I have been involved in clubs such as the ACE, ASCEND, and TCS at LC. Other leadership roles I have been associated with were FAM for Gabelli and HEOP's Programming Assistant in the summer. You will also see me in the DMT/IS program.
  • My favorite spot in NYC has to be Central Park! I love walking around the park and visiting different parts of the city. I usually end up in Chinatown or Soho after my long walk from Central Park. Banh mi and Hotpot are my go-to places in Chinatown. Other areas that I enjoy going to are Flushing and Astoria because of the fantastic cuisine.
  • DPR Live

Jennifer Tran

Jennifer Tran headshot
  • Where do you commute from: Astoria, Queens
  • How do you get to campus: Train, MetroNorth
  • Major: Digital Technologies & Emerging Media with a minor in Biological Sciences
  • Class year: 2024
  • Involvement on campus: I am a student worker at Fordham's Career Center. Additionally, I am a writer for FFP's blog and BioMag.
  • Favorite spots in NYC: I love the MET, the Strand Bookstore, and walking around Chinatown/Soho area.
  • Favorite musical artist: Taylor Swift

Steven Laureano, he/him

Steven Laureano.
  • I commute from the Bronx, New York by car
  • Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2025
  • Psychology major and Anthropology minor
  • Involvement: I will be a RTA during the “Visions of the Good in the Bronx” summer program in which I’ll help assist some high school students on the Rose Hill campus for three weeks.
  • I think my favorite spot in NYC might be union square. I find myself over there a lot going to either Flight Club or Forbidden Planet. I also think Barreto Park is a nice spot in the Bronx and I’m almost always there.
  • I got a couple of favorite music artists so I’ll just go with Kanye West, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar

Seth Lee

Seth Lee.
  • Manhattan, New York by Subway
  • Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2024
  • Major: Finance
  • Involvement: On campus, I am part of Fordham Christian Fellowship and the Value Investing Club. Off campus I do a lot of personal and basketball training as well as volunteer work with ENNYC.
  • Favorite spots in NYC: One place I like to hang out is riverside park. Theres so much to do from sports, picnics, runs, and anything you could think of. Personally, I have done and enjoyed all of the above. And something else thats nice about it is that it is by the Hudson River so it’s usually cooler and more scenic. Plus, the sunsets are amazing!
  • Favorite musical artists? Andy Mineo/Alex Jean

Erick Tetecatl

Erick Tetecatl.
  • Commutes from Corona, Queens NY
  • Primarily take subway to get to school
  • Business Administration Major
  • Class of 2024
  • I am currently a member of the Business of Sports Society on campus.
  • As a lifelong Yankees fan, Yankee Stadium is one of my favorite places to be in the city. I also enjoy hanging out in Astoria and LIC as there are nice views of the city and tons of activities to do.
  • Big Sean

Michele Tran

Michele Tran.
  • I commute from Astoria, Queens!
  • I use the N and 7 subways and use the Metro-North.
  • Major: Accounting
  • Class Year: 2026
  • Involvement on Campus: I am apart of clubs Ascend and ACE.
  • Favorite Spots: SOHO and Flushing
  • Favorite Music Artist: Laufey

Naishme Arias

Naishme Arias.
  • Commuting from Bronx, New York by Bus.
  • Major: Psychology, Minor: Bioethics
  • Class of 2025
  • Involvement: Member of El Grito, Campus Ministry, Psychology club, Shes the First.
  • Favorite NYC spots: K-Town, Little Italy (Bronx & Manhattan), Central Park, and the Bronx Zoo.
  • Favorite artists: Bad Bunny, Dominic Fike, Juan Luis Guerra, Kendrick Lamar, and Red hot chili peppers.