Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact Information

308B Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, MC4106
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-9536
gs-studentlife@columbia.edu

The staff members in GS Student Life are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates your diverse experiences.

Staff Profiles

Sean Trulby
Associate Dean of Student Life

Sean joined the School of General Studies in 2010. At GS, Sean oversees GS Student Life, directs the New Student Orientation Program, supervises the Resident Advisor Program, advises the General Studies Student Council (GSSC) and The Food Bank at Columbia University, and directs graduation programs at GS. He also serves as the GS liaison to Alumni Relations and the Center for Career Education. Sean received a B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University and an Ed.M. in higher education administration and student affairs from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Sean enjoys traveling, cooking, and skiing in his leisure time.

Jawad Cipriani
Associate Director of Special Events & Programs

Jawad joined the School of General Studies in 2013. As Associate Director of Special Event & Programs, he oversees and collaborates on all special events throughout the school. Prior to joining GS, Jawad worked at Prep for Prep, an educational nonprofit in New York City with the objective of identifying and developing leadership in underrepresented groups. Jawad holds a B.A. in critical social studies with a concentration in marginalized populations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and an M.S. in higher education from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he likes eating spicy food, running, and cheering on Syracuse basketball.

Aisha Abdelmula
Student Life Officer

Aisha joined the School of General Studies in 2016. As the Student Life Officer Aisha oversees all multicultural and social justice education programs as well as all Postbac Premed Student Life initiatives. Aisha advises the Premedical Association (PMA) and its auxiliary groups, the Arts Collective (ArtC), Korean International Students at GS (KIGS), and Students of Color Alliance (SOCA). Aisha received a B.S. in Educational Theatre at New York University and an Ed.M. in Student Affairs Administration from the University at Buffalo. When she is not in the office, Aisha likes to explore NYC and all of its offerings.


Stephanie Montero
Student Life Coordinator

Stephanie joined GS in 2016. Before joining GS Student Life, Stephanie worked in the GS Dean of Students Office as an Administrative Coordinator. Stephanie holds a B.A. in political science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently completing an MSEd in higher education administration at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs. Stephanie manages the daily operations of the office and assists with the coordination of all events planned by GS Student Life, the Dean of Students Office, and Academic Affairs, including graduation and the New Student Orientation Program. Additionally, she manages the allocation of student lockers and assists with space and venue reservations for GS students and staff.