Contact Us

Contact Us

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

Please contact gs-studentlife@columbia.edu with any questions you may have regarding student life at the School of General Studies.

Staff Profiles

Sean Trulby
Director 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
Senior Assistant Director of Student Life

Jawad joined the School of General Studies in 2013. As Senior Assistant Director of Student Life, he oversees all leadership development initiatives at GS, and is the GS liaison for all joint programs with the other undergraduate colleges. He also advises the General Studies Student Council (GSSC), Columbia University Family Support Network (CUFSN), GS Alliance, and the class councils. 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.


Lourdes Jimenez
Student Life Coordinator

Lourdes Jimenez started working at the Dean of Students Office in 2001. She currently works as the GS Student Life Coordinator. Lourdes 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. In her spare time, Lourdes enjoys traveling and running.

 

Contact Information

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