RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR
Welcome to Carlyle Court! My name is Steve and I serve as the Residence Hall Director. I’m originally from Lawrence, Massachusetts which is about 45 minutes north of Boston. I received my BA in Sociology from Boston College in 2010 and decided to continue on there, receiving my MA in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs. After spending the majority of my life in the Boston area, I wanted a change in pace and scenery. New York City has much to offer – vibrant culture, high energy, and a unique environment – everything I hope to incorporate into the student experience at NYU. My favorite things to do are eat, explore/travel, read, and spend quality time with good company. We have an amazing staff here at Carlyle Court – please get to know them and take advantage of everything that we have to offer!
Hello - my name is Mike Malenfant, the Residence Hall Assistant Director in Carlyle Court. I grew up in southeastern Massachusetts and eventually attended Bryant University in Rhode Island where I received my bachelor’s degree in Management. I then transitioned to UConn to receive my master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. The summer prior to graduating from UConn, I interned at NYU as a part of the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the department and in NYC. Prior to joining Carlyle Court, I also worked in Residence Life at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. Beyond work, I enjoy traveling with friends, expanding my novice cooking skills, exploring NYC, and reading a good book. Feel free to send your favorite book recommendations my way! Otherwise, I look forward to working with you and hope that you make the best out of your time here in Carlyle Court!
Resource Center Manager
I’m Priscilla Williams, the resource center manager here at Carlyle Court. Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, I have been here at BOTH Carlyle Court and N.Y.U for over 15 years. I’ve seen this area, as well this building evolve. Before coming here my background has been diverse: asistant supervisor in the customer service division at Time Warner Cable, medical malpractice submission processor at Aetna insurance, handled end of trading day stock transactions at Goldman Sachs, worked in the data processing department of E.P.Dutton, a publishing company. As you see, I have a lot of work and life experience to draw from and share.
When I do have some ME time, I relax by knitting, reading, bike riding, horseback riding, indoor rock climbing, travelling. I am a very active volunteer with several organizations (New York Road Runners, The Mayor’s Alliance for Animals, New York Cares, The Achilles Club). I am a passionate New Yorker and love the energy of the city! I’m known for my knowledge of N.Y.U and N.Y.C, quick wit, and out-going nature. If you need assistance or just want to stop by and say “Hello”, I look forward to meeting you!
FACULTY FELLOWS IN RESIDENCE
Carlyle is fortunate enough to have two exceptional NYU Faculty living and working in the community. Faculty Fellows in Residence or FFIRs work to develop living, learning communities in the NYU Residence Halls. Professors Lorena Llosa & Greg Erickson help the Carlyle community thrive by hosting amazing programs and events for the residents.
Lorena Llosa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has a BA in English, Spanish, and French from Santa Clara University, an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. Her interests are in the areas of second and foreign language learning, teaching, and assessment. At Steinhardt, she prepares future bilingual, English as a Second Language, and foreign language teachers as well as doctoral students interested in issues of language education and assessment. Originally from Argentina, Lorena has been at NYU and enjoying living in New York for twelve years. Prior to coming to New York, she lived in Los Angeles, California. Ask her which city she prefers.
Lucia is an ten-year-old, five-pound Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle mix) who loves playing fetch with her tiny tennis ball and is an expert at coercing people into giving her lots of attention. Her favorite spots are Washington Square Park and the Carlyle Courtyard. Keep an eye out for her fast wagging tail.
Lorena and Lucia look forward to sharing with Carlyle residents fun and exciting programs that explore issues of language, culture, and diversity through music, dance, performances, tours, conversations, and lots of food!
Gregory Erickson grew up in Minnesota, moved to New York City after college to be a classical musician, and got distracted by books and literature somewhere along the way. He is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School where he teaches courses on music, modern literature, popular culture, and religion. His PhD is in English Literature, although he is still active as a professional trombone player. His research focuses on the intersections of literature, culture, and religion, and he is currently writing a book on heresy and modernist literature and another book on television and religion. His many hobbies include biking, basketball, travel, food, listening to music, and watching television.
Angelina Tallaj is a classical pianist and a Professor of Ethnomusicology at Guttman Community College. Her research interests center on Dominican music and identity. She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and is interested in world music, food, travel, pets, and people watching. Our cat, Ñoñita, likes to play with balls and string, take naps, and look out the window.
Greg, Angelina, and Ñoñita look forward to sharing our interests, passions, and hobbies with Carlyle residents.
RESOURCE CENTER ASSISTANT
April is a rising senior at the Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Film and Television with a minor in Producing. She is from Atlanta, Georgia and this is her second summer working at Carlyle. As Carlyle's RCA, she is eager to meet new people, broaden her knowledge of NYC, and open herself up as a resource to whoever needs her. When not at the desk, you can find April catching late night flicks, chasing new restaurants, at outdoor music festivals, and skating. Please feel free to stop by and say hi and welcome to Carlyle!