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Welcome to Carlyle Court! My name is Josephine and I serve as the Residence Hall Director. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York. I received my BA in Gender & Women’s Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2013 and received my M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs IN 2016. My favorite things to do is cook, 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!

REsidence Hall
Assistant Director



Hello - my name is Eli and I serve as the Residence Hall Assistant Director in Carlyle Court. I am originally from the Dominican Republic and grew up in New Jersey and Central Florida. I completed my undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and will be graduating from Steinhardt in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Program this May. I have been a member of the NYU community serving as RHRM for almost 3.5 years. I enjoy photography and film, traveling, books, food, and pop culture. Otherwise, I look forward to working with you and hope that you make the best out of your time here in Carlyle Court!

REsidence Hall
Resource Center Manager

Priscilla Williams


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!


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! 

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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.


Katie Donaway


Katie is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Economics with a minor in Business Studies. She is from Lyndhurst, New Jersey and grew up spending a lot of time in the city. As Carlyle's RCA, she is eager to serve as a resource to residents and meet new people at the RC. When not at the desk, Katie enjoys cooking, juggling, and catching shows on Broadway. Feel free to stop by the RC and say hi anytime. Welcome to Carlyle!

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