Meet the Dyson Advising Team

Heather Calchera

Heather Calchera, Senior Academic Adviser

Meet Heather Calchera, Senior Academic Adviser

Alexandra Sansone

Alexandra Sansone, Academic Adviser

Meet Alexandra Sansone, Academic Adviser

Elizabeth A. Blank

Elizabeth A. Blank, M.S., Academic Adviser

Meet Elizabeth A. Blank, M.S., Academic Adviser

Annie Blinkoff

Annie Blinkoff, Graduate Assistant Adviser

Meet Annie Blinkoff, Graduate Assistant Adviser

Amy Reale

Amy Reale, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Meet Amy Reale, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Tina Wilson

Tina Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Meet Tina Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Christina Musso

Christina Musso, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Meet Christina Musso, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Maria Shirling

Maria Shirling, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Meet Maria Shirling, Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

If students have questions and they don’t know whom to ask, often the best place to start is with their Academic Advisers. DysonÙs team of advisers are students’ go-to source for all kinds of information, including class schedules, waivers, study abroad, help choosing a major or minor, grade appeals, and they can also help students find additional resources.

“As the supervisor of advising, my goal has been to implement a program where students feel they can reach out on any question related to majors, minors and the core curriculum and feel a high level of comfort,” said Senior Associate Dean Joseph Franco. “Our current advising staff is outstanding, tireless, and they are true student advocates. In situations where students are having difficulties financially, academically, and personally, they serve as mentors.”

Two years ago, Dyson added graduate assistants to the advising team on both campuses.

“They have been an integral part of the program in terms of advising students, assisting with schedules, and in daily office tasks,” said Franco. “They really connect with students. Students feel really comfortable talking with them. They understand the Pace system inside and out.”

The Dyson Advising staff is also a great resource to Pace staff and faculty, who often have questions about the core curriculum and academic policies.

While some students may find that working with one adviser is most comfortable, any of the advisers can help at any time. For each campus, there is an advising team. In New York, that team includes Senior Academic Adviser Heather Calchera (she does double-duty working on both the downtown campus and in Pleasantville), Academic Adviser Elizabeth “Liz” Blank, Graduate Assistants Annie Blinkoff and Amy Reale, and Administrative Assistant Tina Wilson. In Pleasantville, in addition to Heather, there is Academic Adviser Alexandra “Ali” Sansone, and Graduate Assistants Christina Musso and Maria Shirling.

Heather Calchera
Senior Academic Adviser

Campus: Pleasantville and New York City, Downtown
Phone: PLV: 914.773.3781 / NYC: 212.346.1518
Email: hcalchera@pace.edu
AIM: HCalcheraDyson
Facebook: Search Heather Calchera in the Pace network.
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Alexandra Sansone
Academic Adviser

Campus: Pleasantville
Phone: 914.773.3781
Email: asansone@pace.edu
AIM: ASansone Dyson
Facebook: Search Ali Sansone in the Pace network.
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Elizabeth A. Blank, M.S.
Academic Adviser

Campus: NYC Downtown
Phone: 212.346.1104
Email: eblank@pace.edu
AIM: LBlankDyson
Facebook: Search Elizabeth Blank in the Pace network
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Annie Blinkoff
Graduate Assistant Adviser

Campus: New York City, Downtown
Phone: 212.346.1921
Email: Anne.E.Blinkoff@pace.edu
AIM:  DysonAdvrNY
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Amy Reale
Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Campus: New York City, Downtown
Phone: 212.346.1921
Email: amy.reale@pace.edu
AIM: DYS Advising NYC
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Tina Wilson
Administrative Assistant

Campus: New York City, Downtown
Phone:  212.346.1518
Email: twilson@pace.edu
AIM: TinaWilsonDyson
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Christina Musso
Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Campus: Pleasantville
Phone: 914.773.3781
Email: cm55878p@pace.edu
AIM: DysonAdvsr
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Maria Shirling
Graduate Assistant Academic Adviser

Campus: Pleasantville
Phone: 914.773.3781
Email: ms63609p@pace.edu
AIM: DYSAdvisingPLV
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