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Meet the Staff

Andriana Matos, BA

I am a first-year graduate student in the MA in Counseling program at Montclair State University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received my BA in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health from Stockton University in 2017. During my time at Stockton University, I worked as a tutor within the university’s writing center. As a tutor, I gained skills that have allowed me to effectively work with students. At Montclair, I serve as a graduate assistant in the counseling department. Currently, I am helping edit The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision alongside a Montclair professor, who serves as the journal’s editor-in-chief. I am also working as a mediator in the Mediation Resource Center. I am very excited to gain more knowledge about the counseling profession and helping students in the MRC!

Elly Manoochehri, BA

I am a first-year graduate student in the MA in Counseling program at Montclair State University with a concentration in School Counseling. I received my BA in Psychology and a minor in Social Work from Montclair State University in 2017 and was a part of many on-campus organizations. During my undergraduate career, I worked with Student Academic Services, where I served as the first point of contact for all incoming queries at Webster Hall. I ensured that all students were able to get in contact with their respective academic advisor and provided information about numerous on campus services such as the Center for Advising and Student Transitions (CAST), Education Opportunity Funding (EOF), Disability Resource Center (DRC), Center for Leadership and Engagement and the Academic Success Center. I am currently working as a Graduate Assistant in the counseling department at Montclair State University. In addition to assisting a professor with his ongoing research in school counseling, I am also a mediator at the Mediation Resource Center and look forward to expanding my knowledge and professional skills in the counseling field.

Annie Montero, BA

I am a graduate student in the MA Counseling program at Montclair State University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received my BA in Communication Studies with minors in English and Marketing from The College of New Jersey in 2014. Afterward, I worked as a Project Manager at a Digital Technology company for a year and a half before leaving to pursue graduate school. Currently, I work as a Graduate Assistant in the College of Education and Human Services Career Services, where I assist students in career development. I also serve on the Student Conduct Panel and Graduate School and Counseling programs advisory boards. I have been a volunteer mediator in the MRC for the past year, which has been a great experience, and I look forward to my continued work with students and the MRC.

Samantha White, BA

I am a first-year graduate student at Montclair State University in the MA Counseling program, concentrating in Higher Education. I attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where I received my BA in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Communication Studies. During my undergraduate career, I held different positions on campus that allowed me to work directly with students – influencing my choice to pursue a concentration in Higher Education. I worked as a Speaking Center Consultant giving peer feedback on students’ speeches and presentations, and I assisted students with creating and improving their resumes and cover letters. I am currently a graduate assistant working with the Counseling Department doing research and serving as a mediator in the Mediation Resource Center. I hope to develop my counseling skills and be an effective resource to students during my time spent in the MRC!

Frans Moncayo, BA

I am a first-year graduate student at Montclair State University in the MA Counseling program with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Rutgers University – New Brunswick campus in 2016 with a BA in both Psychology and Criminal Justice. During my time at Rutgers, I worked as a tutor at the Livingston Writing Center which taught me vital skills needed to communicate with students. After graduation, I spent the last year working as a Direct Support Professional at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health at a residential home in Maywood, NJ. I worked with a group of four individuals with various intellectual disorders including autism spectrum disorders. I am currently a Graduate Student at Montclair University working with the Counseling Department doing research as well as working as a mediator in the Mediation Resource Center. I am eager to expand my knowledge and counseling skills and help the students that come to see us here at the MRC!

Contact Us

Email Address: mrc@mail.montclair.edu

Phone: 973-655-4660

Office Location: Bohn Hall, Room 444

Directions:

There are two ways that one can access the Mediation Resource Center (MRC) in Bohn Hall:

  1. If you live in Bohn Hall you may easily access the MRC by either walking one flight down the flight of stairs right across from the Bohn Hall front Desk. Once down that flight of stairs, the MRC is the first office on your right.
  2. If you do not live in Bohn Hall you can enter the building through the outside stairwell on the left side of the building, which is the entrance to the Residence Life Office. When you enter the door at the bottom of those stairs, you can then enter the second door in the hallway to your left Labeled “Residence Life Office”. Let someone in that front office know that you are there for the MRC and they will walk you back to us.