New Yorker

Student Life


This section of the EHS Student Life website will give you a variety of information about the New Yorker Residence. If you have any questions, email us at

Meet the Staff

  • Maurice A. Smith

    Associate Director of Student Life

    Maurice A. Smith

    Associate Director of Student Life

    Maurice A. Smith has experience with being both Resident Advisor and Residence Director for many years before joining EHS in March of 2015. A native of Philadelphia PA, Maurice holds both a BFA and MBA degrees from Marymount Manhattan College. After spending several years in Las Angeles, CA. Maurice is excited to be back in NYC and is ready to ensure the residents of the New Yorker Residence are provided a world class experience.

  • Kathleen Weber

    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Kathleen Weber

    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Pace University Alumni Kathleen Weber was happy to join us in spring 2018. With a background in Higher Education and Hospitality she is very excited to become part of the EHS family. Her passion lies in providing a positive and creative environment for the people around her. She looks forward to this opportunity to empower residents to reach their full potential. During her free time she likes to play soccer, go to sporting events, travel, and try new NYC restaurants.

  • Rachel Viccaro

    Office Admin

    Rachel Viccaro

    Office Admin

    Rachel Viccaro is so grateful to be a part of the EHS New Yorker Team! After graduating from Nazareth College in 2016 with a BFA in Acting, she performed for K-5 students all over central and western NY with Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre. In June 2018, she moved to NYC to participate in the Stella Adler Summer Conservatory and was a resident at the New Yorker. Since then, she’s stuck around in the city, working with EHS and performing in various comedy shows and short films. When she’s not assisting the RAs and ADs at the New Yorker, you can find her trying to find the best plate of nachos in the city!

  • Maddie Squiers

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Maddie Squiers

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Madison “Maddi” Squiers graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a bachelors degree in Criminology, and plans to pursue a masters degree in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. Madison is originally from Waterford, Michigan and spends her free time playing basketball, or hanging with dogs. Madison’s advice to you is explore the city as much as you can, and meet new people!

  • Casey Dath

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Casey Dath

    Senior Resident Advisor

    Casey is a Music Business Major at CUNY Baruch, with a minor in Philosophy. He has been an RA with EHS for nearly 2 years. He also interns at Teatro SEA, a bilingual arts-in-education theater company in lower Manhattan. He grew up in Vermont and Texas, but has lived in New York for the last decade. He has extensive experience in the performing arts, being an award-winning musical theater actor and freelance pianist. Casey aspires to have a career in law, specializing in the entertainment sector. An active member at his school, he was the music director for the Baruch Blue Notes, and now participates in the Baruch Pre-Law Society. Casey also loves writing as a hobby, specializing in novels and short stories. He hopes to share his passion for New York City with any residents looking to explore their interests!

  • Taylor Colacino

    Resident Advisor

    Taylor Colacino

    Resident Advisor

    Taylor Colacino is from Staten Island, New York and is studying Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before she became an EHS RA, Taylor has participated in many extra-curricular fundraisers and events. Outside of her busy schedule, Taylor enjoys photography and writing. Taylor enjoys learning different cultures by traveling to other countries while on school breaks. She also enjoys experiencing the different environments people are raised in as well as the history behind all different cities. What does Taylor love about EHS? “I love the variety of people you can meet throughout the day. It is always interesting meeting people from around the world and hearing what they want to make of their lives.”

  • Irine Thomas

    Resident Advisor

    Irine Thomas

    Resident Advisor

    Irine Thomas is from Suffern, NY and graduated from Baruch College with her Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences. Irine was an EHS RA throughout the majority of her undergraduate career and will return as an EHS RA while she completes her Masters degree at NYU for Social Work. Before becoming an RA, Irine worked as a Brand Ambassador helping EHS promote its Social Media and Marketing. Outside of her busy schedule, Irine enjoys playing badminton, shopping, working out, and singing. Irine enjoys learning and experiencing new cultures, traditions, and customs and plans to visit all of the museums in NYC to further enrich herself. Irine is a huge foodie, and enjoys trying new cuisines and restaurants. She has an Instagram account dedicated to new food spots she tries and she is a founding curator of a recommendation app called Seek Recs. What does Irine love about EHS? “I love having a laundry system and a gym right in our building. It is so convenient.”

  • Shaniyah Mason

    Resident Advisor

    Shaniyah Mason

    Resident Advisor

    Shaniyah Mason is an acting student from New Castle, Delaware. She studies at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in their Film and TV program. She enjoys sight-seeing, spending time with her friends, script writing, listening to all kinds of music and daydreaming. She also loves getting into self-care and decompressing anytime she can. Shaniyah looks forward to meeting new people and making a positive impact on their life.

  • Abra Gonzalez

    Resident Advisor

    Abra Gonzalez

    Resident Advisor

    Abra Gonzalez is from Brooklyn, New York currently studying at Hunter College. Majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Chemistry, Abra’s next steps are applying to PA school. At EHS, Abra likes learning how to do new things, loves helping others in any way she can, and ensuring everyone’s voice is heard. Outside of work, Abra enjoys reading, meditating, spending time in nature, and drinking lots of coffee! What does Abra Love about EHS? “I love that there is a strong sense of support and community especially among the staff, and everyday I learn something new!”

  • Alex Kennedy

    Resident Advisor

    Alex Kennedy

    Resident Advisor

    Alex Kennedy is from St. James, Louisiana and recently graduated with a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology and minors in Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies and Nonprofit Studies from Pace University. Before she became an EHS RA, she worked with first year students as an RA at Pace University. Outside of work, Alex enjoys listening to music, going to parks, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Exploring every neighborhood in every borough and trying a new food each time she goes out is on her summer bucket list! What does Alex love about EHS? “I love how comfortable I immediately felt when I first met the EHS employees because it set such a positive tone before the start of the summer.”

Student Life Office

481 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10001

Contact Information

Located on the 15th floor (1545)


For questions about availability call: 1-800-297-4694

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Please note, office hours are subject to change.

Arrival Information

You are about to join your fellow EHS residents in one of the world’s greatest hubs of culture and creativity; leading to lasting memories and friendships.

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Help create a safe environment for yourself, and all of our residents by following these policies throughout your stay. EHS reserves the right to update the Code of Conduct from time to time as a result of changing events, facts, and circumstances. Resident agrees to fully abide by such updates. All updates will be published online.

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Residence Information

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Mail & Deliveries

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Mailing Address

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Maintenance & Repairs

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Departure Information

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Safety & Security

Your security and safety is our top priority. Here you will find important information on who to contact and what to do in case of an emergency.