Meet the Team

Allison Aguilar 
Student Affairs Administrator
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Allison oversees the weekly CSSW News & Events Newsletter, works with student caucuses with room reservations and flyer requests, and supports all other aspects of Student Affairs. 

Allison Aguilar grew up in the DMV, she received her Bachelors from George Mason University and moved to New York for grad school and got her Masters from CSSW. Allison is a licensed master social worker, in direct practice she has worked in non profit supporting incarcerated individuals and people who have experienced IPV. Aside from CSSW Allison works in private practice, she is working on collecting her hours to obtain her clinical license.
Some of the things Allison enjoys is traveling, audio books and books, trying out new dessert spots, cooking and baking, and spending time with her dog, Mocha (border Aussie mix).

Favorite candy: Haribo gummy bears
Favorite ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough & Van Leeuwen Strawberry
Favorite food: Ramen

Ana Angeles (she/they)
Associate Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
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Ana Angeles is the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, where they oversee student life at the Columbia School of Social Work. Ana enjoys overseeing major campus events like Orientation and Graduation and supervising, advising, and supporting CSSW’s student leaders (from Orientation Leaders to student caucus leaders to Student Union officers!).

Ana has worked full-time and held internships at Barnard College, New York University, Cornell University, and Marymount Manhattan College. Ana holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University and a B.S. in International Business Administration at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Outside of their work in higher education, basketball is life! Ana serves as the League Commissioner of a queer and trans basketball league and coaches adults and kids.

Cheiku Camara
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
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Cheiku Camara is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Columbia School of Social Work, where he oversees and manages student-related systems and functions, spanning the areas of student services, student life, and career services.

Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Cheiku worked at Columbia’s School of the Arts in Admissions as well as Student and Alumni Affairs.

Cavi Fazio (she/her/ella)
Associate Director, Student Affairs
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Cavi is a Bay Area native who studied Criminal Justice at San Francisco State University. After moving to New York in 2014, she spent several years working in lower education, primarily in operations, before moving into higher education and joining the Student Affairs team at CSSW. As the Associate Director, Cavi oversees all aspects of course enrollment and registration, along with Disability Services.  

Sania Imran (she/her)
Digital Media Assistant
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Sania Imran is a first-year online student in the One Year Reduced Residency program at CSSW. As a Brooklyn native and first-generation Pakistani American, she takes deep pride in her roots.


After graduating from CUNY Hunter College, she worked at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Advocate before her current role as a Health Educator and Social Media Manager at NYU Langone FHC – Project Reach Youth. Beyond professional and academic life, Sania is an avid traveler, immersing herself in diverse cultures and hopes to visit as many countries as she can! When she is not endlessly scrolling on TikTok, she likes to work out and enjoys quality time, often cuddling with her cat, Oreo.

Emily Tavarez (she/her)
Graduate Assistant
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Emily Tavarez is a first-year online student in the One-Year Reduced Residency program at CSSW. Having grown up in New Jersey, Emily currently resides in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She is a first-generation half-Colombian/half-Dominican Latina and the first Social Worker in her family.

Since graduating from Cornell University in 2016, Emily has worked in comprehensive sexual education and youth development. She currently is a full-time supervisor to two Health Educators and a Program Coordinator at Project SAFE, an HIV-peer education program at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone. Outside of class and work, Emily is a proud Titi who loves spending time with loved ones, trying new cuisines, and watching television series!

Nailah M. Joyner
Graduate Assistant
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Nailah M. Joyner is a Memphis, Tennessee native and first year MSW student at the Columbia School of Social.

As a recent graduate of the University of Memphis, Nailah received her Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Sociology. During her time on her undergraduate campus, she had the pleasure of working with several organizations including, the Student Social Work Organization, Black Student Association, Black Scholars Unlimited, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, where she served as president.

After graduation Nailah plans to become a healthcare social worker, focusing on challenging health disparities among BIPOC populations and working to promote equity among all persons.

Jasmin Yangwaue
Graduate Assistant
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Jasmin Yangwaue is a first-year student in the Two-Year Residental Program at Columbia School of Social Work. Hmong American born and raised in Minnesota, she recently moved to New York City in August of 2023.

While at St. Catherine University, Jasmin led the Asian Women’s Association and served as the President of the Student Senate. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, she served a term in MathCorps and was a Programs and Services Associate at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. In this position, she supported first-time homebuyers in buying affordable housing. On her own time, Jasmin enjoys advocating and volunteering for political campaigns and educating underrepresented communities about the election progress. One of her new hobbies is exploring the parks, museums, and cafes in NYC.