Meet the Wasserman Center Team

Sue McNeilly

Director of Career Development

sm8379@nyu.edu

Industry Specialties: Real Estate & Global Sport
Location: Fairchild Building (7 East 12th Street)

Sue McNeilly (she/her), Director at the Wasserman Center for Career Development at the School of Professional Studies, joined NYU SPS in 2018. After more than 12 years of experience in housing administration at three different institutions on the east coast, Sue found herself making a pivot to fulfill her passion of assisting students in their career management. As the Director, Sue leads the overall management and strategy for the Center providing career education and industry connections. Through creative programs, high-quality coaching, strong industry outreach and experiential learning opportunities, NYU SPS students and alumni develop the necessary skills and strategies to navigate successful careers.

Sue is deeply invested in ally and advocacy work for communities that have been historically underrepresented and infuses that commitment into her work at the Wasserman Center and School of Professional Studies. She currently serves on the SPS Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging and Equity Standing Committee and enjoys helping students examine how their salient identities intersect with their careers through coaching and programs. Specifically, Sue specializes in working with students navigating racial identity and gender identity (including transgender and gender non-conforming) in the workplace.

Sue earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Hofstra University. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sue has found her home in New York and when she isn't at work, she is likely spending time with her family, watching her favorite sports teams - the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Yankees - or lifting weights at the gym.

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COACHING TEAM

Diana DeCubellis

Associate Director of Career Development

ds559@nyu.edu

Industry Specialties: Global Affairs, Financial Planning, DAUS-related studies, Sustainability
Location: Fairchild Building (7 East 12th Street)

With a background in edtech, career coaching and management, Diana loves helping students and alumni attain employment and supporting colleagues in their professional development. As the lead strategist for career coaching at the Center, Diana provides tools and skills to the coaching team to promote an understanding of coaching models and industry trends. Under Diana’s leadership, coaches are well-equipped to guide students through all phases of their career lifecycle. Her management of coaching operations and related resources and programming ensures students receive up-to-date industry insights and have a keen awareness of the hiring landscape.

Diana believes strongly in the importance of mentorship and currently serves on the Dean’s Scholars Mentor Program committee, the committee for Here to Here/SPS sponsored pathway programs, and as a mentor on student scholar programs including Fulbright, First Class and DICP. Diana’s coaching passions include preparing students for the future of work and helping them explore careers in sustainability related roles.

She holds coaching certifications from CTI and the ICF and training from Stanford University’s Life Design Studio. Diana is also a fellow Violet and holds a BA from NYU/TSOA.  In her free time her hobbies include travel, gardening, the arts and cooking. 

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Nicole Isenhour

Career Coach

NYU SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development
nhk257@nyu.edu

Location: Virtual

Nicole Isenhour is part-time career coach at the NYU SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development where she provides customized support to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni on their career development needs.

Nicole brings innovation, energy and strong ideas to students in order to help them advance in their career. Her specialties include helping students make better brand impressions. Nicole conducts 20+ tailored coaching sessions per week for a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate students and alumni on career assessment, negotiation of offers, ethical/professional conduct, informational interviewing, and resume/cover letter writing and branding.  She has designed and delivered effective workshops on topics including but not limited to; networking strategies, leveraging social media in the job search, resume building, interviewing skills and marketing your degree.

Prior to her current coaching role, Nicole gained experience at several premier institutions, most notably as Manager of Employer Relations at the New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development. She has also worked successfully in the Marketing and Advertising world in both New York City and Boston.

She holds a Bachelors from Syracuse University in Communications and a Masters from Northeastern University in College Student Development and Counseling and is currently obtaining her ICF certification training.

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EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT TEAM

Sandy DeShong

Employer Engagement & Data Assessment Administrator

NYU SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development
sd5390@nyu.edu

Location: Fairchild Building (7 East 12th Street)

Sandy DeShong joined the SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development in 2022, in a newly developed role that oversees cultivating and enhancing relationships with employers that result in career opportunities for NYU SPS students and alumni, as well as assisting in data analysis and marketing initiatives.

After extensive experience in the private sector (ESPN, Scholastic, National Basketball Association, American Express), Sandy transitioned her career to work in the field of workforce development, mainly employer partnerships & engagement. While at the Mayor’s Office of Youth Employment, Sandy worked to expand and improve opportunities for young adults to gain work experiences, add skills, and explore potential career interests and prepare for success in the world of work.

This was an intentional pivot for Sandy, during her career Sandy has been a passionate advocate of providing access and opportunity to young adults and after her work in the private sector, wanted to turn that passion into identifying and working with employers to engage talent in ways that match their capacity and interests. Sandy’s experience in the corporate world has well positioned her to work as a conduit in career development and education and provide support to all programs at NYU SPS.

She holds a BA in Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a MBA (Masters of Business Administrator) from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. She is a sports enthusiast and in her free time she enjoys spending time with family, running, and pilates.

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Angelina Gamradt

Administrative Aide

NYU SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development
adg7@nyu.edu

Location: Fairchild Building (7 East 12th Street)

Angelina is the Administrative Aide at the Wasserman Center for Career Development at the School of Professional Studies. Angelina provides support to both students and employers looking to partner with the SPS Wasserman Center and manages the reception area and the Center’s student-worker staff. Prior to joining SPS Wasserman in March 2021, Angelina worked at the English Language Institute at NYU SPS. She earned her B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration at NYU. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching documentaries, learning to play cello and playing with her two dogs.

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