Title: Hall Director for Henderson Apartments
Office Location: Cook/Douglass Residence Life Office, PAL Building, Cook/Douglass Campus
Phone Number: 848-932-9363
Email: vanessa.danek@rutgers.edu
Undergraduate College/University Major(s)/Minor(s) Completed: B.A. English, minors in French and American Sign Language, New York University
Advanced Degrees: Graduate Student in College of Student Affairs Masters in Education

Why did you choose to work at Rutgers Residence Life?
I chose to go into residence life and student affairs because, while I was an undergraduate, the support I received from the student affairs practitioners I interacted with made me feel like I had a place on campus. As a first-generation college student, I wanted to make the most of the opportunities I was being offered and my mentors were able to help me with that, which transformed my experience. I want to provide that same level of support for college students, because I understand how much that can positively impact a student’s college trajectory.”