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.”