Reporting to the Director and Assistant Director, Arelis Herrera provides administrative and clerical support to the Center for American Studies. Arelis acts as the point of contact for the academic department, communicating with individuals at all levels, including students, faculty, scholars, visitors, and the general public and refers non-routine inquiries to appropriate staff or faculty.
Arelis joined the Center for American Studies in January 2022, having previously held the role of accounts payable in the Business Office of the Law School in Columbia. Before coming to Columbia, she worked as an online ESL tutor for international students. Arelis received a bachelor’s degree in Art & Graphic Design from the City College of New York. Although she gets to use her creativity and skills everywhere she goes, Arelis has always worked closely with higher education sector and loves interacting with students.