Steve To currently serves as a residence hall director at New York University (NYU). His primary responsibilities include supervising staff consisting of two professionals and 16 students, overseeing the community development of 750 residents, serving as the primary conduct officer, and directly managing the operations of the building. Steve served on the community development and inclusion committee as well as the diversity strategic priority group, which allowed him to lead social justice and service initiatives, strengthening the department’s commitment to diversity. Additionally he served as the co-chair of the Administrators of Color Network, which executes programming and professional development for administrators who identify as staff of color. At his previous institution, Steve coordinated and facilitated various leadership retreats for different student populations, including men of color, where they reflected on themes of identity, purpose, and vocation. He was also a member of the diversity working group of student affairs where he assisted in creating a racial climate survey and identified resources on campus that promoted intercultural competency. Through his cultural competency trainings and presentations, Steve works to equip students with the tools necessary to be successful beyond college.
Brittany Tedeschi currently serves as the chief of staff at City Year Miami, an education-focused, non-profit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service in high-need schools where they serve as tutors, mentors, and role models. Prior to City Year, she served as the assistant director for community engagement at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, overseeing curricular and co-curricular service-learning initiatives and programs, and she served as a residence hall assistant director at New York University. Within the university setting, Brittany's roles focused heavily on educating students, developing staff teams, and creating social justice trainings and curriculums. As an alumna of a national service program herself, Brittany believes strongly in the power of young people and national service. During her year of service, she served with AmeriCorps*VISTA, working with Rhode Island Campus Compact, where she focused predominantly on college access, college success, and college readiness programming. Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Miami and her Master of Education in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia.