Office of Student Leadership and Engagement | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

staff table at Student Leader Awards

Mission Statement

The mission of the NYU School of Engineering Office of Student Leadership & Engagement is to support the academic goals of the School by providing services and programs designed to enhance and maximize students’ co-curricular educational opportunities. All programs and services are designed and implemented with the aim of creating a rich educational environment, infused with the core values of: community engagement and civic responsibility; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; innovation and creative thinking; interpersonal and leadership development; and connection to the global university. The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement strives to increase student satisfaction in Brooklyn, assist in the retention of students leading to graduation, and provide opportunities for students to develop essential life skills.

Core Values

Aligned with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Students First strategic plan, the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement will promote a positive school climate that empowers students in regards to:

Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility
We believe in broadening the educational experience through active civic engagement and embracing the NYU tradition of being “a private university in the public service.”

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We believe in developing a true sense of belonging among students by fostering an inclusive community that recognizes, supports, and encourages a diverse campus community.

Innovation and Creative Thinking
We believe in creating a collaborative environment that embraces interdisciplinary thought and social entrepreneurship, to support the development of creative leaders.

Interpersonal and Leadership Development
We believe in the holistic development of intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal skills that further individual and community growth.

Connection to the Global University
We believe in complementing and supporting the University's academic mission as an international center of scholarship, teaching, and research by connecting students to experiences and opportunities across the University, both here in New York City and around the world.

Contact Us

Office of Student Leadership & Engagement
Phone: 646.997.3800
Fax: 646.997.3197

Location & Hours

We are located in LC 221 and LC 223.

The office is open weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 9am-5pm throughout the academic year, except for university holidays.

Staff Contacts

Brittney Anne Bahlman
Director, Student Leadership & Engagement
Office: LC 224
Phone: 646-997-3353

Mike Burgo
Associate Director
Office: LC 220
Phone: 646-997-4149

Burnie Du Rant Jr.
Assistant Director
Office: LC 222
Phone: 646-997-3972

Sa'Haara Bryant
Assistant Director
Office: LC 218
Phone: 646-997-3000

Graduate Assistants
Office: LC221
Phone: 646-997-3800

  • Cheyenne Sewell -
    Cheyenne serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement. Cheyenne received her BS in Anthropology from James Madison University and is currently pursuing her MPH in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Science, and Practice from the School of Global Public Health, New York University. Cheyenne works with the WoMentorship Program, Tandon Sparks, and Peer Justice Zone as well as fourteen other student organizations here at Tandon. They include but are not limited to Alpha Omega Epsilon, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W), Girls Who Code (GWC), Jewish Student Union (JSU), Muslim Students Association (MSA), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Cheyenne enjoys going to the movies, taking dance classes, and eating really good food. Her favorite shows are currently Bridgerton and Emily in Paris.
  • Erik Anaya -
    Erik is a Graduate Assistant at Tandon's Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. Erik earned his Bachelor of Arts in History Education at California State University, Chico. He is a candidate for a Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership and Student Affairs (HESA) at NYU Steinhardt. He supports several clubs on campus (AlChE, Chemists' Club, BFG, CMAA, CSC, NYWEA, IEEE Patent Pending, TGC, Tandon Navigators, SAMPE, SES and Theta Tau), advise & support Tandon Undergraduate Student Council (TUSC) with Funding, Chief of Staff, Programming, Community Outreach, Academic Success, and Marketing Branches, and work on our two of office program'(The Poly Project  & Tandon Sparks). Erik has a passion for increasing accessibility as he serve as treasurer of NYU's Disability Student Union.  On his days off,  Erik writes young adult novels and enjoy traveling  on the subway to explore the New York Life.