Meet the Aresty Research Center Staff

Charles KeetonTamiah N. Brevard, Director, is an alumna of Rutgers-New Brunswick. She earned a B.A. in Communication and minored in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies. She received an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Personnel from New York University. Most recently, Ms. Brevard served as Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at New York University School of Professional Studies gaining experience with new student recruitment, international research, global education and travel, development, and grant writing.  She is devoted to educational access, student success, and providing students with a well-rounded undergraduate experience.


Katie Pyott, Senior Program Coordinator, received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Katie has worked extensively with undergraduate students, first as the General Manager of Penn Student Agencies at UPenn, and later as the Education Associate and University Liaison for the State Theatre (New Brunswick). Katie also coordinated an international fellowship program for scholars and writers at the New York Public Library. She serves as the primary point of contact for students and faculty participants in the Aresty Center's programs, and drives many of the Center's marketing and social media efforts.