Staff Video Introductions:
The staff at campusNYC are what make the entire program so awesome!
Hi! I’m Lindsay and I am the Director of campusNYC. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan and went to school for Television and Radio Broadcasting at Wayne State University. But, while living in Detroit and working in radio, I also ran a Teen Center for middle and high school students and that is how I fell in love with camp and the experiences that it provides for kids. From there I moved to Brooklyn for 10 years and completely immersed myself in the entire NYC scene. I was on-air at Fresh 102.7fm, I worked on the set of Law and Order at one point, but I still always worked with summer camps, because I love them so much! I recently moved to Austin, Texas to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of NYC (and mostly, the winter!), and I am anxiously anticipating my return home to visit all of the places I miss and show all of the students around my favorite city in the world. I really pour my heart and soul into the organization and overall concept of campusNYC, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Oh…and taste all of your culinary masterpieces!
Assistant Director: Nick L.
Born in Northern Michigan, my early years were spent on Higgins Lake. A fairly large body of water near a small town called Roscommon. From a young age I had interests in film and music. After high school I studied animation at a small school in Kalamazoo Michigan. Later I found myself drawn to New York City where I worked in the television and advertising industry. Music is also a large part of my life. I play drums and synthesizers with which I’ve had several bands. Mostly of the rock & roll, funk and country varieties. When not creating videos or music I enjoy riding bicycles, playing disk golf, reading graphic novels, watching classic films, traveling, and collecting vinyl records. Currently I reside in Portland Oregon. Here I’m lucky enough to enjoy mountains, trees, rivers, lakes, and of course the Pacific Ocean on a regular basis. I’ve been working at summer programs for many years, and I’ve been at campusNYC for 3 summers already.
Rob goes to school at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philly. This is third year working at campusNYC, and he’s most excited about exploring all of the awesomeness NYC has to offer and to EAT all of the FOOD we’ll be making! This is Rob’s 3rd year at campusNYC.
EJ: I grew up in Haverstraw, New York where I excelled at collecting trophies, most of which were for participation. You gotta be in it to win it, ya know? Graduated from Mercy College with a degree in radio and television production, which I currently don’t use since I’m a photographer and writer. Maker of the best omelets in Brooklyn, though that recognition is self-appointed. I climb rocks, usually indoors, and have yet to suffer any major injuries since. Falling down is an art form. I have been working at campusNYC since 2016.
Born and raised in Chicago, Kayla migrated east for college, fell in love with the coast, and never looked back. After graduating with a BA in Anthropology from Brandeis University, she moved to New York where her deep passion for food was born. She studied French cuisine and technique at the International Culinary Center and has been cooking, styling, and teaching in the food industry ever since. Kayla’s love for food, culture and cuisine led her to the NYU, where she recently finished an MA in Food Studies with a focus on Philippine culinary history. She is pursuing further education in the field and hopes to continue to share her knowledge both in the classroom and in the kitchen. When she is not cooking, eating, or reading about food, you can find her in Central Park, at a Broadway play, or in the dance studio learning to waltz.
Chef Oonagh has been in the culinary world for 20 years. She has owned a successful catering and eventscompany in NYC for 8 years, which focuses on weddings, corporate events and private par(es. She teaches cooking and nutri(on classes to kids and adults in groups or in private homes. Her cooking classes are hands on, focus on healthy ea(ng, nutritio (on discussion and an emphasis on kitchen safety. She was a lead chef team at campusNYC in 2016. Her most recent undertaking is leading a training catering course for people with disabilities.