Although every member of Student Services is available to help all students, Lani E. Medina, Esq. is the primary advisor for Bronx students. Lani joined the MCNY team as Coordinator of Student Services in August, 2017. A Bronx native herself, Lani enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school and was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas where she completed her associate’s degree. After completing her four-year enlistment, Lani returned home to pursue her passion for, and to better herself through, higher education.
Lani subsequently completed her B.A. at Columbia University in 2005 where she worked full-time as Graduate Coordinator of the Political Science Department and as Program Administrator of the Minority Affairs Office. Lani’s combined professional and academic experience at Columbia University strengthened her passion for higher education and inspired her to pursue a career in law. She then attended Fordham University School of Law and completed her J.D. in 2010. Following law school, Lani gained admission to practice law in New York and New Jersey and worked as an associate attorney at two global 100 law firms where she represented a diverse client base across a broad range of industries in general corporate and mergers and acquisitions transactions and capital markets offerings. Lani also gained extensive experience (and devoted a significant amount of time) representing various not-for-profit organizations, an accomplishment in which she takes great pride.
After practicing law for over five years, Lani has returned to higher education and is ready and eager to apply her cumulative work experience and genuine compassion for others to assist MCNY students in overcoming the needs and challenges that they may face both academically and personally by building sustainable relationships with students that will enable them to succeed at MCNY and beyond.
First Year Students
The Office of Student Services has a wide range of programs and initiatives that will allow you to make the most out of your MCNY education, from the very start. We are dedicated to helping you have a great first year at MCNY.
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Title IX: Commitment to Students and Diversity
The College honors its special commitment to persons who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible by reason of age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or income to obtain an education in keeping with their aspirations and abilities.