Karla Contreras is the newly appointed Academic Advising Specialist for STEM and the Dual Degree Programs (DDPs), and she is working directly with the Office of Academic Affairs’ (OAA) Acting Assistant Dean Dr. Olen Dias.
In her new role, some of Contreras’ responsibilities will include providing basic administrative support for the Karla Contrerasacademic STEM degree programs; providing training to advisors about DDPs; coordinating group orientation for DDP/STEM degree students; facilitating enrollments in STEM Boot Camps, and organizing workshops for A.S. and STEM degree students; facilitating information-sharing among and across STEM programs; and maintaining relevant websites.
Contreras served as the primary DDP Advising Specialist from 2010 to the present, and her contributions have included: improving and maintaining partnership and communication with The City College of New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice faculty and administration; implementing a bridge to CCNY for DDP students who transitioned from Hostos to City College to continue their degrees in engineering; and transferring more than 800 students under DDP agreements. 
She holds an M.S. in Human Resources and a B.A. in Business Management from Lehman College, CUNY, and completed an international business degree from Laica Vicente Rocafuerte University in Ecuador.