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New Full-Time Staff for Fall 2023


Latasha Collins

Director | KCC's Child Development Center

Brooklynite Latasha Collins has taken on the role of director at KCC’s Child Development Center, dedicated to supporting student-parents. A certified teacher for children from birth to second grade, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education from Brooklyn College. Latasha brings extensive experience, including teaching music and movement at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School, and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Her vision as director is to provide children with high-quality learning experiences, continuing the center's legacy and promoting a positive academic future.

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Lisa Khandhar

Chief Diversity Officer

Lisa Khandhar is the new chief diversity officer and 504/ADA coordinator at Kingsborough Community College. She has a juris doctor degree from NYU School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY/Binghamton University. With 18 years of legal experience, she has worked for an international law firm, the New York City Department of Education, and the Maldives Mission to the United Nations, focusing on human rights issues. Her most recent role was with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, where she investigated discrimination complaints in schools and colleges. Lisa is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at KCC and is keen on creating a space where diverse voices are valued. Outside of work, she enjoys crochet, musical theater, and is a proud finisher of the NYC Marathon. Lisa looks forward to connecting and collaborating with the KCC community.

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Alyssa Meyers

Senior CLT | Culinary Arts

Alyssa Meyers, a proud Staten Island native, is KCC's new Culinary Arts senior college lab technician (CLT) for the Tourism and Hospitality department. She manages the program's kitchens and a team of 10 CLTs, drawing from her background in events and hospitality. Alyssa is a first-generation college graduate with a diverse educational journey, and she owns a catering company specializing in Caribbean and Central American cuisine. She's passionate about hospitality and aspires to research traditional Central American cooking methods. In her free time, she enjoys a friendly game of Hold’em poker and contributes to local feeding programs. Alyssa is eager to explore KCC's farm program and kitchens.

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