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Who's Who at PCA

Leadership

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Linda Jarvin, PhD

President

As President of Paris College of Art I report to our Board of Trustees and oversee all academic and administrative aspects of the institution. I also teach a course on Positive Psychology at the undergraduate level, and Research Methods and Educational Principles at the graduate level.

Spoken Languages
English, French, German, Italian and Swedish

For questions about
Institutional Partnerships, University-wide feedback and questions

Michael-Meere

Michael Meere, PhD

Provost & Vice-President of Academic Affairs

As Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, I ensure the academic rigor and excellence of all our programs, oversee the summer and study abroad programs, provide leadership on accreditation, and promote academic pluralism, equity, and inclusion initiatives. I aim to foster a collaborative, innovative, and supportive environment that allows our student-artists to make a meaningful impact on our increasingly interconnected world through their art and design.

Spoken Languages
English, French, some Italian and Spanish

For questions about
Academic programs, Summer programs, Study Abroad, Accreditation, Pluralism, Equity and Inclusion

Sara-Krauskopf

Sara Krauskopf

Vice-President of Enrollment Management

I manage the Admissions team. You may have met me when you were applying to PCA! I also oversee the Student Life office. Students can see me for questions about their financial assistance or concerns about the PCA code of conduct. You can also ask me about model release forms. Lastly, please contact me if you have any exciting news you want to be featured on our website or included in the PCA Loop, our school newsletter.”

Spoken Languages
English and French

For questions about
Financial Assistance, PCA code of conduct, Model release forms, School news submissions

Christopher-Bouchard

Christopher Bouchard

Vice-President of Finance and Administration

I work primarily in the areas of tuition billing and collection, budgets and financial management of PCA. I work in partnership with other members of the community, oversee the day to day running of the campus and its systems and components. Students can come to see me for tuition payments and general inquiries about their PCA student accounts.

Spoken Languages
English and French

For questions about
Tuition payment, Account inquiries

Alana-Manga

Alana Manga

Director of Student Success and Registrar

Student advising, course registration, and course schedules are initiated, managed and maintained through the Registrar’s office. In addition, students can request their transcripts and file classroom accommodation demands. The graduation commencement exercises are organized here, too.

Spoken Languages
English and some French

For questions about
Course schedules, Transcripts, Classroom accomodations, Graduation

Academics

Steve-Bisson

Steve Bisson

Chair of Photography

As the Chair of Photography, I oversee all the department’s activities. I also teach the “Portfolio Development” course. Being a publisher and curator, I enjoy helping students find their voice and getting work done out there!

Spoken Languages
Italian, English, some French and some Portuguese

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, Internships, degree audit questions

Chloe-Briggs

Chloe Briggs

Head of Online Foundation: Pathway to Paris

I am the Head of the Online Foundation: Pathways to Paris program and co-teacher of Drawing to the first years. I am here to
support all the online first-year undergraduate students in their academic work and to welcome them to the school virtually.

Spoken Languages
English and French

For questions about
Academic advising, add/ drop, degree audit questions

Filipa-Cruz

Filipa Cruz

Coordinator of Transdisciplinary New Media

I supervise the Transdisciplinary New Media Department. I oversee the TNM budget, monitor all student projects and the TNM newsletter, and collaborate on the graduation art exhibit.

Spoken Languages
Portuguese, English, French, some Spanish

For questions about
Academic advising, add/ drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions

Alix-de-Mercey

Alix de Mercey

Chair of Interior Design

Students can see me for any academic related matters relative to my department, for academic advising, course registration; for Interior Design students, advice relative to the six-month required Interior Design internship, and questions regarding the Materials Library in Room 401.

Spoken Languages
French, English and basic Spanish

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions, materials library

Veronique-Devoldere

Véronique Devoldère

Chair of Fine Arts, MA/MFA Drawing

Students can see me for questions related to the Fine Arts programs, academic issues, advising & course registration, and talk to me about personal issues that may interfere with their current studies.

Spoken Languages
French, English and German

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions

Harald-Hutter

Harald Hutter

Chair of Film Arts

I am the chair of the Film Art department that is jointly run with Emerson College in Boston. My responsibilities are to ensure academic excellence within my department whilst helping students develop a distinctive voice in the course in their time at PCA.

Spoken Language
English and French

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions

Joe-Johnson

Joe Johnson

Chair of Foundation

I’m the Chair of Foundation, but also assist students on course selection, study habits and career selection as well as collaborate with faculty to conduct new student workshops. You can see me to learn about preparation of lab safety protocols and those workshops. Please let me know if any equipment or any materials are damaged or need to be purchased
for the labs. I can also help with assignments and demonstrations intechniques in sculpture, laser cutting, and 3D printing. Lastly, I coordinate laboratory schedules and student monitors/TAs for both labs.

Spoken Languages
English, French and some Spanish

For questions about
The Foundation program, lab safety protocols, equipment demonstrations, damaged equipment

Jessica-Macor

Jessica Macor

Film Coordinator

As the GBFA department coordinator, I advise students in their course choice, provide information concerning the curriculum and I am always happy to help out with any organizational questions for shooting or the diffusion of films in the festival circuit. I am also in charge of the GBFA co-curricular activities, such as the monthly Ciné-club, Artist Talks and Industry Talks. Once a student asked me if I was “in charge of the cool things”, and that’s exactly how I like to think about my position here at PCA!

Spoken Languages
Italian, English and French

For questions about
Academic advising, extra curricular activities, add/ drop

Lucas-Maethger

Lucas Maethger

Chair of Fashion Design

As the Chair of the fashion design program, my vision is to keep the students engaged to follow the contemporary challenges the world of fashion design is facing. My responsibilities include advising students, and bringing interesting connections to life. I am there to find solutions to any challenges students might be facing. Planting a seed in the students’ minds and seeing it grow is an important part in the role of a department chair.

Spoken Languages
German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions

Barbara-Montefalcone

Barbara Montefalcone, PhD

Chair of Liberal Studies

As Chair of the Liberal Studies department, my role is to develop and supervise the liberal studies course offerings at PCA. I am also in charge of departmental events, workshops, and partnerships as the PCA/Terra Foundation for American Art and the Ecole du Breuil partnership programs. Finally, I supervise the Resource Center (library) and teach some art history and liberal studies courses as well.

Spoken Languages
Italian, English and French

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions, the Terra Foundation program, the Resource center

Lucrezia-Russo

Lucrezia Russo

Chair of Communication Design

I am the department chair and therefore responsible for managing Communication Design classes and their contents, as well as academic advising for my students. We can talk about graphic design, design for UX and more!

Spoken Languages
Italian, English and French

For questions about
Academic advising, add/drop, change of program, internships, degree audit questions

Lisa-Salamandra

Lisa Salamandra

Graduate Research Coordinator

As Graduate Research Coordinator, I work with the graduate school and department chairs to develop research procedures and policies. As faculty, I teach core research and methodology classes on the graduate level; on the undergraduate level, I teach fine arts classes as well as a research and methodology class for graduating seniors, in the Fine Arts and Photography departments.

Spoken Languages
English and French

For questions about
Undegraduate & Graduate research development, methodology

Annelies-Schubert

Annelies Schubert

Fine Arts Coordinator & Printmaking Tech

As the Printmaking Technician, my role is to oversee and coordinate the studio, equipment, and materials as well as work with the Printmaking CAPs to create availability for the students to take advantage of the facilities, tools, and studio.

Spoken Languages
English, French and Spanish

For questions about
Fine Arts, printmaking materials and equipment

Admissions & Student Life

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Zainab Affejee

Communications Officer

As a digital communication specialist, I am here to create engaging content to communicate about our school, the art and design projects the school participates in, students achievements, exhibitions and events. I develop multichannel communication strategies, manage PCA’s social media presence and website content.

Spoken Languages
French, English and Creole

For questions about
News submissions, social media and website content

Hela-Al-Sharkas

Hela Al Sharkas

Admissions Counselor for Special Programs

I am part of the Admissions Office, and I also manage the Summer Program at PCA. You can come to see me for any inquiries about summer courses, their content and how to register as a PCA student. I’m also an alumna of PCA and I am happy to help students with other matters if I can.

Spoken Languages
English, French and Arabic

For questions about
General Admissions, Summer program, Summer CAP opportunities

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Meredith Chadwick

Alumni Ambassador

As an Alumni Ambassador, I travel to national portfolio day events and college fairs in North America to meet students interested in the institution, and share with them my experience applying and studying at PCA. I also provide support to applicants throughout the application process.

Spoken Languages
English and some French

For questions about
General admissions inquiries

Simba-Kamuriwo

Simbarashe Kamuriwo

Student Life Counselor

I assist students with the many aspects that affect their life and time here in Paris such as visas, housing, and other student
activities. I thoroughly enjoy finding out more about what inspires them and always strive to help make the most of their time here with us. I also organize Paris Inside/ Out, a liberal arts course consisting of visits to art & design exhibits, as well as meetings with artists, artisans and designers in Paris.

Spoken Languages
English, French, Shona, and some Spanish

For questions about
Visas and residence permits, housing, healthcare, student activities, orientation

Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Alumni and Career Services Coordinator

I’ve been working as an Alumni Ambassador since I graduated in 2013, representing PCA in the Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. I’ll be the point of contact for all recent graduates and graduating students who are looking for internships, as well as for PCA alumni around the world

 

 

Spoken Languages
English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

For questions about
General admissions inquiries, portfolio development, alumni relation, internship opportunities

Lea-Ponchel-Bourgain

Léa Ponchel-Bourgain

Admissions Counselor for International Programs

As an Admissions Counselor, I am in charge of assisting and guiding applicants during the application process.I also manage the Study Abroad program, securing partnerships with universities around the world, and assisting study abroad or exchange students once they are in Paris.

Spoken Languages
French and English

For questions about
General admissions inquiries, study abroad inquiries, study abroad partnerships

Verena-Thomson

Verena Thomson

Student Life Counselor

My role is to make every student’s life in Paris as easy and fun as can be ! I see students one-on-one for help with French administration and access to things like healthcare and housing aid. I’m also responsable for Careers
Services, so I’m the go-to person for writing a resume or finding an internship.
The last part of my job – but perhaps the best – is organising events and parties for students throughout the year!”

Spoken Languages
English, Spanish and French

For questions about
Student activities, Visas and residence permits, housing orientation, healthcare, careers

Technicians

Ophir-Darki

Ophir Darki

Art & Design Lab Technician

I’m the Art & Design lab tech. I’m responsible for the well-functioning and maintenance of the school’s 3D (Rm 001) and digital
(Rm 303) fab lab & teach the Introduction to Sculpture course in the Fine Arts Department.

Spoken Languages
English, French and Hebrew

For questions about
3D lab, Digital Fab Lab, Intro to Sculpture

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Théo Gauthier

Equipment Hub Assistant

I’m the equipment hub assistant, and work with Alok. I take care of the film and photo equipment, as well as the studios. You can come to see me for any material requests or recommendations regarding your projects.

Spoken Languages
French and English

For questions about
Borrowing equipment, technical support

Tarun-Kumar

Tarun Kumar

IT Support

I’m in charge of the IT service, where students can see me for any internet or wi-fi troubles. I also handle issues related to the PCA email and Mon Paris portal account access. This includes getting your PCA email and other software configured to your personal devices. Lastly, please see me for any and all printer issues. If you have a print project that requires special paper, I can configure the printer to fit your needs.

Spoken Languages
English, French, Hindi, Italian and Punjabi

For questions about
Email and portal access, internet/ Wi-Fi issues, printer help and paper changes, email accounts & software configuring/ installing on personal devices

Alok-Rajoo

Alok Rajoo

Equipment Hub Coordinator

I am the go-to guy for all the equipment needs of both the students and the faculty. I organize and maintain all the film and photo lab facilities. I also set the rules and responsibilities for the CAP students in the photo department. You can see me for all your equipment needs for your projects, and for technical support regarding the equipment.

Spoken Languages
English, French, Hindi and Malayalam

For questions about
Borrowing equipment, technical support, safety in the studio

Administration

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Sirya Zucchetti

Front Desk and Administration Assistant

As the front desk assistant, I am the first face people see when walking into the building: I welcome them, and as a problem
solver, I find solutions to accomodate students and staff needs. Amongst other things, I am in charge of school opening, mail, room keys and room bookings, general administration.

Spoken Languages
English, Italian and French

For questions about
Room booking, CAP timesheets, General inquiries