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Alex España

Associate Dean

Berick Center for Student Advising
403 Lerner Hall, MC 1201
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-854-5235
Fax Number: 212-854-2562
Office Hours:

The Berick Center for Student Advising is open for appointments Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Alex España, who has more than 20 years of counseling, advising, and college administration experience, takes a holistic approach to mentoring and advising his students and encourages them to explore and engage in the rich Columbia community. Alex leads the Berick Center for Student Advising's First-in-Family initiatives and oversees various scholar programs, including Academic Success Programs and the Columbia Juilliard Exchange program. Alex is a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University and Andrews University and also studied voice at the University of Illinois, having performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He curates and hosts an annual Holiday Benefit Concert that has raised over $300,000 for charitable partners, and he serves on the board of Carnegie Hill Concerts, a chamber music series. Alex is also a member of the Cuban Cultural Society of New York and enjoys discussing the music, history, and politics of his parents’ country, Cuba. Alex spends most of his free time in West Harlem, with his wife Annette, a psychologist at Columbia University, his daughter, Ana Isabella, and their mini golden doodle, Nala.