Alexandre Ismail is the Director of Technology and Media School in New York City, a member of IONIS Education Group, a leader in private higher education in Europe. Alexandre, who is fluent in both English and French, is a graduate from Sup’Biotech, a IONIS School where he subsequently worked for years and managed student teams. He also is Designated School Official (DSO), responsible to guide foreign students through the visa application process.
Alexandre’s passion for new technologies allowed him to acquire a strong background in software and digital communication.
Alexandre obtained a Ph.D in molecular modeling of proteins at the College de France in Paris, a Nobel Prize-winning institution, (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie), a master’s degree in biotechnology from Universite d'Evry near Paris, and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Hunter College in New York City.
Aliya Russell is the head of recruiting for the Technology and Media School in New York City and for its sister school, The New School Center for Media located in Albany, NY.
Aliya has previously served as a Local and Regional Recruiter, Associate Director of
Admissions, Director of Admissions and Regional Director of Admissions for many
well known Career/Trade schools, Colleges and Universities throughout the states of
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and
Massachusetts (to name a few).
Committed to students’ achievements and career goals, Aliya is involved in all the phases of recruitment – from reaching out to prospects to presenting the programs to sharing information about professional opportunities.
She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Rowan University (Glassboro, New
Jersey), is a woman of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is
the recipient of the prestigious Parthenon XVII Award-recognized for her
demonstration of outstanding performance with and dedication to students continuing
their post-secondary educational career(s) with her assistance.
Megan is our financial aid officer with a mission: explaining financial aid opportunities and responsibilities to students. Megan, who has a long experience in the field at New York State colleges, accompanies students and their parents through the orientation process, reviews tax returns, performs data analysis to identify eventual data discrepancies and maintains the list of awards criteria.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from Sage College of Albany, New York, and a Bachelor of Professional Studies from Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York.
Raphael holds a bachelor in Computer Science and a bachelor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Tom Brownlie is Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) and, as such, is dedicated to assisting foreign students obtain their M-1 visas for the Technology and Media School’s program they have been accepted to. Tom also is the main point of contact with Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
With a strong professional background in the broadcast industry, Tom founded The New School Center for Media in Albany in 1973 and its sister school, Technology and Media School in New York City in 2018. While technology evolved, Tom’s goal has remained the same: guide students toward a career in new media.