Desiree van Saanen

City College Contract VP

Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services


I enjoy music, love, laughter and creating children’s poems that entertain and teach.

As for mentors, I gravitate toward teachers of peace and humility: Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus, Buddha, Helena Blavatsky, Albert Schweitzer, and Elie Weisel. There are so many others¦ Reading and remembering their messages helps me to recognize universal truths and to see goodness and purpose in all things.