Desiree van Saanen

Desiree van Saanen

City College
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Services
AFT Classified Vice President


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.