My adventure leading up to St. Lawrence has been both a rewarding and challenging one. As an undergraduate student at Daemen College in Amherst, New York, I studied English and my life was taken up by that and my various leadership experiences I am thankful to have been a part of. While at Daemen, I served as a Resident Assistant for 3 years, an Orientation Leader, and I was elected President of our Undergraduate Student Association. At Daemen, I worked with some amazing professionals who assisted me in shaping who I wanted to be after I left Daemen.
Upon graduation, I enrolled at Canisius College to get my Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration. While at Canisius, I worked in the Griff Center for Academic Engagement for 2 years, specifically with Orientation, Career Services, and Academic Advising. I also served as an academic mentor for the two years I was there. Outside of the Griff Center, I had the opportunity to teach a supplemental course for the English 100 program, and I co-taught a first year experience course about Harry Potter and Leadership. During the summer between my 2 years at Canisius, I had the privilege of working at the Rhode Island School of Design as a Pre-College Resident Director. It was this experience in conjunction with my previous RA experience that told me I belong in Residence Life.
Now, I am proud to be serving the St. Lawrence community as one of the Residential Coordinators for the First-year programs, specifically overseeing the Lee, Priest, and Reiff residence halls. I also advise the students on the Sophomore Student Council. In my free time, I enjoy doing anything that has to do with Harry Potter, playing board games and video games, reading, and writing. I look forward to working with the students and helping them discover what they want to achieve during and after their St. Lawrence journey just like the professionals in my life did for me.