I have always been intrigued by human connection. Since a young age I’ve loved the idea of teamwork, there’s something special about a common goal. I have been blessed to parlay that love into a career and do work that improves the lives of others. In high school, I was an average student, but had a love for sports. Whether it be on the field in football, or on the track as a sprinter, I always found ways to push myself to get that extra edge I needed.
In 2017, I became the first in my family to graduate college, receiving my Bachelor’s degree as a double major in both Accounting and Management from Central Connecticut State University. College offered me many opportunities to succeed. I became the Student Government Association President, served on a programming board, did three years as an orientation leader and was award the David A. Ross Student Leader of the Year Award.
A year after graduation, I found myself seeking graduate school. In 2020, I earned my Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a Specialization in Student Development in Higher Education. My graduate experience was filled with amazing memories and phenomenal mentors. I was selected to serve as one of four volunteer Graduate Interns for the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) in 2019. I spent my first year doing graduate intern work at the University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, CT) and my second at Eastern Connecticut State University. I owe a lot of my current success to the lessons these institutions instilled upon me, a commitment to serving and developing the whole student.
I currently find myself working as the Assistant Director of Student Centers and Student Involvement at Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT). I am in love with this place and have found home in a new space. I sit on the Board of Directors for the SUN Scholars non-profit organization in Connecticut. I hope this gives you a little bit more of a glimpse of who I am and I would love to get to know you more as well.