Assistant Director for First-Year Projects
Hometown: Hazleton, PA.
My favorite spot around SU: I like spending time outside near Wilkins Lake where I take time to read and look at the animals. I also love spending time at the Downtown Walking Mall. I am a big foodie, so I love trying new dishes at the wide variety of restaurants in town. My new favorite thing to do downtown is to check out different bands at The Monument. I also like to walk the trails at the Shenandoah Valley Museum.
What makes SU special to me: From the moment I moved to Winchester, I loved how connected SU was to the community. Seeing students involved and active locally is very special.
My advice: If you are interested in a school, make it a priority to schedule an on-campus visit. Once you step on campus, you will be able to have a better understanding of your potential experience. Also, go with your gut! If something feels right for you, it probably is. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Create a list of questions based on your potential interests or concerns – try new things! At SU, there are various opportunities to expand your horizons and be involved, so say yes when a new door opens. Getting out of your comfort zone will allow you to grow in ways you never thought were possible.
Fun fact: In Fall of 2019, I was a Fulbright Garcia-Robles Scholar and taught English at Normal College in Puebla, Mexico. I have been an IB Spanish teacher and English Language Development teacher. I have a passion for working with high school students, so I am thrilled to be helping First-Year students as they navigate the college application process!