To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a proud New Jerseyan born in Jersey City and raised in Union City. I was blessed enough to attend the University of Notre Dame for my undergraduate years, graduating with a double major in Psychology and Computer Applications. I returned home to New Jersey for my graduate studies, graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters in General Theoretical Psychology.
My introduction to the world of Student Affairs and Higher Education began at FDU, where I served as a Graduate Hall Director then as a Residence Hall Director. I’ve served as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi. Most recently I served as the Director of Residence Life at Grinnell College in rural Iowa. I have also been an instructor for various first year experience seminars and taught psychology courses. I have also worked as a Mental Health clinician at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Hackensack Hospital and the Center for Psychological Services in New Jersey.
Some interesting facts about me are that I am an avid aficionado of films. I’ve made thirteen short films that have gone on to compete in various in film festivals in New Jersey, New York, and Las Vegas. I am also a lifelong learner and trivia fan. One of my bucket list goals is to compete on Jeopardy. I also enjoy traveling, having been to 44 of the 50 states. And I recently co-facilitated a global leadership course in Cuba. This was particularly powerful for me, getting to set foot on my family’s homeland and travel in a country that my family had previously escaped from. I am looking forward to much more travel in the future.