• Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  • Universities and Degrees: SUNY Oneonta – Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, Bowling Green State University – Masters of Art in College Student Personnel
  • What are some things that make you unique: My ability to find positivity in every situation, my love for life, and if I see a dog I will ask to pet it.
  • What do you enjoy doing around Chattanooga: This city is absolutely beautiful and the locals are some of the friendliest people I have ever met! I really enjoy stopping by Chattz to grab a cup of coffee before doing some shopping on Market street. But getting an ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Show before walking across the Walnut street bridge and taking in the beautiful view is a close second.
  • What is your advice to incoming freshmen: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If you’re struggling in a class, reach out to the professor. If you’re having floor problems, talk to your R.A. If you’re not happy, talk to the on-campus counselor. If you want to change your major, talk to your advisor. Reach out, reach out, reach out! Don’t fail a class because you valued your pride too much to sit across from your professor and go through the quiz you failed. Don’t think it’s not OK to not be happy your first year or just in general. Ask people for help. They’re always willing and you’ll only regret not trying.
  • What is your advice to outgoing upperclassmen? Remember when you were 18 years old and you first walked around this campus with fear and excitement pulsing through you? Who were you back then? Chances are, you are a completely different person now. Reflect on who you became in college and what decisions or events contributed to your growth. Write a journal entry about it. It’s always important to remember who you were and where you came from — whether you just want to appreciate how much more mature you are now or you want to be thankful you are no longer that 18-year-old who doesn’t know how to handle a breakup or you want to get back in touch with some of the positive aspects of your freshman year self. There are many reasons to think about the journey and progression you made in college. Happy Memory-ing!