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Assistant Director, Program Operations and Field Placement

Where were you born/where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in New Jersey, about an hour outside of the city.

Where did you attend undergrad/grad school?

I completed my undergraduate degree at Fordham University, where I got my B.A. in English Literature and French Language. I completed my graduate degree at Montclair State University, where I got my M.A. in Counseling in Higher Education.

What is your go-to snack?

I love a good coffee, iced in the summer, hot in the winter. I also enjoy almonds and chocolate.

What is your favorite book?

As a former English major, it’s difficult to pick just one book. I enjoy work written by Jane Austen if I am in the mood for a classic, and books by Liane Moriarty, if I am in the mood for something more modern. I also have recently enjoyed reading non-fiction, including several biographies/autobiographies.

What is your favorite TV Show?

My TV interests are varied, from Game of Thrones to This is Us, to the Handmaid’s Tale. I enjoy a good drama!

What is your favorite kind of music?

I enjoy listening to many different genres of music, although right now I am on an 80’s and 90’s music kick.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My daughter was born earlier this year, so I am really enjoying watching her grow up!

Coolest thing you’ve done/seen in NYC?

In college I went to the taping of Dick Clark’s Rocking New Year’s Eve party, and was a “party person.” The party is actually filmed weeks before New Year’s Eve, and we filmed all day long!

Favorite Spot in NYC?

I have many favorites, but I am partial to Arthur Ave in the Bronx. The food is amazing!

One piece of advice you’d give to Interns.

Your internship is an amazing opportunity to learn by actually practicing your skills. Take advantage of this! Talk to your colleagues at your internship site, and learn about the different paths and opportunities. Go to the professional development and learning opportunities offered at your site.