Lena CastellanoLena Spring 2017

Office: Sheahan Hall 004
Campus Phone: 845-575-3157
E-mail: Lena.Castellano@marist.edu

Main Duties:
Coordinator of First Year Programs & Leadership Development
First Year Mentor for Sheahan Hall

About Lena:

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Education:   B.A. History - The Catholic University of America
                      M.Ed. Student Development in Higher Education -
                      The University of Maine, Orono

My earliest memory of Marist is...coming to the Marist in 2010 on a campus tour when my younger sister was interested in attending Marist for college. We took the trip during the summer time and I have some of the prettiest pictures with my family along the Hudson River.

One of my favorite movies is...Mean Girls, it will always and forever make me laugh.

When I think of heroes I think of...not all heroes wear capes, some hold doors.

My friends would describe me as...very kind, caring, understanding, and funny. I am known to make a 'dad' joke or two.

If I could travel anywhere...I would want to travel the US because there are so many places in this country that are beautiful and worth the trip. That being said, I would love to go back to Europe and visit Scotland and Italy.

My biggest mentor growing up was…my parents; they never let me think I couldn't do anything because I thought I wasn't good enough or strong enough to do it.

One of the best things about college is…making lifelong friends and discovering what kind of human you want to be in the world.

When not busy with things at Marist, I like to…visit family in nearby areas, go shopping, read, and eat at fun new restaurants.

My message to the students of Marist is…don't take advantage of the time you have in college. Four years go by extremely fast and before you know it college will be over. Make sure to spend time with friends, join clubs, become a student leader, take interesting classes, and do everything you can to have a fulfilling college experience.

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