B.A., Communication-Public Relations, minor in Fashion Merchandising - Marist College, 2018
Currently pursuing Master of Public Administration - Marist College
What were you involved with on campus as a student?
Head Coach at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion for two years, President of the Emerging Leaders Program, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Habitat for Humanity, Ambassadors, and North Road Communications. I was heavily involved in our First-Year Programs office, as I was an orientation leader for two years, a peer mentor, and a student assistant. I also interned for the Admission Office as the admission fellow my senior year!
Favorite spot on campus:
Next to Greystone there is a little patio area. It always has flowers and is just a little hidden gem of campus. When I was a student I would sometimes do homework here, or just hang out. We took our senior photos here as well since it is just so pretty. Greystone is also where our President’s office is, and I appreciate that his building is approachable and welcoming.
Favorite Marist tradition:
The first day that Mporium opens is always a big deal! Mporium is our brick and mortar store run by our fashion and communication students. They also have student-designed Marist apparel that sells out quickly if you aren’t one of the first people in the store. It is one of my favorite traditions to go on opening day, and see the new merchandise…and usually treat myself!
Favorite Marist memory:
There are so many that I can’t just pick one so here is a list of a few: attending New York Fashion Week, studying abroad in Florence, Riverfest (which is a celebration for seniors down by the rivers where faculty and staff mingle with students), joining my sorority, hosting a social media panel with our social media center of excellence, giving my presidential address to the Emerging Leader Program, and meeting Anna Wintour at one of our $25 Broadway shows.
Best advice for the college search:
Visit a campus as many opportunities as you can. The more times you visit, the more you will be able to picture (or not picture) if you belong there. At Marist we have multiple different visit options, so you could come 3-4 times and experience something new every time.
Why did you choose Marist?
When I was a senior in high school, I was torn between being a teacher and going into the fashion industry. A lot of the schools I was looking at had one program or the other. Marist had both, and allowed me to study both if I chose to. I appreciated that I could switch my major and I wouldn’t have to transfer schools. Additionally, it was the right distance from home and I felt comfortable on campus.
What makes Marist special to you?
Marist is where I really discovered who I was as a person. I was able to go through experiences I thought I wanted, and realize they were different than what I anticipated. I was able to intern and find mentors who would challenge my mindset. I was able to explore the world through our study abroad program. The liberal arts education helped me understand so much more than just my major, and I really appreciated that once I entered internships and the job force. Most importantly, I met some of the best friends I will ever have.