Melina Puzino is a Senior from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. She is a Medical Technology major, minoring in Biology and Psychology. She has been a Resident Assistant for Marist for three years, currently serving the Fulton residences. Melina is a member of the National Communications Coordinator for Student Life Association and is on the executive board for the National Residence Hall Honorary.
Why did you decide to come to Marist College?
When deciding on Marist College, I loved the beauty of the campus, and that everyone was so courteous and welcoming when coming for tours and open houses. I loved the focus on smaller class sizes and that professors really take the time to know you as a person. I learned about the Medical Technology major here and felt Marist would be a good fit overall.
How has Marist prepared you for life after college?
As a Med Tech major, we are placed at different hospital sites and various laboratory departments. It taught me how to be a better technologist, how to work with different people, and how to network. Traveling to the sites around New York State has given me the taste of working in the “real-world,” and I have built connections that will be helpful after graduation. On campus, being an RA has not only given me the chance to know so many people, but has allowed me to develop many skills, like leadership, integrity, and community building.
What advice would you give to a high school student looking at Marist?
Take advantage of your time visiting; go to the river, walk around campus, and ask current students what they like about the college.
Written by Gregory Rycharski ‘16
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Medical Technology
Academic School: Science
Campus: New York