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Champagnat Hall (Floors 6-9), Midrise Hall (5th Floor) - Asia Rosa, Coordinator

Contact: Image of Coordinator of First Year Programs Staff Member Asia Rosa

Office: Champagnat 515
Campus Phone: 845-575-3795

Main Duties:

Coordinator of First Year Programs & Leadership Development
First Year Mentor for Champagnat Hall, Floors 6-9 and Midrise Hall, 5th Floor

About Asia:

Hometown: Utica, NY

Education: B.S., Chemistry and Adolescent Education - Utica College (n.k.a Utica University)
                        M.S.Ed., Leadership and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms - Utica College (n.k.a Utica University)

My earliest memory of Marist is...entering campus from the south end entrance and being impressed by the engraved foxes. It set the stage of how ascetically pleasing the campus was as a whole!

One of my favorite movies is...the Bee Movie! I enjoy animations because they cater to all different groups and radiate happiness. 

My friends would describe me as...authentic, open-minded, loyal, creative, intuitive, and always willing to support what they are doing in their lives!

When I think of heroes, I think of...individuals or groups that dedicate their time to enrich the livelihood of others without the intent of a reward or recognition. 

If I could travel anywhere...I'd love to see Southeast Asia and Latin America outside of the mainstream attractions. I think it's important to experience the lifestyle of where your family is natively from. In addition, I've heard the local foods are incredible!  

My biggest mentor growing up was…my sister! She essentially was another parental figure in my life, who gracefully accomplished everyday tasks and milestons with a heavy load of external responsibilities (i.e., school, work, and home responsibilities). She managed to create a life and family that is founded on honesty, love, and hard work. 

One of the best things about college isfiguring out who you are! The experiences, people, and choices you make really mold you into who you become after college, and it is okay if it was not what you anticipated.

When not busy with things at Marist, I like tospend time with family and friends, travel, play volleyball (grass, sand, or indoor), shop, and try new foods (girl's gotta eat)!

My message to the students of Marist is…It is okay to be who you are. You will find your place, but you may have to be patient to get there. You are capable and have more in store for you to discover. Grow through what life puts you through!