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Meet Our PAL Leaders for Spring 2023

Omar Ahmed

Major/Minor:  Computer Science

PAL Course:  BY109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution

PAL Professor: Professor Sterrett

Fun Fact:  I love to travel!

Study tips for this course:  Ask questions!! Email or go to office hours, if you have questions ask!!

Karina Anderson

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing

PAL Course:  BE/BF304 Money, Credit and Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

Fun Fact: I love to ski!

Study tips for this course: Actively listening to the lectures is essential for success in this course!

Keystin Arnone

Major/Minor:  MSW Advanced Standing CPFC (Social Work)

PAL Course:  SW412 Practice Evaluation in Social Work

PAL Professor: Professor Scott

Fun Fact:  My dog is my best friend.

Study tips for this course:  Breathe! Take it all in! Read the book! Know your ethics! 🙂

Matthew Bondurant

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PAL Course:  BE202 Macroeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

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Diedrick Boonman Morales

Major/Minor: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy/Geographic Information Systems

PAL Course:  BY216 Introduction to Genetics

PAL Professor: Professor Andrianarijaona

Fun Fact: I love photography!

Study tips for this course: Make sure you understand concepts instead of just memorizing.

Antonio Bulzomi

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Major/Minor:  Psychology/Sociology

PAL Course:  PY311 Research II:  Behavioral Statistics and Laboratory

PAL Professor: Professor Van Volkom

Fun Fact: I love to go hiking!

Study tips for this course: Make sure to redo the in-class practice problems when studying. Practice makes perfect!

Renee Burns

Major/Minor: Business with a Concentration in Accounting

PAL Course:  BE/BF304 Money, Credit and Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

Fun Fact: I’m on the Monmouth Dance Team!

Study tips for this course:  Make sure to review any articles or worksheets Roberts posts. If they’re on eCampus, they are important!

Leila Carl

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Management

PAL Course:  BE202 Macroeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor O’Halloran

Fun Fact:  I love to read, draw, and go to the beach.

Study tips for this course:  I think doing the smart book homework assignments really helped me in this class. Taking notes during class and participating in the “poll me everywheres” helped significantly. Doing all of this practice really helped before exams.

Michael Catalfumo

Major/Minor:  Biology MCP

PAL Course:  BY223 General Microbiology

PAL Professor: Professor Lionetti

Fun Fact:  I used to live in Texas.

Study tips for this course:  Create Quizlets and flashcards, practice a small amount each day.

Paulina Cohen

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

PAL Course:  BA251 Principles of Financial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Stives

Fun Fact:  This is my first semester as a PAL.

Study tips for this course:  Come to PAL sessions and don’t rely on your cheat sheet only, study as well!

Luke Collier

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Major/Minor: Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Moehring and Professor Szwajkajzer

Fun Fact:  I am in the honors school and part of the Snowriders Club!

Study tips for this course: It’s not about memorization, it’s about comprehension.

Ella Crossman

Major/Minor:  Business Administration: Marketing and Management

PAL Course:  BE202 Macroeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor O’Halloran

Fun Fact:  I run my own business.

Study tips for this course:  Doing the practice questions in the book before the test really help!

Olivia Denney

Major/Minor:  Business Admin w Concentration in Accounting and Minor in Spanish for Business

PAL Course: BA251 Principles of Financial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Stives

Fun Fact:  I am a triplet!

Study tips for this course:  Do the homework completely and to your best potential. Ask questions!

Brianna Falco

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Operations, Supply Chain, and Data Management

PAL Course: BE/BF304 Money, Credit and Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

Fun Fact:  I am on the women’s lacrosse team!

Study tips for this course:  Come to class and take notes during the lectures.

Olivia Fanelli

Major/Minor: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy

PAL Course: BY109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution

PAL Professor:  Professor Bridge and Professor Sullivan

Fun Fact: I play on the women’s lacrosse team.

Study tips for this course: Take advantage of all the resources you can!

Emmett Feldman

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Economics and Finance

PAL Course: BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor:  Professor Yu

Fun Fact: I like to build computers.

Study tips for this course: Stay up to date with the homework!

Emily Ferris

Major/Minor: Biology with a Concentration in Molecular and Cell Physiology

PAL Course: BY212 Physiology with Anatomy II

PAL Professor:  Professor Dunphy

Fun Fact: I love to travel!!

Study tips for this course: Make sure you understand the material, not just memorize, there is a difference!

Natalie Fuquene

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business

PAL Course: BA251 Principles of Financial Accounting/BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor:  Professor Maglietta

Fun Fact: I like to color and travel.

Study tips for this course: Take advantage of office hours and take notes on PowerPoints. Make sure to ask questions if you are confused and study a week before a test.

Lacey Higgins

Major/Minor:  Psychology Major / Anthropology Minor

PAL Course: PY305L Social and Personality Thesis Lab

PAL Professor: Professor Van Volkom

Fun Fact:  I run cross country and track and field for the university.

Study tips for this course:  Always keep on schedule! The course calendar is your best friend.

Thomas Hintelmann

Major/Minor:  Chemistry

PAL Course: CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor:  Professor Szwajkajzer

Fun Fact:  I do research in a laboratory.

Study tips for this course:  Never push anything off to the last minute, this content needs time to sink in.

Frank Illiano

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PAL Course: PY320 Research III Experimental Methods & Lab

PAL Professor:  Professor Ciarocco

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Macklin Jugan

Major/Minor: Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

PAL Course:  BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor:  Professor Balman

Fun Fact:  I like sports.

Study tips for this course: Repetition with the material is helpful

Nico Landino

Major/Minor: Biology with Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology/Minor in Stats and Chem

PAL Course:  BY212 Physiology with Anatomy II

PAL Professor:  Professor Dunphy

Fun Fact:  Pink is my favorite color.

Study tips for this course: Understand, don’t memorize.

Ceciliah Leininger

Major/Minor: English Major/Environmental Biology Minor

PAL Course:  BY214 Botany

PAL Professor: Professor Daneshgar

Fun Fact: I am an editor for the school newspaper, The Outlook.

Study tips for this course: Make your own study guides or flashcards and physically write down your answers over and over agin to help with memorization! Try to use your own words to formulate your answers to better understand the concepts.

Xiao Li

Major/Minor: Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Brown

Fun Fact: I LOVE cats! 🙂

Study tips for this course: Try to understand the information instead of memorizing it! Make use of all the resources that have been made available for you. Please don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Ivana Luna

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Management

PAL Course:  BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Zhao

Fun Fact: I love to travel!!

Study tips for this course: I recommend studying with friends and working on practice problems together to get extra support within the course!!

Julia Macey

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PAL Course:  PY311 Research II: Behvioral Statistics and Laboratory

PAL Professor: Professor Lewandowski

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Jessica Maguire

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PAL Course:  BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Lee

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Marie Mauro

Major/Minor: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP)

PAL Course:   BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Balman

Fun Fact:  I have been dancing since I was three and VP of 5678 Dance Club.

Study tips for this course: Taking notes is very important and do not just copy the slides but listen to what your professor is saying. Read the textbook and study quizzes. Prepare in advanced for multi-chapter tests.

Olivia Monahan

Major/Minor:  Master in Social Work CPFC Advanced Standing

PAL Course:  SW412 Practice Evaluation in Social Work

PAL Professor: Professor Scott

Fun Fact:  I have Type 1 Diabetes and worked at a summer camp for kids with diabetes over the summer!

Study tips for this course:  Do the reading, space out your work, and take a break every once in a while!

Jack Neri

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and Real Estate

PAL Course:  BF301 Principles of Finance

PAL Professor: Professor Boonman

Fun Fact:  I am ambidextrous.

Study tips for this course:  Study your notes, and review the practice problems in class.

Victoria O’Malley

Major/Minor:  Marine Environmental Biology and Policy

PAL Course:  CE111 General Chemistry I

PAL Professor: Professor Dornemann

Fun Fact:  When I was younger, I went to a concert and was pulled up to be on stage with Flo Rida.

Study tips for this course:  Reach out for help, take good notes in class and study well!

Tatum Perez

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PAL Course:  BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Lionetti

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Emilia Porier

Major/Minor:  Business Administration w/Concentration in Finance

PAL Course:  BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Zhao

Fun Fact:  I’m a leo!

Study tips for this course:  Take advantage of review/study guides, participate in class, and ask questions when confused as often as necessary.

Kayla Reynolds

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Leadership and Organizational Development, Minor in Leadership Communication

PAL Course:  BE/BF304 Money, Credit and Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

Fun Fact: I give campus tours as I work as a Monmouth University Ambassador!

Study tips for this course: When you are in class, be engaged and actively take notes. Outside of class, be sure to take some time after every class to review your notes and ask any questions you may have. This course deals with a lot of concepts, so being organized and diligent in your studying will be crucial for success.

Darian Ricciardi

Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Leadership and Organizational Development

PAL Course:   BE304 Money, Credit, and Financial Institutions/BA251 Principals of Financial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts/Professor Stives

Fun Fact:  I live in North Jersey and have two puppies.

Study tips for this course: Pay close attention and take notes in class. Keep up with the online homework for extra practice and make study guides for all tests!

Julia Roloph

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

PAL Course: BE202 Macroeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor Aslanbeigui

Fun Fact:  I love to snowboard!

Study tips for this course:  Make sure to pay attention in class and complete all the practice questions!

Ava Santaniello

Major/Minor:  Biology

PAL Course: BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Lionetti

Fun Fact:  I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Study tips for this course: Understand the concepts well and don’t wait until the last minute to study!

Nico Santorelli

Major/Minor:  Health Science/Minor in Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Moehring

Fun Fact: I am a certified EMT!

Study tips for this course:  Each chapter in chemistry builds on the previous chapter, so make sure you understand the material and don’t fall behind!

Gavin Simons

Major/Minor:

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Szwajkajzer

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Rachel Soto

Major/Minor:

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Burrows

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Rachel Strazdins

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Major/Minor: Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: Professor Burrows

Fun Fact: Black belt in karate and on the Women’s lacrosse team here at Monmouth.

Study tips for this course: Do the practice problems!

Alison Styba

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PAL Course:  BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Gil

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Julia Thomas

Major/Minor:  Psychology

PAL Course:  PY320 Research III:  Experimental Methods and Laboratory

PAL Professor: Professor Nye

Fun Fact: I am traveling the world after graduation.

Study tips for this course:  Balance and organization! 

Dani Walano

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Management

PAL Course:  BA252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

PAL Professor: Professor Lee

Fun Fact:  I know how to surf!

Study tips for this course:  Working together with your friends or classmates, is more helpful than you think and will make you more motived to do well and try harder.

Adriana Zefutie

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Major/Minor: Psychology

PAL Course:  PY220 Research I:  Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory

PAL Professor:  Professor Greenspon

Fun Fact: I’ve been a drummer for over ten years!

Study tips for this course: I’d say the best advice would be to ask for help and learn time management, especially when writing.