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Meet Our PAL Leaders for Spring 2022

Renee Burns

Major/Minor: Business with a Concentration in Accounting/Minor in Criminal Justice

PAL Course:  BE201 Microeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor O’Halloran

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

Study tips for this course:  Definitely read the textbook and pay attention when doing the homework activities. They will help you tremendously.

Gabriella Cleven

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

PAL Course:  BY212 Physiology with Anatomy II

PAL Professor: Professor Mack

Fun Fact: I lived in California during elementary school!

Study tips for this course:  Make sure you always ask questions ahead of time, because you will have questions! Try your best to start studying at least a week before, and don’t get frustrated while studying! Take a breath, and ask someone for help and remember you will have all the resources you need to succeed in the course. 🙂

Luke Collier

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Major/Minor: Chemistry with a Concentration in Advanced Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: 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.

Jenna Cordaro

Major/Minor: Psychology/Minor in Criminal Justice

PAL Course:  PY491 Research IV:  Thesis in Psychology

PAL Professor: Professor Van Volkom

Fun Fact:  I had a dog! (english bulldog + beagle mix)

Study tips for this course: Time management is everything! Do things in parts!

Victoria Costa

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Major/Minor: Psychology, Pre-Health Advising/Minor in Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: All

Fun Fact:  I have been a dancer for over 14 years.

Study tips for this course: The best recommendation I have for these courses is time management. Chemistry is a tough subject to begin with so setting time aside to review and study the material is the best way to excel in the course!

Lilia Crew

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

PAL Course: BY212 Physiology with Anatomy II

PAL Professor: Professor Dunphy

Fun Fact: I have 8 chickens.

Study tips for this course: Make sure to take time to read the textbook and understand how the physiology works in relation to the anatomy!

Chelsea Dee

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

PAL Course: BY216 Introduction to Genetics

PAL Professor: Professor Hicks

Fun Fact: I used to dislike Crocs, but now I have 9 pairs and counting.

Study tips for this course: By doing the worksheets and attending the review sessions, you should have no problem succeeding in this course! Do not wait until the last minute to study or do the work because you will feel overwhelmed by the amount of material, especially if you do not understand something. Dedicate at least an hour everyday to go over notes and worksheets because that is what really makes a difference between understanding the material and just memorizing.

Victoria DeMarco

Major/Minor: Biochemistry major with Criminal Justice/Minor in Information Technology

PAL Course: BY216 Introduction to Genetics

PAL Professor:  Professor Hicks

Fun Fact: I am a member of Professor Hicks’ research lab where we are currently developing a treatment for the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Study tips for this course: Make sure to go to the review lessons for the lecture and don’t be afraid to go to one of the PALs or Dr. Hicks for any questions/help!

Ryan Diehl

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Major/Minor: Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

PAL Course: BE201 Microeconomics

PAL Professor: Professor Ramirez

Fun Fact: I am on the club baseball team and I have an electric skateboard.

Study tips for this course: Stay up to date on the notes so you do not fall behind. Do all the homework and pay attention when doing them, don’t just do them to get it done. They are long and tedious but they will help in the end if you pay attention and try to learn the material.

Olivia Fanelli

Major/Minor: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy

PAL Course: BY109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution

PAL Professor:  Professor Sterrett

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

Study tips for this course: Read the textbook, make lots of flashcards, and get extra help if you need it!

Frank Firicano

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

PAL Course: BE201 Microeconomics

PAL Professor:  Professor Ramirez

Fun Fact: I am a snowboard instructor in the winter.

Study tips for this course: Take notes from the slides in class. Try not to just copy it word for word but use your own words so you understand the concepts better.

Natalie Fuquene

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

PAL Course: 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.

Samantha Gagnon

Major/Minor: Psychology/Minor in Marketing

PAL Course: PY320 Research III Experimental Methods & Laboratory

PAL Professor: Professor Ciarocco

Fun Fact: I have two differently shaped thumbs!

Study tips for this course: Don’t forget about the non-statistical content of the course!

Lacey Higgins

Major/Minor: Psychology

PAL Course: PY311 Research II Stat & Lab

PAL Professor:  Professor Van Volkom

Fun Fact: I run cross country and track and field!

Study tips for this course: Do all of the practice problems that Dr. Van Volkom gives you!  Practice makes perfect!

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.

Jaimy Joji

Major/Minor: Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry/Minor in Information Technology

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor:  Professor Ouellet

Fun Fact: I play the violin and cello.

Study tips for this course: Do practice problems!

 

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.

Carrington Leone

Major/Minor: Biology MCP/Spanish

PAL Course:   BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Lionetti

Fun Fact:  I was a cheerleader for 9 years!

Study tips for this course: Plan ahead – the course moves quickly and the material builds upon itself.

Marie Mauro

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

PAL Course:   BY110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

PAL Professor: Professor Hanlon

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.

Sarah Nemshick

Major/Minor: Business Administration

PAL Course:   BE/BF 304 Money, Credit & Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts

Fun Fact:  I am an only child!

Study tips for this course: Use all resources available and take notes during class. Ask questions and keep up with current events going on in the world!

Ashley Pastore

Major/Minor: Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy/Minor in Information Technology

PAL Course:   BY214 Botany

PAL Professor: Professor Daneshgar

Fun Fact:  When I’m home, I work at a doggy daycare!

Study tips for this course: Don’t cram for exams and make sure you don’t just memorize, but understand as well.

Noureen Qureshi

Major/Minor: Psychology

PAL Course:   PY220 Research I Methods and Lab

PAL Professor: Professor Greenspon

Fun Fact:  I love to travel and I have a shopping addiction.

Study tips for this course: To succeed in this course, my best advice is to space out your studying and definitely use flashcards. Also, always double check your work!

Ava Reganato

Major/Minor:  Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing

PAL Course:  BA-251 Principles of Financial Accounting

PAL Professor:  Professor Stives

Fun Fact:  I have been a dancer for 17 years!

Study tips for this course:  Do your best to show up to class and do all of the homework. Pay extra attention to the first 4 chapters because it will set your foundation for the rest of the semester!!

Darian Ricciardi

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

PAL Course:   BA251 Principals of Financial Accounting

PAL Professor: 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!

Allisun Romain

Allisun RomainMajor/Minor:  Psychology/Journalism

PAL Course:  PY320 Research III Experimental Methods & Laboratory

PAL Professor:  Professor Nye

Fun Fact:  I hope to write a book someday.

Study tips for this course:  Take everything one chapter at a time!  All of the content in this course really builds upon itself, so staying focused and organized from one unit to the next will allow you to keep up with what you are learning.

Evan Shapiro

Major/Minor: Chemistry

PAL Course:  CE112 General Chemistry II

PAL Professor: All

Fun Fact: I play guitar.

Study tips for this course: DO your homework!

 

Rachel Strazdins

Photo of Rachel StrazdinsMajor/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!

Sarah Taylor

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

PAL Course:  BE/BF 304 Money, Credit & Financial Institutions

PAL Professor: Professor Mastromarino

Fun Fact: I play soccer and love going to the gym!

Study tips for this course: Create note cards to study certain concepts!

Jamie Terrone

Photo of Jamie TerroneMajor/Minor: Social Work: Clinical Practice with Children and Families

PAL Course:  SW412 Practice Evaluation in Social Work

PAL Professor: Professor Scott

Fun Fact: I have been to Disney World in Orlando Florida over 50 times!

Study tips for this course: Start the assignments early so you have enough time to ask your questions and make sure to take detailed notes during class so you can refer back to them later!

Leona Thomas

Photo of Leona ThomasMajor/Minor: Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology/Minor in Health Studies & Chemistry

PAL Course: BY223 General Microbiology

PAL Professor: Professor Lionetti

Fun Fact: I love to travel internationally!

Study tips for this course: Start to study for exams at least a week in advance! This will definitely save you a lot of time and you won’t have to cram information last minute. Pay attention in class and take good notes! Reread your notes everyday and you should be set to ace this course!

Kathryne  Zarillo

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

PAL Course: BE202 Macroeconomics & BF301 Principles of Finance

PAL Professor: Professor Roberts/Professor Daigle/Professor Boonman

Fun Fact: I want to go to law school and be an attorney following graduation.

Study tips for this course: Try the additional practice problems that the Professor provides! If he thought that they were important enough to give to you, they may be important enough for him to put on an exam. If you have any issues or want additional help, contact me!

Adriana Zefutie

Major/Minor: Psychology/Philosophy

PAL Course: PY220 Research I Methods & Lab

PAL Professor: Professor Greenspon

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

Study tips for this course: Of all the methods of studying, the best for this course would be to budget your time and create a comfortable space to study in without distractions. This also means knowing when to take a break when you are feeling burnt out or struggling to produce quality work.

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Brooke Vaccaro

Major/Minor:  Finance

Fun Fact:  I love exercising and traveling!