Director Of The Educational Opportunity Fund Program
Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies – State University of New York College at Oneonta 2003
M.S.Ed. in Education Counseling – Monmouth University 2011
Certificate in Professional Counseling – Monmouth University January 2018
I am originally from New York where I lived in various parts of the state and even lived in Rhode Island for a short time before I moved to New Jersey. I joined Monmouth University in August 2006 working in Residential Life, Student Employment and now the Educational Opportunity Fund program. I have a strong passion for working with college students and helping them grow to follow their dreams. As a first generation college student my goal is to help ease the transition into college and assist others in navigating campus life. In my free time I can usually be found hanging out with my 3 children, husband and golden retriever at the park or on the boardwalk. My hobbies include watching the NY Rangers, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Journalism/Public Relations cluster – Monmouth University 2014
Master of Arts Public Policy – Monmouth University 2016
I was raised in south Jersey and I moved to West Long Branch in 2010 after being selected for the EOF program at Monmouth University. I am a two-time MU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Communication concentrated in Journalism/Public Relations, and a master’s degree in Public Policy focused in welfare policy. After graduation, I worked at a transitional housing program for homeless families in Monmouth County as the Assistant Program Coordinator, before rejoining the MU EOF program in February 2020 as a Counselor. In my free time I enjoy hiking, horticulture and reading. I understand the unique barriers our students face, and I plan to create an environment that will allow them to overcome their challenges and become successful MU graduates.