HESA Class of 2020 Cohort


Class of 2020

Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Program
Class of 2020 Cohort


Undergrad: College of Saint Rose
Major: Forensic Psychology
Hometown: Bogota, NJ
Assistantship: HESA Program
Bio: Up until my first semester sophomore year, I was convinced I would secure a job working for the FBI after I graduated ... read more


Undergrad: Stetson University
Major: English
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Assistantship: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Relations
Bio: My passion for student affairs developed through my positions at Stetson ... read more


Undergrad: University of Minnesota Morris
Major: Psychology (Communication, Media, and Rhetoric minor)
Hometown: Rogers, MN
Assistantship: Residential Life – Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: While in Morris, I was a Community Advisor for two years and then became a Hall Director my senior year ... read more


Undergrad: University at Buffalo
Major: History
Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY
Assistantship: Residential Life – Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: I completed two minors during my undergraduate years; Education and Educational Leadership and Policy for Equity ... read more


Undergrad: Muhlenberg College
Major: Music and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Assistantship: Rainbow Center
Bio: During my time as an undergraduate student, I was Vice-President of Membership for the band service fraternity, a tour guide, a student employee in the Admissions office, and an active performer around campus ... read more


Undergrad: University of Redlands
Major: Sociology and Anthropology
Hometown: San Dimas, CA
Assistantship: Residential Life – Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: In my sophomore year, I began working with Residence Life and Housing as a Community Assistant ... read more


Undergrad: Rider University
Major: Secondary Education, English Creative Writing
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY
Assistantship: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life/Student Activities
Bio: While I was at Rider, I found my love for Student Affairs working in Admissions as a Tour Guide ... read more


Undergrad: California State University, Monterey Bay
Major: Liberal Studies, Literature Emphasis
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Assistantship: Residential Life - Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: In my time at CSUMB, I focused my studies on social justice as it relates to education ... read more


Undergrad: University of Connecticut
Major: Actuarial Science
Hometown: Arvada, CO
Assistantship: Center for Career Development
Bio: When I wasn’t studying, I spent most of my time in student organizations ... read more


Undergrad: Clark University
Major: English
Hometown: Princeton, MA
Assistantship: The Graduate School
Bio: I have been working in Residence Life for the past four years, first in Fargo, ND at North Dakota State University and most recently in Danbury, CT at Western Connecticut State University ... read more


Undergrad: University of Connecticut
Major: Finance
Hometown: New Haven, CT
Assistantship: Residential Life - Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: I was an honors student at UConn and worked hard during my four years to excel in the classroom as a Day of Pride Scholar ... read more


Undergrad: Eastern Connecticut State University
Major: English
Hometown: Manchester, CT
Assistantship: Education Abroad
Bio: I decided that I was going to be the first person in my family to go for a Bachelor’s degree ... read more


Undergrad: University of Georgia
Major: Criminal Justice and Spanish
Hometown: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Assistantship: Careers for the Common Good
Bio: I was born and raised in Port Antonio, Jamaica but now reside in New Haven, Connecticut where I teach
Spanish to high school sophomores and juniors ... read more


Undergrad: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Major: Marketing and Management
Hometown: Elysburg, PA
Assistantship: Pre-College Summer Program (Office of Early College Programs)
Bio: I enjoyed my business classes at Ship, but my involvement outside of the classroom allowed me to discover my true passion ... read more


Undergrad: University of Massachusetts Boston
Major: Communication
Hometown: Acushnet, MA
Assistantship: Student Union
Bio: My passion for working with students was realized when I began working as an Honors College Ambassador ... read more


Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: English, Theatre Studies
Hometown: Grafton, MA
Assistantship: Dean of Students Office
Bio: My college experience also gave me lots of outdoor adventures, transformative leadership and volunteer experiences, and ultimately an interest in higher education administration ... read more


Undergrad: SUNY Genesco
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Assistantship: Women's Center
Bio: I would like to dedicate my career to supporting historically marginalized students in some capacity ... read more


Undergrad: Rutgers State University of New Jersey
Major: Psychology and Human Resource Management
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Assistantship: Residential Life - Assistant Residence Hall Director
Bio: Throughout my time as an undergrad, I have been involved in many activities which have ultimately sparked my interest in Student Affairs ... read more


Undergrad: Indiana University
Major: Biology
Hometown: St. Wendel, Indiana
Assistantship: Student Activities – Student Union Board of Governors
Bio: I intend to combine my two passions of student affairs and dairy cattle by working for an agriculture college and helping dairy science students ... read more