Undergrad: Merrimack College
Major: Health Sciences (Public Health)
Hometown: Somerville, MA
Assistantship: Pre-College Summer Program (Office of Early College Programs)
Bio: My name is Joe Fisher, and I am originally from Somerville, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston!) I graduated from Merrimack College in May 2017 with a major in Health Science (Public Health) and minors in Biology and Student Development. My interest in Student Affairs and leadership stemmed from my experiences at Merrimack in Residence Life and in our Honors Program. I served as a Resident Advisor for three years (Head RA my last year), was the director for our Honors Peer Mentoring Program, and President of our Honors Student Council. Working with and mentoring students through those avenues has been so rewarding in my college career, and so, I am extremely excited to continue pursuing my passion and love for StudentAffairs!
Outside of work and school, I love to travel. I have been to over 20 countries, most of them visited while I studied abroad in Rome, Italy. I plan on doing the “25 countries by age 25” bucket list item, so who knows where I will be traveling to next! Besides traveling, I love to cook, road trip, play volleyball, and catch up on my favorite TV series, Chicago Fire, PD, Med, and Justice, oh, and Law and Order: SVU! I am very excited to be pursuing a degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I think the combination of academics, assistantship experience, and practica will prepare me for a successful career in the field, and will expose me to even more functional areas.
I am excited to begin my assistantship in the Office of Early College Programs & UConn Pre-College Experience, and cannot wait to see what the next two years have in Storr(s). (See what I did there 🙂 ). Go Huskies!