Undergrad: Ithaca College
Major: English, Theatre Studies
Hometown: Grafton, MA
Assistantship: Dean of Students Office
Bio: Hi, everyone! My name is Merry Ryer and I’m from central Massachusetts. I pursued my education in beautiful Ithaca, NY and graduated from Ithaca College in 2016 with degrees in English and Theatre Studies. My college experience also gave me lots of outdoor adventures, transformative leadership and volunteer experiences, and ultimately an interest in higher education administration.
This interest led me to my first job as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where I have worked for the past two years. While I have enjoyed exploring the field professionally (and not having to pump my own gas in NJ!), I’m looking forward to taking the next step with a master’s degree and growing as a professional through the HESA program.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, podcasts, and getting way too invested in The Bachelor. I am so excited to start my next chapter at UConn. Go Huskies!