Who are Discovery Advisors?

Discovery Advisors (DAs) are motivated, creative, and academically successful students whose primary responsibility is mentoring students to achieve academic success. These student workers are extensively trained and work in close contact with several offices on campus including each of the five schools’ undergraduate advising offices and Division of Student Affairs offices such as the International Student Scholar Services and Services for Students with Disabilities.

Discovery Advisors assist students in making informed choices about courses and class schedules. They encourage students to explore and utilize the services and resources of the Career Development Center early in their academic careers.

Discovery Advisors also promote learning experientially outside the classroom by relaying information on internships, study abroad, the National Student Exchange (NSE) and volunteer opportunities. DAs hold evening office hours (Sunday through Thursday, 5-8 p.m. in both the College in the Woods, Chenago-Champlain Collegiate Center, and Hinman Discovery Centers.

Meet The Discovery Advisors

Graduate Advisors

Keith Chong

Keith Chong 

Year: 1st year Graduate Student 
Major: Masters of Business Administration (concentration in Management Information Systems & focus in Business Analytics)
Email: kchong1@binghamton.edu

 

Hi, my name is Keith Chong and I'm currently in the Fast-Track MBA Program with the School of Management. This is my first year working with the Discovery Program as an Academic Success Coach. Outside of the Discovery Program, I'm also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and a Resident Assistant. One of my biggest passions in life is travelling and I love learning about the culture of others. I look forward to working with students this year to help improve their academic journey here at Binghamton University!

Stephen Fischer

 Stephen Fischer

Year: Graduate
Major: Biomedical Engineering 
Email: sfische5@binghamton.edu

 

Hey everybody! My name is Stephen Fischer, and I am a graduate student as part of the 4+1 program in Biomedical Engineering. I come from Syosset, NY, and I enjoy cooking and exercise. During my undergraduate career here, I served as president of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), worked as an RA in Mountainview College, and performed volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity. As a former undergraduate in the Watson School, I can gladly answer any questions students may have regarding math, science, or engineering coursework. Feel free to email me with any questions or set up an appointment!

Ryan Logrieco

 Ryan Logrieco

Year: Graduate
Major: Accounting 
Email: rlogrie1@binghamton.edu

 

Hello, my name is Ryan Logrieco and I'm currently studying for my Master’s Degree in Accounting within the School of Management and the CPA exam. This is my third year working with the Discovery Program. I was an undergraduate Discovery Advisor for 2 years so I am well versed with the all the services on campus. Additionally, I am a PwC Scholar, and a member of Alpha Kapp Psi. Feel free to set up an appointment with me to go over any questions or concerns you may have!

Zihan (Diana) Yao

 Diana Yao

Year: Grad School
Major: Accounting with Taxation concentration
Email: zyao1@binghamton.edu

 

Hi there! My name is Diana, and this is the second year that I have been in Discovery Program helping students, especially international students. While I was an undergrad student here, I participated in many organizations and events that had become great experiences to me. I understand the challenges and difficulties that international students are facing because I was in your shoes before. So please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have! Looking forward to meet you all!

Jessica Vinokur

 Jessica Vinokur

Year: Graudate
Major: Accounting
Email: jvinoku2@binghamon.edu


Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I'm a Graduate Discovery Advisor. I am currently completing my Master's in Accounting after graduating Binghamton last spring with a Bachelor's in Accounting. I am also in the process of sitting for my CPA Exam, and I will be starting at PricewaterhouseCoopers this summer in their Risk Assurance department. In my time at Binghamton, I was the President of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, as well as a member of the PwC Scholars Program. I am really looking forward to helping students at Binghamton develop critical organizational skills that will help them not only overcome the obstacles of time management, but also put them on a path of success in college and in the future!

 

Last Updated: 9/20/16