Assistant Director for Student Success, Financial Aid and Student Records
I grew up on a dairy farm in northwestern Pennsylvania and was the only person in my family to go to college. My parents had always stressed to me and my sister that it was important to get an education so that we could have "better lives than them," but none of us really had any clear sense of exactly how that worked. I had no idea what I was doing with myself throughout my undergraduate career, I just knew that I had to get a degree. Luckily, I got involved in different organizations and roles on campus, including as an RA, that helped me to develop the skillsets to get my foot in the door working in higher education. I started out working in Res Life at SUNY Cortland and then here at Binghamton. Later on I completed my masters degree (also, here at Binghamton!) and went on to work in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Clark University and in the Career Development Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In my spare time I love to have adventures with my wife, read (esp. anything that falls under the speculative fiction umbrella), knit/crochet, and enjoy the outdoors through hiking, kayaking, and puttering around in the flower beds in my yard.