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 Kandyce Baker

Kandyce Baker
Area Director

Fun Fact: I am currently on a quest to run a marathon in all 50 states and have completed 6 as of April 2017.

Favorite Thing about Hinman: Everyone is so inviting and welcoming.  As a Binghamton transplant from Chicago, it is very warming to see how Hinman students have engulfed me into their culture and made me feel like home.

Favorite Quote: "Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey


Al Vos

Al Vos
Collegiate Professor

Fun Fact: I've traveled in 20 countries and have been to 45 of the 50 states in the US.

Favorite thing about Hinman: The community spirit... we're all family.

Favorite Quote: "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."


julie barry

Julie Barry
Area Secretary

Fun Fact: I love horses and riding. I was once offered a job with the Lipizzaner Stallions which would've allowed me to travel the country and possibly the world!

Favorite thing about Hinman: The Hinman community is one of a kind.  We have a genuine sense of family that is unmatched!

"Let your energy be purposeful, influential, and determined to help someone's day be phenomenal!" 


lexie avery
Lexie Avery

Career Consultant in Residence

Fun Fact: I LOVE snow! I love the smell of now, hockey in the winter and sledding!

Favorite thing about Hinman: There seems to be endless about of energy, enthusiasm and pride in Hinman.

Favorite Quote: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how you play the hand."


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amber wade

Amber Wade
Resident Director
Cleveland-Hughes Halls

Fun Fact: I was born in the front seat of a car, and my parents still had to drive a few miles to the hospital.

Favorite thing about Hinman: I love the welcoming community and Hinman spirit. Every day is free hug day!

Favorite Quote: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return." ~ Moulin Rouge


K Cardona
Kassandra Cardona
Assistant Residential Coordinator
Cleveland-Hughes Hall

Fun Fact: While studying abroad in the Dominican Republic I got a tooth extracted for $5.00 American dollars.

Favorite Quote: "Struggle is temporary. Sacrifices are like investments. Give up the short-term comfort for the long-term win. Be patient and stay focused." - Unknown


Katie Shapiro

Katie Shapiro
Resident Director
Smith-Roosevelt Halls

Fun Fact: I have seen over 330 Broadway performances.

Favorite thing about Hinman: I love the Hinman traditions, but mostly because I love seeing the energy, passion, and drive with which Hinman residents approach and participate in these events. With everything they do, Hinman residents show how much they love this area and how much Hinman is home.

Favorite Quote: "Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our inexhaustible source of magic." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Zach Desjardins

Zach Desjardins
Assistant Residential Coordinator
Smith-Roosevelt Halls

Fun Fact: When I was little, I didn't want to be a Police Officer or a Fire Fighter instead I wanted (and still do in some ways) to be a stand up comedian.

Favorite thing about Hinman: I LOVE the HINMAN SPIRIT!!! Not only is the Hinman Spirit extremely contagious but it gives life to everyone and everything in the community. When you see several Hinmanites doing great things among the greater Binghamton Area you can't help but raise your own expectations for community involvement. Hinman has taught me that you can't settle just being an average person but rather strive to become something GREAT!

Favorite Quote: "Be the person you needed when you were younger." - Ayesha Siddiqi


Jah Davis

Jah Davis
Resident Director
Lehman Hall

Fun Fact: On a trip to Ghana, I pet a baby crocodile and lived to tell the story!

Favorite thing about Hinman: The Hinman spirit is like no other! Plus, smiles and hugs are complimentary!

Favorite Quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away." - Maya Angelou 

Last Updated: 1/17/18