Residential Life MSW Interns

The MSW Intern Program will remain as a resource and supportive service on campus, but in order to limit unnecessary exposure, the interns will be working remotely via Zoom. To set up an appointment, use the contact information below.

Are you feeling stressed about the election?

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty and stress with the election and want to be a resource for you. Residential Life's MSW & DEEP Interns are here to support you! Fill out our form and let us know what support you need. MSW and DEEP interns are part of the Master of Social Work program and provide confidential, unbiased support and resources for on campus students.


Residential Life MSW Interns

Binghamton Residential Life now offers case management services right in our communities. Our staff of interns from the University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program are here to help our residents with life on campus, supporting their transition to young adulthood by providing assistance with social, behavioral, emotional and academic concerns.

MSW interns help by:

  • Meeting with students in distress or in need of assistance
  • Assisting residents with resolving roommate or interpersonal conflicts
  • Conducting wellness checks on residents with history of self-harm, crisis transports and/or other mental health concerns
  • Making AOD referrals for students experiencing alcohol or other substance abuse
  • Connecting students with other resources available on campus
  • Working with student staff in the residence halls to effectively use casework approach

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MSW Interns

Phoebe Byrnes

Phoebe Byrnes

About:

Binghamton is my hometown. I have always enjoyed building and creating relationships as well as advocating for people. One of the main reasons I chose the field of Social Work was to become someone who I needed when I was younger. I am interested in working with young people in the future.

Contact:

Community: CIW
Office location:
Cayuga 111
Phone: 607-777-7457
Email: pbyrnes1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3–8 p.m.

Anthony Penaherrera

Anthony Penaherrera

About:

Binghamton is my hometown. Community has always been important to me. I’ve always been interested in making connections, building rapport, maintaining relationships, and advocating for people. My mom is a school social worker and has been a significant role model for me in my life. I hope to utilize my personal experiences, interests, and skills to be the best social worker that I can be.

Contact:

Community: Hinman
Office location:
Cayuga 110
Phone: 607-777-7456
Email: apenahe1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Rosemarie Lenz

Rosemarie (Rosie) Lenz

About:

Buffalo is my hometown. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and helping others. I appreciate pursuing both my practical and research interests within the social work field. In the future, I hope to specialize in thanatology and work with hospice patients and their loved ones.

Contact:

Community: Mountainview and the Apartments
Office location: Cayuga 112
Email: rlenz1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. / Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Zitouni Layachi

Zitouni (Tony) Layachi

About:

I am from Queens, NY. I always enjoyed helping people and supporting others ever since I was a child. I love to run, workout, and stay active. I hope to become a licensed clinical social worker working with young adults that have mental illnesses and trauma that they faced in their life. My name is Zitouni, but call me Tony.

Contact:

Community: Dickinson
Office location: C4-101F
Email: zlayach1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Thursdays, 2–7 p.m. / Fridays and Saturdays, Noon–5 p.m.

Michael Burt

Michael Burt

About:

Binghamton is my hometown. Advocating for individuals and groups is a big part of my personal and professional mission. This is one of the many reasons I have chosen to help people in the field of Social Work. I feel that both the personal and professional experiences I have here at Binghamton will assist me in being a progressive social worker once I graduate.

Contact:

Community: Mountainview
Office location:
App 101E
Phone: 607-777-7659
Email: mburt1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Karlee Shibley

Karlee Shibley

About:

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, so the importance of being involved in the surrounding community has always been very important to me. Being in the field of Social Work has allowed me to expand my interest in helping and advocating for individuals that need it the most. I hope to expand my relationships and skill set further within the community of Binghamton University.

Contact:

Community: Hinman
Office location: RC-264
Phone: 607-777-7458
Email: kshible1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Kaylee Wescott

Kaylee Wescott

About:

I grew up in the Binghamton area. I chose the field of Social Work to be able to help others with navigating challenges they may be facing. I have learned, from my own personal experiences, that it is important for students to have accessible support systems. I hope to be able to provide assistance with connecting students to valuable resources on campus.

Contact:

Community: Dickinson/Newing
Office location: Cayuga 107
Phone: 607-777-7455
Email: kwescot1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Emma Raulli

Emma Raulli

About:

Syracuse is where I was born and raised. I want to be the advocate for students who may need someone to listen and help them through the challenges they are facing. I am excited for this internship and learning as much as I can. Social work is my passion and I hope to work in a clinical setting in the future.

Contact:

Community: Apartments
Office location: Hillside Commons 107
Phone: 607-777-7459
Email: eraulli1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Tuesdays, Noon–7 p.m. / Wednesdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Lorrie Woloszyn

Lorrie Woloszyn

About:

As a life-long resident of Broome County, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with so many amazing individuals and families from all walks of life and with each new relationship and experience I continue to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion here in our community. After working in a public high school setting for several years, I realized that I wanted to work with at-risk teens and young adults to help and empower them to become strong and successful adults. I believe all adolescents possess untapped talents and potential, they just need a positive support system and healthy coping skills to get them on the right track and I look forward to being a part of that process.

Contact:

Community: CIW
Office location: Cayuga 105
Phone: 607-777-4629
Email: lcox2@binghamton.edu
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Christina Sparacio

Christina Sparacio

About:

I grew up on Long Island, but have been living in Binghamton for the past five years. I was drawn to social work because of its holistic, person-centered approach to supporting individuals and communities. In the future, I hope to work with students and address inequities within the education system.

Contact:

Community: Newing
Office location: C4-121
Phone: 607-777-7454
Email: csparac1@binghamton.edu
Hours: Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. / Thursdays, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Fridays, 8 a.m.–noon

Here to Help Resources

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