About me: I joined the Marywood Admissions staff in August 2011 after a five year career in the pharmaceutical industry. I graduated from Marywood with an M.B.A. in general management and in experiencing the campus community, I knew it was a great place to work! Marywood has been a huge part of my life growing up serving all areas of my educational spectrum. It was here that I learned how to play the guitar and saxophone, participated in theatre performances, played baseball for the Green Ridge Legion team on the Pacers home field, and earned a graduate degree in business. I have also began pursuing my Ph.D. in Human Development with a concentration in Higher Education Administration and hope to continue my career in higher education at the university for a very long time.
My interests: In my free time I enjoy working out at the Center for Athletics and Wellness, running charity races in the area, playing guitar, golfing, snowboarding, cooking, spending time with my family, friends, and fiancée.
My favorite thing about Marywood: My favorite thing about Marywood is the direction we are headed. Having seen immense changes to the campus infrastructure and academic programs in the past 10-15 years I am proud to work for such a progressive university. There are new buildings, academic offerings, and renovations just about every year. I really enjoy seeing the students come here from all over the country and fall in love with Scranton, PA as well as the school’s close knit community.
My favorite place on campus: The Center for Athletics and Wellness (that is where you can find me outside of work hours).
You'd never guess: I climbed Croagh Patrick, one of the highest mountains in Ireland. Legend says that this is the historic site where St. Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland.
My best advice: Pick your major according to what you enjoy doing and what you do well. 18 years old is a tough age to choose what you want to do for the rest of your life but college will give you the opportunity to explore many paths. Go out and visit as many college campuses as you can between your junior and senior year and talk to as many people as you can about the admission process and college life. Be prepared and don’t just pick the school your friends are going to or the easiest to get into. Pick the school where you can most see yourself spending four years and the one that has your chosen academic program.