About me: I joined the Marywood admissions team in the summer of 2012. I am originally from upstate New York, and I earned my B.A. in Spanish Education from Eastern University in St. David’s, PA. I have spent the last five years in Washington, D.C. doing M.D. admissions for The George Washington University and undergraduate admissions at The Catholic University of America. I am also a proud GWU graduate with an M.A. in Higher Education Administration. I thoroughly enjoyed my graduate school experience and look forward to helping others apply for the right graduate program to meet their educational, professional, and personal needs.
My interests: I love to eat! NEPA has a pretty wide selection of great restaurants from your standard comfort foods to different ethnic options and even great vegetarian cuisine! My husband and I love trying out new places to eat, spending hours reading at Barnes and Noble, cheering for the NY Mets, and exploring our favorite cities in the Northeast! (Scranton is only 2 hours from NYC, 1.5 hours from Philly, and 3.5 hours from D.C.!)
My favorite thing about Marywood: It is such a cute campus! There is just something about the pretty buildings, green grass, and a friendly community that makes you feel at home when you visit Marywood.
My favorite place at Marywood: Whenever I visit another college, I always want to see the chapel- Marywood is no exception! After losing its first chapel in a fire in 1971, it was temporarily located in Regina Hall. In 2007, the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life finally became home to a beautiful chapel which once served the Sisters of the IHM Congregation.
You’d never guess: I really love college basketball! I am a Big East fan at heart and so much of my money goes to the NCAA every year because I can’t resist seeing my favorite teams in action when they have games close-by!
My best advice: Graduate school is a big investment of your time and money. Make sure you discuss your future professional goals with your family, friends, favorite professors, career and admissions counselors, and professionals in the field before you make your big decision to pursue graduate school. Some graduate programs prefer that you have some professional experience under your belt before you begin graduate school, so don’t feel pressured to rush into this decision as soon as you finish your undergraduate studies!