Major: Human Development
Hometown: Jackson Heights, NY
Have you participated in any internships or overseas study programs? If yes, where and when?
I traveled to London my freshman year,
during spring break. I took a quarter course class on the history of
London, and then went there for a week. It was a great trip and a
wonderful experience, even with the daily rain.
I went to India this past winter
break to visit different schools and compare India’s education system
to that of the United States.
How has your internship or study abroad experience enhanced your education?
I hope that traveling to India, which
has a culture so different from what I am living will make me both
appreciate and question the life that I am used to.
What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
Besides being a tour guide, I am an RA
on campus, I volunteer with Adopt-A-Grandparent, I am in the Study
Abroad club, and I was a Peer Educator for a semester
Why did you choose Oswego?
The college offered hundreds of
opportunities. There were so many majors and programs to choose from,
the location, given the lake, was gorgeous, the study abroad programs
were very appealing, and everyone seemed so friendly. I really liked
that everything on campus was basically in one location.
What is the best thing about your major?
I think that the best thing about my
major is the involvement of the professors. They are always offering
information about meetings, research, and grad school information.
Also, there are so many different directions that someone with a
psychology degree can take.
Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
Everyone is willing to help. They see
everyone as an individual and always take the time to make sure that
everyone’s issues are thoroughly solved.
Who’s your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor is Dr. Brown. She made her class a lot of fun
and had great stories. I am taking another class with her this upcoming
Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
My advisers are always available to talk and guide me in the right
direction. Prior to declaring my major I wasn’t sure what classes to
take, and reassurance of the department that I would be able to take
everything and graduate made me feel a lot more confident in my
What’s the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
The best thing about SUNY Oswego is the
population. I have yet to meet someone who didn’t have friends, and
walking around campus always feel like a mini-reunion, because of all
the people you run into. Strong bonds are formed quickly, and everyone
has a lot of fun.
Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
has taught me to be a lot more professional that I was prior to
college. I have learned a lot about interviews, about professional
etiquette, and how to obtain the opportunities I want in the best way.
What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
has given me the opportunity to make many wonderful friends, to have
many late night conversations, and to attend some very exciting hockey