I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as Vice President for Enrollment Management at St. Joseph’s University, New York. In my role, I get to work with domestic and international students from all over the country and all over the world, be part of a dedicated team of talented faculty and staff, and live/work in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Brooklyn, New York.
In light of International Women’s Day, I would be remiss if I did not also mention that our incredible institution was founded in 1916 by a group of brilliant, brave and forward-thinking women, who were part of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s.
What inspired you to work in this field? The EXPERIENCES inspired me early in my career and continue to inspire me in my work today! Early in my career and every day thereafter, I have been fortunate to meet incredible students, collaborate with talented faculty, and work with dedicated staff. Seeing the impact of the work we do through success stories and changed lives is very rewarding. It really is the people and the experiences have kept me inspired all along the way.
What are the challenges you've faced? Managing the pace and volume that comes with my work has certainly been a challenge at times, but with teamwork, mentors, and hard work I have been able to overcome and usually learn from those challenges.
What do you hope to achieve in the future? Since most of our international students have been attracted by our incredible New York City location, I have not actively recruited abroad in my current role. I hope to spend more time abroad meeting prospective international students and visiting the schools where our international students studied before joining St. Joseph’s University, New York.
If you can give 1 or 2 pieces of advice to our prospective international students, what would it be? Look for a campus community that is supportive and welcoming! Also, look for a community “beyond campus gates” that is vibrant, welcoming and full of opportunity, so you can maximize your experience and supplement what you are learning in the classroom and on the campus itself.
Chat with other students to hear about the student experience firsthand and get some pro-tips from those who have gone before you. Our St. Joseph’s University, New York students are always willing to help.