Staff Bios

Nick Lennon, Director
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom  
Favorite Quote: 
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
Favorite Movie: 
Good Will Hunting
Favorite Place to Visit: 
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Connectedness, Learner, Developer, and Relator


Lisa Snyder, Associate Director
Favorite Book: Hunger Games, My Sister’s Keeper, Goodnight Moon, and Guess How Much I Love You
Favorite Quote: 
“Hope is the little voice you hear whisper “maybe” when it seems the entire world is shouting “no!” 
Favorite Movie: 
Moana, Coco, and The Greatest Showman 
Favorite Place to Visit: 
the beach
CliftonStrengths: Developer, Positivity, Empathy, Relator, and Responsibility


Phil Rippa, Office Manager
Favorite Book: The Martian
Favorite Quote:
“We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” – Fred Rogers
Favorite Movie:
The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Favorite Place to Visit:
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Achiever, Developer, Relator, Strategic


Derek Smith, Graduate Assistant 
Favorite Book: Currently Unknown
Favorite Quote: “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” — Rafiki (The Lion King)
Favorite Movie: The Emperor’s New Groove
Favorite Place to Visit: Wherever my family currently is
CliftonStrengths: Consistency, Harmony, Responsibility, Empathy, and Discipline


Michala Stepler,  Student Office Assistant
Favorite Book: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Favorite Quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Movie: The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Emperor’s New Groove
Favorite Place to visit: Any beach!
CliftonStrengths: Discipline, Harmony, Developer, Consistency, Positivity



Menahil Rauf, Student Office Assistant
Favorite Book:  The Great Gatsby
Favorite Quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Movie: Gone Girl, Spirited Away, The Incredibles, Inception
Favorite Place to Visit: Muscat, Oman
CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Positivity, Harmony, Empathy, and Developer




Sophia Hasnain, Student Office Assistant
Favorite book: N/A
Favorite quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
Favorite movie: Coraline, Spirited Away, Emperor’s New Groove
Favorite place to visit: The aquarium, any garden 🙂
CliftonStrengths: Includer, Discipline, Arranger, Adaptability, Developer



Al-Batool Ibrahim, Leadership Consultant
Favorite movie: Catch Me If You Can
Favorite book: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite Quote: “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart” -the little prince
Favorite place to visit: Dubai
CliftonStrengths:Restorative, Connectedness, Empathy, Context, Adaptability



Emmanuella Serwaa, Leadership Consultant 
Favorite movie: The Last Samurai, The Lion King, The Wild Thornberrys
Favorite Quote: “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.”
Favorite place to visit: Ghana
CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Achiever, Includer, Discipline, Consistency



Charlie Woo, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book:
The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
Favorite Quote: ‘Ego is the anaesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity, pride is the burden of a foolish person.’ ~Rick Rigsby
Favorite Movie: Hacksaw Ridge
Favorite Place to Visit: Brooklyn New York
Cliftonstrengths: Learner, Deliberative, Activator, Includer, Communication



CC Milbrandt, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book:
The Alchemist, The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” -Winnie the Pooh
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans, The Lion King, and You’ve Got Mail,
Favorite Place to Visit: Iowa to visit my family
CliftonStrengths: Input, Restorative, Individualization, Learner, Developer



Celine Nouvel, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book:
Persepolis & Flourish
Favorite Quote: “Your life is as good as your mindset.” – Lilla Liptak
Favorite Movie: OSS 117, Toc Toc, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Your Name, Inside Out, Moonrise Kingdom,
Favorite Place to Visit: Great Falls, Old Rag, and Antibes, France
Clifton Strengths: Deliberative, Intellection, Relator, Restorative, Harmony




Sarah Beya, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book:
Don’t Settle for Safe – Sarah Jakes Roberts
Favorite Quote: “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me » (Philippians 4:13)
Favorite Movie: Breakthrough
Favorite Place to Visit: Goma
Clifton Strengths: Restorative, Empathy, Deliberative, Relator and Responsibility