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: 
Cambodia
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:
Perks of Being a Wall Flower, Moana, Coco, and The Greatest Showman 
Favorite Place to Visit: 
the beach
CliftonStrengths: Developer, Empathy, Positivity, Responsibility, and Adaptability


 

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:
Home
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Achiever, Developer, Relator, Strategic


 

Monica Brown
Favorite book:
The Giving Tree  By: Shel Silverstein
Favorite movie:
“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin  “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop
Favorite quote:
The Notebook, Elf, and About Time
Favorite place to visit:
Any place with Family or Friends
CliftonStrengths:
Developer, Empathy, Woo, Positivity, and Includer

 


 

Deborah Fasholé-Luke, Graduate Assistant 

Favorite Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Favorite Quote: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”- Nelson Mandela
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music or The Parent Trap
Favorite Place To Visit: Cape Town, South Africa
Clifton Strengths: Restorative, Deliberative, Connectedness, Intellection, Analytical

 

 

 


 

Samantha (Sam) Harrison, Student Office Assistant

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Sara Alhassan, Student Office Assistant

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Jordan Anderson, Leadership Consultant 
Favorite book: The Hate You Give
Favorite movie: San Andreas 2
Favorite quote: “You will never be truly happy if you continuously hold onto the things that make you sad”
Favorite place to visit: Atlanta, Georgia
CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Consistency, Futuristic, Connectedness, and Includer

 


 

Elena Dajero, Leadership Consultant
Favorite book:
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Favorite movie:
MCU, Harry Potter Series and Mulan
Favorite quote:
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”. -Albus Dumbledore
Favorite place to visit:
Costa Ballena, Spain
CliftonStrengths:
Input, Context, Positivity, Communication and Developer

 


 

Kathleen Dwyer, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean, Marriage Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Favorite Quote: “Imperfection is underrated. Perfection is overrated.” – Helena Bonham Carter
Favorite Place to Visit: Disney World
CliftonStrengths: Individualization, Maximizer, Achiever, Discipline, and Deliberative 

 

 


 

D.J. Grant, Leadership Consultant
Favorite book:
More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera
Favorite movie:
The Lovely Bones
Favorite place to visit:
Surf City, North Carolina 
CliftonStrengths:
Restorative, Individualization, Learner, Relator, and Strategic

 

 


 

Betzy Balladares Oviedo, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: info coming soon…
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Favorite Place To Visit: info coming soon…
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Amna Rashid, Leadership Consultant

  • Favorite book: Jane Eyre
  • Favorite quote: “Plant trees under whose shade you do not plan to sit”
  • Favorite movie: Clueless
  • Favorite place to visit: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Clifton strengths: Input, Intellection, Restorative, Achiever, Ideation