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:
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:
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


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, Student Office Assistant
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



Jordan Anderson, Leadership Consultant 
Favorite book: The Hate You Give
Favorite movie: Birdbox
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



Monica Brown, Leadership Consultant
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
Developer, Empathy, Woo, Positivity, 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
Input, Context, Positivity, Communication and Developer



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 
Restorative, Individualization, Learner, Relator, and Strategic




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 




Demi Moore, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Favorite Quote: “We know what we are, but not what we may be” – William Shakespeare
Favorite Movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite Place To Visit: Pensacola, Florida
Clifton Strengths: Achiever, Competition, Significance, Focus, Consistency