Office: Behavioral Sciences A208
Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
My first major public speaking encounter was when I was seven and I gave the weather report to a baseball stadium of fans in Cooperstown, New York. From there, my passion for public speaking continued to grow with my most recent (and favorite) public speaking achievement being that of student commencement speaker for my graduating undergraduate class. I am originally from West Boylston, Massachusetts, and remained in Massachusetts for undergrad where I declared in Organizational Communication after my Fall semester freshman year. And yes, I do think Boston sports teams are the best.
I was highly involved in my undergraduate institution, but loved being able to take what I learned in the classroom and apply it to my extracurricular activities. Being a part of my orientation committee led me to create a research study during undergrad about how students who were a part of orientation committee and students who were not identified with the institution differently. Since beginning my graduate experience at CSU, I want to expand on the concepts of involvement and identity with a more gendered approach, focusing mainly on how masculinity plays more into how involved or uninvolved male students are in their institution’s extracurriculars.
B.A. Organizational Communication, Merrimack College