Major: Global Business Management
Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts


Why did you choose to come to Regis to pursue your education? I chose to come to Regis because I wanted to be closer to Boston with the opportunity to spread my wings and meet new people. When I first visited, I really liked the size of Regis and its close-knit community. No one was a stranger, everyone knew one another, and people here were kind and welcoming. My financial aid package made it possible for me to enroll.

What made you want to major in Global Business Management? I’ve always enjoyed business. Growing up, I worked with my dad and helped with his business—he owned multiple rental properties throughout Springfield, Massachusetts. I would keep track of the rent as well as apartments that needed repairs and which apartments were going to be inspected. It was something that he and I always did together.

Do you have anyone who has served as a mentor for you here at Regis? [Associate Professor of Humanities] Frans Rijnbout, PhD, was my academic adviser and mentor here. We met in his office every Friday for about an hour to talk about classes, work, and grades, and how I was balancing everything. But what I liked about it the most was that we didn’t only talk about classes and work. We talked about life, sometimes our families, even our different backgrounds and cultures. We would even crack jokes and just have a good time. This has definitely played a huge role in who I am today. 

What has been your involvement in service? I have been involved in many different service opportuni-ties here at Regis. Through the Center for Ministry and Service I’ve gone to Bethany Hill Place to help elementary and middle school students with homework, reading, and playing. I’ve done multiple events dur-ing Founders’ Day. I also attended a service trip to Los Angeles and the U.S.-Mexico border.

What has it been like to be a resident assistant (RA)? Being an RA is very challenging and requires a lot of time, effort, and responsibility—but it has also been very beneficial to me. This position increased my leadership and communication skills, and it taught me what it truly means to be a part of a team. It has also provided an incredible support system for me. I’ve been able to connect with residents on a level that I would have never imagined.

When you think about life after Regis, what does it look like? After I receive my bachelor’s degree in 2020, I plan on pursuing my master’s degree in health administration at Regis. I hope to become a health administrator in a major hospital and work my way up the ladder to eventually hold the highest position possible. My other career goal is to also have my own company at some point in my life.