Meet the Suffolk Orientation Leaders

The 2020 Suffolk University Orientation Leaders are dedicated to promoting the diversity, strengths, and virtues of our community. As mentors and positive role models, they aim to build lasting connections with the incoming students in their orientation groups.

Meet the Suffolk Orientation Leaders

Angela Augustin

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Law
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Hyde Park, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Youth Empowerment Ministry, Unspoken Feelings

Before I graduate, I want to:

Take a trip abroad with the school, do an amazing legal internship!

I chose Suffolk because:

of the great opportunities presented at the university. The law program at Suffolk is one of the best in the country! I also picked Suffolk because of the location, I love how it's in the heart of the city !

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

of the amazing and welcoming community that we have here , Suffolk is super diverse and I love how include everyone fully.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The Caribbean Student Network Fashion Show!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Different leadership opportunities such as Resident Assistant, Office Assistant, and Orientation Leader.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

branch out and get involved of campus! Being a part of the Ramily is fun but being a part of what makes it fun is even better! You make so many connections and long lasting friends if you join a club or go to an event!

 

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Undecided
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Scituate, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Softball

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study abroad, stay involved within the community/join more clubs.

I chose Suffolk because:

As soon as I got to campus, I felt that thing that everyone said you would feel when you stepped on your campus. I loved my tour guide for Suffolk as well, also my coach is so amazing, and she had a big influence on my decision to come to Suffolk, love her. I also chose this school because it is close to home and I had no idea what I was doing and Suffolk provides a wide array of major/minor selections.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

It has such a great reputation along with being able to be myself everyday.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Either going to the Tory Lanez concert with my friends or going to Florida with the softball team for spring break.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Going to Florida to play softball with my best friends and being able to explore a big city on my own/with my friends.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

take advantage of exploring opportunities and find that place you love to eat or study. I also encourage you to step out of your normal comfort zone, put yourself out there and talk to people you might not normally approach, they might be your best friends. I would also tell them to get involved in Suffolk because the people you get to work with are amazing and you get more chances for awesome opportunities to meet people, learn new things, and see new things!

Emily Betancourt

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, with Law
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Miami, FL
Country of Origin: U.S. (Cuban)
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Wicked Dance Crew, Love Your Melon

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to Salem, Massachusetts in the fall and apply for a leadership position on campus.

I chose Suffolk because:

it is one of the few schools in the U.S. that offers my major.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because of the diverse and inclusive environment. Also, Suffolk truly cares about their students which is seen through various departments, professors, and institutional decisions that are made to benefit students rather than the institution itself.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Serving as Orientation Leader in 2019.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Self-Growth.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

As an out-of-state student, It was a very strange transition but getting involved is the best way to feel a part of the community and find your place. With that being said, get involved, step outside of your comfort zone, and take advantage of all the opportunities Suffolk has to offer.

Olivia Boulton

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2020
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Biology
Honors: No
Home city/town: Manchester, NH
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Orientation and New Student Programs, Arts & Crafts Club

Before I graduate, I want to:

Eat at Capitol House Coffee and sit in the Common on a sunny day!

I chose Suffolk because:

I love the fast-pace environment that Boston has. I wanted to be in a place that would challenge me to become the best version of myself, and Suffolk did that.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I am proud to be a Suffolk student because of all the amazing opportunities that Suffolk has given me, and because of how well they have prepared me for the future/career I want.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Being an Orientation Leader during the summer of 2018!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to start my own club!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Take advantage of every opportunity Suffolk offers you. My only regret is waiting until my sophomore year to get involved. Use up every last resource because it is here FOR YOU!

Moreland Brochu

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Advertising
Minor(s): Graphic Design
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Livermore, ME
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Center for Community Engagement, Union of Designers, Operators, and Technicians

Before I graduate, I want to:

Try Insomnia Cookie, join Program Council.

I chose Suffolk because:

It has the perfect location and it has a sense of community that makes you feel at home!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk celebrates everyone for who they are and I'm humbled to be a part of a community that is so accepting.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Ram Academy.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The ability to gain independence without feeling lonely.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

If you find yourself needing a quick snack in between classes, Samia makes the best grilled cheeses and smoothies at the cafe! You won't regret it!

Ashley Ceravone

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Minor(s): History
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Derby, CT
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Performing Arts Office, Orientation, New Student and Family Programs Office

Before I graduate, I want to:

Feed the squirrels in the Common and walk the Esplanade (Boston is our campus!)

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk made me feel at home from the very first time I came to campus. The buildings are perfectly placed in downtown Boston, students and faculty are incredibly welcoming, and I knew there would be endless opportunities for me throughout my college career with all of Suffolk's resources.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk truly cares for each and every student. The university listens to the needs of the study body and is constantly evolving to create an ideal institution for its students.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Volunteering in Cambodia with Suffolk's Alternative Winter Break program.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to become a confident leader serving previous Orientation Programs.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Take a deep breath! You may be filled with nerves as you start this new journey in your life, but you'll soon realize that in these next few years you'll accomplish things you would have never envisioned yourself doing. You will become the best version of yourself with the Suffolk Ramily here to support you!

Nicolas Colantonio

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Sociology (Crime and Justice Concentration)
Minor(s): Law
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Everett, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Love Your Melon Campus Crew, Commuter Student Council

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to a Red Sox game and get lunch at Fil-A-Buster.

I chose Suffolk because:

The location in the middle of Boston, small class sizes, and the right community atmosphere amongst the students and faculty at the university.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

It allows me to meet so many people from all different parts of the world and learn from each and every one of them.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Being an Orientation Team Leader.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to grow as a person because of the academics and also the moments I've experienced at the University with all of my friends and professors.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

To get involved in any way possible whether that be a club, work position on campus, or attending events. The more you get involved the better you understand everything Suffolk has to offer. You meet so many people by getting involved and it will be the memories you remember the most at Suffolk.

JD Conte

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Government and Broadcast Journalism
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Wallingford, CT
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Suffolk Journal, Student Government Association

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study abroad and get an internship with a media company.

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk gave me the best financial aid package out of all the schools I applied to. But more importantly, it's location was perfect for what I wanted in a school, and its small class sizes and extracurricular opportunities were some of the best I had seen in a school.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Our students are constantly achieving recognition well beyond campus. They are truly some of the hardest working people I know.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Getting to sit in the rafters for a Bruins game, thanks to Student Leadership & Involvement provided tickets.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Giving me the opportunity to study government while across the street from the State House.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Go out and get involved. I made some of my best friends through clubs, and they're a great way to get involved and prepare yourself for the future. Take advantage of your incredible location and never take anything for granted.

Blase Cormier

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Business Management
Minor(s): Finance
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Wayland, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Baseball

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to a Red Sox game, eat a cannoli in the North End.

I chose Suffolk because:

There are limitless opportunities that Boston has to offer. The faculty and staff are really welcoming and encouraging of exploring what the possibilities for me were.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

The independence and accountability I have gained so far in my time as a student.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

the baseball team winning the GNAC conference my freshman year

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

allow me to figure out things I would like and things I wouldn't like to do as a career. It's also allowed me to meet so many amazing people!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Try new things. Whether that be going out with friends even when you are tired, or joining a new club, try to put yourself out there. You never know who you could meet and what it could do for you in the future!

Aurora Cumani

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Law
Minor(s): International Business
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Paxton, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Albanian, English
Clubs: Best Buddies, Cancer Awareness

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study abroad and complete an internship.

I chose Suffolk because:

I love the city and the opportunities the university offers.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

of how diverse and inclusive the University is.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Best Buddies Valentine's Day Event.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

the vast possibilities of networking.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

College is a time of exploration, so use it to your advantage. Try new things, find new hobbies, and always do it in an authentic, confident way.

Samantha Dejean

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Biology (Health Careers Concentration)
Minor(s): Psychology
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Dedham, Massachusetts
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Creole, English
Clubs: Youth Empowerment Ministry, Love Your Melon

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to a Harvard football game and go to a Bruins game.

I chose Suffolk because:

I absolutely loved the location of the school and how many opportunities they offer.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

The Suffolk community is honestly so genuine and everyone is looking out for your week being. I'm also proud because everyone encourages each other to be themselves, with no judgement.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Attending light the night at the Boston Common.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Becoming an Orientation Leader!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

It's okay to be nervous going into college. Let yourself feel those feelings because you're guaranteed to find someone else who is feeling exactly how you feel.

Nicole DiBenedetto

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Vernon, CT
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Student Government Association, Fundamental Sisterhood Society

Before I graduate, I want to:

Win a conference championship with the Women's Track and Field Team and study abroad.

I chose Suffolk because:

I fell in love with the university the second I stepped off the T. I immediately felt that this is the place I was meant to be. The endless opportunities that Suffolk provides excited me.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

We are known for our accepting nature, creative minds, and breaking down barriers. Suffolk students are constantly working to crush stereotypes and redefine how the world thinks. We give a new perspective on ideas and accept each other for who they are. Go Rams!!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The Women's Track and Field team coming in second at the GNAC Championships.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Suffolk has allowed me to meet some really extraordinary people that come from many diverse background I can confidently say that these people are true friends for life.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

take freshman year as an opportunity to have a clean state. This is the time to try that thing you've been secretly dying to try for so long, but were scared of what people would think. No one knows who your were in high school, that is the beauty of college! Seize the endless opportunities that Suffolk has to offer and at the center of it all, be true to yourself.

Haley Donovan

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Government
Minor(s): Spanish
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Canton, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Program Council, Home Away From Home

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study abroad and go to a W!cked show!

I chose Suffolk because:

I love how diverse it is. You can hear 5 different languages being spoken in a single elevator ride! The location is also incredible! As a government major, there is no place I'd rather be than right next to the State House. On top of that the student body really acts like a big family or a Ramily as we like to call it. Everyone is kind, inclusive, and proud to be a part of the incredible Suffolk community.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

We are a community as Suffolk students and as a part of Boston. When things get tough we support our communities. Suffolk administration did an incredible job with figuring out how to support students best during unprecedented times by listening and making the Spring 2020 semester pass/fail optional. When Boston needed help housing the homeless population during the pandemic Suffolk stood up and allowed them to sleep in our dorms. No matter what happens Suffolk supports their communities and I love that.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Having a snowball fight with Suffolk friends in Boston Common!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The ability to intern at MassVOTE this past spring!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

One thing that I would advise students to do is stay in contact with their teachers. If you have a question or concern visit their office hours, if for some reason their office hours don't work for you ask to meet at a different time or email them! Suffolk professors want to see you succeed and reaching out to them will enable them to do that!

Hasan Esrawi

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2022
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Finance
Minor(s): Business Law
Honors: No
Home city/town: Braintree, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Tennis Team

Before I graduate, I want to:

Get an internship and study abroad.

I chose Suffolk because:

It's in downtown Boston (I love the city), my brother attended Suffolk heard it's a great school, Suffolk has job connections within Boston, stay close to the family business (located in Boston on State St.), the opportunity to play tennis, close to home.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

It's a great school in the terms of academics and people. Everything is close being apart of city life.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Studying Abroad in Madrid, Spain.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Being involved.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

be yourself, be involved in clubs/ organizations, stay positive throughout the process, and have a great time while studying.

Jasmine Francoeur

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Broadcast Journalism
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Braintree, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Asian American Association, Healthy Minds

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study abroad and get an internship.

I chose Suffolk because:

I loved how it was in the heart of the city and I've always loved the feeling of Boston. I also loved how diverse the student population was and how that brought so many different perspectives and cultures on campus.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk is a school that really cares about their students and I'm glad to represent a diverse student body.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

eating in the dining hall with my friends or just being to walk around the city and have fun.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Being able to meet people from all over the world that I wouldn't normally have the opportunity to meet.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

to not put too much pressure on yourself to understand everything and to get everything right your freshman year. It's okay to make mistakes because it's really your first time on your own in the world and so welcome the mistakes because it's a time for tremendous growth.

Lauren Frost

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Biology (Biotechnology Concentration)
Minor(s): Forensic Science
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Amesbury, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Find the best coffee shop in the city and spend a nice day on the Esplanade.

I chose Suffolk because:

It just felt right! The moment I stepped on campus, I knew that I had found my home for the next 4 years and I was so excited to see all of what Suffolk had to offer.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

of the amazing community we have created even without the traditional college campus!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The Red Sox winning the world series in 2018.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Research on campus with a professor.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Just try things you are interested in! Suffolk and the city have so much to offer, so don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Delylah Garcia

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Sociology
Minor(s): Criminal justice
Honors: No
Home city/town: Framingham, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: W!cked Dance Crew, Resident Assistant

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go Ice skating, learn another language.

I chose Suffolk because:

It was my mom's first choice, I wanted a diverse class and we both fell in love with the location and having Boston as a campus.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk is more than welcoming and inclusive!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My make-up tutorial program.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to help others feel more comfortable in my leadership roles.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice I would give to a new student is, don't be afraid to put yourself out there and try new things. Joining new clubs and attending meetings is the best way to meet people with the same interests as you!

Leticia Gomes

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Chemistry
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Rio de Janeiro
Country of Origin: Brazil
Languages: Portuguese, English
Clubs: American Chemical Society

Before I graduate, I want to:

Participate in the Ram Academy and student involvement fair.

I chose Suffolk because:

I think that Suffolk will make me learn valuable skills to achieve my goals.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

it makes me grow as a leader and researcher

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My trip to New Orleans with other students to attend the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Do research in diverse chemistry fields including computational simulation, drug absorption, neuroscience and app development.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Participate in all clubs and events important to you.

Matt Graner

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): English (English Literature Concentration)
Minor(s): Law
Honors: No
Home city/town: Rockaway, NJ
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Program Council, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

experience one of Boston's iconic victory parades, attend some Suffolk athletics events to support the Rams, get a picture with Rammy, and do some exploring throughout the city!

I chose Suffolk because:

I loved how it is able to take a "traditional" college experience filled with events, clubs, community, and opportunity, and completely re-invent it to happen in the middle of a huge city.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

of Suffolk's passion for giving back to the Boston, nationwide, and global communities. Suffolk is always creating programs for students to help give back, and those programs are limitless!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My favorite Suffolk memory is being able to be our mascot, Rammy, at a Boston Bruins game, and being able to ride the Zamboni on the ice.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Suffolk has given me the opportunity to grow as a leader, a student, and as a person.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

One piece of advice I have for new students is to reach out for help if you need it! Suffolk has so many offices and centers meant to help students, such as Counseling, Health, and Wellness, and the Center for Learning and Academic Success. These resources are there for your use if you need support, you just have to take the leap and ask!

Ross Gray

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Theatre
Minor(s): Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Paris, TN
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Honors Program, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Take a walk along the Esplanade and eat in the North End.

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk has an inviting and welcoming community that is so easy to fit into and find lifelong friends.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk has supported me throughout my college journey and I am so grateful to have been given the chance to learn and grow here.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Working on my first show at Suffolk.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Studying abroad in Australia.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. The best way to find yourself at college is to try everything and see what works for you.

Cole Hamparian

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2022
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Accounting
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Old Lyme, CT
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Alternative Spring Break, Sawyer Business School Marketing Department

Before I graduate, I want to:

Travel with peers and jump into the Charles.

I chose Suffolk because:

In Boston, Business Connections, Diversity

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Small Size makes me feel like we're a family and not just a number

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Two Championship parades in one year.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Meet amazing people and be in the greatest city.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Explore the city and get lost safely (get out of your comfort zone). Do not waste time because the 4 years goes by so fast.

Mikayla Hopkins

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Accounting
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Milford, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Study Abroad, Historical Society

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go skydiving, go to a Red Sox game, and see every show at the Opera House.

I chose Suffolk because:

It has a lot of opportunities, it's in a great location and it felt like home!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk is such a diverse and vibrant community, and there is never a full moment here.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Studying abroad at the Madrid Campus! It was such a fun experience and I would recommend everyone to look into it.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to get a jump start on my career. Through my career prep classes I have had the opportunity to lay the foundations of my career, and I am excited to begin working in my field.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Go to as many activities and events as possible! There is usually free stuff and food, and it's a great opportunity to meet students, staff and departments. Knowing many people and departments also leads to a lot of opportunities, involvement, friendships, and fun.

Junayed Islam

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Entrepreneurship
Minor(s): Management
Honors: No
Home city/town: Dhaka
Country of Origin: Bangladesh
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, Finance Committee

Before I graduate, I want to:

Explore the bakeries in North End, Jump into the Charles River, bike to the esplanade.

I chose Suffolk because:

how close the student body is, the size of the classrooms allow students to have a meaningful connections with their professors and of course the city.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Of what the university represents and how much it cares for the student body, the experiences we have and the diverse environment it provides for the students.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The Super Bowl parades.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

to have friends from all over the world.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

4 years go by fast, so make sure to make everlasting memories!

Halie Judkins

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Global Business & Management Double Major
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Norridgewock, ME
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, Asian American Association

Before I graduate, I want to:

study abroad, whether that is through a semester program or Alternative Winter/Spring Break, as well as travel as much as possible, and get an internship.

I chose Suffolk because:

as soon I as stepped on campus for the first time during orientation I felt the strong sense of community and welcoming that Suffolk has. Also, as I want to go into the travel/hospitalities and love promoting cultural awareness, the amount of diversity that the student body at Suffolk has also helped with my decision to attend. Lastly, I fell in love with Boston, so to have a school with a location right in the middle of the city really cemented that Suffolk was the place for me.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I am proud to be a Suffolk student because Suffolk students are known for their ability to succeed. Attending Suffolk allows me to have opportunities that I never would have imagined, and everyone from the staff to the students are welcoming, open-minded, and kind. The community at Suffolk is astounding, the education is meaningful, and there is always a chance to better yourself and your future here.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My first Ramily Reunion!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Real-world job skill application, through projects and research.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

One piece of advice that I have for incoming students is to definitely get involved on campus. With such a large variety, there is a club for everyone, and they allow you to get ever more connected to Suffolk and learn the community better. Also, clubs provide many opportunities to enhance your leadership, time-management, and social skills!

Nikki Kingdon

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Criminal Justice
Minor(s): Sociology
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Barrington, NH
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Mock Trial, National Society of Leadership and Success

Before I graduate, I want to:

Study aboard, since I have never been out of the US, and ride around Boston on a moped.

I chose Suffolk because:

Not only is Suffolk in the best city in the world (in my opinion), but we have more opportunities at our fingertips for success that other students would dream of, from small classroom sizes to hundreds of internships.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I feel free to express myself, my values, my morals, and my knowledge in the classroom and throughout the Suffolk community.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Going to an escape room with my roommates and Resident Assistant.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Introducing me to the Mock Trial club. I did not have Mock Trial at my high school, so I was really behind everyone when I joined, but I made so many friends and learned so much about law while having fun in just one year.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

The best thing to do at Suffolk is to get involved. It only takes one club, one organization, one job, etc. to make many friends and connections with others within the community. It is important to make friends to feel safe and comfortable within the big city of Boston.

Pat Lovelace

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Public Relations
Minor(s): Arts Administration
Honors: No
Home city/town: Arlington MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, Queer Student Union

Before I graduate, I want to:

Take a selfie with Marisa Kelly, participate in Alternative Winter Break

I chose Suffolk because:

I chose Suffolk because of the variety of different majors it offered as I came in undecided. I also chose Suffolk because of the many different clubs and student organizations it had and that was something I was really involved with in high school.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I am proud to be a Suffolk student because you get what you put into your experience so if you take advantage of every opportunity you are presented with here your life will be enriched with experience, memories, and relationships that make you feel fulfilled.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Planning Ramily Rewind with the all of Program Council.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

To be able to learn and grow outside of the classroom.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice I would give to new students is get involved in whatever that means to you. If it's joining student organizations that's great, if its participating in service activities within the Greater Boston Community, different states, or even in a different country do it! There are so many different positions in and out of the classroom you can get to help you learn and grow as a person and make some of the best friendships of your life.

Ngoc Luu

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Biology
Minor(s): Chemistry
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Saigon
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Languages: Vietnamese, ASL, English
Clubs: Center for Academic Learning and Success, Residence Life

Before I graduate, I want to:

Perform something on the stage, pick up on a new language

I chose Suffolk because:

Endless opportunities to expand your network and skills. The supportive team of faculty and staff. Also, good food and drinks are just a stone's throw away from the campus!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I'm a part of a diverse community. Suffolk students here have their own quirks and identities that are respected by everyone.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Karaoke nights with my fellow OL's during our intensive trainings.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

To create my identity as a scholar and a mentor.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Always stay true to your core and amaze us with your authentic intentions and interests!

Jeanette Marasi

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Information Systems & Operations Management
Minor(s): Business Law and Ethics & Public Service
Honors: No
Home city/town: Somersworth, NH
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Languages: Indonesian, English
Clubs: Program Council, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Be an Orientation Leader, have a picnic in the Common or Public Garden

I chose Suffolk because:

its location right in the city of Boston is something that is different than other schools which made me want to go out of my comfort zone and experience something new.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

it has given me many life-changing opportunities to grow and succeed

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

going on the Journey Leadership trips to Florida to swim with the manatees and Disney World.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

the opportunity to meet so many different people from all over the world and learn something new every day.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

to not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, sign up for clubs & organizations, be an executive board officer, and participate in everything that Suffolk has to offer. That is how you make the best of your undergrad and it will give you so many life-long friends and endless opportunities that will benefit you in your future careers.

Morgan Mitcheson

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: West Bridgewater, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Rampage Show Choir, Healthy Minds

Before I graduate, I want to:

Get an internship, walk to the Esplanade with as many friends as possible

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk has an amazing location and it had a variety majors available to me.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

we have a wonderful community with something for everyone

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Going to Maria's Taqueria every Tuesday with my friends.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

the ability to balance school work, activities and my friends.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Be yourself and get involved, good people and opportunities will come! Don't stress about fitting in with others, you will find your place.

Thien Nguyen

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Economics
Minor(s): Big Data & Business Analytics
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Braintree, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Vietnamese, English
Clubs: Asian American Association, Trustee Ambassador Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Visit the Wellness Center for tea and massage chairs, climb up the Sawyer Building stairs, and explore the bubble tea spots in Chinatown (15-minute walk from campus) and around Boston.

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk has a great balance of college life and city life as it is located in the heart of Boston. On campus there are many activities to seek and get involved while outside there are many hangout spots, internship sites, and good eats.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

The opportunities that I pursued on campus greatly defined the person I am today. There are many resources and experiences here that pushed me out of my comfort zone, showing that wanting to succeed is just as important as working hard for that success.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The multitude of on-campus events like AAA's Cultural Showcase, Program Council's Ramsgiving, and the Fall Involvement Fair.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The chance to become more involved on campus. As someone who is sometimes reclusive, it astonishes me how much various activities and classes have introduced me to new people and encouraged me to contribute to the Suffolk community.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Sometimes the best thing you can do is to trust your instincts and open yourself to challenges. At Suffolk, you will encounter many exciting opportunities that interest you, including some that may not captivate you at first. The only way to know your satisfaction is if you push yourself out your comfort zone and try.

Emely Nunez

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Management
Minor(s): Accounting
Honors: No
Home city/town: Dorchester, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Center for Community Engagement, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to a Red Sox and Celtics game.

I chose Suffolk because:

Since the first day I stepped foot on campus it has always felt like my second home.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

it has provided me with numerous opportunities. The opportunities that I took advantage of have played a role towards my self development.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My favorite Suffolk memory is participating in the Alternative Winter Break trip to Myanmar and Alternative Spring Break program to Georgia.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is to travel to places I never thought I would have been to.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice I would give to new students is to keep an open mind. Take risks and challenge yourself. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. You'll never know where one opportunity will take you. It's also okay to change your major. College is a time for you to explore and find more about yourself. Get involved and make connections with the people in your class, faculty, and staff. Trust the journey and everything will work out at the end.

Juan Pastrana

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Global Business & Business Economics
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Cabo San Lucas
Country of Origin: Mexico
Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Clubs: Students Government Association, Pasion Latina

Before I graduate, I want to:

Take a study abroad and plan travel with new team friends.

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk has the same program that I studied in Mexico before being transferred and my best friends applied to Suffolk.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk has different opportunities to growth in professional skills.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Pasion Latina and Friends

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Travel Seminar.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

If you have questions, ask as many as you can to learn and grow.

Lukas Phipps

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Political Science (Public Policy and Law Concentration)
Minor(s): Philosophy
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Newburyport, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Vice President of the Suffolk Student Government Association, Suffolk Model United Nations

Before I graduate, I want to:

Catch a musical or play at Suffolk Modern Theater, go to the PC Spring Ball dressed to the nines!

I chose Suffolk because:

I wanted a place where I could learn by active involvement and getting to do my passion for politics, not just read about it in a textbook! Suffolk because of its locations, expertise in government, and principles as activists and global citizens have allowed me to discover and apply myself with a passion in my field!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I get to be an active citizen in a wonderful community built around self-improvement and discovery; Suffolk really values its students the voices they bring to the table.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Going to see Us at the AMC Loews Movie Theater through Suffolk Program Council in a theater for students only with my best friend, a popcorn, a soda, and gummy bears all for $5 whole dollars!!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Through professors and classes, helped me get an internship with Senator Elizabeth Warren's 2018 re-election campaign without having to drop out, and without stressing over too many classes!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

You have so much freedom to find, define, and redefine yourself at Suffolk with plenty of safety nets; don't be afraid to take risks. Getting to know people, attending clubs and trying the things you're passionate about that you might have been afraid to at high-school, putting yourself out there are all parts of the process. It's a bit scary and a big transition no matter where you come from, but you ultimately get what you put into yourself; everybody else is still figuring it out too, so you'll have plenty of friends to help you out along the way.

Caleb Piwnicki

Preferred Pronouns:He/Him/His
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Environmental Science
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Alton, NH
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Baseball

Before I graduate, I want to:

Win a conference championship, eat Italian in the North End, go to a Celtics game

I chose Suffolk because:

it gave me the opportunity to further my academic and athletic careers in the city of Boston.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

the athletic department is very understanding of your needs and makes you feel like you are a part of a community.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Meeting my suite mates. When I found out I was living in a 10 person suite, I was kind of skeptical, but I never thought they would become some of my best friends.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

travel to Florida to play in Spring Training games. On top of getting prepared for the season, I got to strengthen the friendships that I had made with my teammates.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Go out and explore Boston. It isn't every day that you get to live in the heart of such an amazing city, so definitely go out and see what it has to offer.

Megan Qualters

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
Minor(s): Paralegal Certificate
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Chester, NH
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Cross Country, Track

Before I graduate, I want to:

Return to Madrid again! Spend more time on the Charles/Esplanade

I chose Suffolk because:

its campus is in the heart of downtown Boston and it has a campus in Madrid, and it has great connections to the legal world: perfect for an aspiring lawyer.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Of all the opportunities Suffolk presents in Boston and Abroad, and because of how Suffolk really does take advantage of Boston being our entire campus.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Exploring the city with my friends as well as exploring Madrid!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Global Gateway! An amazing introduction to traveling.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Take advantage of every opportunity! There's so much you can do here at Suffolk and in the city, so don't be afraid to try something new!

Heliosa Rigonatti

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Undergraduate Law, Psychology
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Lynnfield, MA
Country of Origin: Brazil
Languages: Portuguese, English
Clubs: N/A

Before I graduate, I want to:

Watch the tree lighting with friends, Sunday brunch at Tatte

I chose Suffolk because:

I chose Suffolk because when it came to making my decision about which school to attend it felt like the right choice and I knew that being in Boston would provide me with so many new opportunities.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Because I get to be a part of such an open and accepting community.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The first time I got late night milkshakes with my friends.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Suffolk has given me the opportunity to grow and find a supportive community.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Be true to yourself and push yourself to try new things.

Omar Rodriguez

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Public Relations
Minor(s): Marketing
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Miami, FL
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Program Council, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go on an alternative winter/spring break and go on a Journey Leadership Program trip!

I chose Suffolk because:

One of my biggest drives to chose Suffolk is its amazing location in the middle of downtown Boston and its emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk is such a diverse community which values and protects the culture, views, and opinions of everybody in it; a community I get to call home.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Dancing and having the best time of my life on the harbor cruise to kick off the year.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

the opportunity to create and be part of a community that values who I am and help me make steps to become the best version of myself.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Put yourself out there! Key word, "yourself". Take advantage of this amazing ram community and let it be an opportunity to learn how to be your unfiltered and unadulterated self, Suffolk will support you.

Dina Singh

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Undergraduate Law
Minor(s): Spanish
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Wilmington, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Hindi, English
Clubs: Fusion Dhamaka; Student Government Association

Before I graduate, I want to:

study abroad! Whether it's a semester or a week like alternative spring break, it is so worth it. You should also attend either Winter Fest or Spring Fest to see all of Suffolk's shining stars and possibly perform as well.

I chose Suffolk because:

Suffolk created an inclusive and welcome environment from the start. Suffolk's law program and convenient location in downtown Boston were the primary reason I chose Suffolk.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I am constantly learning new things and gaining valuable skills. Suffolk gives me the support that I need to be a successful student.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

the Fall Student Government Association Tory Lanez concert. It was my first concert!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

To study abroad at their Madrid Campus.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

to be open-minded and try new things. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there!

Collin Smith

Preferred Pronouns: He/They
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): History/Theatre
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Hopedale, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Theatre Department Productions, Performing Arts Office

Before I graduate, I want to:

Watch a show in the Modern Theater and sit in the Performing Arts Office swing chair

I chose Suffolk because:

I immediately felt at home here. Suffolk has opportunities that excited me and people who enthusiastically support me.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

diversity and inclusion are at the core of the Suffolk community. From professors and administrators down to students, Suffolk welcomes and embraces attributes which make people unique.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

working in Orientation & New Student Programs at one of the two Orientation Team Leaders for the class of 2024.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

to research, write, and direct a historical play with support from the History and Theatre departments.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

try new things and push yourself. There may be interests you find that surprise you and friends who help you grow, but you won't find these things alone in your room. Get out there and make the most out of this opportunity!

Paris Snowden

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Sociology
Minor(s): Biology
Honors: No
Home city/town: Springfield, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Service After Hours, Global Gateway

Before I graduate, I want to:

Have a shopping spree on Newbury

I chose Suffolk because:

I love how dedicated Suffolk is dedicated to promoting diversity and conclusion. I also love how once I started as a student, all of the diversity wasn't a promotion. Everyone at Suffolk has a home and is free to be who they truly are.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I love being a part of a campus who truly cares about me and my well being. I can be myself here and am seen as an individual. Not just another student.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

The Post Malone concert my freshman year

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The opportunity to grow as a person and recognize my strengths and weaknesses which will allow me to thrive in my future career.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and apply for new things that you usually wouldn't. Taking advantage of these uncomfortable opportunities will allow you to thrive as a person and become the best version of yourself!

Madison Suseland

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2023
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): English
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Cassopolis, MI
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, The Suffolk Journal

Before I graduate, I want to:

Eat a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at midnight

I chose Suffolk because:

I fell in love with the inclusive, open, and overall friendly atmosphere the second that I stepped on campus for my first tour.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk provides so many opportunities for growth, cultivating meaningful relationships, and engaging in memorable experiences.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My very first fall involvement fair in the middle of the Boston Common. It was so exciting to envision my future at Suffolk through browsing (and signing up for) the various programs and organizations that Suffolk has to offer.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Suffolk has given me the opportunity to better myself both professionally and personally by providing challenges and joys that I'd never thought I would experience.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice that I have for new students is simply to enjoy every moment. Suffolk, and Boston, have so much to offer both inside and outside of the classroom. Just remember to have fun and live your best life!!

Mardochee Sylvestre

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Sociology (Youth & Community Concentration)
Minor(s): Education & Black Studies
Honors: No
Home city/town: Medford, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Haitian Creole, English
Clubs: Black Student Union, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

Kayak in the Charles River, walk through the Commons (with a friend) during the winter when the trees are decorated in lights and covered in snow.

I chose Suffolk because:

The endless opportunities that come with going to school in the city.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I'm proud to represent a school that constantly supports it's students

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Journey Leadership Winter Break in Florida.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Experiential learning while traveling with the school.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Be willing to try something that makes you uncomfortable...you learn the most about yourself when you try new things.

Kevin Torres

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Foreign Policy
Minor(s): Asian Studies
Honors: No
Home city/town: Framingham, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Spanish, English
Clubs: Service After Hours, Program Council

Before I graduate, I want to:

Be apart of Suffolk University's Cross Country championship and travel with a group of friends.

I chose Suffolk because:

I chose Suffolk because of its investments in their students. They offer many opportunities and I knew I wanted to take advantage of them.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

I get to represent Suffolk through athletics. Wearing "Suffolk" on your chest brings you confidence, especially knowing that the Suffolk community is there to support you.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

My favorite Suffolk memory was the Tory Lanez concert hosted by Student Government Association. My friends and I had a memorable night as it was the last night before I left for the military.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

One opportunity Suffolk has given to me was traveling to Bago, Myanmar through the Alternative Winter Break program. There we built a house out of bamboo for a family in need and experienced an entire culture.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice I have for new students is to never let inexperience discourage you. As a new student you should challenge yourself to take advantage of all the opportunities offered at Suffolk. There is always something for everyone.

Megan Tozzi

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Interior Design
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Paris, TN
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Trustee Ambassador, Alternative Spring Break

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go ice skating at the Frog Pond in the Boston Common and attend as many concerts as possible!

I chose Suffolk because:

of it's great location! I'm from a small town in Tennessee and had never been to Boston before, so I thought this would be a great opportunity.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

the Suffolk community is very diverse and inclusive. I'm happy to be part of such a wonderful community!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

once a group of my very close friends just went around and explored Boston! We walked to the North End and got cannolis from Bova's Bakery in the North End, and ended the night relaxing by the Charles River Esplanade.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

to develop my leadership skills! Throughout my time here I've had the opportunity to be an Orientation Leader, Trustee Ambassador, and Alternative Spring Break Leader which have all helped me become the leader I am today.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

I would say, as cheesy as this sounds, just to be yourself! Every single one of your peers is just as nervous as you are, so just be yourself and you'll find a great group of friends that'll make your Suffolk experience better than you could ever imagine.

Maddie Wilson

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2022
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Public Relations
Minor(s): Marketing, Arts Administration
Honors: No
Home city/town: Templeton, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Program Council, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

See a show at the House of Blues and find the restaurant with the best pasta in the North End.

I chose Suffolk because:

I grew up in a really small town in the woods and I needed a change of scenery and I knew deep down I was a city girl.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

There is always something fun and exciting going on that helps build community! Whether it's the Fall Concert, Halloween Bash at the Royale, Service Day, or sailing on the Charles with Journey, there are activities and events for everyone.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Going to the Red Sox and Patriots parade right outside my dorm freshmen year.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

To work for Habitat for Humanity on our Alternative Spring Break trip.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

To get involved! There are clubs and organizations for almost anything you can think of and if you don't find the perfect one, you can make it. Getting involved is the perfect way to make new friends and connections you never thought you would and it makes you feel more connected to Suffolk.

Brandon Wong

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Class of: 2020
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Finance
Minor(s): Management
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Newton, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Asian American Association, Journey Leadership Program

Before I graduate, I want to:

See the 80+ student organizations representing themselves at the involvement fair! Go on an Alternative Spring Break trip! Get some free Suffolk swag! (There's plenty of opportunities at various events!)

I chose Suffolk because:

I wanted an environment with a fast pace and Downtown Boston was the perfect combination of close to home but also someplace new!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

not one student is the same. The student body at Suffolk is so diverse and the community works to ensure that everybody feels included and involved!

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

going on a leadership exchange trip to Florida with the Journey Program! We learned about how Disney values leadership AND we got to swim with Manatees!!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

Being a student leader on campus and making my mark!

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

Take the leap. Life at college is a unique opportunity to experiment and try new things! I have learned that there is no harm in at least trying!

" Get some free Suffolk swag! (There's plenty of opportunities at various events!)"

Grace Wyszkowski

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2020
College: College of Arts and Sciences
Major(s): Interior Design
Minor(s): Entrepreneurship
Honors: Yes
Home city/town: Austin, TX
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
Clubs: Alternative Spring Break, Research Assistant

Before I graduate, I want to:

Go to the dock at the Esplanade and watch the sunset! Go to a Red Sox game at Fenway!

I chose Suffolk because:

There was a strong sense of community amongst the students and faculty and it was right in the heart of Boston.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Suffolk has let me serve my local community as well as take part in service trips across the nation to help those in need.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

When some Red Sox players came to campus with puppies to celebrate finals.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

To become involved in a variety of different organizations and improve myself as a leader and mentor.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

To encourage yourself to take part in activities and opportunities you may have never had access to before. Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because it can introduce you to so many incredible people. Your professors are here to be a resource for you so do not be worried to reach out and get to know them better!

 

Bit Zorzi

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Class of: 2021
College: Sawyer Business School
Major(s): Global Business and Marketing
Minor(s): N/A
Honors: No
Home city/town: Springfield, MA
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English
Clubs: Program Council

Before I graduate, I want to:

Watch the sunset at the Esplanade and discover your favorite place to grab a slice of pizza.

I chose Suffolk because:

Of the amazing opportunities that the school has offered me and the support that is offered from everyone here. Everyone at Suffolk wants to see you succeed and is there to lend a hand whenever you need it.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because:

Of the support Ramily you get the second you walk on campus.

My favorite Suffolk memory is:

Spring Ball!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:

The option to work for different offices and grow as a professional towards my career goals.

A piece of advice I have for new students is:

A piece of advice I have for new students is to take one step out of your comfort zone every day. Starting college is new and different, it can be intimidating, but opening up to new possibilities and getting involved on campus can create some amazing opportunities that you might not have ever known about before.