Meet the Suffolk Orientation Leaders

The 2019 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.

30 Amazing Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leader Emily Betancourt

@SUOLEmily

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: W!CKED Dance Crew and Love Your Melon
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at Boston Harbor, Starbucks, or dancing

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go on Alternative Spring Break and study abroad

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: of its diversity. Many universities do not take into account the importance of having an all-inclusive and diverse student body. However, Suffolk does this nicely. Suffolk is among the universities with the highest number of international student enrollment, which highlights different cultures and backgrounds. in addition to culture, Suffolk also has gender-neutral bathrooms to make everyone feel welcomed regardless of how a student identifies.

When you're on campus, make sure to check out: the Center for Learning and Academic Success tutoring center

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Honors Program and Welcome Program

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the ability to make a difference in someone else's life

Orientation Leader Luis Catalan

@SUOLLuis

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Psychology
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement:Model United Nations and Student Government Association
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: exploring Boston, snoozing, and saucing in the Common

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go sky diving and regular diving

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I love how it immerses you in the culture of Boston 

When you're on campus, make sure to check out: the Sargent Hall Dining Hall

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Build-a-Ram and Halloween Bash

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the ability to study abroad in Madrid

Orientation Team Leader Ashley Ceravone

@SUOLAshleyC

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • Minor: History
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Derby, Connecticut
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: I work for the Performing Arts Office and participated in  Alternative Winter Break
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: rehearsing for a Suffolk Performing Arts show, feeding the squirrels in Boston Common, or relaxing with my roommates

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go ice skating with friends at the Frog Pond, eat at a nice Italian restaurant in the North End, try the Boston Local Company (BoLoCo), and feed the squirrels in the Common!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I am immersed in an environment that supports diversity and inclusivity

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Dinner Theatre and Dancing with the Stahs! 

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: not only allowing me to impact the lives of new students on campus as an Orientation Leader, but also lives around the world by participating in Alternative Winter Break in Cambodia.  These opportunities have truly changed my life. 

Orientation Team Leader Nick Colantonio

@SUOLNick

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Sociology, with a concentration in Crime & Justice
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: I am involved in the Suffolk Love Your Melon Crew, Work Study at Suffolk Mailroom, Journey Program, and Commuter Student Council
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at the gym getting in a good work out. Also on the train commuting from home to Suffolk University for my classes. Furthermore, in the Suffolk mailroom with other students doing tasks for my work study.

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: visit the CLAS to get better strategies on writing essays/different ways to study, visit Fenway Park/TD Garden, and go to all of the museums and the aquarium to get a full understanding of what Boston offers.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: it gives me the chance to pursue my education in one of the greatest cities in the country. I am surrounded by all different types of people who want to help each other succeed and achieve to the utmost of a student’s abilities. Furthermore, it allows myself to experience things I would have never thought of having the opportunity to do before coming to Suffolk.

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Honors Program and Alternative Spring Break!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the chance to give back to communities in a number of different ways.

 

Orientation Leader Blase Cormier

@SUOLBlase

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major:Business Management
  • Minor: Finance
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Wayland, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: I am on the baseball team and Program Council
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: At Ridgeway or in the North End

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go to a Red Sox game and eat a cannoli at Mike's Pastry

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk has given me the opportunity to meet so many new friends and to network with the hundreds of companies in and around the city.

When you're on campus, be sure you check out: the ping pong table on the 3rd floor of Sawyer

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the boat cruise and Halloween bash

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the chance to connect with companies that are in the city with possible internships

Orientation Leader Elle Dalo

@SUOLElle

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Senior
  • Major: Sociology, with a concentration in Crime & Justice
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and conversational Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: Healthy Minds Alliance, Tip Tap Toe
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: Working out at Michael and Larry Smith Fitness Center, feeding the squirrels and pigeons in the Common, or eating at various restaurants in Chinatown

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: attend a Suffolk sporting event and watch a parade out of 73 Tremont

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I really love our campus. Downtown is where it's at!

When you're on campus, be sure you check out: the activities center - there is always so much going on and different ways to get involved. 

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the fall Involvement Fair, hosted in the Commons, and the spring formal

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the opportunity to study abroad. Madrid is a wonderful place for students.

Orientation Leader Paige D'Ambrosio

@SUOLPaige

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major:Theatre
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown:Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: WSFR and the Performing Arts Office 
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: hanging out in 150 with my friends, going to the North End to get good (and cheap) food, working in the radio station 

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go see the midnight Improv Asylum show in the North End and get Bova's after, and go ice skating on the Duck Pond in the Common  

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I've never had a better relationship with teachers at any other school. I truly feel like they care about me and want the best for my future. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the Cafe in Sargent and 73 (best food on campus)

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: WSFR's 24-hour charity lock-in (new tradition), and techstravaganza (UDOT show)

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the ability to work with some really talented people in my field

 

Orientation Leader Julia Demopoulos

@SUOLJulia

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Senior
  • Major: Print Journalism
  • Minor: Public Relations
  • Hometown: Dracut, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Program Council and Her Campus
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: At Dunkin Donuts getting coffee, giving a campus tour, hanging out in the Program Council office 

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: get an internship and try the dining hall on the 4th floor of Sargent. I've heard its amazing! 

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I am proud to attend a university that fosters a safe and positive community that always feels like home!

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the 19th floor of Miller. It has the best view of the city!

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Halloween Bash and Spring Ball

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to meet so many new people and swim with manatees on the Journey Leadership Winter Break trip to Florida!

 

Orientation Leader Yousset Hassan

@SUOLYoussef

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Law
  • Minor: Philosophy
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Derry, NH
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English, Arabic, and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, track and field
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: rewatching The Office for the 28th time, hanging out with my friends, and working out

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go abroad and go skydiving

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: it is such a unique experience compared to other colleges

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: Mooyah

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the cruise and the Halloween Bash

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to try many new clubs and determine what I see myself doing in the future

Orientation Leader Karine Kanj

@SUOLKarine

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Government with a concentration in Law and Public Policy
  • Minor: Paralegal Certificate
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin:Lebanon
  • Languages spoken: English and Arabic
  • Campus Involvement: Student Government Association and Suffolk University Model United Nations 
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: eating Nutella, exploring restaurants, and shopping 

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go to a Patriots Game and watch the Boston Ballet perform 

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: of its diversity, reputation, and location. Being at Suffolk as connected me to the most amazing people and offered me so many networking opportunities.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: 3rd floor of Sawyer--always a good crowd! 

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the fall concerts and pumpkin carving with Program Council! 

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is:  a trip to Washington, DC with the Journey Program for a leadership conference! 

Orientation Leader Katya Kantorski

@SUOLKatya

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Finance
  • Minor: Marketing
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Georgetown, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English 
  • Campus Involvement: Tip Tap Toe Club and Trustee Ambassador Program
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: going to Bruins games, at Modern Pastry getting a cannoli, and going on adventures around the city with my friends

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go ice skating on the Frog Pond and study abroad

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk is a great school in the heart of an amazing city and has provided me many opportunities! I have met some of my best friends here, and I can't wait to see what other great experiences I will have in this city!

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the Sawyer Library for a great study space and Sargent Dining Hall for food on campus

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Build a Ram, Halloween Bash, and Ramsgiving

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the opportunity to meet lifelong friends and have amazing experiences throughout the city!  

Orientation Leader Marissa Kearney

@SUOLMarissa

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major:Business Management
  • Hometown: North Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English 
  • Campus Involvement: the Student Government Association! I'm on the PR committee and I'm part of the Finance committee, as well! I'm also involved with The Journey!
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: getting in a good workout at SoulCycle, exploring the city to find new places to eat, or making videos/taking pictures with my friends!

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: spend a Friday night at the Museum of Fine Arts with your friends (free with Suffolk ID!), study in the Boston Public Library at Copley, see the top of the Prudential Center, feed the ducks in the Boston Public Garden, and grab a blanket and do your homework in the Common (while it's still warm out)! 

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: since its establishment, Suffolk's mission has been to provide opportunity to all, and specifically those who would not normally be presented with certain opportunities. As the younger sister of a brother with autism, I am proud to be studying at a university that is constantly committed to fighting against the opportunity-gap my brother, and many other individuals, are constantly met with. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the Suffolk Law School cafeteria! The food is SO good. Also, check out the 73 Lounge on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont for a quiet place to study.

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Welcome Week and the Caribbean Student Network's Fashion Show!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to be able to meet and network with like-minded and similarly driven peers!

Orientation Leader Danny Koychev

@SUOLDanny

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: History
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Isperih, Bulgaria
  • Country of Origin: Bulgaria
  • Languages spoken: English, Bulgarian, and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: Suffolk University Model United Nations
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: having a sandwich and a hot apple cider in the Thinking Cup, shopping for food at Roche Bros/Target/Starmarket, playing board games with my roommates in my living room.

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: eat at any restaurant in the North End and see a show anywhere in Boston

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk offers many incredible opportunities that allow students to go abroad, gain skills, and make connections, while its community is very diverse and welcoming.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the cafe in 73 Tremont

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Alternative Winter Break, and the Welcome Back Bash

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to get to know myself better, gain valuable transferable skills, and make connections

Orientation Leader Pat Lovelace

@SUOLDanny

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Public Relations
  • Minor: Arts Administration
  • Hometown: Arlington, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Program Council and the Queer Student Union
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at Caffe Vittoria drinking an iced mocha, dancing down Beacon Hill listening to my music, rewatching Glee for the 100th time

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: Go to the Top of the Hub and participate in Dancing with the Stahs

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk has given me so many opportunities to have fun and grow as a person. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the view from the 19th floor of Miller Hall

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Halloween Bash and the Black and White Affair

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: as a Diversity Peer Educator, I have been able to learn a lot about myself and my own identity and also have been able to be exposed to and learn about others and their experiences and identities to learn from them and grow and make the world just a little bit more inclusive.

@SUOLJosh

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Graphic Design
  • Hometown: Scituate, MA
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Involvement: Student Veterans Organization
  • When I’m not studying, you can find me: Fishing, drawing, hiking with my two dogs

In My Own Words

Before you graduate you have to: Eat at Chicken and Rice Guys

I’m proud to be a Suffolk student because: We have a fantastic Student Veteran community.

When you're on campus, you should check out: Fil-a-Busters breakfast sandwiches

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: An opportunity to connect with fellow veterans

My favorite places in Boston are: Rowe’s Warf and Fil-a-Buster

My advice for new students is: Practice Excellence. This Time is preparing you for the rest of your life, be diligent and responsible. Work hard now so your future will be more successful.

Orientation Leader Ngoc Luu

@SUOLNgoc

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Biology
  • Honors Program: Yes 
  • Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam
  • Country of Origin: Vietnam
  • Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese, and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: O'Seaghdha Lab
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: Catching up on sleep, biking around Boston, and speaking Spanish to random people

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: get involved on campus, volunteer, and hunt down internships!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I get to work with amazing faculty and students who push me to reach my goals. The location of Suffolk allows me to adapt to a busy life easier. There is so much to do both on and off campus. 

When you're on campus, be sure you check out: your professors' offices!

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Involvement Fair and Suffolk Monday

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to explore my interests deeply

Orientation Leader Jeanette Marasi

@SUOLJeanette

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major:Information Systems & Operations Management
  • Minor: Marketing
  • Hometown: Somersworth, New Hampshire 
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia
  • Languages spoken: English and Indonesian
  • Campus Involvement: Program Council, Information Systems Club, the Journey Leadership Program, Sawyer Ambassador & Peer Mentor, Alternative Spring Break
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: Chilling in the Program Council office on the 3rd floor of Sawyer, the Esplanade, and the Public Garden

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go on the Global Gateway trip, Alternative Winter/Spring Break, and join a club you're passionate about

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk has given me many great opportunities that I believe I couldn't get at any other school. Living and learning exactly right in the heart of Boston is great because everything you want and need is only a walk or T ride away. Suffolk easily made me feel at home within the first few weeks of school.

When you're on campus, 12th floor of 73 Tremont

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Welcome Back Bash, Halloween Bash, Spring Ball, and Program Council's on- and off-campus activities. 

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to grow in the most positive way as a person and as a leader.

Orientation Leader Emely Nunez

@SUOLEmely

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Management
  • Minor: Accounting
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Campus Involvement: Global Gateway Program and Alternative Winter Break
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at Dunkin Donuts grabbing an iced coffee, shopping at Downtown Crossing, and at my work-study at Suffolk Law School 

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go to a Celtics and Red Sox game!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: it has given me the opportunity to meet new people and be at a place that feels like a community. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the Health and Wellness Center massage chairs on the 5th floor of 73 Tremont

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Plaza Palooza and Commuter Appreciation Week 

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the chance to travel to Myanmar and Spain!

Orientation Leader Devany Pitsas

@SUOLDevany

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Global and Cultural Communications
  • Minor: History
  • Hometown: Keene, New Hampshire 
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: working in the Multiple Reality Lab and playing Ultimate Frisbee
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: on a run, at a coffee shop, or catching up on my list of "to-watch" movies!

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go to at least one event at the TD Garden and take the full walk down the Commonwealth Ave. mall (it's not actually a mall but it's equally as cool!) 

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk offers you so many opportunities to get started in things that you're interested in and also the ability to start networking! Plus you get to be at the center of it all (literally and figuratively)!

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the west staircase (the one with the windows on all sides) in Miller at sunset--so beautiful.

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the boat cruise, and finals week activities (the dogs, though!!)

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to work closely with professors on special projects!

Orientation Leader Michael Power

@SUOLMichael

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Global Business
  • Hometown: Southbridge, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Suffolk track and field and RAMP
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at the gym or Fenway Park

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: watch a game at the TD Garden and have dinner at Cheers

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk has a unique blend of people who make a great community

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the bookstore

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Convocation and the boat cruise

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to double-major and travel abroad

Orientation Leader Roth Santos

@SUOLRoth

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major:Journalism
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Seekonk, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: cross country and track and field
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: doing yoga, at a concert with my friends, listening to a podcast in the Common

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: explore Harvard Square and have dinner on the top floor of the Prudential

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk students represent a diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds. You can learn so much from every person you interact with, and what brings everyone together is a strong work ethic and big aspirations. The community is so motivating and humbling; it really makes your college education a life education.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the top floor of the library (the best place to study) 

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Harbor Cruise dance and Thursday improv shows

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to be both an athlete and a student

Orientation Leader Collin Smith

@SUOLCollin

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: History
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Hopedale, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Performing Arts Office and Program Council
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at rehearsal, reading, or taking a nap in the PAO swing chair

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: join a club you care about! 

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: It's a community that fosters diversity, individuality, and community above all else.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the views from 73 Tremont

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Halloween Bash

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the chance to peruse my passion in a tangible way

Orientation Leader Paris Snowden

@SUOLParis

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Sociology, with a concentration in Health & Society
  • Minor: Biology
  • Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Global Gateway Program
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: working at Dunkin Donuts or in my bed watching YouTube videos

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: study abroad and try the mac and cheese at Joe's American Bar and Grill

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk is such a small, diverse, close-knit community that celebrates the differences of everyone

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the cafe in 73 Tremont and the tutors at the Center for Learning and Academic Success

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the Harbor Boat Cruise and Freshman Orientation

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the chance to step out of my comfort zone and become an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leader Mardochee Sylvester

@SUOLMardochee

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Sociology
  • Minor: Education & Black Studies
  • Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Haitian Creole
  • Campus Involvement: Black Student Union & Caribbean Student Network
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: in the gym, at the movies, or trying out new restaurants

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: join a club organization and attend a Journey event

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk offers so many opportunities for students to grow and challenge themselves. Through the multiple leadership opportunities on campus and the strong academic foundation, I am able to become the best version of myself. Here at Suffolk, I am growing as an individual who becomes more and more passionate about my work and issues I care about while becoming equipped with all the tools necessary for future success in life.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (CSDI) coffee hour

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Pasion Latina dance workshops and involvement fairs

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: becoming a student leader on campus

@SUOLMatt

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Finance
  • Hometown: Manassas, VA
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Involvement: Student Veterans Organization
  • When I’m not studying, you can find me: Out on the water, at Revere Beach, or grabbing some Dunkin'

In My Own Words

Before you graduate you have to: See the Red Sox play in Fenway and try some oysters in the North End

I’m proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk has given me the opportunity to meet lots of new people and connect with the business community

When you're on campus, you should check out: The 3rd floor lounge of Sawyer

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Family weekend and student tickets to the Bruins

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: Great alumni networking

My favorite places in Boston are: FenwayPark, and Long Wharf

My advice for new students is: Take advantage of the many companies around campus and get an internship

Orientation Leader Megan Pozzi

@SUOLMegan

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: Interior Design
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Paris, Tennessee
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Global Gateway Program, Trustee Ambassador, a work study in the department of Residence Life and Housing, the Journey Leadership Program, and the Honors Program for the College of Arts & Sciences
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: either hanging out in the Common or Esplanade, or searching for a great new restaurant

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: Go ice skating at the Frog Pond and go to a concert!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: everyone is so diverse, and it’s great to be surrounded by people that are different than I am.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the eighth floor of Sawyer! There are so many different offices and ways to get involved here.

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: the improv group Seriously Bent and the Welcome Back Bash at the beginning of the year.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: Suffolk has given me so many opportunities to get connected with faculty and other students, especially since the campus is in such a great location.

Orientation Leader Marie Victor

@SUOLMarie

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Sophomore
  • Major: Graphic Design
  • Hometown: Medford, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Haitian Creole
  • Campus Involvement: Trxbe and Program Council
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: hanging out with friends, at dance practice, or in Boston Common.

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go see the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, explore the city, and visit another country/study abroad.

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: I love being a part of a diverse and loving community that helps each other excel in their academics. Suffolk offers so many opportunities to help you find a career, further develop your talents, and discover new hobbies. I also love being in the city of Boston, learning about its rich history and culture. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: Somerset Cafe

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Ram Academy, Boston Harbor boat cruise, Africaribana, Black and White Affair

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: a chance to get out of my comfort zone by participating in student clubs and activities

Orientation Leader Brandon Wong

@SUOLBrandon

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Senior
  • Major: Finance
  • Minor: Management
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Asian American Association and the Journey Leadership Program
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: running around campus and chilling on the Common

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: go on Alternative Spring Break and Leadership Winter Break!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk's student body is so diverse and has given me the opportunity to grow both as a person and a student. 

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: Fil-a-buster!

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Commuter Appreciation Week!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: getting involved and becoming a student leader on campus

Orientation Leader Grace Wyszkowski

@SUOLGrace

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Senior
  • Major: Interior Design
  • Minor: Entrepreneurship
  • Honors Program: Yes
  • Hometown: Austin, Texas
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Campus Involvement: Suffolk Democrats, Student Government Association, Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at any coffee shop (typically the Thinking Cup or Cafe Nero), walking along Newbury Street, or on Boston Common petting cute dogs or squirrels

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: get an internship, go to a concert at the House of Blues, and master the Boston accent

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: of all the amazing opportunities the University offers, the connections I have made with faculty and my peers, and the diversity on our campus. It's also great being right in the center of Boston. It is so easy to go explore and learn more about what the city has to offer!

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: the third and fourth floor of Sawyer, 73 library, and the 19th floor of Miller Hall

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: either Build-a-Ram or teddy bear and the Honors Program’s stress-reliever massages during the fall semester.

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: to volunteer alongside Habitat for Humanity and help make a difference in an impoverished area by providing a family with a new place to call home

Orientation Leader Bit Zorzi

@SUOLBit

About Me

  • Year in school (as of fall 2019): Junior
  • Major: International Business and Marketing
  • Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Languages spoken: English and Mandarin
  • Campus Involvement: the executive board for Program Council and the Journey Program
  • When I'm not studying, you can find me: at the Common or Public Garden taking pictures, eating a cannoli in the North End (Bova's or Modern), or at Fenway trying to see a game!

In My Own Words

Before you graduate, you have to: take as many courses as you can and enjoy all the amazing events on campus!

I'm proud to be a Suffolk student because: Suffolk is an amazing school full of diversity and amazing opportunity. Suffolk is renowned for fueling well-rounded and balanced students who want to make a difference in the world. To know that I am part of that makes me a very proud student.

When you're on campus, make sure you check out: Sawyer's lounge areas!

My favorite Suffolk tradition (or campus program) is: Family Weekend and Spring Ball!

One opportunity Suffolk has given me is: the ability to branch out and make business connections, even in the classroom