Undergraduate Studies Adviser
Hometown: 
Phoenixville, PA
Education: 
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
M.Ed. in Counselor Education, Penn State University
Penn Stater since: 
2010
I am privileged to come to work each day knowing that I am helping others. I am passionate about supporting and empowering students as they explore their potential through meaningful experiences, helping them thrive through transition, and discover their purpose.

My Bucket List consists of taking a road trip across the United States, learning to play an instrument, learning to speak another language, and running a marathon. I’m always looking to expand my comfort zone and go on adventures.

In my spare time I play softball, run, spend time with friends and family, cross-stitch, do puzzles, read, travel, and bake cookies.

If I could only listen to one band the rest of my life it would be Frank Sinatra. I grew up listening to big band/swing music, and enjoy swing dancing from time to time. I also love classic and alternative rock music.

My favorite things to eat are Italian food. I come from an Italian family, so pasta and tomato sauce are always stocked in my kitchen.

The game show I would win big on would be Jeopardy! I absolutely love trivia. I actually have a jeopardy calendar on my desk for daily fun facts.


Academic Adviser Lauren Granese