M.Ed. School Counseling
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
St. John Fisher College
California – Santa Clara (excluding San Jose)
New York – Upstate New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany), Central New York
An Albanian-born, Upstate New York-raised, and recent Los Angeles transplant with warmth for people and their stories. My educational background includes a M.Ed in School Counseling and B.A in Psychology from Niagara University which led me to a career in school counseling, taking great pride in supporting students to be their best selves academically, socially, and personally. Having worked within different avenues of elementary and secondary education, I’m excited to bring my counseling background to the world of higher education by melting my passions for education and helping guide students and families through the admission process. Trading the beauty of a crisp East Coast autumn for a new adventure in the West Coast sunshine, I am enjoying the opportunities the West Coast offers! When I’m not at USC or out on the road raving about USC, I am perfectly happy making memories and laughing with my friends and family, shopping, enjoying a good pun, listening to health podcasts and sharing my travel adventures.
I love greatness and USC is GREATNESS! Aside from its world-renowned reputation for academics, the university’s values of celebrating the whole person past just test scores, grades and activities speaks to its diverse student body built of individuals who dream and work to make the world a better place! Not to mention the feeling you get on campus–sun shining down, roses at full bloom, and lively school spirit!
Breathe. The college application process and decision-making can be an exciting and overwhelming time. In between your college visits, rigorous class schedule, test taking, and deadlines, don’t forget to enjoy the things that make you, Y-O-U. That’s your superpower. Lean on your supports and find your balance.
Movie: The Parent Trap
Food: Avocados, Watermelon (any fruits really) and Nutella
Musical Performer: Queen B
Book: The Nightingale
Quote: “There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.”- Mother Teresa
Dream Job: Bachelor Franchise Producer or Greeting Card Creator