Meet Your Commuter Assistants 2018-2019
Iona has a really important resource for first-year commuters known as Commuter Assistants (CAs). Freshman commuters are paired with a returning commuter student who helps them transition into college by addressing their needs or concerns about college life, answering questions, and supporting them throughout their first-year!
Commuter Assistants help connect students to Iona’s resources and respond to questions and concerns. They host programs and events at convenient times to help commuters get involved. They have “community hours” when they are available to meet. CAs attend campus events and really want to help commuters feel connected and find their place at Iona.
Ashley Blake is a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. She commutes from Queens. Ashley is the commuter assistant liaison to the Office of Mission and Ministry. She is also an Orientation Leader and participated in the Mosaic Mentorship program.
Pathea Bruno is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She commutes from Queens. Pathea is the commuter assistant liaison to the Commuter Student Association where she is also on the executive board.
Ivianni Castillo is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. She commutes from Yonkers. Ivianni is the commuter assistant liaison to the Office of Residential Life. She is also a member of the Honors Program.
Maria Desir is a sophomore majoring in Childhood Education. She commutes from New Rochelle. Maria is the commuter assistant liaison to the Office of Student Development.
Emely Herasme is a junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Pre-Law. She commutes from the Bronx. Emely is the commuter assistant liaison to the Center for Career Development.
Kathleen is a junior majoring in Business. Kathleen commutes from City Island. She is the commuter assistant liaison to the Athletics. Kathleen is also a member of the Iona College Dance Team and is Vice President of the Commuter Student Association.
Thien (Jason) is a junior majoring in Economics and Computer Science. He commutes from Brooklyn. Jason is the commuter assistant liaison to the Counseling Center and Health Services. He is also a private meditation instructor and graphic designer.
Uyen (Sue) Tran is senior majoring in Finance and Mass Communication. She commutes from Queens. Sue is the commuter assistant liaison to the Center for Student Success. She is also on the executive board of the International Club and the Entrepreneurship Club.
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