Meet the 2020-2021 SLCs

The Office of Student Engagement has a staff of 12 Student Leadership Consultants who are here to help their peers get involved in clubs, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities to help students make the most of their Ithaca College experience! Read below to meet the team.

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This summer I found my new favorite quote by Magic Johnson while listening to Rob Lowe's "Literally" Podcast, "As long as what you do makes you happy, no one can tell you you're not successful."

Hailey Aldrich '22

Major: Communication Management & Design

Minors: Legal Studies and Journalism

Preferred pronouns:  she/her 

Hometown: Burnt Hills, NY

Involvement at IC: Voice Stream, Business Manager; Habitat For Humanity, Advocacy Chair

Dream job: Advocate for families experiencing times of crisis

Looking forward to: I am excited to make this socially distant semester as engaging and exciting as possible for students and orgs, make some amazing memories with the OSE family, and see all the creative zoom backgrounds at our meetings.

Louis leaning on silver car

Juilliard is my dream school for my masters in Vocal Performance

Louis Bavaro '22

Major: Kinesiological Methods in Applied Arts

Minor: Jazz Studies

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL

Involvement at IC: Phi Mu Alpha, Recital Chair; IC Gamer Symphony Orchestra, Treasurer; Ithaca Achievement Program; Leadership Scholar

Dream job: Symphony Conductor


Natalie on beach with guide dog in training.

The pup in my photo is my dog, Lydia who I am raising with Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She will be with me on campus this year so if you see us around, feel free to stop and say hi!

Natalie Chiapperi '21

Major: Environmental Science

Minor: Outdoor Pursuits

Preferred pronouns: she/her 

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Involvement at IC: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Vice President; Outing Club; Leadership Scholar

Dream job: Outdoor Educator - I would love to teach kids about the environment from an outdoor setting!

Looking forward to: To work with, collaborate with, and learn from other student leaders!

Julia standing in front of fountains

I'm really looking forward to working with such a great group of people with similar interests as me!

Julia Colucci '23

Major: Integrated Marketing Communications

Minors: Live Event Design and Management & Business Administration

Preferred pronouns:  she/her  

Hometown: Mahwah, NJ

Involvement at IC: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), secretary; American Advertising Federation (AAF), secretary; Dean's Host Program; Leadership Scholar Program

Dream job: Starting my own event planning company or working for a big public relations agency

Looking forward to: I'm excited to work on some of the many events that the SLC's run because they all seem so fun and interesting! I think it will be a great learning experience to help plan these virtual events, since this is a concept that is new to me and many of my peers.

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I am a new father to a 6 month old Pug puppy who is my whole world right now!

Tanner George '21

Major: Cinema & Photography

Minor: Graphic Design

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Long Beach Island, NJ

Involvement at IC: Ithaca College Show Choir, Co-President; IC Second Stage; DKA Professional Film Society

Dream job: I would love to be work in Post-Production for TV & Film either by editing or VFX!

Looking forward to: I am excited to work with all of the orgs on campus and hear about their amazing ideas for the upcoming year!

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I'm excited to build relationships with the new team!

Mark Gregory '22

Major: Occupational Therapy

Minor: Asian American Studies

Preferred pronouns:  he/him

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Involvement at IC: IC Running Club, Co-President; IC Unbound; Sports Club Council; Asian American Alliance; Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar

Dream job: Hand Therapist

Looking forward to: Working through this hard time but knowing this position will give me joy has me incredibly excited.

Ali standing in front of fountains

I'd like to think I've learned a lot in my past four years, so if you have any questions please reach out! 

Ali Kelley '21

Major: Business Administration with a Concentration in Management

Minor: Integrated Marketing Communications, Live Event Management and Design

Preferred pronouns:  she/her

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Involvement at IC: Senior Class, President; Business School Dean's Host, Co-Chair; Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, Member

Dream job: My dream job is constantly changing because my interests and passions evolve as I grow as a person, so my dream environment is working with creative people towards a mission that serves the greater good! 

Looking forward to: I'm so excited to work with another amazing team and work together to grow into this new virtual world of student life!

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I consider myself to be an open-minded individual who enjoys demonstrating my creative skills through hands-on activities and also within groups.

Jolivia Manning '23

Major: Biochemistry

Minors: Health and Communication Studies

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Queens, NY

Involvement at IC: MLK Scholar; Ithaca Achievement Scholar; STEM RLC Mentor; Jumpstart Leader; Sister2sister Club

Dream job: Research Scientist

Looking forward to: I am beyond ecstatic to be interacting with a dedicated team who are working towards the betterment of the Ithaca College Community. It is with great pride and direct intentions that I aim to be a proud member of  the SLC group as we share a similar interest and dynamics . Additionally, this position will furnish me with the necessary skills that are needed to thrive personally and professionally.

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Go Finance & Travel team!

Jackie Marusiak '21

Major: Documentary Studies & Production

Minors: History; Honors

Preferred pronouns: she/her 

Hometown: Reading, PA

Involvement at IC: IC Docs Events Coordinator

Dream job: I have a million different paths I want to explore - anything involving volunteer work, the outdoors, documentary media or travel!

Looking forward to: I'm excited to close out my IC experience with the people that make me happiest, and see how we will adapt to keep up the great work in a hybrid online/F2F model.

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Lesley Rodriguez '21

Major: Sociology

Minors: Legal Studies & Latino/a Studies

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Hometown: The Bronx, NY

Involvement at IC: BOLD Scholar; President of Caribbean Students Association; Vice President of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidads Sorority, Inc.; Island Fusion Dance Member

Dream job: After graduation I would love to start Graduate school receiving a Masters degree in Social Work, ultimately ending as a Mental Health Therapist!

Looking forward to: I am excited to work alongside so many creative people and see what amazing things we can do as a team this year!

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I love to skateboard!

Jason Starkman '22

Major: Computer Science & Finance

Minor: Honors

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Albany, NY

Involvement at IC: The Core Trading Consultants, Senior Analyst/E-board Affiliate; Challah4Hunger, Co-President/Community Outreach Leader; Human Expression through the Arts: Resident Development Program (HEARD), Treasurer; Ithaca Investment Scholars; Localify Team

Dream job: Running my own business

Looking forward to: I'm excited to work on the interesting projects I will be assigned to.

Connor standing by Towers parking lot

I love the cold weather - Winter is my favorite season!

Connor Watson '23

Major: Theatre Arts Management

Minors: Business Administration and Spanish

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Levittown, PA

Involvement at IC: Student Director, Alumni Association Board of Directors; Former Vice President, Residence Hall Association; Student Governance Council; IC Democrats

Dream job: Director of Development/Advancement for a regional, non-profit theatre

Looking forward to: Helping more students with their involvement at IC!