Lakesha Watson

Assistant Director, Regional Recruitment, Admission
Office: New Jersey

MDiv, Master of Divinity | Drew University, 2013

BA, Human Services | Northeastern University, 2010

I grew up on Long Island, but now call Central New Jersey home.  While attending graduate school I assisted the graduate admissions office in supporting applicants, which inspired my passion for working with students and their families as they navigate the college application process.  After receiving my master's degree, I worked for about six years as a pastor, but ultimately felt drawn back to the higher education field.  Here at Ithaca, I have the opportunity to work with students and counselors in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  My favorite part of working in higher education is seeing students' excitement about beginning their college journey, as well as their transformation and growth through their college experiences.  During my free time I love catching up on all things Marvel with my partner Darius, trying new recipes, and traveling.