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June 7, 2019
Join us for an event honoring our 40 Under Forty award recipients on June 7, 2019 at Novellas in New Paltz, NY
6-9 p.m.
This event will honor 40 alumni under the age of 40 who earned a SUNY New Paltz undergraduate, graduate, or certificate of advanced study degree.

 

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2019 NOMINEES


Thomas Akacki '07

Title: Legal Advisor, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Special Operation Command
Degree: BA Political Science

 

Claudette Aldebot '06 '08g

Title: Director of the Office of Access & Equity Programs, Bard College
Degree: BA Spanish, MPS Humanistic-Multicultural Education

 

Lena Alessi '12

Title: 2nd Grade Teacher for the Albany City School District
Degree: BS Early Childhood & Childhood Education B-6

 

Jonathan Amoia '03

Title: Partner/Director, Sandhill Investment Management &
Member of Forbes New York Business Council  
Degree: BS Marketing

 

Louis Arocho '10

Title: President and CEO of Elite Search Professionals &
President and CEO of Catskills Delivery
Degree: BS Finance

 

Emily Atkin '11

Title: Staff Writer for The New Republic
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Missy Graff Ballone '13

Title: Founder, Wellness for Makers  
Degree: MFA Metal

 

Caitlynn Barrett '17

Title: Freelance Off-Broadway Set Designer
Lead Scenic Artist at The Atlantic Theatre Company, Linda Gross Theatre
Volunteer with TDF's National Austism Friendly Performance Program
Degree: BA Theatre Arts

 

Stacey Bastien-Renelique '05 '07g

Title: Supervisor of Speech Improvement for New York City Department of Education
Degree: BA Communication Disorders, MS Communication Disorders

 

Gal Ben-Avinoam '17

Title: SDR Manager, Machine Learning & AI Specialist for Anodot, Inc.
Degree: BS Marketing

 

Danielle Bolan '15

Title: Staff Firmware Engineer for IBM Z, IBM Poughkeepsie
Degree: BS Computer Engineering

 

Peter Boutros '12

Title: Police Officer with the Village of Piermont Police Department & Liaison to the Police Athletic League (PAL)
Degree: BA Sociology

 

Erin Brady '05

Title: Producer for ABC News  
Degree: BA Communication Media

 

Shara Branon-Bender '05

Title: Homeless Prevention Coordinator, YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.
Degree: BA Creative Writing

 

Pasquale Catalano '03 '06g

Title: IBM Z I/O Test Architect, Engineering System Test & Integration, IBM  
Degree: BS Computer Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering

 

Diana Chin '08

Title: Director of Operations & Administration at Comarch  
Degree: BA English

 

Kaitlyn Collyer '15

Title: Visual Artist & Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz
Degree: MFA Printmaking

 

Lee Conell '09 '11g

Title: Writer
US-Japan Creative Artist Fellow, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US-Japan Friendship Commission 
Lecturer in Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University
Degree: BA English, MA English

 

Kevin Connell '03

Title: Senior Manager of Media Asset Management at World Wrestling Entertainment
Degree: BA Communication Media

 

Carrie Davenport '05

Title: Peer Coach/Grade 2 Inclusion Teacher at Jamestown Public Schools &
Adjunct Professor at SUNY Fredonia  
Degree: BS Elementary Education Pre K-6: English

 

Angela Dekkan '13

Title: 3rd Grade Teacher at Woodmont Charter School in Tampa, Florida  
Degree: BA Contract Major in Italian Language and Literatures

 

Burak Dekkan '13

Title: Experienced Senior Financial/External Auditor at Ernst & Young
Degree: BA Economics

 

Pearce Delisle '05

Title: Americas Manager, Content Marketing Evangelists - LinkedIn
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Danielle Diaz '05

Title: Client Development Director for Update Legal
Degree: BA Theatre Arts

 

Dariah Duncan '17

Title: Budget Fellow for the New York State Division of Budget
Assistant Coach for the JV Girls Basketball Team at Albany High School  
Degree: BA Economics

 

Dillon Dzikowicz '16

Title: PhD Student & Nurse Research Assistant, University of Rochester, School of Nursing
Adjunct Psychology Professor at SUNY Orange County Community College  
Degree: BS Biology

 

Errol Eisner '06 '09g

Title: Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at TSG Reporting, Inc.
Degree: BS Marketing and Finance, MBA 

 

Jonathan Engel '06

Title: Personal Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo
Degree: BA History

 

Steven Engels '11

Title: Advisory Manager at Anthony M Buzzeo CPA, PLLC
Degree: BS Accounting

 

Kevin Fagan '15

Title: Director of Communications for New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams of Brooklyn
Degree: BA Contract Major, Digital Media Production and BA Digital Media Management

 

Lancelot Farquharson '03

Title: Customs and Border Protection Officer Program Manager, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Degree: BS Business Administration Management

 

Jessica Fiorillo '12

Title: Director of Compliance for Capalino+Company
Degree: BA History and Political Science

 

Aileen Force '12

Title: Co-Owner of Yo Bagels &
School Garden Coordinator for Honaunau Elementary School, Hawaii  
Degree: BA Anthropology

 

Theresa Formato '10

Title: Associate Director of Procurement for Columbia University Facilities and Operations  
Degree: BS Accounting

 

Dylan Gafarian '18

Title: Academic Counselors and Coordinator for Volunteer Outreach
Research Aligned Mentorship Program, Farmingdale State College, SUNY
Degree: Graduate Certificate, Multicultural Education

 

Chris Ganje '05

Title: CEO and Co-Founder of AMPLYFI  
Degree: BA History

 

Joseph Gentsch '11

Title: Business Intelligence Analyst for Amazon Web Services
Degree: BS Accounting

 

Chirstopher Gilbert '10

Title: Associate Engineer & Team Leader, Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Degree: BS Electrical Engineering

 

Marc Gilliland '08 

Title: Operations Manager, Flagler Broadcasting
Degree: BA Communication Media

 

Viktor Gjorgjieski '07

Title: President, National Association of Prestigious Academic Citizens (NAPAG) headquartered in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Degree: BA International Relations

 

Syelle Graves '03

Title: Visiting Faculty Lecturer of Linguistics at Brooklyn College
Project Coordinator at Brooklyn College Linguistics Lab
Program Coordinator of the Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture NSF REU Site
Degree: BA French

 

Lindsey Guile '14

Title: Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Dutchess Community College
Director, The Mildred I. Washington Gallery  
Degree: MFA Painting-Drawing

 

Daniel Hagenlocher '06

Title: Deputy Director of Athletics at New York Institute of Technology
Degree: BS Marketing

 

Rebecca Halpern '08 '09g

Title: Speech Language Pathologist at Minisink Valley Central School District
Degree: BA Communication Disorders, MS Communication Disorders

Gary Harris '15

Title: Logistics Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Degree: BS Management

 

Goldie Harrison '16

Title: CEO and Founder of 24:OURS Creative
Founder, SSOYD Scholarship
Marketing and Promotions for ROC Nation
Degree: BA Digital Media Production and Digital Media Management

 

Jacqueline Hesse '04 '07g

Title: ELA Teacher, Newburgh Free Academy P-TECH
Co-Founder Global to Local
Degree: BA English, MAT Seconary Education - English

 

Jesse Hicks '15

Title: Senior Sales Operations Analyst at Mendix
Founder, Occupant Karma 
Owner/Founder, A Day Away Kayak Rentals  
Degree: BS Management

 

Khalil Jamal '15

Title: Internal Audit Manager, CPD Group
Degree: BS Finance

 

Vixon John '09

Title: Associate Producer, Video with Apartment Therapy Media  
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Jessica Joyce '03

Title: Senior Manager, Public Relations, Social Media, Influencer Marketing and Promotions for Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.
Degree: BA Public Relations

 

Ryan Judge '13

Title: Assistant Principal at Highland High School
Degree: Master of Professional Studies Humanistic-Multicultural Education

 

Brenden Kassel '12 '13g

Title: Tax Manager in the Investment Management Tax Group at Deloitte Tax, LLP  
Degree: BS Accounting and Finance, MBA Public Accountancy

 

Joel Kelsey '05

Title: Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal 
Degree: BA Political Science

 

Badar Khan '07 '10g

Title: Head of Development, Siemens Saudi Arabia, MindSphere Application Center
Degree: BS Computer Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering

 

Tara Kleinhans '16

Title: Operations Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County 
Degree: BS Digital Media Management

 

Sara Klena '03

Title: Math Professional Development Specialist, Curriculum Associates
Degree: BS Elementary Education Pre K-6, Political Science

 

James Koob '18

Title: Executive Assistant for Collier Construction LLC  
Degree: BA History

 

Adam Korol '15

Title: In-Charge Accountant at RBT CPAs, LLP  
Degree: MBA Public Accountancy

 

Kevin Lam '11 '15g

Title: Organizing Director with the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)  
Degree: BA Asian Studies, MPS Humanistic-Multicultural Education

 

Jamiles Lartey '10

Title: Reporter, The Guardian US  
Degree: BA Black Studies

 

Jason Latorre '11

Title: Senior Video Editor & Director, Marvel Entertainment  
Degree: BA Communication Media

 

Jonathan Lawler '10

Title: Archivist and Digital Collections Manager, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Part-time Lecturer, Universtiy of Washington
Degree: BA History

 

Lauren Lawlor '07 '09g

Title: Director - Compensation, Benefits, & Employment with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
Degree: BS Management and Marketing, MBA

 

Kyra Lazzaro '05

Title: Assistant Counsel for Legal Oversight for the SUNY Charter Schools Institute 
Degree: BS Elementary Education

 

Fiona Lee '12 '14g

Title: Supervisor, Communications Planning at Carat (Dentsu Aegis) 
Degree: BS Marketing, MBA

 

John Lepore '05

Title: Principal/Chief Creative Director at Perception
Degree: BFA Graphic Design

 

Lara Levine '06

Title: Award Winning, Touring Musician, Band Leader of Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones  
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Judy Lin '18

Title: Litigation Case Assistant at Goodwin Procter LLP  
Degree: BA Political Science

 

Giancarlo Llaverias '16 

Title: Dutchess County Legislator, District 1
Co-Founder of Hudson Valley Young Black and Latino Professionals 
Degree: BS Communication Studies

 

Francesca Lormeus '09

Title: Speech Language Pathologist MS, SLP, TSSLD/BE, New York City Department of Education  
Degree: BA Communication Disorders

 

RaeAnne MacMillan '05

Title: PALS Coordinator at Women Aware, Inc. 
Degree: BA Visual Arts

 

Melissa Mansfield '02

Title: Strategic Current Affairs Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker
Degree: BA French

 

Ariel Marrero '13 '16g

Title: Doctoral Student Clinician at Counseling and Psycholigical Sevices, James Madison University 
Degree: BA Psychology, MS Mental Health Counseling

 

Luisa Martinez '14

Title: Software Engineer for the Z/OS UNIX Team, IBM
Degree: BS Computer Science

 

Anthony Martins '15

Title: Senior Account Executive at Indeed  
Degree: BS Marketing

 

Michael McCormack '08

Title: Payroll Manager, Columbia University  
Degree: BS Accounting

 

Ian Michna '10

Title: Founder, Jenkem Magazine 
Degree: BA Psychology

 

Bradley Miro '15

Title: Developer Programs Engineer, Google
Degree: BS Mathematics

 

Katelyn Monahan '17

Title: GIS Technician at RAMTeCH Software Solutions in contract with Central Hudson   
Degree: BA Geography

 

Andy Monk '17

Title: Professional Artist, Activist and Educator
Degree: MFA Sculpture

 

Katherine Mooney '16

Title: Program Assistant, Neighbors Link  
Degree: BA Spanish

 

Eddie Monroy '12 '13g

Title: Director of Consulting, Strategy Leaders, Inc.   
Degree: BS Management, MBA

 

Emma Morcone '11 '14g

Title: LGBTQ Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at SUNY New Paltz
Degree: BS Music, MPS Humanistic-Multicultural Education

 

Colin Morrell '12

Title: Teacher of Physical Science (Physics) at The Bronx High School of Science
Degree: BS Physics

 

Liisa Murray '07

Title: Music Therapist at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by Riverspring Health
Degree: BS Music Therapy

 

James Nani '10

Title: Tax Correspondent with Law360
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Aubrey Nolan '12

Title: Marketing & Publicity for The Bright Agency
Freelance Illustrator and Cartoonist  
Degree: BFA Painting

James O'Brien '02

Title: Chair, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science at Springfield College
Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Springfield College
Vice President, International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD)
Degree: BA Physics, Mathematics

 

Caitlin O'Connor '16

Title: High School English Teacher in the East Meadow and Brentwood School Districts on Long Island, NY  
Degree: BA Adolescence Education: English

 

Kayla O'Donnell '12

Title: Senior Attorney/Assistant General Counsel at the New York State Liquor Authority
Degree: BA Political Science

 

Theresa Orr '17

Title: Intensive Care Coordinator at Children's Friend and Family Services/JRI in Massachusetts  
Degree: BA Sociology & BS Music

 

John Pacos '14

Title: Tax Manager for Anthony Buzzeo CPA PLLC 
Degree: MBA Public Accountancy

 

Holly Palmieri '08

Title: Program Director and Anchor, TODAY Show Radio, SiriusXM Radio 
Degree: BA Communication Studies

 

Yesenia Pazmino '16

Title: First Grade ICT Lead Teacher for Success Academy Charter School
Degree: BS Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6

 

Kimberly Perillo '12

Title: Model Teacher/Lead 8th Grade ELA Teacher at Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School 
Degree: BS Adolescence Education: English

 

Ryan Pfluger '05

Title: Freelance Photographer  
Degree: BFA Photography

 

Frank Pignatelli '08

Title: Police Sergeant, Irvington Police Department  
Degree: BA Sociology

 

Juan-Carlos Pineiro '07

Title: Assistant Director of Student Involvement at SUNY Westchester County Community College
Adjunct Psychology Professor at SUNY Orange County Community College
Senior Core Teacher for nOMad  
Consultant for Newburgh Free Academy  
Degree: BA Psychology

 

Nicoy Pusey '08

Title: Director of Residence Life and Housing, Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Degree: BA Communication Studies and Black Studies

 

Michelle Quartin '06

Title: CEO and Founder of Opus Architectural Arts, LLC
Degree: BFA Sculpture

 

Eli Reid '14

Title: Technical Director and Technical Theatre Professor, Queens College  
Degree: BA Theatre Arts

 

Michael Reisner '05 '07g

Title: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Reisner Counseling Services
Degree: BA Psychology, MS Mental Health Counseling

 

Jessica Restivo '15

Title: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Fieldwork Level II Occupational Therapy Student 
Degree: BA Psychology

 

Paul Romanelli '03

Title: Principal, Long Beach Middle School
Degree: MAT Elementary Pre K-6/Special Education Inclusion

 

Kaitlin Ruggiero '08

Title: Mathematics Teacher at Sunset Park High School, Brooklyn, NYC DOE 
Degree: BA Adolescence Education: Math

 

Mohamed Salama '14

Title: Principal Field Application Engineer with ASML  
Degree: MS Electrical Engineering

 

Destiny Saldivar '13

Title: Assistant Director of Talent Search at the Double Discovery Center, Columbia University 
Founding Editor and CEO at LovedbyDestiny.com
Degree: BA Psychology

 

Andrea Sheridan '17

Title: Associate Professor of English, SUNY Orange County Community College 
Degree: MA English

 

Bette Sloane '06

Title: Secondary Mathematics Teacher at Mineola Union Free School District  
Degree: BFA Photography

 

Carly Sloane '13

Title: Senior Digital Designer at e.l.f. Cosmetics  
Degree: BFA Graphic Design

 

Michael Smith '17

Title: Digital Technology Leadership Program (DTLP) at GE Power  
Degree: BS Computer Science

 

Alexandra Sofen '14

Title: Program Manager, Engineering at Uber  
Degree: BA Communication Media

 

Gordon Tepper '02 

Title: Director of Public Relations for Long Island University 
Degree: BS Communication Media

 

Tyler Terlecky '09 '11g

Title: Senior Account Executive, Salsify  
Degree: BA Communication Studies, MBA

 

Daniel Timari '07

Title: Assistant Vice President, Private Client Banker at JP Morgan Chase
Degree: BS Finance

 

Abe Uchitelle '10

Title: President, Dragon360
Degree: BA Political Science

 

Eileen Uchitelle '09

Title: Senior Systems Engineer, GitHub 
Degree: BFA Photography

 

Michael Vaughan-Cherubin '04

Title: Director of National & Regional Partnerships, U.S. Soccer Foundation  
Degree: BA International Relations

 

Maria Vigna '13

Title: Co-owner, Designer, & Site Manager for Earth Designs Cooperative  
Degree: BA Anthropology

 

Christine Vuolo '13 

Title: School Counselor at The Quad Preparatory School
Executive Function Coach at The Child Mind Institute 
Degree: BS Psychology, BA Theatre Arts

 

David Walton '06

Title: Owner and Goldsmith at Hudson Valley Goldsmith, LTD
Degree: BFA Metal

 

Miriam Ward '15

Title: Associate Producer, MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show
Degree: BA Digital Media Production and History

 

Kaitlyn Way '15 

Title: Manager of Visitor and Volunteer Experience at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut
Degree: BA History

 

Sarah Weikel '10 '12g

Title: Director of Donor Relations at The Arc of Dutchess  
Degree: BA English, MA English

 

Jenny Weinbloom '14

Title: Executive Producer, Meow Wolf
Degree: BA Contract Major in Performance Studies

 

Daniel Wild '06

Title: Senior Coordinator, MiLB Digital Initiatives at Major League Baseball
Degree: BA Journalism

 

Fatena Williams '06

Title: Director of Front Office Operations at The Knickerbocker Hotel
Degree: BA Economics

 

Elenor Wilson '09

Title: Editor, The Studio Potter
Degree: MFA Ceramics

 

Alexandria Wojcik '07

Title: Field Organizer with Antonio Delgado for Congress
Degree: BA English

 

Noreen Yarwood '02

Title: Founder, Shake It Out, Inc.
Theater Educator/English Teacher
Degree: BA Theatre Arts

 

Sofia Yuen '04

Title: Program Administrator and Fellowship Coordinator at the NYU Langone Medical Center  
Degree: BS Biology

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

 

Nominations are now closed. Honorees will be announced in March of 2019.

 

CONTACT US


SUNY New Paltz

The Office of Alumni Relations

(845) 257-3230

alumni@newpaltz.edu