My name is Emily Fasel and I am a Master’s student in the Higher Education Student Affairs program. As an undergraduate I studied Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Accounting at Syracuse University. My passion for student affairs came through my volunteer advising for Pi Beta Phi at Cornell University. The sorority women in that chapter are strong leaders on their campus and I was inspired by their hard work and decided to pursue a Master’s degree to continue working with student leaders. Currently, I work as a Graduate Assistant here at Warner Admissions and at RIT with the orientation program. As I’ve become more engrossed in student affairs, it has been wonderful to get to know students throughout the Rochester Community.
As a Rochester native, I’ve always enjoyed a special connection with the University of Rochester and becoming a student at Warner has exceeded my expectations. I’ve taken classes with Counseling Faculty, like Doug Guiffrida who is working extensively to expand upon student retention theories championed by great theorists such as Astin, Museus, and Tinto. Additionally, I’ve been fortunate to have Bryan Gopaul, Nathan Harris, and Logan Hazen as mentors in the Educational Leadership department. Gopaul embraces pedagogical techniques that are inclusive and challenging as we navigate Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, Harris has been a personal and professional mentor helping me to navigate organizational change and understand Leadership and Management in Higher Education, and Hazen has helped me network and establish meaningful connections within the field of Student Affairs. These experiences are unique to the Warner School and have helped me prepare for my future in working in Higher Education Administration.
I look forward to sharing my experiences, interviews with faculty, and updates at Warner with everyone!