Please use this site to see some samples of my work and check out what I have been involved with as a Physical Educator inside and outside of school.
Before attending SUNY Cortland I graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High School in Rochester, New York. In high school I ran cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, and was active in many clubs and local organizations. My senior year I was captain of both the indoor and outdoor track and field team. My involvement in high school was the drive that pushed me to become involved while an undergraduate at SUNY Cortland.
Exercise and physical activity have always been a huge part of my life. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of five and to help keep me engaged with my peers my parents enrolled me in soccer. From soccer my passion for moving and being active grew. I have been a diabetic for 18 years now and sports have given me the freedom to express myself and be a regular kid, teen, and now adult.
A huge passion of mine is volunteering. I have received awards for the number of service hours I have completed in both my high school and college careers. I enjoy working in the local community with adults and children. I also used my talents for organizing and planning events to put together school wide events that raise money for different organizations. In high school I raised over 1,000 dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). During my college career I have raised a combined total of over 5,000 dollars for different organizations such as the Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen foundation, American Heart Association, and American Diabetes Association (ADA).
During the summer I work at the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, NY. The Sunshine Campus services individuals with different abilities in the Rochester area. We host the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp, the American Diabetes Association Camp, Sunshine Camp, and more. This is my fifth summer working for the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus. Positions I have held in summers prior have been counselor, lifeguard, program staff, and now I am a program manager. As a program manager I have a team of 18 individuals that I hired to run the different program areas and evening programs at camp. I am responsible for helping the different organizations coming to camp have the best camping experience possible for the campers and staff. The Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus has provided me with unforgettable learning experiences and helped me provide individuals with the best week of their entire year.
While at SUNY Cortland I have spent time working on developing my leadership skills. A few leadership roles I held were serving as president of the Alliance of Physical Education Majors (APEM) and president of Actively Involved in the Community (AIC). Being president of student organizations on campus has given me the opportunity to lead large groups and committees of students. I have planned and run countless events and enjoy the process of creating new events for the student body.
At The College At Brockport I have been involved with a handful of graduate projects. I coached the Rochester Rookies Wheelchair Track and Field team, and was a personal coach for the Special Olympic Power Lifting team. I also helped a professor teach an undergraduate swim and gym class to Brockport students working with local BOCES students.
I hope you enjoy looking through my professional portfolio as much as I enjoyed making it and reflecting upon my work.
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