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Our team provides Stony Brook undergraduates additional academic advising support working in conjunction with students’ general advisor and academic major advisor. As our name indicates, it is our mission to help students stay on track to graduate from Stony Brook University in four years. We proactively work to retain students and guide them along the path towards four-year degree completion. We help guide junior and senior students who started as first-year students at Stony Brook.


Marie Parziale
Lead Academic Advisor

Marie received her master’s degree from Stony Brook University’s Social Welfare program in 2010 and was excited to begin working as an advisor in the Academic and Transfer Advising office after graduation. She is passionate about working with students and helping to guide them through their academic career while thinking about graduation and beyond. The most joyful part of advising students is watching them grow and discover their own passion. Marie joined the Finish in 4 team in 2016 and has enjoyed the unique opportunity to be able to focus on the big picture of student success and at the same time to be able to work with students individually as well as collaborate with student support services and advisors across the university to help make a difference one student at a time.

Jennifer Poma
Lead Academic Advisor

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut in Human Development & Family Studies with a minor in Sociology.  She then went on to Hofstra University to receive her Masters of Science in Education in Counseling. She has worked over 10 years in retail including running her own store, then going on to working in undergraduate admissions.  She has begun her journey as a Seawolf joining the Finish in 4 team in 2016. Jennifer helps create student success by teaching a first-year seminar, making sure students are on track with their SBC’s, and making sure there is a plan for timely graduation.

Just when I felt like I was hopeless
and would have to stay another year,
my counselor helped me fit in everything
I needed into one semester. It really
took a huge load of stress off my shoulders.
- Timothy Class of 2018

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Friday May 24, 2019

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