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Nakiya Findley Drago

Regina web Interim Director

I am excited to have re-joined the Office of Student Orientation and Family Programs in 2018! As a proud alumna of Stony Brook University, Class of 2013; B.A. in Sociology, coming back to SBU feels like coming home. Prior to returning to SBU, I worked at Providence College and John Carroll University in Residence Life. I earned my M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont. As a former OL, I'm honored to serve in this role, and to work with new students and Orientation  Leaders  as they transition into a new stage of their lives!

Megan DiGioia

Coordinator of Family Programs & Services

MeganI joined the Office of Student Orientation & Family Programs in 2019. Before starting my role as the Coordinator of Family Programs & Services, I worked as a Career Coach in the Stony Brook University Career Center. I received my M.S.W. in Social Welfare from SBU in 2013 with a specialization in Student Community Development. I completed my B.S. in Psychology at SUNY Oneonta where I first developed my love for higher education. I am excited to be working with parents and families to support their student as they transition into college!

Katherine Colantuoni

Coordinator of Logistics Kat

I am far beyond excited to rejoin the Office of Student Orientation and Family Programs as the Coordinator of Orientation Logistics. In 2018, I received my Bachelor's in Psychology from Stony Brook with concentrations in both Applied Math and Leadership Development, and worked as an Orientation Leader and Team Leader in this office throughout my undergraduate career. I also served as the office's Graduate Assistant later on. This upcoming year I will become a proud double-alumna of Stony Brook University, as I am finishing my Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration.    

Elizabeth Montaruli

MSW Intern

Gagandeep

I am very excited & honored to join the office of Student Orientation and Family Programs this academic school year! I have previously received my Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Iona College in May of 2016, and I am currently pursuing my MSW at Stony Brook in hopes to carry out my passion and dream as a social worker and serve my community. I am looking forward to engaging with the families of current students throughout their students’ journeys here at Stony Brook University.