Nakiya Findley Drago
I am excited to have re-joined the Office of New Student 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!
Coordinator of Family Programs & Services
I joined the Office of New Student 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!
Coordinator of Logistics
I am far beyond excited to rejoin the Office of New Student 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.
I’m so happy to be able to join the Office of New Student Programs this Spring as a Graduate Coordinator. I graduated from Marist College in 2020 with a Masters of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Global Studies. I’m currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration here at SBU. After one transfer, two semesters abroad, and starting grad school, I’ve participated in 5 orientations, so I’m super excited to bring my experiences to the team!
Hi! I'm Victoria (or Vic), and I'm the new Graduate Coordinator for New Student Programs. I'm a masters students in the Higher Education Administration program, and this is my second year working for New Student Programs. I started out as an Orientation Leader during my undergraduate studies, and that led me to discover how much I enjoy working in the field of higher education. I love painting and drawing, being outdoors, cooking, and making people laugh. My hometown is Kings Park on Long Island, and I'm obsessed with my two cats Onyx and Bettina. I'm so excited to start this new chapter in my academic and professional life and I'm looking forward to another great year with my New Student Programs team!