I joined the office of Student Orientation and Family Programs in 2009. Prior to coming to Stony Brook, I worked at Rutgers University in the areas of orientation and new student programs. I completed my B.S. in Human Services, Education, and Public Policy at the University of Delaware and my M.Ed. in College Student Affairs at Penn State. I love working with new students and Orientation Leaders and look forward to seeing you at orientation!
Assistant Director of Student Orientation & Student Leadership
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 in their lives!
Trista Yang Lu
Coordinator for International Student Orientation and Services
I joined the Office of Student Orientation and Family Programs in 2015. I have a M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to starting at Stony Brook University, I had the opportunity to work with both students and staff in a variety of dynamic campus settings at LIU Post, including International Admissions, International Student Services, Campus Life and Student Counseling. I am excited to welcome new students and families from all over the world to campus and look forward to seeing you at Orientation!
I joined the Office of Student Orientation and Family Programs in 2016. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies from SUNY Oneonta and am currently working on obtaining a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration here at Stony Brook University. I’m originally from Long Island, New York and am very happy to be back again. I’m very excited to work with the Orientation Leaders so we can make your Stony Brook Orientation experience the best it can be!
Benis Y. Amparbeng
Graduate Intern, Family Orientation
I am excited to be joining the Office of Student Orientation and Family programs as the 2018 Summer Intern. I have my Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Toledo and currently completing my Masters in Higher Education Administration from Walden University. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio; this is my first experience in Long Island, NY. I have had an experience working with students in departments in Admissions and Residence. I am very passionate about working with students and their family along with ensuring that each student and family experience positive outcomes my time here in Stony Brook.
Graduate Intern, Student Orientation
I’m excited to join the Stony Brook family for the summer of 2018 as a NODA intern! Born and raised in Buffalo, I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. Following a gap year, I returned to UB to pursue a Ph.D. in political science. Along the way, I found my true passion in higher education was not conducting research or teaching in a classroom, buy rather, interaction with students outside of the classroom setting. I withdrew from the Ph.D. program and enrolled at Ohio University for an M.Ed. in college student personnel, beginning Fall 2017. I currently work as a graduate assistant in the Allen Student Advising Center, where I assist students making the transition to college and finding an academic path right for them. I love working with students in transition, and am excited to be a part of the orientation team at SBU.
Graduate Intern, Operations & Family Programs
I am delighted to serve as a member of the Orientation and Family Programs team as the Graduate Assistant. Originally from Long Island, I attended college upstate at The State University of New York College at Oneonta where I received a B.S. in Mass Communications. During my undergraduate studies, I worked for several different offices on-campus focusing on academic engagement, orientation affairs, accessibility services, and student media. Now, I am thrilled to be pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration here at Stony Brook University.