Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator for Minority Student Recruitment
SJC Long Island
- O'Connor Hall, N207
M.S.W., Social Work: Client-Centered Management and Cultural Competence, Fordham University, 2004
B.S.W., Social Work: Children & Families, Fordham University, 2003
Certificate in Leadership & Supervision, St. Joseph's College, 2009
Adriana, who is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from Fordham University, and has over 10 years of experience in higher education. After working in an early educational setting, as well as in other mental health settings, Adriana decided to re-enter the field of higher education, where she utilizes her previous skills in community outreach and program management and coordination to inform families on the college process. Adriana primarily focuses on working with students and families of a minority background or from disadvantaged school districts, providing them with the necessary knowledge on selecting a college, application requirements, searching for scholarships, financial aid details and ultimately enrolling. St. Joseph’s College has asked Adriana to provide families with this information in hopes of encouraging students of a diverse background to enroll in an institution of higher learning, and empowering their parents and families to get involved and assist in this process. St. Joseph’s College’s initiative to incite its communities and provide motivation for its youth is a mere representation of its caring college-community and worthy faculty, staff and administration.
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Adriana considers herself to be a "life-long" learner as she continuously completes coursework in areas of interest to ensure she remains sharp and in sync with the college community.