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Meet the Academic Advising Staff!

 

Jennifer Hankin, Director of Academic AdvisingJennifer Hankin
Director of Academic Advising

518-454-2852
332 Saint Joseph Hall
hankinj@strose.edu

 

 

 

Where did you grow up? 
York, Maine

What is your educational background? 
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Quinnipiac University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

What was your favorite class in college? 
It was a class called Advertising Competition. Our class participated in a regional competition against other area colleges/universities. We were tasked with developing a comprehensive advertising campaign for Hallmark. At the end of the semester, we presented our campaign to a panel of judges. Even though we placed in second and were not able to proceed to Nationals, it was still a great experience.

What job would you have if you were not in higher education?
I would either be a Guidance Counselor or work in Human Resources.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Swimming, hiking, reading and spending time with family.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
Having my two kids…Will and Natalie (which is closely followed by somehow getting them on the bus on time.)

What three things would you like to have if you were stranded on a deserted island?
My family (I’m sure that doesn’t count but I don’t see any rules), Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and a boat to get off the island.

 

Ashton - College of Saint Rose Director of Academic AdvisementAshton Darrett

Associate Director of Academic Advising

518-458-5402
334 Saint Joseph Hall
darretta@strose.edu

 

 

Where did you grow up? 
Brooklyn, NY

What is your educational background? 
B.A.-Business Administration, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies-Higher Ed. Leadership & Mgmt, UMass Amherst

M.S.-Higher Education Administration-Bay Path University

What was your favorite class in college? 
Marketing Communications

What job would you have if you were not in higher education?
Mental Health Counselor

What hobbies do you enjoy?
Physical fitness (weight training, running, yoga), Dancing (Hip-Hop, Step, Modern), Singing, Writing, and Traveling

What is your biggest accomplishment?
Earning my master’s degree!

What three things would you like to have if you were stranded on a deserted island?
1. Phone
2. A water filter
3. A fully staffed Hilton Resort Spa & Casino

 

Jenny Soudachanh, Academic CounselorJenny Soudachanh
Academic Counselor

518-485-3948
331 Saint Joseph Hall
soudachj@strose.edu

 

 

 

Where did you grow up? 
Queens, NY

What is your educational background? 
I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo and a Master’s in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

What was your favorite class in college? 
Immigrants and Literature in the United States.  My favorite part of the class was writing an essay topic about the significance of clothing in literature and how it portrayed class and changing values.  It was also interesting to learn the history of various cultures and periods of immigration that make the United States it’s melting pot today.

What job would you have if you were not in higher education?
I would have been a fiction/fantasy writer or a school counselor.

What hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to read and write on my downtime, especially with a hot cup of tea! Some other hobbies include bullet journaling, baking, and playing games.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
As an introvert, my biggest accomplishment was performing spoken word about diversity on stage in college.  I had taken the opportunity to challenge myself by stepping out of my comfort zone.

What three things would you like to have if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Alcohol for disinfecting wounds/cleaning things, a rocket flare to signal for help, and a book about people being deserted on an island like “Lord of the Flies”