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Michele Day
Hello, my name is Michele and I am the Graduate Assistant for Leaders in Service. I double majored in Psychology and Sociology and double minored in Child Advocacy and Cognition, Logic and Language at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Currently I am enrolled in the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program here at UAlbany. I plan on pursing my Ph.D and becoming a licensed psychologist. I was an America Reads Coordinator for four years, a study mentor, a research assistant, a teaching assistant and a resident assistant. I participated in Habitat for Humanity, Campus Greens and Relay for Life. I also went on an alternative spring break trip to Nicaragua where we built two houses for families in need. I am excited to be a part of the growing Leaders in Service program for my second year and to supervise the CSAs in all the wonderful programs they have planned.


Abigail Banks
My name is Abigail Banks but everyone usually refers to me as Abby. I am Dominican born and raised in the Bronx/Washington Heights Area. I currently major in Rhetoric & Communications with a minor in Business Administration. I am also a member of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) and work as an Administrative Assistant at Student Association. Although this is my first year with Leaders in Service, I have participated in the Annual Aids and Breast Cancer walk. I have also helped with fundraisers, clothing drives and toy drives. I am excited to be starting this new position and hope many residents will come and support our community events.


Adedotun Oni
My name is Adedotun Oni but better yet known as Dotun. I am a junior currently attending the University at Albany. I am a Human Biology Major with a minor in African Studies. I am the Community Service Assistant for Indian quad. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria during April 1994. I came to America at the age of 7. I currently reside in Jamaica, Queens New York. Community Service is something that I have always been fond of ever since I entered High School and was introduced to the concept of it. I plan on bringing the same enthusiasm that I have maintained throughout my previous years to Indian quad so that we can make a difference as a whole.


Aquasia Thornhill
My name is Aquasia and I am from the Bronx, New York. I am a senior double majoring in Communications & Sociology with a minor in Business. I am currently going into my fourth year as the Head Team manager for the Albany Women’s Basketball team. I have joined the team on many walks and visits to hospitals and soup kitchens in the Albany community. My hope is to work in sports communications, whether it be sports reporting, writing, or analyzing. I am the CSA on Dutch Quad. I have been involved with volunteer work and helping out in the community since my freshman year of high school. I have participated and helped include other students and people from my community to involve themselves in walks including the Breast Cancer and Aids walks. I have also volunteered at community centers in the Bronx helping children with afterschool sports and fitness. I ultimately hope to be able to merge the athletics and community service community to not only gain more support for events but to get athletes more involved in our school and the local community.


Irma Macario
Hi everyone my name is Irma Macario and I am your Community Services Assistant (CSA) on State Quad. I’m a summer baby, born on August 20th. I am Dominican and Puerto Rican but was born and raised in New York City. I’m currently a sophomore here at the University at Albany. I am an intended psychology major looking to become a Mental Health Counselor. I am currently in a dance team on campus called Knemesis Dance Crew. I am an outgoing person who loves to laugh and have a great time. I like to make the best out of every situation. I am an open person always looking forward to meeting new people and serve my community. I am looking forward to helping out my community as well my fellow UAlbany students and getting them more involved in serving.


Nesauly Torres
My name is Nesauly Torres and I am currently a senior at the University at Albany. I am majoring in Public Health with a double minor in Latin American Studies and Informatics. My current position in Residential Life is the Community Service Assistant for Alumni Quad. I am also a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. Another on-campus organization that I am a part of is Project Shape. For this upcoming year I will also be the Community Outreach for Fuerza Latina. I also went on an alternative spring break trip to Costa Rica where we volunteer at an orphanage and a wild animal shelter. My goal as the Community Service Assistant for Alumni Quad is to provide more diverse community service for the residents. Also, I want to get our members and residents more involved with the Albany community, other organizations and with our very own campus. This semester I also want to focus on motivating students to make a difference in their community.


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