Meet the CURCE Team

Casey Kohler, Assistant Director

Casey KohlerCasey joined the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in 2015. Casey is committed to enhancing the student success and persistence at the University at Albany through Undergraduate Research and experiential learning opportunities. Bringing together her experience in both Student and Academic Affairs, she oversees the programming, support services, and direct student funding support to facilitate access for all students interested in engaging in research and creative activities.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters of Science in Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership for Student Success from Walden University.


Lucienne Hymes, Graduate AssistantGraduate Student Lucienne Hymes

At the University at Albany's Business School, Lucienne Hymes is currently enrolled as a graduate student pursuing her master degree in business administration. Lucienne also completed her undergraduate studies here while earning her bachelors degree in business economics before beginning graduate school. Throughout her undergraduate career, she worked in a variety of jobs and internships. Her most recent internship was with Sherwin Williams as a business management and sales intern. Lucienne joined the CURCE team in September 2022 as a graduate assistant. Inspire by her younger brother, she hopes to support any undergraduate student who needs aid with their academic journey, career goals, or passions.


Berenice Reyes, CURCE Student Assistant

Berenice Reyes is currently an undergraduate student at the University at Albany, who will graduate in 2023. Berenice is majoring in philosophy with a double minor in creative writing and criminal justice. She joined the CURCE team in Spring 2021 where she will help manage their social media, as well as the monthly newsletter. Over the course of this summer she worked as a student assistant for the EOP pre college summer programing thus helping prepare incoming freshman to better navigate through college.

Aisha Sillah, Social Media Assistant

Aisha Sillah is currently an undergraduate student at the University at Albany, Who will graduate in 2026. Aisha is currently an undecided major but is leaning towards working in the digital marketing field. She joined the CURCE team in September 2022, where she help manage and boost their social media accounts.