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.


Shrijna Dixon, Graduate Assistant

Shrijna Dixon is currently a second year doctoral student in political science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY). Prior to attending Rockefeller, Shrijna worked for a decade in international development and cooperation with the United Nations in the Asia Pacific region. Shrijna joined the CURCE team in July 2022 as a graduate assistant. Alongside working with CURCE, Shrijna coordinates Rockefeller College's capstone for its Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Administration candidates with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).


Chelsea Holwell, Social Media Assistant

Chelsea Holwell is currently an undergraduate student at the University at Albany, who will graduate in 2025. Chelsea is majoring in psychology but has the hope of changing it to something business related. She  joined the CURCE team in February 2022 where she will help manage their social media accounts.