Member Spotlight – February 2011
Rye, NY Age 24 HF Member 2 years
After graduating Siena College in 2009, it was only natural for Annie to begin the next step in furthering her education. She had always known that she wanted to work in a school but was now ready to explore the different directions her passion for education could take her. In the fall of 2009 she enrolled in Manhattan College’s Graduate Program where she also worked as a grad assistant for the Dean of Students.
A former high school athlete – she was always active but after 4 years of college life, Annie was more than ready to get back into shape. Shortly after graduating Siena she moved home and joined Healthy Fit. “I really had no excuse, I could come before work or after class and found myself getting into a routine” she says. “This fall while finishing my masters thesis, working out was the only thing that kept me sane!” While taking classes Annie has created bonds and developed motivational networks that have aided in this transitional time in her life. “I’ve never had as much energy as I do now and am hoping to kick it up a notch before summer! If I’m feeling unmotivated, I know taking a class will give me that extra push.”
This past December Annie finished her Masters of Arts in Counseling and recently took a position in the office of admissions as a Junior Counselor at Manhattan College. Her experience in working at the college during the time she earned her masters, has helped give her a well rounded perspective of higher education and just how important counseling resources are to students of all backgrounds. She hopes to find a permanent position in guidance counseling in the near future!
Her Favorite: Class at Healthy Fit: “Night Spinning! Cecilia always has a great playlist and I love the excitement and constant change of speed!” Way to Relax: A good work out, the sauna, and trip to the nail salon! Current Work Out Song: “Check it Out” by Will I AM ft. Nikki Minaj
*Photo taken in Guatemala, Dec. 2010, while Annie was chaperoning a service trip.
Cristina “Crissy” Andreoli
Social Media Representative, Mamaroneck
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