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Contact a Pride Guide

You can reach out to one of our Pride Guides at prideguides@hofstra.edu for any questions you may have about life at Hofstra. Be sure to include the name of the Pride Guide you wish to contact in the subject line of your email.


Lamar Duff

Pride Guide: Lamar Duff
Hometown: Georgetown, Guyana
Major: Engineering Management
Class of 2021

Jackie Harris

Pride Guide: Jackie Harris
Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Class of 2021

Annemarie LePard

Pride Guide: Annemarie LePard
Hometown: Higganum, CT
Major: Journalism
Class of 2022

Jason Lieberman

Pride Guide: Jason Lieberman
Hometown: Abington, PA
Major: Education
Class of 2022

Genesis Miller

Pride Guide: Genesis Miller
Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Major: Industrial Engineering
Class of 2022

Alyssa Minkoff

Pride Guide: Alyssa Minkoff
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Major: English
Class of 2021

Gabby Polito

Pride Guide: Gabby Polito
Hometown: Whitestone, NY
Major: Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Class of 2022


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Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Meeting new students and showing them about the place I hold so dearly to my heart.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Steven Patten. He used to go here and he’s my absolute favorite person on this planet. I thank Hofstra for introducing me to my lifelong best friend —I’m on the phone with him right now.

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: That’s hard... it depends what mood I’m in.

Favorite dessert: Cheesecake

Amudalat Ajasa ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Getting to know the different people that make up the student body.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Dr. Cindy Bell in the Music Department. She’s always been there for me, both academically and personally.

Favorite season: Summer. I was born in the summer and involved with a summer camp that holds a lot of fun memories for me.

Favorite smell: Pancakes and syrup.

Favorite food: Ham.

Favorite dessert: Cake, I guess. I don’t really do sweets.

Tyson Brice ‘20

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: I love that there is something for everyone, no matter what your interests are. Everyone is so accepting that it makes it easy to find your place and feel at home in the Pride.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My roommate! We have been living together since our freshman year and have been inseparable since.

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: Any type of pasta

Favorite dessert: Brownies

Tori Carrubba ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride is that I always get to see my friends and familiar faces around campus. I also love that I can really get to know my professors and they are always there to help me.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person at Hofstra is Andrea Nadler. Andrea was my admissions counselor and from the moment I met her she was positive, cheerful and encouraging. Andrea truly cares for each and every one of her students and I am lucky enough to be one of them.

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Freshly-Baked Cookies

Favorite food: Penne Alla Vodka

Favorite dessert: Ice Cream

Kirsten Cecora ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The people! Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Professor Morosoff. He is a very encouraging and helpful professor and made me love PR.

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite smell: Fresh linen

Favorite food: Any type of pasta dish

Favorite dessert: Lava cake

Melanie Clark ‘21

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite part about being in the Hofstra Pride is that people know me. They know what I study, what I’m interested in, and what my aspirations are. I don’t feel like just another face in the crowd.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite professor at Hofstra is Dr. Katie Sell. Dr. Sell is the director of the Exercise Science Program. She is the sweetest woman and an amazing professor that cares about her students. She makes every effort to maximize the learning potential of her students. I will miss her after I graduate!

Favorite season: Fall because I love when the leaves change colors, and it’s football season! But I also love summer because I love the beach!

Favorite smell: Pine Trees

Favorite food: New England Clam Chowder

Favorite dessert: Cheesecake

Lizzie Colgan ‘20

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride is all of the cool clubs I've been able to join and the friends I've made!

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person at Hofstra is the Math Department secretary, Christine. We can sit and talk for hours about anything that comes to mind. She always makes me feel welcome and at home in my department!

Favorite season: Summer!

Favorite smell: Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies!

Favorite food: A cheeseburger and fries!

Favorite dessert: Cheesecake!

Brandon Crofts ‘20

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Being able to be part of many different clubs and organizations where I’ve met lifelong friends :)

Favorite person at Hofstra: Houston because he is the most down to earth person I’ve ever met. He genuinely cares about every student here and always supports every event on campus.

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Lavender

Favorite food: BBQ ribs

Favorite dessert: Cheesecake

Kennedy Cymerman ‘20

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride is the constant feeling of being home! Home is only 40 min away but never do I feel homesick because being here is my home away from home.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite people at Hofstra are Roosevelt Smith and Deysi Aguilar. These people are in charge of the NOAH Scholars program. They have helped me so much throughout my time here. I truly appreciate the opportunity I have been given and the constant support I receive to continue to do better. :)

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite smell: Fresh laundry

Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite dessert: Flan

Liliana De Los Santos ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Having so many resources in New York City.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite professor is Professor Morosoff, he is very kind and helpful. He makes the PR program very fun and interesting.

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite smell: When something is freshly baked.

Favorite food: Hummus! Any flavor I love.

Favorite dessert: Cookies, especially the ones from Schmackary's.

Danielle Feldman ‘21

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Great internships

Favorite person at Hofstra: Santiago Slabodsky. He is a great professor and has been a great person to get to know!

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Lavender

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite dessert: Nutella Crepes

Amanda Geffner ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: From the minute I walked onto Hofstra's campus I knew that I belonged. From my first tour at Hofstra to now, everyone has been so accepting and welcoming. I know that the friendships I have made here will last a lifetime.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person at Hofstra is Dr. Morris, who was one of my education professors. Since the first day of class, he always has been super helpful. He truly cares about his students. Dr. Morris became a mentor to me throughout my process being in the five-year education program.

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Vanilla Bean

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite dessert: Gelato

Gabby Gentile ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Having a community to support me in all of my academic and career goals. I feel like I’ve found my home, and coming to Hofstra has been the best decision of my life.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Kelly McMasters - director of the Publishing Studies program. She is literally my Hofstra mom. She has become my mentor, my advisor, and my absolute favorite person in this world. She is always willing to take the time to talk and help you through anything.

Favorite season: Autumn

Favorite smell: Chocolate

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite dessert: Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Cecilia Gray ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite thing about being part of the Hofstra Pride is the community I have! Everyone I have interacted with on campus has wanted me to succeed and be the best student I can! They go out of their way to make my experience at Hofstra the best it can be.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person at Hofstra is actually my first professor at Hofstra, Dr. Sharon Keller. She challenged me to think outside the box and become a better writer despite the fact that I am a science major. Her class helped me discover new interests and become a better student overall. Plus she is super funny and great with giving advice!

Favorite season: My favorite season is Fall because I love the leaves changing and pumpkin-flavored everything.

Favorite smell: My favorite smell is a campfire! The mix of wood and marshmallows remind me of summer back home!

Favorite food: My favorite food is chicken nuggets! It's pretty much all I eat.

Favorite dessert: My favorite dessert is New York Cheesecake! There is nothing better!

Tori Holton ‘21

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: I love the sense of community and being able to spot a friendly face every single time I step foot on campus. To me, that’s what truly makes it feel like home.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person at Hofstra is Dr. Caputi in the school of engineering. He is the director of the first-year engineering program and was one of the first people who made me feel welcomed at Hofstra. He encouraged me to work harder and continue on with engineering, which has been extremely impactful in my college career thus far.

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: French fries

Favorite dessert: Ice cream

Emily Hughes ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Meeting new people and getting close with everyone as a Pride Guides and in the office.

Favorite person at Hofstra: A bunch of professors I’ve had. For different courses, they all were very engaging and interesting.

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite smell: Chocolate cookies

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite dessert: Chocolate lava cake

Julianna Iovino ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The sense of community and acceptance throughout campus.

Favorite person at Hofstra: I love all the professors because they truly care about their students both in and out of the classroom.

Favorite season: I love them all!

Favorite smell: Freshly-baked cookies

Favorite food: Any sort of pasta dish

Favorite dessert: Root beer float

Jacqueline Kaider ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Being in an environment where the students are constantly working towards achieving their dreams!

Favorite person at Hofstra: All of the brothers/sisters in my fraternity/sorority because they've made Hofstra feel like home. :)

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Lavender

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite dessert: Milkshakes

Laramie Knox ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The endless opportunities.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My favorite person is Professor Lisi. She's the best professor in the world and really supports everything I do.

Favorite season: Summer

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite dessert: Ice Cream

Josh Philip ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The Computer Science program and being involved on campus as a member of the rock climbing club and being a tour guide.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Professor Scott Jefferies because he is an amazing teacher and mentor who displays tons of information to his students in an entertaining way.

Favorite season: Winter

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: Hamburgers

Favorite dessert: Cannolis

Gregory Quintanilla ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The bonds

Favorite person at Hofstra: My Acting professor because he has taught me so much.

Favorite season: Fall

Favorite smell: My shampoo

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite dessert: Brownies

Earl Rice ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: My favorite thing about being a part of the Pride is the strong sense of community on campus. All of the students genuinely look out for one another, and it feels rewarding to know that Hofstra students always come together to support important issues and bring about positive change on campus.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Dean Gioia Bales, the Senior Associate Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. She directly oversees the DUFE program, and I am so thankful that she recruited me to be a part of that program and for all of the support she has shown me both inside and outside of the classroom.

Favorite season: Summer - I love going to the beach and absolutely hate being cold.

Favorite smell: The smell of cookies baking - it's so comforting and homey.

Favorite food: Bacon mac and cheese

Favorite dessert: Friendly's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream!

Lauren Sanford ‘20

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: I love how dedicated everyone is. People at this school don’t do things halfway. Whatever they’re involved in, they put in 110% and it shows in the results of their work. It’s a really refreshing environment to be in!

Favorite person at Hofstra: Taylor Clarke!! She’s the editor-in-chief of The Chronicle and someone I really look up to. She has so much knowledge, whether it’s looking for internships in the journalism field, what classes to take or just advice about life in general, she’s one of the people I go to because I know I can always rely on her. I’m really lucky that we’ve become such close friends this year!

Favorite season: Autumn

Favorite smell: Lemongrass and Lavender

Favorite food: PASTA!!!!!

Favorite dessert: Chocolate Ice Cream

Gabby Varano ‘21

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: Being able to call Hofstra my home.

Favorite person at Hofstra: My amazing English professor from my first semester, Justin Colon-Rabinowitz because he showed genuine interest in my work, gave me some of the best feedback on my writing assignments, and was super helpful with adjusting his deadlines. He still says hello to me and remembers my name and face when he sees me around.

Favorite season: Autumn

Favorite smell: Vanilla

Favorite food: Fried Okra

Favorite dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake

Madeline Walsh ‘22

Favorite thing about being a member of the Hofstra Pride: The involvement on campus. I’m never bored. There’s always something to do and someone to meet.

Favorite person at Hofstra: Double answer – Myrna Fischbach and Ilona Pierce – because they are the two people who told me I could do a double major that’s never been done before. They’re my advisors.

Favorite season: Fall: I love pumpkin.

Favorite smell: Laundry

Favorite food: Mac n Cheese

Favorite dessert: Pie. Apple pie.

Lyndsey Yackel ‘20