Leaders for the 2018 Orientation Program
Amanda is a full-time staff person in our Campus Life & Leadership Office and runs the Office of Student Engagement at Holy Family where she oversees campus clubs, club sports, leadership programs, campus events, and new student orientation. Amanda can help you with anything relating to Orientation, including any questions you may have about staff selection, future planning, and how to become involved on campus.
- Student Affairs Administration, M.A. from Michigan State University
- Psychology, B.A. and Theatre Performance and Leadership Minors from University of Delaware
Fun Facts: Some of Amanda’s favorite things are loose leaf tea, mermaids, intersectional feminism, board game nights, Spotify’s “All out 90's” playlist, and the Firefly Music Festival.
Student Engagement Summer Intern
Jacqui's biography is coming soon... please check back!
Gerome Gutierrez is a senior general track psychology major with a minor in childhood studies. Gerome is returning to the orientation team this year as an orientation co-director, previously Orientation Leader, while concurrently being a summer resident advisor (RA). He is going into his fourth year as a Student Ambassador on campus. His favorite TV show is The Office, and he loves to spend his free time with friends and going on adventures. Gerome is very excited to meet everyone this summer!
Abby Benincasa is a second-year Sophomore nursing student. She is a transfer student from Kutztown University. She enjoys going to the beach, shopping, reading, going to the movies and being outside. Her favorite shows are Friends, Gossip Girl and Law & Order: SVU. She is also part of the Student Nurse Association at Holy Family, Mini Thon, and Campus Activity Board.
George Dorsey III is currently going on to his sophomore year at Holy Family. He was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut and spends most of his time running cross country and track & field for Holy Family athletics.
Jenna Heath is a sophomore nursing major with a Spanish minor. Her long-time goal is to be a forensic nurse for the FBI. Jenna is on the women’s lacrosse team here at Holy Family. Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being an active member of the school community.
Latify is an upcoming junior Nursing major and a Holy Family athlete. She plays tennis for the university and is also a member of several clubs on campus including Student Government Association, Club Fusion, B.L.A., and Student Nursing Association of Holy Family University.
Julia Matarazzo is a communications major on the public relations track and is from Northeast Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Saint Hubert’s High School. Julia is outgoing with a passion for event planning and looks forward to meeting everyone!
Jen Peters is a Senior Communications Major with a Media Studies Track and a minor in Social Media. She is a Returning Orientation Leader from last year. She is also a Resident Advisor (RA), Student Ambassador, the Social Media Manager of Habitat for Humanity’s Holy Family University Campus Chapter and President of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.
Charnel is a sophomore with an undeclared major but is leaning toward psychology, with a minor in art therapy. She is on the winter and spring track teams and plans on joining cross country next season. During the summer her favorite place is outside, which is why she is a lifeguard at an amusement park. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite football team is the Steelers. Favorite quote: "Life is a sport. Make it count." -Nike