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Student Athletes Academic Advising Staff

Kristen Casamento
Academic Advisor, Learning Specialist, University College for Academic Success

Sports:
Men's Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Room:
130 Tootell
Phone: 401-874-5164
Email:
kcasamento@mail.uri.edu

Undergraduate School/Major:
Marist College, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts in Sports Communication

Graduate school/degree:
Masters of Education in Mathematics and Special
Education

What is it about working with UC students you enjoy most?
I like making changes in students' lives even though it may be small. Athletes are my chosen specialization. I relate to them and understand their struggles. I believe in what they can do and it takes a special talent to work with them. Seeing students succeed is the greatest part of my job. With every struggle there is a victory.

Something interesting you want to share about yourself (e.g. hobbies, interests, travel experiences etc.)
My hobby now is shopping. I love basketball, it has been a huge part of my life. I am a devote New York Sports Fan! I have been working with basketball for five years and I do not see myself advising or working with any other individuals. I love being an active member of the N4A and working closely with the LGBTQ committee within the organization. I have been the secretary of Region I for one year now and it is awesome to learn from some of the best around the country.

How long have you worked in University College for Academic Success?
Since 2012
Brittney Cross
Academic Advisor, Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator, University College for Academic Success

Sports:
Women's Basketball, Football 2, Women's Soccer

Room:
126 Tootell
Phone:
401-874-5170
Email:
bcross@mail.uri.edu

Undergraduate School/Major:
University of Vermont, BA Psychology

Graduate school/degree:
University of New Hampshire, Masters in Social Work (MSW)

What is it about working with UC students you enjoy most?
I look forward to being a part of each student's growth here at URI. From there first semester through graduation, they will discover what challenges them, what they flourish in and what means the most to them. It is an exciting trip filled with endless possibilities and I love to be a part of the ride!

Something interesting you want to share about yourself (e.g. hobbies, interests, travel experiences etc.)
I enjoy participating in anything active and outside! Depending on the season, you could find me at the beach, running, hiking, biking, playing tennis or skiing. I love doing all these things and just relaxing with my friends and family.

How long have you worked in University College for Academic Success?
Since 2013
Meredith Gibbons
Academic Advisor, Learning Specialist, Advising Program for Student-Athletes, University College for Academic Success

Sports:
Learning Specialist, General Education, Advising for All Sports

Room:
131 Tootell
Phone:
401-874-7494
Email:
mgibbons@mail.uri.edu


Undergraduate School/Major:
University of Rhode Island, Psychology Major, Physical Education Minor

Graduate school/degree:
Springfield College, Masters of Science in Physical Education, Specialization in Sports Psychology

What is it about working with UC students you enjoy most?
I love working with students and being able to help them see their full potential, both academically and personally.

Something interesting you want to share about yourself (e.g. hobbies, interests, travel experiences etc.)
My hobbies include being a hockey mom, soccer mom, and hiking and camping with my family.

How long have you worked in University College for Academic Success?
Since 2011
Jennifer MacNab
Academic Advisor, Learning Specialist, Advising Program for Student-Athletes, University College for Academic Success

Sports:
Baseball, Men's Track and Field, Men's Cross County, Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's Soccer, Men's Golf

Room:
133 Tootell
Phone:
401-874-4529
Email:
jmacnab@mail.uri.edu

Undergraduate School/Major:
North Carolina State University, BA Political Science

Graduate school/degree:
North Carolina State University, M.Ed. Counselor Education, College Student Development in Higher Education

What is it about working with UC students you enjoy most?
I love supporting and guiding the traits of dedication and hard work, possessed innately by college student athletes, into their academic pursuits. I particularly enjoy being able to help student athletes discover a passion for their classes and connect with the University within and beyond participation in their sport and major.

Something interesting you want to share about yourself (e.g. hobbies, interests, travel experiences etc.)
I'm an avid snowboarder and Boston Sports fan. In my spare time if I'm not on the mountain or watching the Bruins, I enjoy spending time with my family in Massachusetts and doing research on the honeybee, my favorite and often misunderstood animal/insect.

How long have you worked in University College for Academic Success?
Since 2013
Michael Scott
Academic Advisor/ Learning Specialist, Student-Athlete, Advisory Committee Advisor, Post-Graduate Scholarships mentor, University College for Academic Success

Sports:
Football, Rowing, Tennis, Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

Room:
126 Tootell
Phone:
401-874-7556
Email:
miscott@uri.edu

Undergraduate School/Major:
Harvey Mudd College Sociotechnical Systems & Psychology

Graduate school/degree:
M.S. Cognitive Psychology (Sport Psychology Concentration)

What is it about working with UC students you enjoy most?
Seeing the personal growth during their time as a student

Something interesting you want to share about yourself (e.g. hobbies, interests, travel experiences etc.)
I am a professional sports photographer and primary photographer for most of URI's sports.

How long have you worked in University College for Academic Success?
Since 98
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Advising Programs for Student Athletes
Three Keaney Road, Suite One, Kingston, RI 02881
Fax: 401-874-9259


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