Colleen Parisi graduated from UNH in the Spring of 2020 with a major in Psychology and a minor in sociology. During her four years at UNH, she worked as a CFAR Academic Mentor, working one-on-one with students on study strategies, time management techniques, and ways to be a more efficient and effective learner. Her favorite thing to do with students is to create colorful calendars, to-do folders, and other time management tools together.
After graduating from UNH in the spring, Colleen enrolled in Providence College’s Master of Education in School Counseling program. She packed up her apartment in Durham and moved to Providence, RI with her best friend/college roommate and her brother. She currently takes her grad school courses remotely and will continue to work remotely this semester for CFAR as an Educational Counselor. In addition to working for CFAR, Colleen also works in Rhode Island as a private in-home support person for elementary and middle school students who are learning remotely due to COVID.
Colleen grew up in Salem, NH and graduated from Salem High School in 2016. Her prior experience in working with students (aside from CFAR) includes working as an elementary school counseling intern, a substitute teacher, a nanny/babysitter, a 7th grade math class intern, a camp counselor, a cheerleading coach, an Assistant Teacher, and various other positions. She loves working with students of any age and is thrilled whenever she can gain experience with students in different settings.
Outside of work and school, Colleen loves to sing, draw on her iPad, create crafts with her Cricut Maker, and play with her dogs. While enrolled at UNH, Colleen was the Public Relations officer of her a cappella group, the New Hampshire Notables. She misses being a student at UNH and is so excited to be able to continue working with UNH students this semester.