STEM Support Program Coordinator
Ian joined CFAR in the summer of 2019 as the STEM Program Coordinator. In his new position, Ian hopes to guide students to academic success through coaching and support in their respective fields of study. CFAR is delighted to have him join the team!
As a student, Ian studied medical biology at the University of New England while playing for the school’s hockey team. His experience balancing the demands of athletics and studies allows Ian to understand the time constraints and secondary obligations that students face during their college years.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree from UNE in 2014 and in the years following his graduation, Ian followed his love for hockey around the country. He used coaching to make an impact in his player’s lives and aid in their success both on the ice and in the classroom. In fact, two of his teams earned their institutions’ highest team GPA for the academic years in which he coached. Ian uses a coach’s mentality to highlight a student’s strengths while working to improve on his or her deficiencies.
It was Ian’s strong desire to break into the world of academia that lead him to pursue his accelerated Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2018. He graduated in May of 2019 from Elms College with a 4.0 and was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor’s society.
Outside of work, Ian still enjoys playing hockey and helping with the UNH men’s ACHA team. He also is active in the local music scene as a drummer for an act based out of Maine. He resides with his girlfriend and their amazing animals, Kimber (dog), Little Pirate (cat) and Bentley (a large 75 pound sulcata tortoise).