Meet Our Team

Aidan Reilly

Aidan Reilly

Year: Junior
Major: Professional Communications, Psychology
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
What I love about FSC:
What I like about Farmingdale is all the resources it offers for its students. The college really prepares you for your professional and personal growth as you enter the world.
Campus Involvement:
Rambassador; Research Assistant; Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Campus Tour Guide
Interests & Hobbies:
Helping others feel good about themselves, traveling to NYC as often as I can, volunteering, and advocating for mental health and animals.

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Amelia Pakarati

Year: Junior
Major: Professional Communications
Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY
What I love about FSC:
I appreciate how well the campus takes care of itself and its students. If feels like it works constantly to create more space, more beauty, and more opportunities for its students. In addition, the staff help me to not feel like a number whether in the classroom or elsewhere.
Campus Involvement:
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, President’s List
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
My favorite Farmingdale memory so far is of attending the mascot reveal of the new Ram-bo. It was incredible to see so many students coming together between classes for the event. Whether people came by themselves or in groups, the feeling of excitement was shared among all.
Interests & Hobbies:
Singing, drawing, cooking, Anime, Disney, traveling, and animals.

Carissa Pendersen

Carissa Pedersen

Year: Junior
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Hometown: Mastic, NY
What I love about FSC:
My favorite thing about Farmingdale was my ability to come here and excel in school. I have all the resources I need to meet all of my goals. I also had a great experience living on campus. I was able to learn a lot about myself as well as make life long connections with great people. I have so many memories here at school. I got to dorm with my best friend from high school, I met so many great people who I shared great times with. I met my boyfriend in the doorway of 2R in Orchard Hall. I made the dean’s list every semester and even started my own club where I still serve as president. I don’t think that I can chose just one. I am proud of all of my accomplishments and hold all of the memories I have made dear in my heart. I can only hope for more.
Campus Involvement:
President, Health Awareness Club
Interests & Hobbies:
Reading, kickboxing, and yoga

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Gianna Zizza

Year: Sophomore
Major: Liberal Arts
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
What I love about FSC:
I love that I feel like I can actually become something greater than I thought in high school. That there are teachers here who want to help me to achieve greatness.
Campus Involvement:
Dean’s list
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
My favorite memory so far is making a free airbrush t-shirt at one of the campus barbecues and riding the spinning roller coaster with my nursing friends.
Interests & Hobbies:
Video games, cooking, playing with my rabbits, and crocheting.

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Ineze Thompson

Year: Freshman
Major: Computer Programming and Systems
Hometown: Freeport, NY
What I love about FSC:
I love the atmosphere around campus. It’s nice, small, and comfortable. The professors here are very friendly and with the help of some friends I made here, I’m choosing to change my major to Visual Communications and minor in Computer Programming and Systems.
Campus Involvement:
Women in computing, gaming club
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
Making some new friends in a completely different school.
Interests & Hobbies:
Digital art, drawing, reading, and hands-on work.

Jennifer Bove

Jennifer Bove

Year: Senior
Major: Medical Laboratory Technology
Hometown: Seaford, NY & Hillsborough, NJ
What I love about FSC:
There are many things I love about FSC! But my recent favorite is the new library amenities. The study stations and rooms with large screens and white boards are key for group study!
Campus Involvement:
Activities Director, Student Nurses Association; Student Representative, BS Curriculum Board; Present Peer Mentor
Interests & Hobbies:
Hosting get-togethers and game nights, reading, cooking, and crocheting

Jillian Horan

Jillian Horan

Year: Junior
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Levittown, NY
What I love about FSC:
I love the fact that Farmingdale is so close to home and I love the atmosphere. Both faculty and students are so welcoming and willing to help. Farmingdale offers many opportunities to students to succeed. I have had such a great experience thus far.
Interests & Hobbies:
Hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and shopping

Joseph Lupo

Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Kings Park, NY
What I love about FSC:
What I love about Farmingdale is the incredible affects it has on the surrounding community. The administration has many outreach programs for various fields. This extends to the nursing program in which there are countless opportunities offered to students. These outreach connections benefit the various Long Island communities as well as fostering growth in those students that participate in them.
Campus Involvement:
Student Nursing Association and President’s List
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
Farmingdale has many exhibits featuring artists who work in various mediums that range from sculpture to fine art. One of my favorite memories at Farmingdale so far was when Kevin O’Callahan exhibited some of his fun and whimsical 3D design art and sculptures. Looking at all the art exhibits with friends was one of the first introductions I had to all the fantastic things Farmingdale offers students.
Interests & Hobbies:
Watching baseball, hockey, and football; video games, and anything computer related

Julio Macias

Julio Macias

Year: Junior
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Hometown: Flushing, NY
What I love about FSC:
I love Farmingdale State College because it’s a friendly campus with a diverse population of students. There is always someone new to meet on campus. In addition, the small classroom sizes are small and allow me to speak to my professors’ one on one.
Campus Involvement:
Residence Hall Association, RamFest committee
Interests & Hobbies:
Gardening, video gaming, reading, and jogging

Justin Micozzi

Justin Micozzi

Year: Junior
Major: Business Management
Hometown: St. James, NY
What I love about FSC:
What I love most about Farmingdale State College is all of the different opportunities that the school offers through extra-curricular activities. There are so many great programs that Farmingdale offers for students to get involved in that can really build a foundation for future success.
Campus Involvement:
Roller Hockey Team, Head of Senate for the Student Government Association.
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
My Favorite memories so far from FSC have come from me playing on the schools roller hockey team. There really is no better feeling proudly representing my school on and off the rink.
Interests & Hobbies:
Hockey, Volunteer Fire Department, and my family

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Katerin Melgar

Year: Freshman
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Hometown: Hicksville, NY
What I love about FSC:
What I really love about FSC is the small campus. It is really east to get around and not long walks from class to class. Farmingdale also has a great environment, everyone is really nice including the students and the professors. This made it easier for me to make friends and close relationships with professors.
Campus Involvement:
Love over hate treasurer, Ram Program member
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
My favorite memory from Farmingdale so far was the welcome dinner from the RAM Program.
Interests & Hobbies:
Reading, shopping, baking, and drawing.

Liam Cullen

Liam Cullen

Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Bohemia, NY
What I love about FSC:
What I love most about Farmingdale is the people who I’ve met. I’ve encountered many people and made new friends who never fail to put a smile on my face.
Campus Involvement:
CSTEP, Rambassadors, and Student Nursing Association.
Interests & Hobbies:
Working out, enjoying music, and spending quality time with friends and family

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Year: Senior
Major: Bioscience
Hometown: Lindenhurst, NY
What I love about FSC:
What is not to love here at Farmingdale State College (FSC) is more of the question. Farmingdale offers opportunity for each student to work hard and to achieve their goals and dreams in the profession they seek. The staff and professors here connect with each student on a more personal level to offer solutions for their needs and to assist in every possible way they can.
Campus Involvement:
President, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society; President, Golden Key Honor Society; Senator, Student Government Association; and Campus Activities Board.
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
I have many great memories here at Farmingdale but a few that I have is having the honor to be a leader for all my honor societies and for SGA to try and establish a better Farmingdale community for tomorrow and to have an ever-lasting impact here at Farmingdale State College. I want to look back on my college career and tell others how I became involved, helped, made changes, implemented new innovative ideas while overall creating a picture-perfect memory that I can reflect on.
Interests & Hobbies:
Helping others, volunteering, New York State Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, and a water rescue diver and swimmer for Lindenhurst Fire Department.

Sarah Kahn

Sarah Khan

Year: Junior
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Westbury, NY
What I love about FSC:
How could I possibly express this in 40 words? FSC is one of those places you cannot forget. The diverse students, friendly staff, and beautiful campus all come together to make it a wonderful college with great experiences.
Campus Involvement:
Farmingdale Fusion; Muslim Student Association; Vice President, Rambler Student Newspaper
Interests & Hobbies:
Reading, Writing, Singing, Dancing, Event Planning, Working Out, Music, Volunteering, and Trying New Activities.

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Sydney Matias

Year: Freshman
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Ronkonkoma, NY
What I love about FSC:
I love the atmosphere and the class sizes that help you get to know your classmates and professors better. I love that there are so many resources available for us all around campus. In high school people would look at school and saw it as a drag, but now school has become a place I can’t wait to get to.
Campus Involvement:
RAM Program
Favorite FSC Memory so Far:
I really enjoyed the roller skating event FSC had. It was so cool going to school at night and having a lot of fun with friends, it didn’t even feel as though we were in school. It was so much fun roller skating and dancing to the music by the DJ and also getting an air brushed t-shirt. That was really a fun event.
Interests & Hobbies:
Music, dance, photography, theater.