Meet the Student Team

 
 
 
Justin Rodriguez
 

Justin Rodriguez

Peer Career Advisor
 
Major: Criminal Justice

Class Year: 2021

Favorite Quote: “If you can't fly then run. If you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." 

Why do you love Penn State Abington: I like PSA because the staff & faculty here on campus are encouraging, and will work hard to assist you to reach your overall potential if you have the drive.

Advice you would give another student: I would advise students to get involved on campus and to become aware of their resources. You have every opportunity to show your greatness, and the time to get started is now.

 

 

Ilker Erkut
 

Ilker Erkut 

Peer Career Advisor          

Major: Psychology

Class Year: 2020

What do you like about PSU Abington: I love the unity and closeness because it is a small school

Advice you would give another student: Be honest with yourself. Self-awareness will make you both successful and happy. Happiness is the trait that people seem to forget.

 

 

 

Kristen Small
 

Kristen Small

Peer Career Advisor                               

Major: Criminal Justice

Class Year: 2020

Favorite Quote: “Don't worry about the glass being half empty or half full; worry about who is going to clean it when your done using it." 

Why do you love Penn State Abington: It's close to home.

Advice you would give another student: Make a friend in your major.

 

 

Kyra Fripps
 
Kyra Fripps

Kyra Fripps

Peer Career Advisor    

Major: Accounting

Class year: 2020

Favorite Quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

What do you love about Penn State Abington: The diverse group of students.

Advice you would give another student: Everyday is an interview, always be prepared.

 

 

 

Serena Young
 

Serena Young

Peer Career Advisor    

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Class Year: 2022

Favorite Quote: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

What do you love about Penn State Abington: I really like the size of the campus and how welcoming the faculty and staff are.

Advice you would give another student: My advice to students would be to step out of their comfort zones.

 

 

 

Erika Feather
 

Erika Feather

Data Specialist

Major: Psychology

Class Year: 2020

What do you love about Penn State Abington: I like the connections I've made here and how there is always someone there to help when you need it.

Advice you would give another student: Don't be afraid to ask for help when it comes to finding a major, job, career opportunities and talk to your advisers 

 

 

 

 

 Ilyssa Davis
 

Ilyssa Davis 

Event & Employer Assistant 

Major: Corporate Communications

Class year: 2022

Favorite Quote: " Two people can look at the same thing and see it differently."

What do you love about Penn State Abington: I love how small the campus is, people can know and remember who you are and the connections you can build.

Advice you would give another student: It's okay if you don't know what you want to do and if you make mistakes. It only helps you open your perspectives and find your way.

 

 

Nezome Pagan
 

Nezome Pagan

Office Assistant 

Major: Interdisciplinary Digital Studio 

Class Year: 2023

Favorite Quote: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”.  

What do you love about Penn State Abington: I like PSA because it’s in a township close to the city so it isn’t too hard to get access to some things. 

Advice you would give another student: I would advise other students to keep a planner or schedule book handy to keep track of events and assignments.  

 

 

David Eyan
 

David Eyan

Office Assistant  

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Class Year: 2022

Favorite Quote: "I am the wisest man alive for I know one thing and that is that I know nothing"

What do you love about Penn State Abington: I love Penn State because of the peace and quiet on the campus.

Advice you would give another student: Do not procrastinate.