Joel ended his high school graduation speech with the following quote from the poem "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Strive to seek, to find, and not to yield." In his day-to-day adventures, he holds this quote at the front of his mind.
After winning the Connecticut Association of Schools Leadership Award during his senior year of high school, Joel felt confident in his leadership skills and was determined to make an impact at Quinnipiac University through his involvement in the different on-campus organizations the University had to offer. With his freshman year having ended in May 2016, Joel certainly found his niche and made his impact felt in the Quinnipiac community.
To date, Joel has...
represented Quinnipiac University at five (four regional, one national) National Association of College and University Residence Halls conferences,
represented his freshman residence hall as its president to the on-campus organization "Residence Hall Council" (RHC),
joined the RHC Executive Board as the National Communications Coordinator,
received the Q30 Television 2015 - 2016 Newscast Rookie of the Year award,
accepted a position as a production assistant with Quinnipiac Productions,
accepted a position as co-executive producer for the Q30 Newscast during 2016 - 2017,
hosted four Quinnipiac Live! streams for the office of admissions on the different schools at Quinnipaic, with the end goal of attracting potential students,
... and will serve as the programming and production manager for Q30 Television, overseeing the producers of all the station's shows in 2017 - 2018.
Additionally, Joel is a member of the Adobe Student Advisory Board. The Adobe Student Advisory Board is an exclusive panel of students that works directly with Adobe to shape the relationship between students and Adobe.
Over the summer when Joel is not working, he attaches a GoPro to the hood of his car and embarks on a road trip. Joel's favorite road trip destinations include Toronto, Lake Placid, Lake George, White Mountains, the Mohawk Trail, and right down the road to Mystic, Connecticut. While Mystic is only a 5 minute drive from his house, Joel claims that the drive can some times be a road trip thanks to I-95.
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