Name: Nora Krasowski ’10 (M.A.T.)

Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia

Education: B.S. in biology from University of South Carolina, M.A.T. in special education from College of Charleston

Job title: Lead Support Coordinator for the REACH Program

How long have you worked at the College? Since August 2013

What are your job responsibilities? You name it, I probably have done it at some point as the freshmen coordinator. But, to sum it up: anything that possibly needs to be done to help my freshman students reach their end goals of being gainfully employed and living independently. I especially help students to provide support within the areas of academics, socialization, independent living and career development.

What do you like most about your job? Graduation: It is the culmination of all four years for our students. I love to see how much they have grown and developed from the first day they stepped foot on campus and worked with me.

What question do you get asked most in your job and what’s your typical answer? Usually it is by my students and it is along the lines of, “How did you know that already? It just happened!” My answer: “Didn’t I tell you the first day that I find out everything? How else do you expect me to be able to help you?”

What’s your favorite location on campus and why? I enjoy meeting my students in the Stern Center Gardens because it is not a widely used space on campus and allows me to see them outside of my office.

What are your hobbies? I love to run – always have, and hopefully always will.

What personal and/or professional accomplishment are you most proud of? I think professionally it is when I see my students try something outside of his or her comfort zone.

Name a creative work (book, movie, performance, etc.) you enjoyed recently and why? Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. I saw the author Ty Tashiro speak at a conference and knew it might be a good resource.

What was your favorite TV show growing up? Perfect Strangers or really any show on TGIF [programming block] during that period.

What’s next on your bucket list? To travel to Vietnam.

What is something your campus colleagues would be surprised to know about you? That I was a ballerina up until I went to college – even dancing with the Joffrey Ballet in the Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center multiple times.

What was your first job? Working as a lifeguard.

What’s your favorite Lowcountry restaurant? Mex 1. It isn’t fancy, but then again, neither am I.

Describe your perfect day: Spending a day at the beach with my family – or really doing just about anything with my family, honestly. 

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