Ashley Wassel received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007. She then went on to receive her Master of Education in Educational Psychology in 2009 and her Master of Science in School Psychology in 2010, both from Edinboro University. Ashley is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and is a certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania. Ashley has an interest in assisting students to reach their potential. Ashley believes that all students can reach their academic and personal potential, provided that they have access to the appropriate resources. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Emily K. Lottes earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The College at Brockport, State University of New York in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2010. Prior to arriving at Edinboro University, she worked in Residence Life at the University of Pittsburgh. Emily is passionate about working with first year students and helping them successfully transition from high school to college. If she could provide one piece of advice to students, it would be “Never be afraid to ask for something you want or need, and know the difference between the two.” Outside of work, Emily loves laughing, traveling, and living life with her friends and family.
Aarron Hunsinger returns to his Alma Mater after working in the field of behavioral health. Aarron received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Edinboro in 2009, and then in 2011 his Master Degree in College Counseling. Aarron is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Aarron has a special interest in the college population and enjoys providing tools to students to help them succeed. Aarron truly believes in order to be successful, students must receive a balanced, holistic experience while in college. In his free time, Aarron enjoys spending time with his dogs, outdoors, and home improvement projects.
Kate Damico-Upham received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and then went on to receive her Master of Education in Reading in 2011 at Edinboro University. Kate is a Pennsylvania State Certified Reading Specialist and a member of the International Reading Association. Kate has a passion for adult education and has been extensively involved in helping students plan for their future. She believes that each student has an individual set of strengths that makes them unique and important to Edinboro University. Kate is eager to help students access those strengths and help them evolve into self-regulated learners. In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Melissa Borgia earned a Ph.D. in Composition and TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a lecturer in English/ESL at the Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College in Erie. She is an active member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and College English Association, among other professional affiliations, and she has presented at several national conferences. She has published two professional articles. Dr. Borgia is also an online course designer/instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for teachers, and she consults with the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Tribal Historic Preservation Office, and Ganöhsesge:kha:’ Hë:nödeyë:stha, a Seneca school. She also holds two PA teaching certifications. Dr. Borgia enjoys gourmet cooking, reading, writing, the outdoors, gardening, playing flute and saxophone, painting, and photography.