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Professional Staff

Our team works year-round to provide support in the transition and onboarding of new students and their families. We oversee Orientation Leaders, Welcome Week Leaders, and Welcome Week Volunteers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at orientation@rochester.edu or reach out to one of us at the email addresses below. We can't wait to welcome you and your family to the University of Rochester community!

Office of Orientation and First-Year Programs Staff
crystal cusimano figueroa profile imageCrystal Cusimano-Figueroa 
(she/her/hers)
Senior Director of Orientation, Summer, and Winter Initiatives
crystal.cusimano@rochester.edu
amy gallo profile imageAmy Gallo (she/her/hers)
Program Coordinator for Orientation, Summer, and Winter Initiatives
amy.gallo@rochester.edu
justin bruce profile imageJustin Bruce (he/him/his)
Assistant Director of Orientation and First-Year Programs
justin.bruce@rochester.edu
shandra kieffer profile imageShandra Kieffer (she/her/hers)
Program Manager for Orientation
shandra.kieffer@rochester.edu