After only visiting Philadelphia a few times in her life Lucia is extremely excited to discover the city of brotherly love and Arcadia University! She is eager to welcome new students with open arms and show them the amazing community Arcadia has to offer! Once students have made the transition into college life Lucia hopes to help develop their leadership skills and abilities within various settings on and off-campus.
Before coming to Arcadia Lucia most previously served as the Events Coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of West Georgia. During her time at UWG she completed her Masters of Education in the College Student Affairs program in 2019 where she learned how to support students throughout all stages of their college careers. Lucia also has experience from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served in the Office of New Student Programs overseeing the supervision of the Orientation Leaders and daily operations of fifteen summer orientation sessions. She also worked at Walt Disney World for over a year and a half as a participant on the Disney College Program where she mastered the skill of exceptional customer service and how to provide a magical experience for all.
Lucia's passion for working in Higher Education started from her involvement during her undergraduate career at Rider University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television. While at Rider Lucia served as an Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor and Campus Life Intern as well as oversaw the Relay for Life event on campus and served on the executive board of the Student Government Association.
In her role as Arcadia, Lucia oversees the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the fantastic Orientation Leaders as well as develops leadership initiatives for all students on campus including AULEAD Workshops and the annual Student Leadership Conference.
If not at Arcadia you can find Lucia belting out show tunes in her car and performing one-woman musicals in her living room. She loves to cook (especially Italian cuisine) and watch movies or television shows on the various streaming services. Above all else Lucia has a huge spot in her heart for anything Disney and visits Walt Disney World multiple times a year!
Hometown Milford, CT
University of West Georgia
Master of Education, Major in College Student Affairs