Lauren Crescenzo DeGasperis '00

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Friday Knight Alumni Spotlight Q&A

Tell us about yourself. Where you live now, career, and/or family news. What have you been up to since you left Geneseo? 
After (reluctantly!) leaving Geneseo after graduation, I earned my M.S. in School Counseling at the College of New Rochelle. After doing counseling work through Project Liberty and the NYC Dept of Ed, I started teaching Spanish in NYC. 18 years later, I’m still teaching 5th to 8th graders in the Bronx. I live in Chappaqua, NY (nope - not near the Clintons!) with my husband Phil, and three boys ages 12, 10 and 5.

What was your very first job?    
Day camp counselor

If you didn't have to sleep what would you do with the extra time?
Finally organize all my loose pictures into albums!

What is one thing on your bucket list?    
To attend a South Asian wedding and dance at the reception. :)

What would surprise most people about you?
Despite my love of people & kids, I enjoy being alone.

What is your favorite family vacation?
Exploring the Finger Lakes region.

What is your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?    
Baseball and I’ll always love The Rochester Red Wings.

What is your favorite meal and why?
Italian Easter breakfast - my parents make the most delicious, memorable spread. Wonderful memories as a child and my boys love it too.

What book(s) is currently on your nightstand?    
Where the Crawdads Sing, 50 Hikes in the Hudson Valley, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

What is your favorite Geneseo tradition?
The Northside-Southside Snowball Fight. :)

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