Graduate Admissions Staff
Michael R. George, M.S.
Director of Graduate Admissions
Hometown: Lancaster, NY
Profile: Mike earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo then enjoyed a stint in advertising before returning to his alma mater to begin a career in college admissions. During his 20-plus years at Canisius he earned a master's degree in educational administration while developing expertise in enrollment management, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Fun Fact: Mike began donating blood in his senior year of high school. During his junior year of college, a friend who was studying to be a phlebotomist, encouraged him to donate platelets. Later that year he made his first donation and has been donating platelets since. He recently made his 165th donation of whole blood or platelets in September.
Kristen M. Adams
Hometown: Victor, NY
Profile: Kristen earned a B.S. in Childhood and Special Education from SUNY Geneseo and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Reading and Literacy B-12 there. During her undergraduate years, she did her student teaching in the Honeoye Falls-Lima and Fairport school districts. She acquired additional teaching experience from a practicum in other Rochester school districts. Kristen has also served as a lead pre-school teacher for the past two summers in Canandaigua and tutored for the Rochester Young Children's Academy. She will be working as a L.I.V.E.S Program teacher and graduate assistant in the Ella Cline Shear School of Education at SUNY Geneseo for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Upon earning her master's degree, Kristen hopes to have her own classroom at an elementary school or work as a literacy specialist. She really hopes to have the opportunity to teach English abroad in either Bali or Spain in future summers.
Fun Fact: Kristen has played piano for 14 years and has perfect pitch. She still takes occasional lessons from her 91-year-old teacher and can play every learned song from memory. Her favorite song to play is Fur Elise by Beethoven because it was her late grandmother's favorite song.