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    Meet Our Team

    Meredith Tornabene

    Director, Career Advising & Development
    Meredith joined Career Advising & Development in 2017, coming from the Career Center at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She previously worked in the Career Planning Center at Fairfield University, a fellow Jesuit institution. Meredith began her career in higher education at the University of Georgia as a graduate student pursuing a degree in College Student Affairs Administration. There, she advised the Multicultural Greek Council at UGA and then moved to Fairfield to work in the Office of Student Diversity Programs. Meredith graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Public Relations and holds an MsEd from the University of Georgia.

    Leslie Bailey Streissguth
    Associate Director, Career Advising & Development
    Leslie began her career journey at the University of Virginia, where she majored in Rhetoric and Communications, and went on to receive a Master’s of Teaching from Towson University. She pursued a variety of careers—working in a fast-paced newsroom in Washington, D.C.; teaching middle school English; serving as a volunteer in the Syracuse community and Syracuse City Schools; and teaching public speaking at Le Moyne College—before settling into her role in career advising.

    R.J. Rapoza
    Associate Director, Career Advising & Development; Co-Director of Manresa
    R.J. graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a B.S. in Education and Theatre Arts and M.S. from SUNY Oswego with the intention of being an elementary school teacher. Trying to find a job in a scarce market, R.J. re-purposed his skills, taking on roles in employee training, working at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, teaching at Finger Lakes Community College, and mentoring first generation college students. He comes to Le Moyne from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he served in their Center for Career Services.

    Christine Fahey '97
    Career Counselor
    Chrissy is a proud Le Moyne alumna with a B.S. in biology. Uncertain of how she wanted to utilize her skills and degree, Chrissy took on a few jobs, including a recruiting job with Aerotek, which places professionals in Fortune 500 companies in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL region. After trying a career as a pharmaceutical representative, Chrissy made the change from industry to the academy, earning a Master’s in Student Affairs Counseling from Syracuse University in 2015. She now utilizes the skills she gained throughout her different career paths to help students begin their own career journeys.

    Crystal Simmons '14
    Administrative Assistant
    When Crystal first started college at Morrisville State College, she was intent on becoming a diet technician. She transferred to Le Moyne and changed her major to communications, where she flourished. It was through the guidance of staff helping her hone in on her strengths and passions that helped her make the switch. Through this experience, she learned the lesson that sometimes it’s just as important to know what you don’t want to do as it is to know what you do want to do.


    Get in Touch

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    Reilly Hall 342

    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road,
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4185