Meet Past Scholars

Desiree Cameron-Ayeni

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Class of 2003

Job Title: Director of Student Financial Services
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hometown: Bloomfield

Community Service: Volunteer on the selection committee of the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation, mentor high school/middle school students on college access, education parents on money management and financial aid

Hobby: Large canvas abstract painting, cooking, photography, dancing to relieve stress


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Eastern Connecticut State University

Masters of Science in Counseling
University of Bridgeport

Masters of Business Administration
Albertus Magnus College

Ambition is what drives me to reach goals and to be the best leader possible. I channel my efforts to help students reach their goals by counseling and assisting in their development through the higher education experience, hence empowering them to take grasp of the most transformative parts of their lives.

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