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Staff Coordinators

Aoife Iaria, Gwyn Wallace, Nick Valvano, & Leah Hornfeck

Hey everyone! My name is Aoife Iaria and I'm a junior Pharmacy major. Besides my love for Orientation, I'm also a huge fan of coffee, ice cream and spontaneous adventures (usually to go find coffee or ice cream). While I'm not originally from Pittsburgh, this city, and Duquesne have become home to me over the last few years. I encourage you to make the most of every experience you have here because Duquesne is truly an incredible place to learn, grow, and explore and the time you spend here will fly by! Definitely come to Orientation with a open mind, be willing to try new things, and talk to everyone you run into; you never know where you might find yourself or your next great adventure. There's something for everyone at Duquesne and I can't wait for you all to find your place here. Welcome to the Duquesne family!

Hey, my name is Gwyn Wallace and I am one of the Staff Coordinators for Orientation 2016. I am entering my senior year as an Early Childhood Education major, and am also an assistant teacher at the Duquesne Child Development Center on campus. One of my favorite aspects of Duquesne is that we have a great campus that is tucked away up on the bluff, but yet still next door neighbors to downtown Pittsburgh. My favorite hobby during the semester is to go try all of the amazing different restaurants in Pittsburgh. More than anything, I just love having fun and spending time laughing with people. Looking forward to bogging with all of you in August!!

My name is Nick Valvano and I am from Ellwood City, PA. I am a senior International Relations major and Economics minor and I also intern for Cold Spark Media in downtown Pittsburgh. I love being on the bluff because it is such a cohesive welcoming community where anyone and everyone can find a place where they belong. I like to run, bike ride, and just enjoy being outside. I find myself being a very approachable person and I enjoy meeting new people. I'm silly and often embarrass myself but I love to make people laugh and enjoy good company and the simple things in life.