Academic Support Services

Meet the Academic Coaches

Megan Morrissey

Megan Morrissey
megan.morrissey@msmc.edu

Megan was raised in Montgomery, NY where she still lives today. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in May of 2010 with a BA in Communications. During her senior year of college, she realized that she no longer wanted to pursue a career in communications. With the help of her academic advisor, she re-discovered her love of helping others. She graduated with her MS in School Counseling from Long Island University in May of 2012 and began working in the Center for Student Success in August of 2012 as an Academic Coach and Advisor. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the incoming freshmen and helping them discover more about who they are.

Kristy O'Brien

Kristy O'Brien
kristy.obrien@msmc.edu

Kristy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta in 2009. After earning her degree, she returned to her hometown of New Paltz, NY to earn a Master of Science in School Counseling at SUNY New Paltz. While pursuing her master’s degree, she interned as a School Counselor at both Kingston City High School and New Paltz High School, and was an Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach for SUNY New Paltz. In July 2011, she began working at Mount Saint Mary College as an Academic Coach/Advisor. She enjoys working with students, helping them identify their personal strengths and their goals, and guiding them to become successful in college and in life. She looks forward to developing a rapport with each student that she work with and being there to support them on their journey.

Racheal Shertzer

Racheal Shertzer
racheal.shertzer@msmc.edu

Racheal was born and raised on Long Island, and is originally from East Setauket, NY. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2005 with a BA in English and a concentration in Secondary Education. While searching for a teaching job, she completed her MA in English Literature in 2008, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric in 2011. Through her love of education and helping young adults, she discovered a passion for mentoring students as they pursued their dreams through higher education. Her favorite part of working with first year and college students is watching them uncover their strengths and succeed in ways they never believed they could. She looks forward to meeting new students and making their experience here at the Mount a great one.