Today I had the chance to sit down with Erik Colon, who is an Academic Counselor at Binghamton University in the State of New York. Erik and got to chat at ACPA (where we also had a lot of fun adventuring to get In-n-Out Burger) and I really had a great time getting to know him better. We talked about growing up in New York City, and taking a very long subway ride to get to school every day, the importance of mentors, giving back to one’s community, staying connected to family, getting involved in ACPA, and helping others navigate the student affairs grad school process. We also talked about dancing, holding into gifts from students, setting up a mellow office environment, music, jigsaw puzzles, the joys of finding love, and the energy that pets can bring.
A note about the audio: Erik and I couldn’t find a private space to have our conversation, so we had it in a corner of a hallway. You won’t have a hard time hearing our conversation, but there is some background noise that isn’t usually there.
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