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Meet the Coaches

Meet the Coaches

Ms. Chelsea Allen 

Name: Ms. Chelsea Allen, Completion Coach

College(s) Attended: Rochester Institute of Technology 

Degree(s): BS Political Science  

Interests: Fashion, Music, and Traveling

Assigned Student Majors: Dietetics, Health & Wellness, Art, Art Education, Art History, Arts & Letters, Ceramics, English, English Education, Fibers, Interior Design, Spanish, Graphic Design, Metals/Jewelry, Music, Music Education, Painting/Drawing, Philosophy, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Television & Film Arts, Theater, Wood/Furniture & Writing-HA, Criminal Justice, Computer Information Systems, Electrical Engineering Tech- Electronics, Electrical Engineering- Smart Grid, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Tech

Office Hours:

Contact Chelsea:

Name: Ms. Sade Garcia, Completion Coach

College(s) Attended: SUNY Buffalo State

Degree(s): BS Psychology, MS Higher Education Student Administration

Interests: Music, Sneakers, Working out, and Helping people

Assigned Student Majors: Geography, Special Education, Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, History/Social Studies Education, Urban and Regional Planning, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Psychology

Office Hours: Monday 11a-1p, Wednesday 2p-4p, Thursday 12p-3p

Contact Sade:

Name: Mr. Zach Jones Butler, Completion Coach

College(s) Attended: Cazenovia College, SUNY Buffalo State

Degree(s): BS Sports Management, MS Higher Education Student Administration

Interests: Music, Traveling, and Sports

Assigned Student Majors: Business Administration, Communication, Journalism--NT, Media Production, Public Relations, Sociology, Business and Marketing, Career and Technical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Technology Education

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm, 1:30pm-3pm, Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, Friday 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Contact Zach:


Name: Mrs. Paula Love, Completion Coach

College(s) Attended: SUNY Buffalo State

Degree(s): BS Social Work, MS Higher Education Student Administration

Interests: Music, Traveling, and Cooking

Assigned Student Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Physics, Fashion & Textile Technology, Hospitality Administration, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, UNDECLARED

Office Hours: Various hours, please email to set up an appoinment

Contact Paula:


Name: Ms. Shawnte Wilson, Associate Director

College(s) Attended: Canisus College, University of Buffalo

Degree(s): BA English/Spanish, Masters of Social Work

Interests: Music, Traveling, Fashion, Makeup, and Volunteering

Assigned Student Majors: Assists coaches and works with any student in need

Office Hours: Various hours, please email to set up an appoinment

Contact Shawnte:



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