The Class of 2021 has reached new heights in an unprecedented time around the world.

Meet a few of our 2021 graduates below:

Ismael Cortorreal

Degree: Accounting BS
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Currently: Currently employed with Ultimus LeverPoint Private Fund Solutions in Albany, NY
“The HEOP program changed me from a student with no guidance into a leader.”

Tyler Simmons

Degree: Philosophy
Hometown: New York, NY
Currently: May 2021 HEOP Lonnstrom Award recipient. Accepted to Master’s of Criminal Justice Program at Rockefeller College in Albany, NY

“Without HEOP, I do not know where I would be. The love and support of the program provided me the endurance to succeed. To those in the future, don’t give up. The future is yours! Do the impossible!”

Matthew Woods

Degree: Marketing
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Currently: Media Operations Specialist at Bliss Point Media in New York, NY

“The HEOP program provided me with some of the best experiences I’ve ever had before. The amount of opportunities that have been given to me were endless, and I couldn’t be more grateful for it! HEOP at Siena is one of the greatest ever, and they really care about their students.”

Aliyah Wright

Degree: Sociology
Hometown: Inwood, NY
Currently: Enrolled in the Master’s of Social Work program at Adelphi University in Brooklyn, NY

"The HEOP staff always encouraged me to push myself and explore different aspects of Siena. HEOP has presented me leadership opportunities, allowed me to study abroad, and create memories that I will cherish forever. I will always be grateful for HEOP." 

Quran McIntyre

Degree: Communications 
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Currently: Service Specialist for Navient in Syracuse, NY

"Any obstacle you face in or out of school, you have a family full of love and support with Siena's HEOP program.”