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Meet the Team

Meet the NVU-Lyndon First-Year Experience Team

Paul Levine
Director of Student Life and First Year Experience
“I am originally from New York City. However, I have spent a considerable amounts of time in Central New York in various Student Affairs leadership in Higher Education. I’m passionate about assisting students find the right fit in their college experience and thrilled to help students explore all that Northern Vermont has to offer. I’ve found that the students who thrive here have a common passion for learning, are highly motivated and are engaged in the things that they enjoy. Are you interested in learning more about extensive offerings in classes, extracurricular, food and athletics? This is my first year on the First-Year Experience team, and I cannot wait to get to know you all. Reach out to me so we can talk about what awaits you here at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon!”

A dark haired girl sits in a news studio behind a desk. She is wearing a dress and smiling at the camera with her head tilted. A screen behind her says "news7"Alexandra Huff
“Hey, all! My name is Alexandra Huff, but most people call me “Huff.” I am a fifth-year student at Lyndon studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism and Digital Communications, PR and Marketing. I’m also minoring in Commercial Production and Business. But, when I’m not in the classroom or News7 studio, you can find me writing for the student newspaper The Critic. I am originally from small-town Wellington, Maine where my family owns a dairy farm, but I moved to the Lyndon area with my partner and cat (Sneaker) last year.”






A young man with short hair and a beard wears a dark blue hoodie and smirks at the camera.Zach Blaser
“Hi everybody, my name is Zach Blaser. I’m a fourth-year student getting a degree in health and exercise science, independent study. I was born in Sicily, Italy and have lived in 3 different countries in Europe for a total of 10 years. You can typically find me in the campus fitness center located in S.H.A.P.E.”







Brianna OrbenA girl with brown hair pulled into a bun is working in a lab, she's wearing a lab coat and safety goggles.
“My name is Brianna Orben and I’m from the Salisbury, MA and Danville, NH areas! I am a non-traditional, transfer student with a previous degree in Biotechnology, and now I’ve decided to pursue art as my career (studying Animation/Illustration). I worked in the biotech industry for five years in the lab and in regulation, and still have an amazing passion for all things STEM. I love being able to enjoy both art and science! I am also a board member of our theater club, the Twilight Players, and work many jobs on campus. Please come and say hi when you see me around!”






Erica SheaA strawberry blond girl in red glasses smiles at the camera. She's standing outside wearing a plaid button up shirt.
“Hey, everyone! My name is Erica Shea, and I’m from Bellingham, Massachusetts. You will see me around campus a lot. I’m the president of Campus Activities Board (CAB) and a Student Government Association (SGA) representative for Dance Ensemble. Fun fact: I bring my cat on campus, named Koko, as an emotional support animal. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!”






Ty SilveriaA young boy seems to be hovering in the air in a meditation positions, he smiles at the camera.
“Hey, everyone! My name is Tyler Silveira. I am a second-year at NVU-Lyndon studying Natural Science. I am from Waterbury, Vermont, where I grew up skiing.”