It is a pleasure to announce Sam Thiry and Apsara Uprety to the DipCares team in the Office of Student Affairs. Hopefully, you will be able to meet these fabulous individuals in some capacity soon. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to them directly and introduce yourself!
Sam Thiry joined the F&Mily on August 15 in the role of Student Support Specialist. Sam is no stranger to our campus; she has been providing services to our students for over two years as the YWCA campus advocate. In addition to her advocacy role, Sam brings several years experience providing therapeutic support and guidance to women and children from across the city of Lancaster. As part of her new role with the DipCares team, she will be providing intervention and support services to students who are struggling, as well as educating our community on resources and strategies to support students of concern. Sam has a master’s degree in social work, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology, from Millersville University. In her spare time, you can find Sam walking her pitbull mix, Banksy, around campus, playing guitar and/or singing, gardening, and hiking. We are excited to have her join our team! Please feel free to welcome Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apsara Uprety joined the F&Mily on August 23 as a social work intern from Millersville University, working with the DipCares team on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Apsara is in the second year of her graduate program in social work at Millersville. Originally from Nepal, Apsara grew up mainly in Lancaster and is a graduate of the School District of Lancaster. Her past experience includes supporting the local migrant population, providing peer support and advocacy to Millersville students, especially Asian and Asian-American students, and working with refugee families. Fun/amazing fact: Apsara is trilingual: fluent in Nepali, English, and Hindi. During her time here at F&M, she hopes to continue her passion for working with students for whom English is not their first language, and destigmatizing mental health in general. Apsara has the special distinction of joining us as a PRIME grant recipient from Millersville, a program aimed at increasing equity and diversity in behavioral healthcare. We are really happy to have her! Feel free to welcome Apsara at email@example.com.