HS Educators Presenter Bios
High School & Community Relations Team Manager
Mary Cuomo's background as a professional singer makes her public speaking skills particularly unique as she is currently lead vocalist with the wedding band, "Stolen Moments." With early experience in healthcare management, sales and customer service and as an Admissions Counselor at CW, her focus is now as a communications professional inspiring high school students and adults to pursue their career goals through education.
Mary is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Education at Concordia College. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Concordia College and an associate degree from The College of Westchester.
Presenter, High School & Community Relations
Andre Hooks has extensive experience working in college admissions and recruitment and his background as a youth mentor and former AAU basketball coach for Riverside Church in New York motivated him to nurture and build relationships with students, parents and educators throughout NYC. Andre's previous experience on Wall Street in the litigation support and document management industry paired him with some of the top fortune 500 law firms in the world. Andre is an avid soccer player who played 4 years in college and was a member of the Empire State games.
Andre has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Elmira College.
Colleen Barnes McNicholas
Community Engagement Coordinator
Colleen McNicholas is an academic event professional who coordinates college preparatory and social events for high school students. Colleen believes every student deserves an opportunity to pursue a degree that will inculcate skills needed to help them pursue their dream career. Colleen is also a competitive Scottish Tenor Drummer with the Bergen Irish Pipe Band of Dumont, New Jersey.
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Manhattan College.