Our Resident Counselors are mature, enthusiastic, and all over 21 years old.
RCs live next to students in the residence halls (several RCs per floor), to ensure a smooth transition to college living. Students are divided into small groups of approximately 10-12, with their own Resident Counselor. Frequent RC group meetings provide a supportive environment for social and academic interaction.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Resident Counselor position, check it our Summer Jobs Page.
Authentic classes are taught by university instructors, graduate teaching instructors, artisans, and professionals. Most classes are small, collaborative, and interactive, making learning meaningful and fun.
Bob is a founder of Summer Discovery. He earned his BA in Political Science at Colgate University, studied communications at UCLA, debating and literature at Cambridge and music at the University of Madras, India.
A founder of Summer Discovery, Jimmy has traveled and studied all over the world, including Asia, India & Cambridge University in England. Jim earned his BA in Political Science from Hobart College.
Adriane received her BS in Finance (with minors in Economics and Spanish) at the University of Delaware. She has provided experiential travel opportunities for students for 15 years.
Stacey received her BA in Health and Human Services from the University at Buffalo. She has been affiliated with Summer Discovery since she was a student on a program many years ago.
Jenn earned her BA in Communications and Marketing from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has worked in college admissions and event planning prior to working full-time for Summer Discovery and is excited to spend another summer at UT Austin.
Susan earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a certificate in Occupational Therapy from Northwestern University. She joined Summer Discovery after a tenure in Marketing Communications in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Mary earned her BFA in Computer Graphic Design and her Master's in Interactive Multimedia Arts from Long Island University. She has been affiliated with Musiker Discovery Programs for over 10 years.
Miranda Chesson is the Director of Penn Summer Discovery. She has a BA and MA from University of North Texas in Communication Studies. She looks forward to another great summer in Philadelphia.
Cliff earned an MBA at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University and is a CPA in the state of NY. He came to Summer Discovery after a long career in the financial services sector.
Liz is in charge of hiring several hundred staff each summer. She earned her BA at the University of Vermont.
Teresa earned her BA in Marketing Management from Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. She joined Summer Discovery after 15 years in the ESL industry.
Liz earned her BA in English from SUNY Oswego. Prior to joining the Summer Discovery team, she worked with high school students and families for 15 years through test preparation and college admissions.
Tom received his BS and MS from SUNY Cortland. He is now a lecturer for the Department of Physical Education at SUNY Cortland.
Dan earned his BS in Physical Education and MS in Adaptive Physical Education from SUNY Cortland. Dan is certified in First Aid and CPR, teaches, and coaches football and baseball in Canastota, NY.
Amy received her BS in Mathematics from SUNY Cortland and Masters in Special Education from Sage Graduate School. She is a high school teacher and varsity volleyball coach in upstate New York.
Born in the Philippines, raised in California, Rouel received his BS in Social Science from Cal. State Polytechnic, his MA from Boston University, and his Ph.D. from Liberty University. Rouel works as an Assistant Principal.
Ellie received a BS in Communications Studies from the University of Central Florida and an MS from the University of South Florida. She is a certified Speech Pathologist.
Ron received his BA from the University of Maryland in Criminology and was a fraud investigator and security consultant in the insurance industry.
Jonathan earned his BA at Tufts University and his MA at King’s College London. He is now the Chairman of the history department at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego.
Jen earned her BS from the University of Maryland. Having previously worked in the Summer Discovery office, she is now a Health & Wellness coach in Massachusetts.
Tim earned his BS in Secondary Education/Math from York College of Pennsylvania and has worked for over 10 years as a math teacher in Pennsylvania.
Doug received his BS from Frostburg State and his MBA from Robert Morris University. He is a high school teacher in Maryland. In the past he has coached baseball and basketball and also worked for the Baltimore Orioles.
Sam graduated with a BS in History and Social Studies Education from NYU. He lived in Costa Rica, where he taught English and Social Studies at The Country Day School. He now teaches in Florida.
Maureen received her BA from the College of Saint Rose, a Master's from Fitchburg State, and a second Master's from Endicott College, all in Education. She is a high school English teacher near Boston, MA.
Theresa received her BA in Human Services from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, and her Master's in School Counseling from Lynchburg College. She is a high school counselor in Minnetonka, MN.
Maura received her BS from Penn State University and her MS from University of South Florida. She is currently a research assistant in a lab in Pennsylvania.
Allison earned her BA in Political Science from Colgate University and a Master's in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Fordham University. She is an alumna of Summer Discovery.
Jesse received his BA in English (with a minor in Secondary Education) from Hofstra University. He worked in college admissions and test preparation for four years before working full-time for Summer Discovery.
Tiffany received her BA in Mathematics at Framingham State University. She then earned her Master's of Education from Cambridge College.
Lauren earned a BA in Communications from Quinnipiac University. Lauren is one of the Directors of Penn Summer Discovery. She is also a Staffing Manager during the year and helps to hire the Resident Counselors for the summer.
Halley earned her Bachelor's in Merchandising and Event Planning from LIM College. She has worked and interned in several industries from Real Estate to Wedding Planning and Fashion Sales.
Erin earned her BA from UConn and her MA from Towson University. She currently works as a high school ESL teacher and a Quality Confirmation Specialist for Johns Hopkins University.
Lauren earned her BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Penn State University. She worked catering and events in hotels prior to working for Summer Discovery. She is excited to spend another summer in beautiful Ann Arbor.
Nick earned his BS from Ball State University. After receiving his teaching certification and teaching in Indiana for 6 years, Nick worked in the Summer Discovery office before moving to Austin, Texas where he is a College and Career Readiness Teacher.
BA, Salford University
Cert. of Ed, Cambridge U
MS, London University
BA, City College of New York
BA, Dowling College
BA & M.Ed, Emory & Henry College
BA, University of Alabama
BA, St. Joseph’s College
BA, SUNY Purchase
BA & MS, Illinois State University
BS, University of Tampa
BS, SUNY Plattsburgh
BS, Hunter College, C.U.N.Y.
BS, SUNY Brockport
BS, University of Hartford
BS, Towson University