Get to Know: Mary Paulauskis, Senior Advisor

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Title: Senior Advisor

How long in your current position? How long at the school? One Year/9 years

What are the main reasons students, faculty, or staff would contact you for assistance?Students contact me to navigate their plan of study, to find resources to support their progression through the MSW program, and to help them understand certification and licensing requirements. I collaborate with faculty and staff to explore processes and procedures, to problem solve and to meet the needs of students.

What’s one effective (or ineffective) strategy you’ve used to work remotely during Covid?Knowing that I won’t be seeing students or my colleagues in person, I spend a bit more time on my e-mail correspondence, including words of encouragement or support.

What’s a recent book, movie, tv show, podcast, or album (or other) you would recommend and why?
I needed reassurance and familiarity, so I re-read Willa Cather and Penelope Fitzgerald. Thomas Wolfe is next! Krista Tippett and the On Being Project is my go-to podcast for my longer walks. She’s smart and she interviews people considering topics of interest to me.

Hobbies/other interests: Right now…Making masks! I’ve made over 350!