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Toniann Chianese

Year: Senior

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Mount Vernon

Favorite food: Pasta

Sign: Leo

Color: Black

What is your motivation to succeed?

My motivation to succeed is my son and my desire to make something out of every opportunity that comes my way.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

I can ride a unicycle and I am very into crystal healing.

What are your long term goals?

My long-term goals are to become a creative writing teacher, possibly a published writer, and to live comfortably.

What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

EOP means an opportunity. It is a chance to go to college, despite the disadvantages you may have and despite anytime that you’ve been told you couldn’t.  EOP is a candle in the dark; giving you somewhere to go, somewhere to start, and people to fall back on.

What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

My most invaluable experience at purchase was the internship I was offered last semester that turned into a job and every experience involving the friends I have grown to love here at Purchase.