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Nesting with Stephanie Carnazzo

Stephanie Carnazzo
Residence Director Stephanie Carnazzo talks residential life on campus and gives us a tour of her Reynolds Hall office.
By: Sarah Sweeney

Nesting is a showcase of stylish campus spaces and the people behind them.

Fun fact about Stephanie “Steph” Carnazzo? Before becoming a Residence Director (RD), she almost attended Endicott.

“I even went on a campus tour and everything,” said Carnazzo, who attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell instead. But she never stopped thinking about the College, so when she saw a Resident Director position open up, “I applied and now we’re here.”

Another fun fact about Carnazzo? She was once featured on TeenNick as part of Nick Cannon’s New Year’s Eve special. “My friends still make fun of me,” she said with a laugh.

But even at Endicott, bad TV still fuels Carnazzo, who’ll kick off this academic year in her new Reynolds Hall digs with—not TeenNick—but Hulu and a little Love Island UK.

We recently chatted with Carnazzo about her office, living on campus, and loving reality TV.

What do you do at Endicott?

I’m the Residence Director (RD) for Reynolds, Hale, Trexler, and Brooks Halls—as well as the Tea House at Reynolds.  

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Why are you an RD?

I love connecting with students and having a stronger impact on the Endicott community. At UMass Lowell, I fell in love with higher ed. I went on to pursue my master’s at Central Connecticut State University, where I also worked full-time, so I got a lot of great experience.

What’s the best part of being an RD?

Connecting with and seeing students grow and learn in all avenues of life! Also, it’s a very short commute to work!

What should incoming students know about how RDs can help them?

We can help with an overview of concerns, whether it’s building-related, roommate-related, questions on getting involved, academics, and more. If we don’t have the answer, we know how to find it! We all want to serve as a resource for you.

What item in your apartment most embodies you?

My photos and my music art wall.Stephanie Carnazzo

What’s something in your space that reminds you of home?

My maps of the places I’ve lived.

What’s something you can’t live without?

Access to trashy reality TV—Love Island UK, The Bachelorette, Jersey Shore.

What is it like to live in your building?

Reynolds is such a fun tight-knit community! It’s just the right size to get to know everyone and feel connected.

What are some of the greatest perks of living in your building?

Reynolds’ backyard and porch area is so beautiful—a great place to sit out and relax. And the Oak Room is gorgeous—on top of all the other fun rooms that you get to explore in Reynolds!

Besides your apartment, what’s your favorite spot on campus?

College Hall patio! The Hamilton Hall lawn is underrated. And the beach, of course!

Where are some of your favorite places in the area to grab a bite or meet with friends?

Rev Kitchen & Bar is probably the place I go to the most, and I love the coconut margs from Bonefish Harry’s. Little Italy—their pizza is the bomb—and Howling Wolf Taqueria in Salem.

Stephanie Carnazzo

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