Kristen Casamento enters her sixth year in the University of Rhode Island academic advising office in 2016-17. In her role as learning specialist at Rhode Island, Casamento will coordinate and oversee the academic advising programs for the men's basketball, and softball teams.
In this role, she will be charged to maximize academic support services and work closely with student-athletes and coaching staffs to ensure academic progress requirements. Casamento will also oversee study hall sessions both on campus and on the road for the men's and women's basketball teams.
Prior to her arrival in Kingston, Casamento spent three years as a member of the Academics and Compliance office at Wagner College, including two seasons as Academic Resources Coordinator. In that role, she worked with all of Wagner's student-athletes in areas of scheduling, tutoring and time management. This past year, Casamento served as a co-curricular competency coach with Wagner's Academic and Career Development Center.
During her time working with Wagner's student-athletes, four teams earned Top GPA Honors in the Northeast Conference in their respective sports - men's basketball, women's swimming, women's soccer, and men's cross country.
A member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), she was presented with Wagner's Diversity Action Council Award for her work with the diverse community of student-athletes.
In 2011, Casamento earned her master's degree in adolescent education from Wagner, with a specific concentration in mathematics. She is a 2009 graduate of Marist College, receiving her bachelor's degree in communications with a concentrations in sports communications and mathematics. In her time at Marist, Casamento was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta and the Sigma Zeta honor societies for communications and mathematics, respectively. She also worked in the athletic department's academic center as a peer tutor.
As an undergraduate, Casamento served as team manager of the Marist softball team for four years and was a member of the 2006 team which captured the program’s first-ever MAAC championship.