Meet Enrollment Counselor Avery Lay

We have a great team of enrollment counselors here at PUC, ready to help you and your family with any questions you have, at any point throughout the admissions process. For the next few weeks, every Monday we’ll be introducing each one to you, to help you get to know them a little better.

This week, meet Avery Lay, the transfer student counselor!

You’ve had several positions at PUC. How do you feel that benefits you in your new position as an enrollment counselor?
Working around the campus has allowed me to learn a lot about PUC as a whole and the people that make this place a possibility for education and employment. It’s been fun getting all kinds of experience and learning things I never thought I would after college.

What do you like the most about working with transfer students?
Transfer students are very motivated which is really cool and inspiring. They also span a really large range of ages. It makes me feel good I’m not the only one still figuring out my life path or long-term career.

You once tried out for the basketball team at PUC, which is now the subject of a popular YouTube video. How did it go?
It was difficult, but I had a lot of fun trying out for the basketball team. I’m not an athletic person, but I wanted to support the athletic program since I enjoy it a lot. Aren Rennacker, who was on the team already, came up with the idea for a video and we both thought it would get a good laugh.

If you were choosing a movie to be shown at New Student Orientation, what would you pick? Why?
“Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)” because it can be enjoyed by all ages and it would trick people into thinking anime is cool.

What is your favorite part about living here?
The trees.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
The weight room.

What is your favorite place to eat in the valley?
Farmstead in St Helena.

What is the last book you read?
“Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin.

What’s one thing you would like to accomplish in 2018?
Explore more of Northern California.

What advice would you give to an incoming freshman or transfer student?
Try to have pride and confidence in yourself and in the things that make you happy.

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