Mary Schiavone joined the iSchool on November 29 as an office support specialist. She serves as the primary receptionist on the fourth floor at 614 E. Daniel Street and provides administrative support to the Undergraduate Affairs Office.
Prior to joining the iSchool, she worked on campus in the Business Office of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, then provided administrative support for the Geotechnical Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. While she was an undergraduate at UIUC majoring in history and English, Schiavone worked in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library within the University Library.
"I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone in the iSchool," said Schiavone. "It's been a great environment so far, and I'm thrilled to contribute to it. I'm also looking forward to seeing how the undergraduate program grows and develops—it's very exciting to be a part of something so new!"
In her free time, she cares for her "excessive collection" of houseplants—which has also prompted her to start researching the history of houseplants. She also enjoys reading and reviewing books and webcomics, training her dog for agility competitions, and baking.