Diana Miranda ’97, (right) wanted to find the same things that her cousin, Thaina Gonzalez ’92, (left) found at SUNY Oswego.
“Thaina was so involved in the school,” said Diana, who is pictured here with Thaina and her brother, Rafael Giovanni Rodriguez ‘98, also an Oswego alum. “She brought that involvement home. We met her friends and saw how their relationships flourished. I wanted the same.”
Diana visited Oswego and even accompanied Thaina to some classes.
“The lecture halls left an impression, as they were completely different from my high school classes,” Diana said. “It made me feel like a professional at a conference.”
Today, Diana is a human resources professional in Buford, Ga. She remembers fondly the time she spent in Oswego—friends, the lake, Johnson Hall, snow storms, to name a few memories.
“We had to link arms to not fall or be blown away,” Miranda joked. “The list goes on.”
Today, Thaina is manager of executive offices/board liaison of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity in New York, N.Y. and a member of the board of directors for the Oswego Alumni Association. Rafael is in law enforcement for the federal government.