Staff members tell us what’s on their summer bucket lists

Recently, 173 staff members told us how they hope to spend their time this summer. Thank you to all who took the time to answer the summer-bucket-list question (see responses below). All names were entered into a random prize drawing and the following colleagues are winners: Kate St. Marie, Housing; Bryce Serpe; Yale Health, Acute Care; Angelena Carfora Inorio, Yale Medicine Administration; Kathleen Rizzo, Yale Medicine, Central Business Office; Wendy Folsom, Pathology; Jill Jascha, Library. Congratulations!

Name Department What is on your summer 2019 bucket list?
Stacey Hampton Comparative Literature A day at the beach and a trip to NYC to take in a show on Broadway.
Ben Walter School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Seeing the mansions in Newport, RI
Guiovanna Carrion Library Security Sterling Memorial Library  Trip to Canada to the Niagara Falls!!!!!!! 
Emilia DeTullio Urology Spend more time with family ! 
Sandy Migliozzi Hospitality Spending time with friends and family both in and out of state, and a trip to Walt Disney World!!
Abbie Storch Yale University Press Biking the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail to Sleeping Giant and hiking!
Sabrina Balisciano Yale Health Plan Call Center I plan on hiking to see all of the waterfalls that are in Connecticut and taking in our beautiful views+
Jennifer Savinelli Yale Medicine, Credentialing I am going to Aruba.  Aruba is my second home where I am always guaranteed  the beauty of the turquoise sea and the cooling trade winds.  There is so much natural beauty and so many ways to relax.  It is the perfect place to relax, refresh and renew!
Joy Sherman Macmillan Center Sailing beautiful Long Island Sound!
Kristin Piscitelli Internal Medicine Section of Cardiology Bronx Zoo, Charleston SC
Cathy Barabas Physics Camping along the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts.
Ewa Duszkiewicz Cataloging  to travel to several islands in the Caribbean, adding more stamps into my passport…
Sara Carrigan Whitney Humanities Center To go to the beach more!  Its crazy to live so close and not enjoy it. 
Elisa Caciopoli Facilities This summer I am looking forward to spending some downtime with my family - we will be staying local - exploring CT as well as a few day trips to NYC and Providence. 
Amelea Lowery Yale Cancer Center To take the GRE, apply to graduate programs, visit Fire Island, visit P-town Rhode Island and hike Sleeping Giant. Will need to save the shark cage diving for next year. 
Emalie Mayo School of Drama Read more books! Current selections include “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn, “1491- New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles Mann, and “What Truth Sounds Like” by Michael Eric Dyson.
Terri Budney Payment Processing Block Island, U.S. Open
Barbara Corcoran Conference and Events Just able to hike Roosevelt National Forest (part of Rocky Mountains) in Boulder, Colorado
Joan Goldstein Lab Medicine YSM Musical events outdoors & trying new oysters from areas in the northeast  
Na’Taya C. Riley Yale Medicine, YPB Plastic Surgery Dept. My summer 2019 bucket list consists of two very overdue family trips to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA., and Boston, MA to visit the aquarium. 
Will Walker Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies To hike portions of the Appalachia Trail around New England with my soon- to-be 8 year old daughter. 
Tonya Daniels Yale Medicine To go on my first cruise in August 2019 and to have the time of my life. 
Jessica Rogers School of Management My summer 2019 bucket list includes soaking up as much sun as possible and attending local events like beach yoga and community fairs!
Elizabeth Bolster Yale School of Drama Taking a stained glass class at the Creative Arts Workshop. I’m in week 4 and I’m loving learning a new artistic skill set.
Chelsea Edwards Department of Emergency Medicine I would love to go hiking with my friends in one of the dark sky parks around the country, where I would be able to see the milky way without the amount of light pollution that we experience here.
Jill Feranec Dermatology  To travel back to Bermuda one last time
My husband and I went there 3x and then he got sick. I would love to take my daughter there to share with her what my husband and I shared and loved so much.
Karyn Turcotte Yale Medicine, Coding & Billing On my bucket list this summer is to visit Valencia, Spain—I have family living there presently and have always seen Valencia through pictures, but I would love to experience and explore it in person! 
Carolyn ScilliaBeams Pharmacology To spend family time with my kids before school starts and make fun summertime memories.
Chandra Kelsey Epidemiology & Public Health Canoeing at Yale outdoor recreation center!
Francesca D’Amato Yale Graduate Housing  To do the CT Wine trail and to eat at every outdoor waterfront restaurant on the shoreline. Wine and seafood, what could be better!?
Karen Yale Press I’d like to spend more time with my family at the beach.
Kristin Zanjani School  of Management - Finance & Administration  Italy! I’ve been waiting to be able to take this trip for 5 years! Finally it looks like it’s happening! 
Khadija El-Hazimy Medical Library Spend a week-end in Boston Area.
Christina Oddo Cardiology Rafted in the Grand Canyon! 
Julie McGarry Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence One thing on my summer 2019 bucket list is to eat vegetables from my first-ever garden!
Rachel Glodo School of Music Harvesting produce from my community garden plots (corn, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.)
Adeline Glidden Controller’s Office Going back to Mendocino, CA is on my summer 2019 bucket list.  Just planned a trip for mid September; can’t wait!! 
Grace Sexton Dermatology Do a three-day tech detox. Swim at sunrise or sunset. Start a water balloon fight.  Don’t worry, get messy with a piece of watermelon!
Mike Vaughn ITS Much Maine lobster
Paul Villemaire ITS Take three trips to Vermont.  The Stowe area is great during the summer.
Christine Vale da Serra YCCI Take my family to the shore to get some great seafood at a little lobster shack!
Jared Liu SOM Admissions Campaign for municipal office.  We’re raising our voices locally!
Katherine Faculty Research Management Services Next month I will be flying through the treetops and over Carver’s Falls in a ziplining adventure in North Carolina. I am super excited yet terrified all at the same time. My 13-year-old will be my partner so I have to pretend to be brave. 
Kate St. Marie Housing My summer 2019 bucket list includes taking a trip to Lake Quassy Amusement Park with my family! 
Elissa Watters Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery Acadia National Park
Dini Harsono Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS Visit a sunflower field; See Toy Story 4; Clean up the attic (donate, repurpose, recycle, throw away); Spend a day at a beach; Eat lobsters by the water in Noank (we do this every year with our cousins); Help daughter complete her summer reading challenge; Create a birthday board for daughter (another annual thing); Send postcards to loved ones from places we visit; Watch Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, Veronica Mars; Finish and submit manuscripts to journals (duty calls even in the summer, can’t help it!); Go to a conference (another “duty” but look forward very much to it!)
Katie Bussiere Yale School of Management Visit the Peabody Museum on a rainy summer day.
Neha Agrawal Information Technology Services Hiking and enjoying the wilderness @ Alaska—Denali National Park, Kanai Fords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park; @ Canada—Banff National Park, Jasper National Park.
Gloria Caprio Yale Alumni Fund - Development Office To spend more time relaxing—slowing down to enjoy the beautiful weather, walking down by the beach, and reading by the pool.  A trip to Italy is on my bucket list—I won’t be traveling this summer, but it is something to plan for in the near future.
Joanna Hu Internal Medicine I would like to go to the two national parks in Hawaii (Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes) as our family is trying to visit all the U.S. national parks. That is our bucket list since my recent 10-year survivorship anniversary. The two in Hawaii are the more difficult ones to visit due to logistics and cost.
Kenneth Hajducky Facilities Acadia National Park
Brittney Ehrler Department of Pediatrics - School of Medicine For my summer of 2019 bucket list, I plan on scratching off some great day trips doing the following:
1. Spending the day catching a tan and swimming in the ocean at Rocky Neck State Beach
2. Watching the sunset at Light House Beach in New Haven
3. Hiking at some of the beautiful State Parks through out Connecticut
Lin Wang Lab Medicine Bag all 48 New Hampshire 4000 footer high peaks. Climbed 42 so far. 
Bobby Berry Provost Office Bike across the entire length of Connecticut.
Lauren Langford Yale School of Nursing Lobster roll at the new Lobster Shack and at the always fabulous Lobster Landing!  Sitting on the outdoor patio at Chamard Vineyard in Clinton, and making a return visit to The Place in Guilford.
Teretha Brooks  Internal Medicine Take advantage of free entertainment offerings throughout the city.
Bryce Serpe Acute Care Stand-up paddle boarding
Maureen Velazquez Institutional Reporting & Analytics The Yale Chamber Music Festival at the Music Shed in Norfolk, CT. We attended the Brentano String Quartet’s renditions of Wuorinen’s “Josquiniana”, Bresnick’s “The Planet on the Table”, and Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major” on Saturday, July 13th. What a beautiful part of the state to visit! The brass ensemble’s performance during intermission was excellent as well. We look forward to returning to Norfolk to enjoy many additional musical experiences with the talented artists in residence. Live streaming is available to Yale music appreciators, if you can’t make it all the way to Norfolk! (
Maria Canales Yale Alumni Association Going into NYC to catch a good show.
Nicole Chardiet History of Art Going on a cruise to Bermuda with family. 
Lisa Kimmel Yale Health, Being Well at Yale I’ve always wanted to learn to row, so I’m taking sculling lessons on the Housatonic River!
Katherine Stemmer Frumento Cushing/Whitney Medical Library At least one week relaxing with my husband.
Michele Parisi Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences - Office of Medical Education A weekend trip to New York City to see a show, take a ride on one of the tour busses, and just spend the days walking around enjoying what the city has to offer.
Juliann Davis Law School- Career Development Camping at Hammonasset State Park
Gina Della Porta OSP After 12 years in NC, we just moved back to CT.  My summer bucket list includes unpacking all of our boxes and getting my family settled into our home.  And of course, hours of playing board games with the kids.
Rebecca Library My 2019 summer bucket list includes a stay at the luxurious Tourists Are Welcome hotel in Clarksburg, MA. The hotel was recently renovated and often occupied by a member of the band Wilco, which has a devout following of attendees to their Solid Sound festival hosted biennially at Mass MoCA. I would like to see the grounds before staying at the next SSF2021. Also included on the SBL is a trip floating down the Farmington river atop of tubes! Always a blast… 
SV SASS- ITS  Hiking near by trails in and around CT 
Adrienne Gottlieb  Peabody Museum  A getaway to Vermont with the family to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. 
Carolyn Van Gemert  Provost Office  Volunteering on Outer Island, Hiking in Yellowstone, Sailing with my favorite captain - my father, visiting my sons 
Cody Clements Investments Office To get Lasik eye surgery! I want to better see the world around me as I live, interact, and travel.
Christine Kaliszewski Neurosurgery Raising Monarch Butterflies to help increase their population. It’s fun, I have raised six so far this summer. I was able to record one on my cell phone emerging from it’s chrysalis. That was fun to watch.
Lori Charette Pathology To go to the mystic aquarium. Also a nice trip over to Block Island. I’ve never been. 
Jacqui Comshaw Visiting with friends from Connecticut and all over the country! 
John Park Office of Fellowships, Center for International, Professional Experience Enjoy a nice long brunch or lunch in downtown New Haven with my wife, but without our two-year old son.  :)
Sarah Swift Transplant Surgery  To see a Monet painting in person. 
Ricarda Tomlin Surgery/ Transplant Paddle boarding at the Yale Outdoor Education Center in Old Lyme
Elizabeth Martinez Cardiac Surgery Seeing the Grand Canyon
Seamus Houlihan Yale Summer Session Go to Wooster square farmers’ market; go biking to the canal trail; see shakespeare in the park
Kathleen Sherrill Provost Office Spending more time exploring Yale’s art galleries
Dan Wade  Yale Law Library  Officiating at my daughter’s wedding on August 17 in Ludlow, Vermont 
Donna Cropley Development Someday my bucket list is to explore the parks out West—also Arcadia in Maine, the beauty of Arizona, Utah National Parks
Brian K. Coburn Chemistry Go to the Southington Drive-in Theater (never been to a drive-in); take a trip to NC
Julianna Maisano Pediatrics To take a sail on the Amistad
Guilin Wang MBB Learn Python language; travel around the world; go skiing
Soumya ORA Toronto, Montreal, Seville dam; farm picking, Kayaking
Julia Bourque Office of Career Strategy To go surfing in Narragansett, RI!
Aastha KC Yale College To go hiking anywhere!!
Charlene Bloch CNNR Boating, boating, boating, and more boating on our Bertram 28 “Abnormal”
Alicia Lakomski Public Health Yellowstone
Greg Messina Yale Medicine Hiking in New Hampshire in the White Mountains 
Wyne Bottomley School of Medicine, Physician Associate Program Plainville Air Balloon Festival; Kent Falls
Daniel Dykas Genetics Bodysurfing in Rhode Island
Nancy Pellegrino Computer To go ice skating at Chelsea Piers in NYC on a very hot day.
Laurie Feldman Yale Center for Clinical Investigation Kayaking with my family in Martha’s Vineyard
Tanya Hindle Yale Medicine, Coding and Billing A day at Misquamicut Beach
Brenna Hodges Office of Development Pick blueberries at Bishop’s Orchard; go to Mystic for a day trip; visit a new beach
Paula Maguina Internal Medicine Visit Martha’s Vineyard
Cristina Violano F&ES Student/Academic Affairs Go to places I’ve never been to before! 
Marisa Debboli-Cop Clinical Trial Operations Finish the nursery before our first baby arrives in mid-August!! After that, my bucket list is only to enjoy every single moment I can with him.
Megan Blake Chemistry After years of it being on my full-time bucket list, I have moved learning to ride a longboard to my summer bucket list. Watch out everyone on the streets!
Angelena Carfora Inorio Yale Medicine Administration Paris & the French Riviera!! I cannot wait to go drink cappuccino and eat macaroons while exploring the gorgeous sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre. I plan to explore the old cities in Nice, Cannes, and Monaco and hit up their beaches!
Carrie McDaniel Research Administration Basketball Hall of Fame with my boys; Block Island with my husband
Kytiana Delgado Patient Financial Services Summer Bucket list 2019
-Quebec, Canada then to Toronto, Canada
-Travel via train through Sweden, Germany, and France, and hop over to Spain and Portugal .
Elizabeth Vitale Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Enjoy alot of beach days at Blue Shutters Beach before moving my daughter into Colgate University for her freshman year!
Mary-Beth Prete Office of Sponsored Projects Explore Block Island!!!!! 
Kwasi D. Boateng  Yale Cancer Center  Visit Cartagena, Colombia.
Sarah Esenther Yale School of Public Health See a concert at College Street Music Hall.
Madeline Droher Yale Cancer Center Hike Mount Washington.
Shams Office of International Affairs Watch shows at the Schubert Theater! Go watch some shows on Broadway; take swimming lessons at Payne Whitney; and take some acting classes too! 
Susan Chase Alumni Affairs To zipline over the South Cheyenne Canon in Colorado. Doing it hopefully on my honeymoon this September!!
Kathleen Rizzo Central Business Office I plan to visit as many of our beautiful Connecticut beaches as possible.  So far I’ve been to West Haven, East Haven, Branford, Madison, and Essex.
Lisa Courtney Emergency Medicine Going to Myrtle Beach!
Sarah Psychiatry  Read an entire book on the beach. 
Stuart A Weinzimer Pediatrics Day bike trip at Block Island
Briana Ragaini Office of Development New Haven Party Bike, a night at The Blake, ice cream from Arethusa, New Haven pizza tour, Mets/Yankees game, a beach day at Watch Hill!
Shaelin Gottlick Office of Development 1) Arethusa Ice Cream
2) Happy Hour at Geronimos
3) Lunch at South Bay
4) Eat the lobster pizza at Bar
Shawn Clark Information Technology Services Go to at least three different beaches.  
Betsy Magana Department of Psychiatry I want to visit the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Nicole Semanchik Genetics As silly as it sounds, being I live barely 2 miles from 2 of the many beaches in Milford, I just want to spend a day at the beach with my kids. Life is so busy between work and obligations on the weekends, it seems we never get to enjoy even the simple things just down the road from us.
Todd Andrews Cancer Center Trip to Waterbury, VT to visit the Alchemist brewery along with some of the finest brew pubs in the country followed by a drive over to Saratoga Springs, NY to catch some horse racing and check out the famous SPA.
A day trip up to Cornwall, CT for fly fishing on the Housatonic River then a drive over to Kent Falls State Park to swim and cool off. In addition, it wouldn’t be summer without a boat trip around the Thimble Islands on the Seamist followed by some great eats, and the local farmer’s pizza at the Stony Creek Market.
Julia McLaughlin Yale Summer Session Visiting the New York Botanical Gardens and the Mark Twain house in Hartford
Emily Barkley Pathology Spend more time in my vegetable garden.
James Internal Medicine, Yale Health Go clamming as much as possible, and get to Bar Harbor, Maine.
Haley Dunning Clinical Trials Office Go to the beach every week; go to a play; see more of Yale campus; and see and meet up with friends more often!
Lindsey Behlman Yale Cancer Center RCA Shared Resource White water rafting!
Natalie Turcio School of Public Health To learn the beautiful language of Italy before my trip this fall—Italian. 
Wendy Folsom Pathology Camping with my family
Mousumi Ghosh West Campus Analytical Core Learn to sail.
Julie Parr School of Medicine, Development Climbing Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh and getting to see some Fringe Festival shows. 
Ali Oshinskie Yale School of Nursing Picking a BUNCH of blueberries at one of Connecticut’s beautiful Pick-Your-Own farms. Then we’ll freeze some for winter and make some pies for now! 
Kezia Dos Santos Employee Relations  Take the family to see a Broadway musical in NYC and spend the night in NYC.
Anjuli Bodyk Yale School of Public Health Going kayaking and making s’mores with my kids!
Leisa Strohmaier Cellular & Molecular Physiology Going to Ireland
Taylor Yale Investments Office Visit Arthur Avenue 
Deepa Thomas SASS, ITSCCT Trip to Alberta, Canada
Stefanie Seslar Yale Alumni Fund  Waterfire in Providence! 
Marva Johnson-Bennett YMA Patient Registration  Wisconsin
Iris Chadwick Development, Major Gifts Shakespeare in the Park @Edgerton Park; go camping for a weekend; make it to the beach/pool/amusement park
Marleen Cullen Anthropology Going to Port Jeff
James Kenny Development, Leadership Giving Going to hike Sleeping Giant now that it has re-opened
Charles Riley Yale Library Technical Services To see the Elm Shakespeare production of ‘A Comedy of Errors’.
Christine Centola Yale Hospitality Went to Mexico to see the ruins at Copalita in the state of Oaxaca. Completed on July 9th!
Kameryn Larkins Information Technology Services Go clamming, and hike Mt. Washington.
Jill Jascha Library Seattle, Washington for the cool air and the beautiful Cascades
Christine Henry Pediatrics Paint my living room, paint my deck, and go to the beach!
Ann Gaylin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Getting tomatoes from my heirloom tomato plants!
Tatyana Kagan Shared Services FSC Azores Islands
Julie Psychiatry Bolivia
Maria Isabel Barros Guinle Psychiatry Visiting Disneyland in California!!
Audrey Rogers Office of Diversity & Inclusion Visit as many CT attractions as possible: vineyards, farms, antique trail
JoAnn Gargiulo Human Resources Going to Wellfleet, MA, Cape Cod
June Fisher Lab Medicine Meeting a friend I grew up with and sightseeing the city of Chicago, then attending a class at the ACGME for work
Jennifer Giannettino Surgery Closer to Free Training for the 9/7 bike ride; camping with my kids; visiting Yale outdoor center; vacationing in Maine!
Michelle Gardin Internal Medicine Swim lessons 
Sirisha Pochareddy Neuroscience department Vacation to California or Florida
David Nestico Psychiatry I don’t have a Summer 2019 Bucket List because I don’t plan on dying before the end of the summer!  LOL!  But if you’d like to know my Summer 2019 Wish List, here it is:  Go to U.S. Open tennis tournament or Yankees home baseball game.  Thank you!
Valerie Solli CORE This summer, I’d love to try paddle-boarding on the ocean with my dog.   My dream is to paddle out to Double Beach in Branford.  My Mom was in hospice there last summer and I spent the whole summer with her looking at the beautiful beach there and watching people picnic on the little island.  This summer I wish I could go there myself to enjoy it and reflect on memories of my mother and our mutual love for the ocean and beach.
Triana Lyde Yale School of Nursing Travel, new job, save, wedding 
John Warner Library, Technical Services, Monograph Support Team The beach; The Cloisters (MET, NYC); Yale Outdoor Recreation Center; Rocky Neck State Park; summer festivals; fairs; Ferry to Port Jefferson; river tubing; country farm; zoo; scenic train ride/river boat; tour Hudson Valley; ziplining; Lake Compounce; mountain coaster; Shakespeare in the park
Bellanirys Acosta Arias Psychiatry Going to Greece, Santorini
Erica Lee History of Science and Medicine My usual summer bucket list—a visit to Pepe’s and Libby’s!
Sarah Morrill Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Travel to Maine.
Samantha Rogers Anesthesiology Trip to Jamaica, Montego Bay, end of August
Hira Jafri MacMillan Center Learn how to do a cartwheel. 
Marisol Cruz Yale Conferences & Events Now that I have graduated college, I’m no longer under the beautiful umbrella of campus housing. Saying that, a really big item in my 2019 buck-list checkbox is to move out and live independently. I’m simultaneously happy and nervous trying to accomplishing this.
Albert Powers Psychiatry Kayaking at the Yale Outdoor Education Center
Anthony Scialla Physical Plant Going to Boston for three days with my two children and visiting/touring the many historical sites that helped shape our great nation to what it is today. We also are going on a whale watch, which we never have done.
Jennifer Kapo Yale Cancer Center Lobster roll at Lobster Shack!
Kindra Graham Public Safety I would like to make it to Niagra Falls before the summer is over, but I’ll settle with just being able to make it to the beach. :-)
Bharath Muppala Department of psychiatry  Mt. Washington 
Hong Chau, MPH Internal Medicine; Digestive Diseases Visiting as many beaches in Connecticut as we can
Kathy Trputec Yale Summer Session Croatia!