Ask SNHS Admission: Brett DiMarzo

November 23, 2016

Brett DiMarzo

Brett works in SNHS Admissions. He answered a few questions!

Where are you from? Where did you go to college?

Born and raised in the Boston area — and I've lived here most of my life. I completed my BA in Sport Administration from Stetson University in Florida and my MA in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

What's your favorite thing about Simmons and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS)?

My favorite thing about Simmons is the close knit campus community. Coming from my undergraduate program at Stetson which had a very similar size, I enjoy the small campus feel. Being part of SNHS, I enjoy that we educate the future professionals who will take care of us when we need medical attention. It makes me feel very safe knowing our students will become wonderful health professionals.

What's your favorite part of your job?

Talking with, advising and helping students find the right educational program/professional pathway has been and always will be my favorite part of the job.

What should students look for when choosing a college?

It's about the right fit. As I always tell students, if a program helps you reach the goals you have set for yourself, has the philosophy about teaching that fits with your learning style and you can truly envision yourself as a student sitting in class on that campus, 9 times out of 10 you've made the right choice.

If we visited your office, what would we see?

Pictures of my wife, son and extended family — and lots of Disney memorabilia!

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love to take a day in the summer and a day in the winter during the holidays and simply walk around the tourist areas of the city, like Quincy Market, Copley Square and the Waterfront with my family. We're very lucky to live in such a wonderful city and like to experience the energy and excitement of those areas.

What music are you currently listening to?

I enjoy everything from rock and pop to Broadway. I've been listening to a lot of electronic dance music lately. 

What's your favorite movie?

The Lion King.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

I often think I would get a new, up and coming actor to play me in a movie, as I often don’t like the spotlight. However, if I had to pick a well known actor, it would be Tom Hanks.

What's your favorite local lunch?

Big fan of Wahlburgers.

What's your dream vacation?

As a Disney fan, I have been to Walt Disney World in Florida many times. My dream vacation would be to go to Disneyland in California but also visit the Walt Disney Studios and get access to all areas of the company. 

Non-disney related, I would love to travel to and play on all the major golf courses visited by the PGA tour.