Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Laura Amoriello!

Hello Honorites!

As we wrap up the semester we’re doing TWO “Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlights”! (ONE TODAY & ONE TOMORROW) If you have a Honors faculty member or Honors professor that you want to nominate, please email TTaylor6@ithaca.edu with their name!

This Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight goes to Laura Amoriello! Read below to find out more about her!

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What Honors course(s) do you currently teach?

LA: The Science and Practice of Mindfulness (ICSM)


What sort of morning routine do you have to get jazzed for class?

LA: Eating a good breakfast, spending time with my daughter before daycare, and deep breathing when I get to my office.


Do you have any hidden talents?

LA: I have a surprisingly good jump shot and am pretty good at bowling.


What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you in a class? 

LA: Being very pregnant, sweaty, and huge.


If you won the lottery and decided to give up teaching, what would you do instead? 

LA: Play the piano for fun, get better at tennis, and read all the novels on my bucket list.


If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? 

LA: Find quiet moments in your day, and take the time to take care of yourself.