Tessa Santillo


Hometown: Akron, NY

Graduating Year: 2022

Favorite Sport: Hockey. GO SABRES!

Involvement: Figure Drawing Club

Why did you choose Daemen?

I choose Daemen because it was very close to home and, my family means everything to me. Also because, it was a great small school with an amazing art program.

What advice would you give to a prospective student?

It’s okay to be nervous at first because it is a really big change in someone’s life, but give it time and I promise everything will work out. Right when you come here you will make friends, find your way around, and love everything about Daemen.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

I have two favorite professors. My two favorite professors are Professor Parker and Professor Doyle. I highly enjoy being in their classes because they are honest with me and they will tell me when I messed up and make me figure out how to fix it on my own. When they do this it makes me have to figure out what to do on my own and how to grow as a artist.

What is your most memorable moment at Daemen?

For me it was orientation, it was where I meet most of my friends that I have become very close with.

What excites you most about being a tour guide?

Being to help students feel comfortable with choosing a new school

How has Daemen changed or shaped your life?

Daemen has helped me grow as a person, and step out of my box to try bigger and better things to better me as a person.