Jay Campagnone is Italian descent born and raised in Rhode Island. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Education from Providence College. He is currently attending Salve Regina University for second Master’s degree in Holistic Clinical Mental Health. He is the program manager for the Diversity Nursing Scholars Program. His passions include removing barriers to education and other life opportunities for young people who are considered to be diverse (e.g. first generation, students of color, LGBTQ, etc.). His hobbies include enjoying time with family and friends, cooking, being outdoors and practicing Catholic faith on Sundays.