Larissa Ciuca

  • Director of Student Success

With twenty-two years of progressive student development experience, Larissa Ciuca joined SCI in June of 2020 with a depth and breadth of knowledge in academic and student success services and administration. Throughout her career, the scope of Larissa’s responsibilities span student counseling, disabilities services, academic and personal intervention, retention, enrollment and registration, academic advising, career services, supervision, educational technology, and student information systems. Regardless of what position she has held, her whole-hearted goal has always been to help to empower students to succeed. Larissa was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico.  She came to Pennsylvania to pursue her college education at Duquesne University where she earned both her baccalaureate degrees and an M.S. Ed. in Community Counseling. Larissa is also a co-owner of a local restaurant delivery service, a licensed PA Realtor, and a strong advocate for animal rights, food equity, and small local and food and drink businesses. 

Institution of Highest Degree

  • MSEd in Community Counseling Psychology, Duquesne University