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Meet our staff


Carlos NavarroCarlos Navarro

Case Center 207A

Carlos Navarro (he/him) received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his Masters of Education in Postsecondary Administration for Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. 

Carlos joined Skidmore in the Fall of 2021. Carlos’s primary role is to advise and support Student Government Association (SGA), oversee 4 student event spaces and operations, advise high-risk clubs and events, & lead the Office of Leadership Activities. Prior to Skidmore, Carlos served as a Student Life Coordinator at Nevada State College where he oversaw and supported the areas of campus recreation, clubs and organizations, student activities, and student government. Carlos's previous work experience also includes academic advising, college athletics, graduate admissions, new student orientation, residential life, and student conduct.


Carlos NavarroEmily Poole

Associate Director
Case Center 207

Emily (she/her) received her B.A. in Communication Studies from SUNY Cortland in 2017. Emily is excited to be joining the Skidmore community, especially the Leadership Activities office. While at Cortland she was a part of student activities and planned various weeknight programs. That time allowed her to find her passion for activities and leadership development. Emily is excited to begin working with the clubs and inter-class councils of Skidmore! A fun fact about Emily is that she has seen over 130 concerts; her favorite concert being The Lumineers!

Kris Leggiero

Kris Leggiero

SGA Accountant
Case Center 207

Kris received her associate's degree in accounting from Nassau Community College on Long Island, where she grew up. Kris joined the Skidmore staff in 2001 as the financial advisor to the Student Government Association as well as all student clubs and organizations. Kris provides oversight of the student activity fee allocations and expenditures, financial policies and procedures, as well as leadership training on budgeting and finance. Kris is the primary advisor to the SGA VP of Financial Affairs as well as the advisor to the Budget and Finance Committee. 

Nicki Damiano

Nicki Damiano

Coordinator of Club Sports
Case Center 207

Nicki received her B.A. in history education from SUNY Cortland in 2007 and her M.S. in ethnic geography in 2009 from Binghamton University. Nicki first served as Assistant Swimming Coach for Skidmore from 2009 to 2011 and returned in August of 2015 in the same position. Nicki also teaches "Beginning Swimming" and "Swim for Fitness" for the physical activity and recreation program on campus. During her four years away from Skidmore, Nicki served as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach/Aquatics Director for SUNY Cobleskill, where her athletes broke more than 50 schools records and won their conference championship during the 2015 season. Nicki is looking forward to creating a positive environment for all club sports and eager to work with the club officers and students.