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Christopher Canale, Marist ‘08

Christopher majored in History with a minor in American Studies.

What has your career path been to this point?

My career path led me to work with the National Park Service, The Culinary Institute of America, and Hudson Valley Community Services where I currently work. My time as an intern gave me many of the key skills that are associated with my titles and positions held with these different organizations.

Can you share an experience/memory from your time at HRVI that stands out as meaningful?

A meaningful memory was being able to get hands on experience handling and organizing the historical items the HRVI had stored in the Marist Library. I always enjoyed studying history but being able to hold it and take care of it was something I particularly enjoyed.

How has your experience at HRVI helped you advance your education and/or professional pursuits since graduating from Marist?

It has given me the ability to do extensive research in short periods of time for projects, write reports and understand that understanding the present requires a study of the past.

As HRVI celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, do you have any advice for future HRVI interns based on your time at HRVI and your experience in your professional field?

I encourage all HRVI interns to try to learn as much as you can and volunteer for all sorts of projects. You never know what you may learn/experience that can shape your future.