Staff Spotlight: Jason Buitrago

Meet Jason Buitrago from the MBA/MS Admissions Office to learn more about his interest in maps and role here at Simon

Q.    What is your title and what do you do?
Rushatnight A.     Assistant Director of IT & Operations: Oversee the online application infrastructure, application processing, decision notifications, and work with various departments on campus to provide a seamless transition to the University for our        Simon students.

Q.    How long have you worked at Simon?
A.    I have been at Simon for a little over one year.

Q.    Where did you work prior to Simon?
A.       I worked at the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester, working with students seeking financing options for their education.

Q.    What do you like most about your job?
A.      I love the balance between student contact and being the “man behind the veil” with operations. I also love the fact that my main job is to make others’ experiences (student or colleague) as easy as possible.

Q.    Fun fact about you?
A.     Since 2002, I have traveled to a different country once per year and plan on doing that for the rest of my life! This has probably spawned my obsession with maps!

Q.    If you could recommend a “uniquely Rochester experience” to prospective students what would it be?
A.    Attend all the festivals! We have so many types of festivals in Rochester throughout the year, that I firmly believe that everyone can find at least one that they will enjoy!

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