Paul Kandel

Director of Enrollment Technologies

Why MHC: That's simple. The "buzz." Every so often in our lives we find ourselves in the middle of something amazing and even profound. We look around and are marveled by its beauty, inspired by the people within it, and energized by the vibe that radiates through it. Mount Holyoke is that place. As a special community of learners and educators where limits truly don't exist, it's impossible not to feel that infectious buzz. Our students both contribute to and benefit from that energy as they prepare to take on the world in incredible ways. Being part of that is a real gift.

College Attended: Mount Ida College, Newton MA

Major in College: Education

Hometown: Chicago, IL (Northbrook)

Birthday: Cinco de Mayo

Pets: Riley, a shelter-adopted hound mix that runs like the wind

Favorite Vacation Destination: Costa Rica

Favorite Movies: Hackers, War Games, Swordfish, Avatar... and the classic Cool Hand Luke

Favorite Books: Anything by David Baldacci, Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, and most recently The Hunger Games triology.

Favorite Musician/Group: My taste in music ranges radically from anything 80s, Blues, Classic Rockand Pop-Country to New Age and Jazz.

Favorite Food: Creative sushi and inventive tapas are always at the top of my list.

Favorite MA Restaurant: I love a great dive. Joe's Cafe in Northampton is the best of the bunch.