Two minutes with... Chuck Kaufman
Meet Chuck Kaufman, Progression Advisor at Kings Boston.
Hi Chuck, what do you do in your role at Kings?
I serve as a Progression Advisor at Kings Boston. In this role I support students as they transition to college in a new country, assist them as they navigate through their courses and related activities, and work with them to identify and apply for transfer to colleges that will help them fulfill their dreams.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
"I most enjoy working with students. Building relationships with them towards a common goal is my favorite aspect of the job. A close second is working with the awesome Kings Boston team and supportive colleagues around the world."
How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?
I've worked at Kings since the middle of October. It's been a whirlwind in the best sense of the word. Prior to joining Kings, I worked in college admissions for two years. Before that I worked in public relations and communications in agencies and organizations.
What do you like most about Boston?
"Boston has been described as a small large city, and that's an accurate description. It offers everything one could want while being extremely historic, walkable, and fun. Much of that fun and energy derives from the many colleges in the city and area. It's also a great place for sports fans."
Where is the best place you’ve visited?
Great question! I'd have to say cruising the Greek Islands. Mykonos and Santorini in particular are spectacular. I have my eye on a cruise to Cuba, if and when that becomes an option again.
What is the last book you read?
I'm currently finishing World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds. It's a deep dive into a historical topic, which I enjoy.
What is your favorite film?
I'm a huge movie buff, with interests ranging from historical epics to comedies to film noir. While I can't name one favorite, I particularly enjoy Braveheart, Accepted, and anything with John Wayne, Gregory Peck, and Humphrey Bogart.
What would be your ideal character to play in a film?
Gregory Peck in Gentleman's Agreement. He took a moral stand, acted upon it, helped a friend, and taught his child an important life lesson.
Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?
As a history major in college that's a very difficult question to answer. I'd have to say Abraham Lincoln, with John F. Kennedy a close second.
What is your favorite quote?
"Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life." Mark Twain