Nicci Cisarik

Student Affairs Professional and Photographer in Chicago, Illinois

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Student Affairs Professional:

I graduated from Indiana State University with a Master of Science in Student Affairs Higher Education in May 2013. While I was a student at Indiana State I worked part-time as an Academic Advisor in their College of Technology. I also worked serveral internships at ISU including serving as an intern in their office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Disability Support Services office. Finally, I have also interned at Triton College (River Grove, IL) in their Enrollment Services office, Career Services office, and Student Life office, and at Harper College (Palatine, IL) as a Student Conduct intern.

While at ISU I also took part in a is a Student Affairs related project that I started with five of my collegues. It is a blog called Project 1st Gen in Student Affairs where we are collecting stories of those who are/were first generation college students and choose a career in Student Affairs post graduation. For more information, or to view the blog, please click on the Blogger logo below.

In 2011 I graduated from Dominican University with my BA in Photography and Painting. While at DU, I was very active with Social Justice work and a number of DU's clubs and organizations including their programming board, CAB, of which I was the president. I also worked as a Student Ambassador for the Admissions Office and I was a student worker in DU's Office of Student Involvement.

Currently, I am working at Oakton Community College as a Recruitment and Outreach Specialist in the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach. Previously, I served as an Enrollment Specialist in the Office of Enrollment Services at OCC.


On top of my student affairs work, I also run my small independent photography business called Spotted Owl Photography. I specialize in Band/Musician Portraiture, Family/Infant Portraiture, Headshots, Athletic/Sporting Event Portraiture, Engagement Portraiture, and Commissioned Personal Projects. A link to the Spotted Owl Photography Tumblr page can be found below by clicking on the Tubmlr logo. Spotted Owl Photography is also on Facebook and is in the process of launching a website. A link to Spotted Owl's Facebook page can also be found by selecting the Spotted Owl Photography Facebook page when clicking on the Facebook icon below.


A hobby of mine is music. I enjoy singing and playing.

  • Work
    • Indiana State University
  • Education
    • B.A. in Painting and Photography; Dominican University
    • M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs; Indiana State University