Brittany Sandor

Brittany Sandor.

Published November 4, 2021

This month's featured Professional Staff Senate member is Brittany Sandor, admissions advisor in the Jacobs School of Medicine.

How long have you worked at UB?

I have been at UB for seven years. I was with SEAS for the first half, and have been with JSMBS for the second half.

What do you enjoy most about your job?


I’ve been incredibly lucky to have supportive supervisors in both my roles at UB. Having their trust to try something new has made my job exciting and given me a chance to improve our student’s experiences.

What would you say is your biggest achievement at UB?

When I first started at UB, I wasn’t exactly sure where my career would go. I knew that I loved the higher ed environment and working with students, but it wasn’t until a couple of years in that I found my way into doing some marketing and communications tasks and fell in love. I’ve been able to teach myself a variety of skills from graphic design and videography that I get to use on a regular basis. I never would’ve guessed that this is what I’d be doing, but I love it!

Tell us something about your department that isn’t well known.

Our PhD and MD-PhD programs are incredibly interdisciplinary! Our students get to try different labs to find the best fit for them before they match to their PhD program. We even match students in other UB schools outside JSMBS.

If you were to share some advice for other professional staff, what would it be?

I know that sometimes it’s hard to not get bogged down in the day-to-day and keeping things afloat for a lot of us. But, whenever possible, try to learn something new. The world of higher ed is constantly changing, and it will continue. But, that is part of what keeps our jobs exciting!

Do you have any hobbies? What do you do for fun?

Yes! I’ve become an avid DIY’er over the past couple of years. I’ve done everything from full renovations to furniture builds, and even built my own kitchen cabinets.

Do you have a favorite meal you like to prepare?

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I make a pretty good 3-bean vegetarian chili. Even my meat-loving husband loves it, especially on game days (Go Bills!).

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If it wasn’t for the incredibly long journey, those overwater bungalows in Maldives or Fiji would be pretty amazing. Hawaii and a variety of places in Europe are also on my list.