Maria R '18

Interview with BSGE’s Business Administrator Krystal Weiss

Where are you from?

Queens, New York.

What is your favorite thing to do in NYC?

I love to do brunches with my friends, go to movies. I’ve recently gotten into mud runs, I’m going to a zombie run next week!

How would you describe your job at BSGE?

My job mainly consists of assisting Ms. Johnson with operational matters and administrational matters. Any other assistance, I’m usually the person that people call.

What is it like day to day as the business counselor for BSGE?

I email a lot! … I really do.

A big thing I deal with is compliance, and a lot of follow ups, I make sure we follow all the rules with the DOE. I handle the bank accounts, and the incoming money from things like bake sales.

What is your overall plan to help BSGE?

I plan to help BSGE become more organized and follow all the rules.

Where did you work before this? How does it compare to BSGE?

Before this I was a school aid at the Queens High School of Teaching. Its drastically different. There I worked mostly with the students with college applications. Now I mostly deal with the administration.

What’s something you find unique about BGSE and its student body?

The size of the school. I’m not used to being in such a small and enclosed environment. Everyone is so nice! The administration and kids I have gotten the chance to meet are so kind.

Have you had any interesting experiences since arriving at BSGE?

Honestly, every day is an interesting experience because every day I’m learning something new.

What are your favorite and least favorite things about BSGE so far?

I don’t have a least favorite. My most favorite is the people, faculty and students.

What was the transition like coming to BSGE?

At first  it was tough, I felt shell shocked. But after the first month I got my foot in and its been up hill from there. I’ve been getting more and more comfortable each day.


What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?

I like to cook, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I also like painting…I’m not a pro but it’s fun.

Where is one place you would like to visit?

Oooo! I’d like to visit Brazil. I really want to see Cristo Rey… It looks really cool.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully, in 10 years I see myself with a masters degree in accounting and a significant amount of administration work under my belt.

Do you have any bad habits?

…Junk food. I’d say that for sure.

In one word, how would you describe yourself?

My first thought was weird but I don’t think I should put that…so adaptable. I’m able to take on different tasks.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Brazil, the beaches are great. 70° all the time and the people are cool. I’d love to live there.