Catching up with…Liz DeLorenzo

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Liz DeLorenzo grew up in Saratoga Springs, where she currently lives with her fiancé, Tyler, and their two-year-old rescue pup, Luna.

When she’s not at Union or her part-time job at a boutique on Broadway in Saratoga, she’s usually golfing with Tyler or playing pickleball.

Liz DeLorenzo grew up in Saratoga Springs,  where she currently lives her fiancé, Tyler, and their two year-old rescue pup, Luna.

Liz DeLorenzo and her fiancé, Tyler, with their two-year-old rescue pup, Luna.

When she was younger, DeLorenzo enjoyed trips to Schenectady for travel basketball because it meant stopping for lunch at Gershon’s Deli on Union Street. It is still her favorite lunch spot in town.

She started in College Relations in 2019 after graduating from St. Lawrence University. In 2022, she became the assistant director of affinity programs and ReUnion giving in the office of Annual Giving.

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FIRST APP YOU LOOK AT IN THE MORNING: The weather app to check the temperature and precipitation both in Saratoga and Schenectady to prepare myself for what kind of commute I’m going to have that day. My phone now knows my routine and populates a short-cut to the weather app on my home screen each morning.

GO-TO BREAKFAST: During the week I tend to stick to vanilla yogurt with blueberries and a large coffee. However, I’m a firm believer that breakfast food can lead to some of the best meals and love the classics: pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns — breakfast at a hole-in-the-wall diner is incomparable in my eyes.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT BOOK YOU READ? “Mad Honey” by Jennifer Finney Boylan and Jodi Picoult. It was one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time. I think my jaw genuinely dropped at one point or another.

BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED: My mom said to me and my brother every day before leaving for school, “Work hard, play hard and treat others with respect,” which will forever be ingrained in my head. Another piece of advice that stuck with me was a quote from Reinhold Niebuhr that my dad had sent to me one day, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Lastly, a humorous one that I saw on social media a few years ago that I am constantly reminding myself to do — “If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail and try again.”

FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: The Adirondacks. I have spent countless hours exploring the windy, curious roads that engulf the Adirondack Park as I trek north each summer to our family’s cabin close to the Canadian border. I continued my travels through the Adirondack Park when I spent my college years right outside of the Park’s boundaries, which allowed me to take new twists and turns with friends and family. It wasn’t hard to come to the decision that my fiancé and I wanted to get married in the Adirondacks.

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING RIGHT NOW?: On any given night in our house you can find us watching football, hockey, basketball, golf, etc. I grew up heavily influenced and involved with athletics, as did my fiancé, so there’s always some sort of athletic event on the TV. Go Bills!

ONE SKILL YOU WISH YOU HAD: Fluently speak other languages. Throughout high school and college, I took French, Latin and Italian. Of those three, Italian would be my first choice to be able to speak fluently. If my last name isn’t a dead giveaway, my family is from Northern Italy and I would love to go visit someday.

THREE DINNER PARTY GUESTS (living or deceased): Though there is an endless list of celebrities, athletes and chefs that I would like to have dinner with, I’m going with the first group of people that came to my heart — my late grandmother and grandfather, and my fiancé. I would do anything to have a dinner party with the three of them so they all had the chance to meet and catch up on all that’s been going on lately.

FIRST CONCERT: Justin Bieber during his My World Tour at the Times Union Center in 2010. Yes, I had Bieber fever.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU: I love to cook and bake anything and everything homemade from scratch. Nine times out of 10 we have a homemade meal for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day. I was recently given a sourdough starter so I’ve been trying out all sorts of new recipes from a fresh loaf of sourdough bread to sourdough pizza dough and cinnamon rolls.