Assistant Director, Liaison to School of the Arts
Hi! I am the career counselor for undergrad students and recent alumni who studied or are currently studying Visual Media Arts. In addition, I co-supervise the Peer Career Advisor Program with Carol Spector, and I supervise our Graduate Intern. I’ve been working at Emerson for over five years. Before Emerson, I worked as a social worker with children and in Oncology, but my career in Career Services actually started in college, when I worked at the front desk of Boston College’s Career Center!
College & Major: Boston College, B.A. in Human Development; Columbia University School of Social Work, M.S.S.W. Social Work
Favorite Place: Wolfeboro, NH & Narragansett, RI
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee Oreo
Areas of Expertise: VMA students and Recent Alumni
First Job: Lifeguard
Specialities and InterestsVisual Media ArtsPerforming Arts
Assistant Director, Liaison to Alumni and Graduate Students
Jessica is an alumna of Emerson and loves giving back to fellow alumni and current students for career services and programming. When not working with a student or alumna in prep for their next interview or helping them network, she’s a professional actor in the New England area and working on some on written and as well as stage projects. In her spare time she’s reading a book or script or trying to keep her ear buds from falling out on her way to the train.
Education: Emerson College, B.F.A. Acting and Creative Writing; Lesley University, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Favorite Place: Any place warm, in the summer, on a beach!
Favorite Foods: Asian cuisines, Ben & Jerry’s and Gummy Bears
Areas of Expertise: Alumni, Graduate Student Career Development, Performing Arts and Career Resources for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
First Job: After school and summer gig working as a library page.
Specialities and InterestsAlumniGraduate Students
Assistant Director, Experiential Learning
Hello! My name is Emily and I am the Assistant Director of Experiential Learning in Emerson’s Office of Career Services. I started at Emerson in October 2016, so I’m brand new to the Emerson community! In my position I will be working with the credit-bearing internship process as well as creating programs that enhance student learning through experiences outside the classroom. Prior to coming to Emerson I worked at Wentworth Institute of Technology, running their new student orientation programs, and at Purdue University, coordinating a peer mentoring program for a scholarship program. I’m very excited to be working with the Emerson Career Services team!
Education: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, B.A. in English & Bowling Green State University, M.A. in College Student Personnel
Favorite Food: Tamales & everything Southwestern
Favorite places traveled: New Zealand & Paris, France
Area of Expertise: Internships for Academic Credit
First Job: Waitress at Ruby Tuesdays
Interim Liason to School of Communications
Education: Northeastern University, MEd-Higher Education Administration (in progress), Keene State College, BS-Business Management
Area(s) of Expertise: School of Communication and Writing, Literature & Publishing
First Job: Fox Station Sales, I was there when American Idol first hit the airwaves!
Hi! I am the new Graduate Intern for the 2017-2018 academic year and I will be meeting with undergraduate students for resume and cover letter reviews as well as be available for walk-in appointments. I have prior experience in academic advising and hope to work in the field of Student Affairs once I graduate from my Master’s program. I’m very excited for this new experience and to be working with y’all this school year!
Education: University of Central Florida, B.S. Psychology; Boston University, M.Ed. Higher Education Administration (in progress)
Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Places Traveled: Colorado and Berlin & Munich, Germany
Areas of Expertise: VMA Resumes & Cover Letters
First Job: This one!
Shakira is the Graduate Assistant/Program Coordinator for the emersonNEXT program in Career Services. She is currently earning her Master’s in Education in Higher Education in Student Affairs at Salem State University. She enjoys working with students and helping them set career and educational goals and creating plans to achieve those goals.
Education: University of Massachusetts Lowell, B.A. Psychology
Favorite Food: Pizza, wings, and Chinese
Favorite Place: Puerto Rico
Fun Fact: I taught English as a Second Language at Lawrence High School for 2 years
Director of Career Services
I am the Director of Career Services at Emerson College and I have been here for nine years. In this role, I oversee the staff and programs in Career Services. I also build relations with many campus partners, such as Alumni Relations, the ELA Center, Academic Affairs and other Student Affairs departments. This provides opportunities for Career Services to collaborate with others and provide more resources. I love working at Emerson. The students are so passionate and creative and everyday, there is a new story!
Education: Springfield College, M.Ed. Higher Ed Administration; Mass College of Liberal Arts, BA Sociology
First Job: Retail at Levi’s Store
Interesting Fact: I lived in England for one year and worked in Career Services at the University of Southampton, UK
Associate Director, Employer Engagement and Marketing
I’m the Associate Director for Employer Engagement and Marketing, and have been with Emerson for over five years. Prior to my role in Career Services, I served as the Employment Manager in the college’s Human Resources department. My role in our office is focused on developing relationships with employers around the country to connect our students and alumni with internship and job opportunities.
Education: University of New Hampshire, BA Sociology
Favorite Places Traveled: San Francisco, CA, Paris & Loire Valley France, Amalfi Coast Italy, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai Thailand, The Hide Safari Camp Zimbabwe
Childhood dream job: I always wanted to be a TV Weatherman and would watch the Weather Channel for hours. To this day I still get excited during inclement weather and love storm watching!
Areas of Expertise: Campus Recruiting, Relationship Building, Marketing, Talent Agencies
First Job: Dunkin Donuts
Hello! I am the Administrative Assistant in Career Services. I love working among students and have served over many years in a variety of Higher Ed. departments at different institutions in the Boston area. My roles have been in Student Affairs, Admission, Student Activities, and now Career Services. Born, bred, and educated in the Boston area, I’m proud to call this city “home” and am here to welcome and support you.
Education: Boston University, BA Psychology; Minor in African American Studies
Favorite Places Traveled: The Philippines, Whitchurch, England (the lands of Watership Down by Richard Adams), Maine.
Favorite Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Favorite Foods: Asian, Mexican, and good ol’ mac-n-cheese
Areas of Expertise/Interest: Student Services, Student Ministry, Diversity, Higher Ed. Administration
First Job: Godiva Chocolatier
A Couple Fun Facts: Jeff Yang (a.k.a. Dad of Hudson Yang/Fresh off the Boat) cast me as Diana Morales in an intercollegiate, all-Asian cast of A Chorus Line in the 90s. Actor BD Wong paid us a visit and I got to see his mismatched socks up-close. I also speak some Polish, ale to jest historia na inny dzień!
Marketing Communications Specialist
Anders has worked in higher education for the past four years with a previous role at Bridgewater State University as an Integrated Marketing Manager. With a background in Communication Studies, Anders takes an interdisciplinary approach to social media and content management using industry trends and market research to back best practices. His current position with Emerson College started in May 2017 and concerns the development of strategic communications which reflect the interest of Emerson students.
College and Major: Bridgewater State University, B.A. Communication Studies & Gender Studies
Favorite Food: Burritos (especially from OliToki)
Favorite Places Traveled: Cannes (France), Atlanta, & Chicago
Areas of Expertise: Student Outreach & Engagement, Content Creation, Marketing, Being a Goofball