Who We Are

CCD StaffStudent AmbassadorsStudent Desk Assistants

Tesla Abrego

Student Outreach Coordinator

Tesla joined the Center for Career Development and the Educational Resource Center in April 2014. In her role, Tesla supervises the Student Ambassador workforce and assists with publicizing academic support and career development programs. Tesla holds a bachelor of arts in English Literature from Boston University. In her free time, Tesla enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new neighborhoods, and writing poetry.

Patty Antonelli

Associate Director of Counseling & Programs

Patty joined Boston University in August 2010.  She holds a bachelor of arts in applied English from Western New England College and a master of education in student personnel administration in higher education from Springfield College. Outside of work, Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends, is passionate about cooking, and enjoys entertaining, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and reading.

Martha Brill

Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs

Martha has been with the Center for Career Development for 13 years, counseling students from all colleges and majors. She enjoys facilitating the process of gaining knowledge about one’s values, skills, interests, and personality strengths. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in criminal justice and obtained a master of education degree with a concentration in counseling from UMass Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, jogging, and volunteering to help grieving families cope with their loss.

Terry Brown

Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs

Terry, a Boston University alumna of the College of Liberal Arts (now the College of Arts & Sciences), joined the Center for Career Development as a career counselor in January 1988. In addition to providing individual career counseling, Terry develops and presents programs for the BU community on a range of topics related to career development. Outside of work, Terry enjoys listening to music, reading, attending dance performances, going to the movies, and socializing with friends and family.

Eleanor Cartelli

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Eleanor joined Boston University in December 2010. Eleanor works to increase students’ awareness of the office across campus, including on the website, through social media, a weekly newsletter, and career development related events and programs. She received her bachelor of arts in religious literature and history from Smith College and her master of arts in religious studies from the University of Chicago. In her spare time, Eleanor can most often be found with her nose in a good book, making dinner with every pan in the kitchen, or visiting her family’s farm in Vermont.

Amy Collinsworth

Student Outreach Manager

Amy joined the Center for Career Development and the Educational Resource Center in February 2014. In her role, Amy manages the Student Ambassador program as well as fosters relationships within BU to encourage student participation in academic support and career development services.  Amy holds a bachelor of arts in marketing from Rockford University and a master of science in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee.  Her professional background includes working in MBA career management and undergraduate student leadership development. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with close friends, playing board games, Zumba and hip-hop classes, live music, and traveling.

 

 

Kimberly DelGizzo

Director

Kimberly joined the Center for Career Development in June 2009. In her role, Kimberly is committed to building partnerships with a wide range of constituents to enhance the services and resources offered through the office. Kimberly holds a bachelor of arts with a double major in psychology and sociology from Coker College and a master of science in counseling from the University of Vermont. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her daughter (a college student) and son (a recent graduate), hiking, traveling to places far and near, and appreciating theater, music, and dance.

Donna Devlin

Staff Coordinator

A native of the Boston area, Donna has worked for the Center for Career Development since September 1987.  Among her myriad responsibilities, Donna manages front desk operations, schedules space for programs and workshops, and provides assistance to students, alumni, and staff who come into the office. In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking and baking, reading, taking long walks, attending dance performances, going to the movies, and listening to music.

Doug Edwards

Career Counselor

Doug joined the Center for Career Development in April 2012. In his role, Doug counsels students and alumni, as well as facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics including networking, resume and cover letter writing, graduate school, and more. Doug received his bachelor of arts in economics from Brown University, his master of arts in philosophy from Tufts University, and pursued doctoral studies in philosophy at Harvard University. Outside of work, Doug’s interests include sports, politics, and the arts. He also enjoys camping with his family and coaching youth soccer, baseball, and basketball.

Jessica Weed Fenerlis

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Jessica joined the Center for Career Development in September 2011. In her role, she works to increase students’ awareness of the office across campus, online, in print, in person, and through social media. Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with her bachelor of arts in journalism and communications studies, and has plans to pursue her master of science in advertising at BU. In her spare time, Jessica loves to travel abroad, cook, practice yoga, read, hang out with her friends and family, and partake in anything pop-culture related.

Deborah Jancourtz

Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs

Deb joined the Center for Career Development in March 2010. In her role, Deb counsels students, as well as facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics from networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and more. She has a bachelor of arts in French and French literature from the University of Wisconsin and a master of science in human resource development from Northeastern University. She is fluent in French and loves practicing other languages as well, including German and Spanish. She enjoys baking for fun occasions and practicing yoga. She loves animals and has a black cat with a one-inch tail.

Erin Katsirebas

Operations Manager

Erin joined the Center for Career Development in June 2012. In her role, Erin is responsible for monthly data collection and reporting of CCD activities, as well as managing the student desk assistants at the new Center for Student Services. Erin holds a MEd in higher education from Harvard University and a BA from Tufts University. Outside of the office, Erin enjoys travelling near and far, cheering on Boston sports teams, and playing competitive flag football.

Corinne Montanaro

Recruiting Coordinator

Corinne began working at Boston University in January 2002. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts in psychology with a concentration in management. As the recruiting coordinator, she manages on-campus activities (interviews and information sessions) for employers and helps students with the recruiting process. She also assists both students and employers with BU CareerLink. Outside of work, Corinne loves to read and cook.

Jesse Ohrenberger

Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs

Jesse joined the Center for Career Development in 2011. In her role, Jesse counsels students, as well as facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics from networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and more. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts in psychology and communications and a master of arts in higher education administration. Outside of work, Jesse enjoys baking and decorating cakes, dancing, and boating. She also volunteers at a dog shelter and hangs out with her own adopted black lab named Onyx.

Heather Reghitto

Recruiting Manager & Interim Associate Director of Employer Relations

Heather joined the Center for Career Development in December 2005. Prior to her arrival, Heather worked in corporate human resources departments, specifically on the university and college relations programs. With a background in helping students find intern, co-op, and entry-level full-time positions, Heather seeks to bridge the gap between students and employers. She holds a bachelor of arts in religion from Mount Holyoke College. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and gardening.

Melissa Riesgo

Program Coordinator

Melissa joined the Center for Career Development in October 2012. Her primary responsibilities include managing correspondence, scheduling, assisting in maintaining office budget, and coordinating travel planning for conferences and meetings. A native of mid-coast Maine, Melissa originally came to the area to attend Boston University where she received her B.A. in both music and Italian studies. Outside of work Melissa keeps up with her music interests as well as being a competitive runner. She loves cooking, long walks, traveling, anything artsy, and talking about Italy.

Samantha Stocksdale

Internship Coordinator

Samantha joined the Center for Career Development in August 2013. In her role, she works to develop new internship opportunities for BU students. Samantha received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Gettysburg College and her master of education in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time outdoors.

Peter Waelsch

Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs

Peter joined Boston University in 1992. He works with students and alumni from all disciplines, but he focuses on the College of Arts & Sciences students and graduates. He is particularly interested in working with students and alumni in assessing their interests, skills, values, and personality preferences and connecting that information to majors and careers to explore. He holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Wisconsin and a master of education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing and watching basketball, exercising, and cooking for family and friends.

Miles Avila

Miles is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying mathematics and statistics. In his free time, Miles enjoys discovering new music and making playlists, snowboarding, exercising, and watching movies and TV. Miles is also involved in the Community Service Center, BU Vegetarian Society, and BU’s chapter of Students of the World. After graduation in May 2015, Miles intends on earning his MA in statistics.

Rashid Nelson

Rashid is a junior in the School of Management studying business administration with a concentration in marketing. In his free time, Rashid enjoys listening to hip-hop and R&B. He also enjoys watching and playing sports (especially basketball) and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, Rashid plans to work for a reputable marketing firm in the greater Boston area and potentially attend law school.

Mike Parello

Mike is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying international relations with a minor in public health. Mike’s passions include traveling, skiing, cooking, and anything adventurous. Mike is also involved in the College of Studies Dean’s Host program, Global Public Health Brigades, and is Vice-President of Boston University’s chapter of Students of the World. After graduation, Mike hopes to pursue a master’s in public health and work to promote greater public health internationally.

Andy Vargas

Andres “Andy” is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is double majoring in Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in Spanish. Andy has a passion for helping people help themselves. He enjoys political activism and empowering youth. His other interests include baseball, basketball, and journalism. He also takes pride in being Latin American, or what he calls “having the best of both worlds.”

Bekah Heath

Bekah is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Environmental Analysis and Policy with Pre-Law. She is involved in Admissions, the Community Service Center, Omega Phi Alpha, Environmental Affairs, the Hillel House, and A Cappella on campus. Bekah hopes to pursue environmental law and begin traveling around the world (specifically England) after she graduates.

Yaryna Hrynyukh

Yaryna is a sophomore in CAS studying neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys reading and doodling. She is involved in Boston University’s UNICEF Campus Initiative and hopes to eventually pursue a career in medicine.

Nika Witczak

Nika is a junior in the School of Management studying business administration with a concentration in marketing. In her free time, Nika enjoys running, doing hip-hop yoga, going to the beach, and spending time with friends. She is also a member of BU Kappa Delta Eta Phi. Nika loves the vibrant energy of the city of Boston and plans to stay after graduation. She hopes to work in the retail marketing industry with a focus in sales and branding.