Who We Are

CCD StaffStudent AmbassadorsCareer InternsStudent 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 16 years. Although she advises students from all colleges and majors, her affiliation is with communications, media and the arts. She enjoys facilitating the process of gaining knowledge about one’s values, skills, interests, and personality strengths and making informed decisions about career direction. 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 spending time with friends, 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. She has a master’s in counseling (EdM) and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a social worker. 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 and live concerts (jazz, R&B/soul, rap), going to the movies, tap dancing, 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 family, 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 is currently pursuing her master’s degree 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 campus-wide career-related surveys. She also helps to staff Resume + Cover Letter Review Hours and selected workshops. 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.

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.

Lucy van Beever

Associate Director of Employer Relations

Lucy joined Boston University in December 2011 and the Center for Career Development in November 2014 after working many years in business management and development. At the CCD, she is focused on working with the Employer Relations team and others to expand the campus recruiting program and employment network for BU students. Lucy received her BS from Cornell University and is pursuing a MS in administrative studies at BU. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys being with her children, taking long walks with her golden retriever, catching up with friends, traveling, and attending BU hockey games.

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.

Temitayo Adegoke

Temitayo (Temi) is a senior in Sargent, studying human physiology. She is a first-generation American from Long Island, New York, with hopes of becoming a surgical oncologist. Outside of academics, Temi enjoys music, dancing, and community service work.

Miles Avila

Miles is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying mathematics and statistics. In his free time, Miles enjoys discovering new music, exercising, indulging in Netflix, and online window shopping. He also spends time with his friends getting lost downtown or just relaxing in the Public Garden. Miles is also involved with the Community Service Center and the BU Ski Club. After graduation, Miles intends on earning his MA in biostatistics.

Kerri Brochhagen

Kerri Brochhagen

Kerri is a senior in the College of Communication studying advertising with a concentration in English. Kerri is a Group Account Director in Boston University’s Adclub. She is also a COM Ambassador where she conducts weekly tours of the College of Communication to groups of prospective students and acts as a mentor to incoming freshman and transfer students. Kerri also tutors student-athletes in the fundamental COM courses. As a New Jerseyan, Kerri’s love for the Jersey Shore is undeniable and her favorite summers are spent on the beach. After graduation, Kerri plans to work at a large advertising agency in a big city.

Jessica Cao

Jessica is a senior in the School of Management studying business administration with double concentration in finance and accounting. In her free time, Jessica enjoys watching movies, hiking, and eating out. She also has a passion for traveling and culture explore and has already studied abroad in Sydney, London, and Dublin. After graduation, Jessica intends to pursue her career in consulting.

Nicole Enriquez

Student Ambassador

Nicole Enriquez is a senior in the College of Communication studying advertising with a minor in political science. She enjoys traveling, exercising, anything adventurous, and pressed juice. She also serves on the executive board of BU’s AdLab. After graduation, Nicole hopes to work for a global advertising agency and earn an MBA.

Allie Gressler

Allie is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying art history with a minor in history. Outside of class and work, Allie is a professional hipster. She dabbles in film photography, veganism, listening to indie music, and going on runs. After graduation she will be attending graduate school in the United Kingdom.

Sera Idoko

Sera is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in economics and psychology. She was born and raised in The Boogie Down Bronx, but currently resides in Yorktown Heights, NY. After she graduates, she hopes to pursue a career in entertainment marketing, specifically in film and television. One day she would love to start her own company. Sera loves watching old cartoons, creative writing, reading, meditation, and travelling.

Sana Johnson

Sana is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying international relations with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, baking, exercising, being exposed to new music, and watching movies. Also, Sana is involved with a number of student groups dedicated to empowering different diversity groups on campus, including the Black Business Student Association and UMOJA. After graduation, Sana hopes to continue her education by attending law school or a graduate school program for international relations.

Rashid Nelson

Rashid is a senior in the School of Management studying business administration with a concentration in marketing. Currently, he serves as President of the Black Business Student Association, where he seeks to connect diverse students with employers in and outside of the Boston community. In his free time, Rashid enjoys playing basketball and listening to hip-hop and R&B. He also enjoys watching sports and spending time with family and friends. After graduation, Rashid plans to work for a reputable marketing or advertising firm in the greater Northeast area and potentially attend law school.

Mike Parello

Mike Parello is a senior in Sargent College studying health science with minors in public health and international relations. Originally from New Jersey, he has been able to call both Boston and Geneva, Switzerland (where he has completed a study abroad program) his home. Mike is involved in Global Public Health Brigades, the College of General Studies Dean’s Host Program, and Residence Life. Following graduation, Mike hopes to pursue a MPH in international health.

Jordan Pickard

Jordan is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying English. In her free time, Jordan enjoys broadening her taste in literature, music, film, and television. She is passionate about education and human rights. After graduation, Jordan intends to teach English in underdeveloped countries before pursuing a master’s in humanitarian action and disaster relief.

Keilani Sakumoto

Keilani Sakumoto is a sophomore studying marketing in the School of Management. She hopes to one day work in sales or marketing in a large firm. She is currently president of the RISE Book Club and a tutor for the SMG LOCK Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running by the Charles River, and doing yoga. She has a lifelong passion for dance and regularly takes ballet and jazz classes.

Briana Swift

Briana is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Management. She is studying international relations and business administration with concentrations in Europe, regional politics, cultural anthropology, and international management. When she’s not in class or at 100 Bay State Road, Briana can be found in Boston public high schools teaching health education. She is currently the president and a co-founder of Global Business Brigades, a student organization that teaches financial literacy in Panama twice a year. Briana has a passion for global development and youth empowerment. She enjoys traveling and is a self-proclaimed ‘Boston sports aficionado.’ After graduating, she plans on pursuing a degree in law.

Andy Vargas

Andy is a graduating senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is double majoring in political science and international relations, with a concentration in foreign policy and security studies. Andy has a passion for helping people help themselves. He enjoys political activism and empowering young people. He also takes pride in his Latino-American roots, or what he calls “having the best of both worlds.” After graduation, Andy hopes to pursue a career path in public service.

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.

Rodrigo Bonilla

Career Intern

Rodrigo is a senior in CAS, majoring in psychology. Originally from the Philippines, Rodrigo lived in Singapore and South Korea growing up, but now calls Boston his second home. Rodrigo is passionate about the martial arts, photography, and music. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in sports psychology.

Christine Hassinger

Career Intern

Christine is a sophomore in CAS, majoring in architectural studies and minoring in sociology and American studies.  When she’s not in class, Christine enjoys taking pictures, listening to music, and getting coffee. Upon graduation, Christine hopes to travel to Europe and Africa.

Upasana Iyengar

Communications Assistant

Upasana is a first-year student in CAS, majoring in economics. She is also interested in double majoring in marketing through SMG. In her spare time, Upasana enjoys traveling, living in the city, shopping, hanging out with her friends, relaxing in front of the TV, and drawing. She also loves fashion design and would like to combine her love for business and fashion in the future. After graduation, Upasana hopes to continue her education by attending a graduate school.

Rachel Schlueter

Employer Relations Assistant

Rachel is a first-year student in CAS and the Kilachand Honors College. She is currently undeclared with interests spanning from astronomy to neuroscience. In her free time, Rachel enjoys discovering the city of Boston, trying out new photography techniques, traveling abroad, and getting acquainted with her new peers. Rachel plans to continue to utilize all of the resources available on campus and begin to explore the research side of Boston University.

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.