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Originally from the Boston area, Lauren joined the higher education world after working for ten years at a nonprofit organization as a job placement specialist and career counselor. Prior to that, she served the homeless as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Sacramento, California. At Suffolk, Lauren engages with employers, coordinates the Job Shadowing Program, and provides career advising services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Northeastern University. She enjoys musical theater and attending sporting events with her husband.
Joanna has had a varied career with a common advising thread. She began as an educational tour consultant followed by 12+ years as a gap year consultant. In 2011 she took her own gap time, traveling to India, Thailand, Australia, Ecuador, Poland, and Germany to volunteer, study, excavate, and blog. After a brief stint in luxury travel, she returned to her advising roots, placing students in international co-ops. At Suffolk, Joanna coordinates non-credit-bearing internships and is also spearheading the new alumni mentoring program housed on Ram Recruiter. When not excavating, Joanna enjoys history, travel, world cuisines and cultures, and outdoor activities.
A native Bostonian, Laura has 10+ years’ experience in career development and recruiting. She has played a pivotal role in developing the CDC’s on-campus recruiting program, and maintains hundreds of contacts among area hiring organizations. Laura also manages all Suffolk related career fairs, both on and off campus. For the last two years, she has been an instructor for SBS 400, helping many students with their career launch. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and both of her children attended Suffolk. When not calling upon the human resources community, Laura enjoys tennis, hiking, and cooking.
Christelle is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and transition into the workforce. Previously a success coach and college advisor for community college and Boston Public School students, she has guided urban students through the process of reaching for higher education and beyond. At Suffolk, Christelle provides career advising support and brings the various resources of the Career Development Center to student organizations on campus and online. When not making new connections on campus, Christelle is traveling, exploring online business ventures, and serving in her community with her husband, a Suffolk alum who currently attends Suffolk Law.
Carolyn joins the CDC after completing her MEd in Administration of Higher Education here at Suffolk in December 2017. She is passionate about helping students find career fields that excite them, and preparing them accordingly! Previously, Carolyn worked as an independent educational consultant for high school students, guiding them through career exploration processes to help them target higher education opportunities. Here at Suffolk, Carolyn advises students on all things career-related and collaborates with various student groups and organizations on campus to provide career support. You might also bump into Carolyn in the Larry and Michael Smith Gymnasium, as she is an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team on campus, too. Go, Rams!