Meet Your Advisor

If you have a general or program specific question, please contact the advisor assigned to work with you. You can also learn about your advisor's professional and academic background.

General inquiries about SBS Graduate Programs

SBS Graduate Programs Office
120 Tremont Street, 5th Floor 
Boston, MA 02108
Email: businessgrad@suffolk.edu
Phone: 617-305-1941

Advisors by Graduate Program

Online MBA

Jennifer Bellin

Jennifer Bellin

Advisor
Jennifer.Bellin@online.suffolk.edu
Phone: 617-960-9522
Text: 617-488-9591

Professional and Academic Background

Jennifer earned her BA in Biology and MA in Training and Development at Roosevelt University. She began working in academics and student affairs while still a student. She now has more than 10 years of experience supporting students in person and online. 

Favorites
  • Book: Moloka'i
  • Movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • TV show: The Office
  • Hobbies: Swimming, running and traveling
Words of Wisdom

Never be afraid to ask for help or guidance and always create a schedule for yourself!

Online MSA, MSBA, and MHA

Ana Perez at Suffolk University

Ana Perez

Associate Director Online Learning
aperez@suffolk.edu
617-573-8334

Professional and Academic Background

Ana is originally from Puerto Rico, but grew up in Boston.

She earned her BSBA in Computer Information Systems and her M.Ed in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University and has worked at Sawyer Business School for the last 16 years.

Favorites
  • Book: I love every book that James Patterson and Bell Hooks have written. They are by far my favorite authors.
  • Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight with Gina Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. I am a big fan of action and suspense movies, especially when they have a strong female character.
  • TV Show: Right now is "Mr. Robot." But I can binge on the oldies for days like the "Golden Girls," "Charlie's Angels," "Bionic Woman," or "Wonder Woman." Wow! I think I am dating myself too much!
  • Place to Visit in Boston: I love nature and love to walk. My favorite places are the Blue Hills, the Arboretum, Boston Common, and the Public Garden.
Words of Wisdom

Do not be afraid to fail. I once saw a quote that read: F-A-I-L is First-Attempt-At-Learning. Papers and projects may not work out, presentations may not be perfect, and you may get a grade you are not proud of. However, your time here should be about growth and learning. The classroom is your platform to practice and improve your skills. Use your time in the classroom to your advantage.

MSA, MST, MSA/MST, MBA/MSA, MBA/MST, and Accounting and Taxation Certificate Programs

Jon Ahern at Suffolk University

Jon Ahern

Associate Director MS Programs
jahern5@suffolk.edu
617-573-8641
Schedule Advising Meeting with Jon

Professional and Academic Background

Jon grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, but has been living in the greater Boston area for over 10 years. He earned a BA degree from Emmanuel College where he studied English and Communications. In addition to his role here at Suffolk he is currently pursuing a MS degree in Management, also from Emmanuel College. Prior to joining the SBS graduate programs team, Jon worked for Education First, an educational exchange company. He also served as an undergraduate admissions counselor at Emmanuel College.

Favorites
  • Book: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Movie: Home Alone
  • TV Show: "Parks and Recreation"
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Fenway Park
Words of Wisdom

Ask questions! You’ll certainly want to engage with your professors, but also reach out to your fellow students and the staff here in the Sawyer Business School. Asking questions is one of the best ways you can connect with others, learn, and grow your network.

MSBA, MBA/MSBA, MSBA/MSA, MSBA/MSF, MSBA/MSM, MSBA/MMOL, and Business Analytics Certificate Programs

Gerard Casal at Suffolk University

Gerard Casal

Associate Director of MS Programs
gcasal@suffolk.edu
617-994-4240
Schedule Advising Meeting with Gerard

Professional and Academic Background

Gerard is originally from Lawrence, MA, and currently resides in Merrimack, MA. He completed his BA in Psychology from Middlebury College and his M.Ed in Educational Policy and Management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

He has over 15 years of work experience in higher education working in undergraduate and graduate admission and student services.

Favorites
  • Book: Take Me With You, by Carlos Frias
  • Movie: Larry Bird: A Basketball Legend
  • TV Show: "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Too many to choose from! Just a few: The North End (for food), the Garden (for fun), Castle Island (for nostalgia).
Words of Wisdom

Familiarize yourself with different resources, departments, and staff at the University. There may be certain services you think you may not need now, but you may in the future. Your relationship with the University is a life-long partnership.

MSF, MSFSB, MBA/MSF, MSA/MSF, MSF/JD, and Finance Certificate Programs

Jon Ahern at Suffolk University

Jon Ahern

Associate Director MS Programs
jahern5@suffolk.edu
617-573-8641
Schedule Advising Meeting with Jon

Professional and Academic Background

Jon grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, but has been living in the greater Boston area for over 10 years. He earned a BA degree from Emmanuel College where he studied English and Communications. In addition to his role here at Suffolk he is currently pursuing a MS degree in Management, also from Emmanuel College. Prior to joining the SBS graduate programs team, Jon worked for Education First, an educational exchange company. He also served as an undergraduate admissions counselor at Emmanuel College.

Favorites
  • Book: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Movie: Home Alone
  • TV Show: "Parks and Recreation"
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Fenway Park
Words of Wisdom

Ask questions! You’ll certainly want to engage with your professors, but also reach out to your fellow students and the staff here in the Sawyer Business School. Asking questions is one of the best ways you can connect with others, learn, and grow your network.

MHA, MBA/Health, MSBA/MHA, MMOL, and Healthcare Certificate Programs

Aki Morizano at Suffolk University

Aki Morizono

Assistant Director of Management and Administration Programs
mha@suffolk.edu
617-305-1769
Schedule Advising Meeting with Aki

Professional and Academic Background

Aki feels tremendously fortunate to have been involved in engaging work that serves others and promotes healthy, collaborative communities. Her professional experience includes working at a Fortune 500 company while also being a resident advisor at a US satellite campus for a Japanese women’s university; event and community-building at an art gallery in Cambridge; and serving on an organizing committee for several 200-mile relay races to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Prior to joining the Sawyer Business School graduate programs team and the Healthcare Administration Department, Aki worked for two international Nobel Peace Prize-winning organizations.

Favorites
  • Book: A recent favorite is Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.
  • Movie: Short documentaries
  • TV Show: "Madam Secretary"
  • Places to Visit in Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in April when the nasturtium are in full bloom. And on the Cambridge side of the river, the Stata Center to see the fanciful architectural work of Frank Gehry.
Words of Wisdom

When in doubt, remember why you started, and go further or try another approach.

MMOL and Management Certificates

Aki Morizano at Suffolk University
Aki Morizono

Assistant Director of Management and Administration Programs
mmol@suffolk.edu
617-305-1769
Schedule Advising Meeting with Aki

Professional and Academic Background

Aki feels tremendously fortunate to have been involved in engaging work that serves others and promotes healthy, collaborative communities. Her professional experience includes working at a Fortune 500 company while also being a resident advisor at a US satellite campus for a Japanese women’s university; event and community-building at an art gallery in Cambridge; and serving on an organizing committee for several 200-mile relay races to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Prior to joining the Sawyer Business School graduate programs team and the Healthcare Administration Department, Aki worked for two international Nobel Peace Prize-winning organizations.

Favorites
  • Book: A recent favorite is Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.
  • Movie: Short documentaries
  • TV Show: "Madam Secretary"
  • Places to Visit in Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in April when the nasturtium are in full bloom. And on the Cambridge side of the river, the Stata Center to see the fanciful architectural work of Frank Gehry.
Words of Wisdom

When in doubt, remember why you started, and go further or try another approach.

MSM, MBA/MSM, MSBA/MSM, and Marketing Certificate Programs

Gerard Casal at Suffolk University

Gerard Casal

Associate Director of MS Programs
gcasal@suffolk.edu
617-994-4240
Schedule Advising Meeting with Gerard

Professional and Academic Background

Gerard is originally from Lawrence, MA, and currently resides in Merrimack, MA. He completed his BA in Psychology from Middlebury College and his M.Ed in Educational Policy and Management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

He has over 15 years of work experience in higher education working in undergraduate and graduate admission and student services.

Favorites
  • Book: Take Me With You, by Carlos Frias
  • Movie: Larry Bird: A Basketball Legend
  • TV Show: "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Too many to choose from! Just a few: The North End (for food), the Garden (for fun), Castle Island (for nostalgia).
Words of Wisdom

Familiarize yourself with different resources, departments, and staff at the University. There may be certain services you think you may not need now, but you may in the future. Your relationship with the University is a life-long partnership.

MBA, MBA/JD, MBA Nonprofit, MAPS, and Certificates in Teams and Innovation, Global Strategy and Leadership, and Business Essentials

Portrait of Sarah Esner.

Sarah Esner

Director of Management and Administration Programs
mba@suffolk.edu
617-305-1707
Schedule Advising Meeting with Sarah

Professional and Academic Background

Sarah is originally from Nobleboro, Maine, and moved to Boston in 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2004, earning a BA in Political Science from New England College. While working in the Career Development Office at Suffolk Law School she received her MEd in Administration of Higher Education in 2008 here at Suffolk.

She now has over 10 years of experience within higher education focusing on advising, program development, and management.

Favorites
  • Book: There are too many to choose from, I can’t pick only one
  • Movie: Almost Famous
  • TV Show: "Game of Thrones"
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Charles River Esplanade
Words of Wisdom

Start growing your network as soon as you enter the doors of Suffolk. You’ll hear the word “networking” many times as a student-—remember it is important! Meet someone new each day and keep in touch with them.

MPA, MPA/JD, MPA/MSPS, MPA/MSCJS, MPA/MSMHC, GCSLG, GCNM

Anna Quadri at Suffolk University

Anna Quadri

Assistant Director of Management and Administration Programs
mpa@suffolk.edu
617-573-8330

Professional and Academic Background

Anna is from Somerville, MA. She received her BA in French & Italian from Emmanuel College and her MA in English & American Literature from Harvard University.

She has been working for the Sawyer Business School for eight years after working as the Corporate Human Resource Manager at Filene’s-Kaufmann’s.

Favorites
  • Book: Jane Eyre
  • Movie: Titanic
  • TV Show: Scandal
  • Place to Visit in Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Words of Wisdom

Participate in the many events that take place within your program and Business School as they are a good way to get to know fellow students, meet alumni, and enrich your knowledge. There are endless opportunities to network with people and help build your own personal network, whether it be simply for advice, skills, a new job or career, or to leverage an opportunity. Create and shape your individual path to success.