S. Joanne Murray ’81 is the executive director of the Center for Work and Service at Wellesley College and the director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, of which she is a co-founder. She also manages the Wintersession and Internship Programs. Joanne’s work focuses on preparing students for citizenship and leadership in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment.
During her tenure at the CWS, Joanne has been instrumental in building the College’s internship and service learning programs, which provide financial support for over 300 Wellesley students to intern in more than 35 countries every year. Through a partnership with the Dean of the College, Joanne co-founded the Tanner Conference, which is premised on the belief that greater understanding of the learning that takes place off-campus, combined with critical inquiry into the purpose, value and effect of such learning, has the potential to move liberal education in new directions.
Among Joanne’s other accomplishments at Wellesley College are her roles in the creation of the Cultural Advising Network, the development of the multi-faith chaplaincy, and a review of the College’s Honor Code and General Judiciary.
Joanne is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership in the new global context and the author of numerous articles that address emerging organizational and management issues.
She earned a BA from Wellesley College and an MEd from Harvard University.
Erin Sullivan ’01 is the associate director of the Center for Work and Service. She oversees graduate school advising, the alumnae career program, and service opportunities, including the Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning. Erin also counsels students interested in careers in the social sciences and healthcare, and serves as the CWS liaison to student athletes.
Prior to joining the CWS, Erin was a researcher with the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University and completed projects with the World Health Organization, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and UNAIDS. Erin has also been a faculty member for Global Health Delivery Lab at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a researcher for the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College Dublin, a visiting doctoral fellow at Copenhagen Business School, and a research assistant and consultant at Harvard Business School.
She received her PhD in Business Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and earned her BA in Art History at Wellesley.
Salwa Nur Muhammad ’06 is a program director of internships and service learning at the Center for Work and Service. She counsels students regarding their internship search, manages the Tanner Conference, and oversees internships for Albright Fellows. She focuses on international careers primarily in South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She also serves as the liaison for international students and for Muslim students.
Salwa received a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Educational Studies from Wellesley College.
Ted Hufstader comes to the Center for Work and Service with experience in community health education and public health research. At the CWS, he serves as a program director of internships and service learning. Ted counsels students working on their internship search; students interested in public health and science research; and students looking to the US, Latin America, and Spain for internships. He also serves as the liaison to Juniors and to LGBTQ students.
Ted earned his BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Kalamazoo College and his MPH in Health Policy and Administration and Global Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ellie Perkins ’65 is the director of fellowship programs and manages campus competitions for the major national fellowships and the Wellesley College-endowed fellowships that fund graduate study. She directs programs for health professions and advises students and alumnae interested in exploring health careers. As a member of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee, she works with candidates applying to medical school.
After graduating from Wellesley with a degree in Italian, Ellie completed a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature from Middlebury College. She worked for several years in Boston with the Italian government and then taught Italian for three years at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Irma Tryon, director of recruiting programs, has been a key member of the Center for Work and Service's staff for over two decades. She has developed and managed the on-campus recruiting program, making her an expert at counseling students interested in pursuing careers in business. Irma advises students and alumnae who are considering an MBA or graduate programs in other business-related fields. She also acts as the CWS liaison to African-American and Mezcla students.
Kristy Liu ’08, assistant director of recruiting and technology, majored in economics while at Wellesley. Kristy has over five years of experience working with the Center for Work and Service, both as a student and as a full-time member of staff. Kristy focuses on technology applications for CWS and is instrumental to the on-campus recruiting program. Kristy serves as the CWS liaison to the Davis Scholars and Asian/Asian-American students.
Elizabeth O’Connell, director of not-for-profit and public service programs/pre-law advisor, has been advising Wellesley students and alumnae for more than 15 years. Liz also manages the graduate and professional school advising program.
During her tenure at the Center for Work and Service, Liz has worked on several innovative strategic initiatives, including the development of a shared interest group for Wellesley College Alumnae in Careers with a Conscience and the Learning from Lawyers Conference. Before working at Wellesley, Liz spent twelve years in program, development, and management roles in several nonprofit organizations.
Liz graduated summa cum laude from Southern Connecticut State University with a BS in Health Education. She is also the immediate past president of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
Kate Miller is the program director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. She oversees all aspects of the Institute, including the selection process, development of academic sessions, and outreach to distinguished alumnae and outside speakers. In collaboration with the CWS internships team, Kate also manages the domestic and international internships component of the Institute. Kate works regularly with faculty and administrators at the College on strategic planning for the Albright Institute and on the expansion of Wellesley's global presence.
Before joining Wellesley, Kate practiced law for five years at a large law firm in Boston, MA, focusing primarily on litigation matters.
She received her BA in History from Brown University and her JD from The George Washington University Law School.
Dana Keep is a career counselor at the Center for Work and Service. Before joining the CWS, Dana worked at Harvard University counseling undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni on all aspects of career development and transition. She has also served as a consultant at Harvard Business School, helping students during resume/cover letter preparation workshops and interview training sessions.
Dana graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and has a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University.
Erika Fields, web content communications director, manages all of the Center’s internal, external, online and social media communications with students, alumnae, parents and employers. Her main focus is on the website, social media outlets and blog but provides additional marketing support for many CWS events as well.
She comes to the Center with a strong background in marketing and communications, with expertise in internal and external relations with a focus on building strong communications through the use of web and media based tools to a wide range of constituents. Erika earned her MA in Communications Management and BA in Communications from Simmons College.
MaryBeth Callery, assistant to director of fellowship and preprofessional programs
Beth Robichaud, events coordinator, operations administrator
Sue Regnier, assistant to director/budget manager
Colleen Calcagni, administrative assistant