CWS Staff

S. Joanne Murray ’81

Joanne 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 M.Ed from Harvard University.

Jeanne Cutrona

Jeanne joined the CWS as Assistant to the Executive Director/Budget Administrator in March, 2013. She provides a broad range of administrative and programming support to the Executive Director and CWS staff and serves as a member of the CWS Leadership Team. In addition, Jeanne oversees the complex CWS budget, including general operating, gift and endowed funds for all CWS programs, internships and fellowships.

Jeanne brings a strong understanding of Wellesley College systems and academic programs to CWS as she previously worked in the Science Center as Administrative Assistant/Grant Coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences, Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry Programs and as HHMI Grant Accountant. Prior to joining Wellesley College in 2006, Jeanne worked as an accountant for small public accounting firms.

She received her BS in Accounting, Cum Laude, from Central Connecticut State University and earned her CPA certification shortly thereafter.

Nancy Horwitz

Nancy Horwitz joined Wellesley College as Associate Director, Center for Work and Service, in November 2013. As Associate Director, Nancy oversees all aspects of the career advising and counseling program, develops office and counseling/advising protocols, and provides counselor supervision. Additionally, she designs and delivers alumnae career programs both on and off campus.

With a strong background in counseling, coaching, and leadership development, Nancy established and ran a coaching business focused on career, leadership, and organizational effectiveness before coming to Wellesley. One of her primary clients was WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., a nationally recognized resource for cultivating women leaders in major U.S. corporations. Before starting her own business, Nancy worked in Human Resources and Leadership Development for several companies, including Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Agfa, and RCA (General Electric).

Nancy received her BA from Colgate University, and her M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Psychological Services). She is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), one of the top coach training schools in the United States. She is certified to administer and interpret a number of assessment instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) Benchmarks 360.  

Erika Fields

Erika, 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.

Elizabeth Mandeville '04

Liz is the Director of Fellowship Programs at Wellesley. She works with students as they consider, apply, and prepare for prestigious fellowship opportunities and manages the on-campus nomination process for these awards. She also manages the application and selection process for campus-endowed fellowships that support international travel and graduate study.

Liz graduated from Wellesley in 2004 with a degree in international relations and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy studying the United Nations, sovereignty, and humanitarian aid. She was a Luce Scholar in Cambodia, where she worked for a public interest law organization, and has worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the Feinstein International Center, and Mount Holyoke College.

Kristy Liu '08

Kristy, Assistant Director of Recruiting and Technology, majored in economics while at Wellesley. Kristy has over seven 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.

Irma Tryon

Irma, 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.

Katie Koski

Katie has an extensive background in the public and nonprofit sectors. She brings her expertise into the classroom and communities in her role as Service Program Director at the Center for Work and Service. Her professional and personal pursuit has been helping young people hone their passion for service while connecting them with a career path that enables them to be active citizens. Katie received her Ed.M. with a Higher Education concentration from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in Interpersonal and Public Communication with a minor in Public Affairs.

Prior to coming to Wellesley College, Katie was the Internship Coordinator for the Public Policy & Urban Affairs and the Human Service programs at Northeastern University and the Assistant Director of Harvard University’s Center for Public Interest Careers and Public Service Network. In these roles she was responsible for directing internship and fellowship programs, provided support and guidance to individuals and student groups while collaborating with campus and external stakeholders. Katie has also worked at nonprofits that have focused on providing college-age individuals with opportunities to impact their communities and skills and experiences to prepare them for the workplace such as Teach for America, City Year, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Coro Fellows Program in Pubic Affairs.

Rocío Garza Tisdell '07

Rocío is the Assistant Director of U.S. Internships and also manages Spanish-speaking international sites. In addition to general career advising for students, she will be maintaining and building partnerships with internship sites. Working closely with the recruiting team, her efforts also include developing programs to better reach the many unique populations at Wellesley, with a particular interest in promoting STEM careers. Rocío brings over seven years of experience working in healthcare, public health, and higher education, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, University of Texas Prevention Research Center, and University of California San Diego. Prior to joining the CWS, she played a key role in launching community outreach and diversity and inclusion programs for the newly accredited Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Rocío graduated from Wellesley in 2007 with a degree in neuroscience and received an M.S. in global leadership from the University of San Diego, School of Business Administration in 2014.

Kelly Webber

Kelly is the Assistant Director, Internships for the Center for Work and Service.  In her role she manages the international internship programs in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Middle East.  A passionate advocate of cross-cultural exchange, Kelly is committed to helping students expand their worldview through global experiential learning. Kelly holds a BA from Stonehill College and a MA in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

Prior to joining CWS, Kelly worked at Wellesley College's Slater International Center where she supported international students and scholars with immigration and cultural programming and advising. 

Dana Keep

Dana 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.

Colleen Calcagni

Colleen joined Wellesley College as the Center for Work and Service’s Alumnae Career and Service Program Assistant in 2011. Colleen has over 14 years experience supporting higher education programs at Clark University and UMass Medical School from admissions and recruiting to desktop publishing and website development. Her focus at Wellesley includes helping alumnae navigate MyCWS and other CWS resources, coordinating student and alumnae events as well as supporting the community service programs that are a hallmark of the CWS mission. Colleen graduated with high honors from Becker College and majored in Business Administration & Management concentrating in marketing and communications.

Beth Robichaud

Beth is the Assistant Director, Internships Administration for the CWS. She oversees the internship program’s budget allocation for both spendable gifts and endowed funds. She collaborates with offices across campus and directly with stipend recipients on the award process. Beth also provides high level management and support for campus-wide events including the Tanner Conference and Albright Institute.

Beth holds a BS from Providence College with a degree in Marketing. Prior to joining CWS she worked in the private banking industry.

MaryBeth Callery

Mary Beth is the Assistant to the Director of Fellowship Programs. She manages the campus application process for major fellowships, oversees the logistics for many college fellowship awardees here and abroad, and coordinates the work of numerous campus nomination committees. She is a resource for individuals as they navigate the application process.

Before working at Wellesley, Mary Beth spent many years as a Buyer for several retail and wholesale companies. She received her BS in Social Work from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.


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