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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Jane is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Center for Work and Service. She is involved in many aspects of the Center’s service program, working to improve and expand service opportunities for students. She is serving in this role as a Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) AmeriCorps*VISTA member. Her focus is on campus-community partnerships, specifically with Saint Stephen’s Youth Programs in Boston. Passionate about social responsibility, she believes service is a critical part of a quality education, empowering students to be active citizens and effective leaders.
Sarah Jane graduated from Wellesley in 2014 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Cinema and Media Studies. She was an active participant in service opportunities as a student, including Alternative Breaks and the Blue Cancer Society. She previously worked as a student assistant with the National SEED (Seeking Education Equity and Diversity) Project of Inclusive Curriculum at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She interned with Project Youth Extension Service, teaching teambuilding and leadership skills to youth in military families across the country. She also helped to develop and then facilitate a summer leadership program for teens at a community center in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sarah Isham is the Director for Career Advising and Programming. She is part of the CWS team who provides direct student service to all undergraduates. Prior to Wellesley, she worked for many years in career services at the University of Virginia and has an extensive background in advising liberal arts students, program development, and employer relations. Sarah has an undergraduate background in Speech Communication from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and attended graduate school at the University of Virginia in Counselor Education and Student Affairs/Higher Education.
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.
Ellie Perkins serves as the prelaw advisor for students and alumnae at the Center for Work and Service. In addition to this role, she offers general alumnae advising. An accomplished career advisor, Ellie has been a part of CWS for a number of years and brings to the center an expertise in law school, graduate school, and fellowship advising.
Ellie has office hours in the CWS on Tuesday and Wednesday
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.