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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 MEd from Harvard University.
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 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 B.A. 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, 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.
Ellie is a senior fellow who is currently working on several long-term projects for the Center. She was formerly involved in fellowship advising and working with students and alumnae interested in exploring health careers and graduate study.
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.
Liz, director of graduate and professional school advising and assistant director, Center for Work and Service, has been advising Wellesley students and alumnae for more than 15 years.
During her tenure at the Center for Work and Service, Liz has worked on several innovative strategic initiatives, including the development of the Learning from Lawyers Conference and a shared interest networking group, Wellesley College Alumnae in Careers with a Conscience, that launched with 300 members. 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, and pursued graduate level education at the Boston University School of Management. She is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Master Practitioner and a past president of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA).
Salwa is the Program Director of Internships at the Center for Work and Service. She counsels students regarding their internship search, international careers, manages the campus wide Tanner Conference, and oversees internships for Albright Fellows. She focuses on international careers primarily in South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa including internships at OMCV in Cape Verde that are partthat are part of the Anchor Point Internships in Global Leadership. She serves as the liaison to international students. More recently Salwa has been involved in international initiatives coordinating with departments and offices across campus.
Salwa received a Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University in 2008 and a BA in Psychology and Educational Studies from Wellesley College.
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, 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 is the program director of service.
Sierra is serving as an Americorps Vista with the Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC) program. During her year at Wellesley College, she will be working both on campus as well as off-site at the following community partners: St. Stephen’s Youth Programs and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Sierra graduated from Elon University with a double major in Anthropology and International Studies. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations and has particularly enjoyed projects focusing on community engagement.
Kate 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 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 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 is the events coordinator and operations administrator for the CWS. She has been at CWS for six years overseeing 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 is the logistics and budget coordinator for several major campus-wide events including the Tanner Conference, The Fair at Wellesley, and the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs.
Beth holds a BS from Providence College with a degree in Marketing. Prior to joining CWS she worked as a mortgage representative for a private Boston bank.
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.