Young Alumni Council

The Council seeks to better serve and support recent graduates with programs and communications that are uniquely tailored to their own needs and perspectives. It seeks to foster and sustain the active involvement of young alumni in support of Emmanuel College and the Alumni Association. The Council will also act to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to Emmanuel and prepare them for active roles in alumni affairs.

2019/2020 Young Alumni Council

 

Allison Bleier '14

Young Alumni CouncilAllie graduated from Emmanuel in 2014, with a major in Sociology and minor in Organizational Leadership. Since graduating, she completed a Master's in Analytics from Villanova University and is currently a Senior Analyst at Liberty Mutual on their Strategic Workforce Planning team. In her role, she analyzes data and workforce trends to help business leaders make data driven decisions to prepare for the always changing workforce. Prior to her role at Liberty Mutual, she worked at Staples headquarters on their Strategic Workforce Planning team and other various teams. Her career in workforce planning combines her interests in sociology, psychology, organizational behavior, analytics, diversity and inclusion and statistics. Allie currently lives in Brookline, MA and likes to spend some of her free time volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, coaching or traveling.

 

Alyssa Taubert '16

Young Alumni CouncilAlyssa is a 3rd year student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She was recently accepted as a member of the Brain Injury Models Systems research team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA. Alyssa will be researching the effects of socioeconomic status on quality of life for individuals after brain injury. Prior to graduate school, Alyssa worked as a Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Emmanuel College in December 2015 with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. While at Emmanuel Alyssa was on the Dance Team, an Admissions Ambassador, and a member of 1804 and ODK.

 

Amy Chung '15

Young Alumni CouncilAfter graduating from Emmanuel in 2015, Amy immediately began her career in Admission at Stonehill College. Amy credits her experiences at Emmanuel for sparking her passion for higher education and preparing her well for her first professional endeavor. Amy now serves as a Senior Assistant Dean of Admission for Diversity Recruitment & Access at Stonehill. Additionally, she is pursuing her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. When not working—or working on homework—Amy enjoys reading, singing, practicing calligraphy, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Amy Ericson '09

Young Alumni CouncilAmy is a commercial real estate and finance professional residing in New York City. She is the Vice President of Rescom Environmental Corporation, which provides nationwide environmental consulting for developers seeking construction financing. She also consults for startups and family offices, utilizing her strategic business development skills to help companies grow. Amy graduated from Emmanuel College in 2009, magna cum laude with distinction in the field of Political Science. She volunteers for In God's Love We Deliver and the Henry Street Settlement Good Companion Senior Center, which are both located in lower Manhattan.

 

Arianna Pagan '14

Young Alumni CouncilArianna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Health Psychology and Management. She is currently completing her M.Ed. at Emmanuel. Arianna worked as a Social Worker for the Department of Children and Families in Central Massachusetts for two years, and is a Licensed Social Worker Associate. Two years later, Arianna joined the Admissions Staff at Emmanuel College as an Assistant Director of Admission. She worked for three years recruiting students from New York, Maine, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Arianna now works as an Academic Advisor at Emmanuel College working with first year and transfer students.

 

Ashanti Jackson '15

Young Alumni CouncilIn 2015, Ashanti graduated from Emmanuel with a B.S. in Chemistry, while being involved as a four-year long athlete with the Men’s Volleyball team. He then went on to work for a Cheminformatics start-up company in Boston that optimized the drug discovery process for synthetic chemists. Ashanti is now transitioning into lead the product development and management department for a start-up company that specializes in helping non-profits and higher education institutions raise more money.

 

Brianna Wiseman '15

Young Alumni CouncilBrianna is a Pricing Lever & Deployment Analyst within Fidelity Investments’ Relationship Management division. She coordinates go-to-market strategies for Fidelity’s Workplace Investing products, services, and initiatives. Additionally Brianna manages and consults on investment credit programs available to Fidelity’s 401(k) clients. Beginning her career as an intern herself, Brianna now oversees the Relationship Management and Sales internship program at Fidelity. Brianna graduated from Emmanuel College in 2015 with a double major in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Through the Innovation for Learning TutorMate program, Brianna continues to pursue her passion for educating others as an online tutor for students at the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School in Boston. In her free time, Brianna enjoys yoga, spending time with family, and rooting for the New York Giants.

 

Byron Glaus '10

Young Alumni CouncilByron is the Director of Leadership Annual Giving at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. In this role, Byron is responsible for all aspects of revenue growth for the Colby Fund. He travels extensively across the country and internationally to promote 1813 Society, the Colby Fund’s leadership annual giving society. Byron has built his career in higher education, focusing on the specific areas of admissions, advancement, and student success. Having worked at both large and small institutions, Byron’s interest lies with the liberal arts and its impact on the world. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Emmanuel College, his master’s degree in higher education administration from Northeastern University, and he is currently pursuing an MBA from Thomas College.

 

Chris Coutsoukis '16

Young Alumni CouncilChris graduated with a degree in Management and Economics and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration at Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Chris is currently a Senior Consulting Analyst at Fidelity Investments. As a member of Fidelity Consulting, Chris aims to help tackle Fidelity’s most pressing business challenges and opportunities. Prior to consulting, Chris held positions in Fidelity’s Wealth Management and Corporate Communications groups. Chris also serves as the leader of Fidelity’s Young Professionals Network in Boston, a group with the goal of fostering collaboration, engagement, and career growth for associates beginning their careers at Fidelity.

 

Corey Bailey '15

Young Alumni CouncilCorey graduated in 2015 with a dual major Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and English: Communication and Media Studies with distinction in the field. Since 2015, he has worked in development and alumni relations at Boston University School of Medicine, currently as the assistant director of stewardship and donor relations. His career in development actually began in 2011 as a first-year student at Emmanuel when he started working as a student assistant in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations! He is a 2020 MBA candidate at Boston University Questrom School of Business concentrating in strategy and innovation with an interest in management consulting. While a student at Emmanuel, Corey was highly involved in new student engagement and various student adjustment guided effectively (SAGE) executive board roles. In his spare time, Corey enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

 

David Somerville '11

Young Alumni CouncilDavid is a Finance Director at Santander Bank in Boston. He works with Financial Planning and Analysis activities specific to expense management, budgeting, forecasting and finance operations. He has been a finance professional since graduating from Emmanuel with a Management & Economics degree in 2011; holding roles with Boston based companies; Santander, Topco, and Fidelity Investments. Since graduation David has also been involved with Boston organizations Onein3, The Duplessy Foundation and as an annual guest speaker in Emmanuel management capstone courses. He enjoys being an active athlete and an avid Boston sports fan; especially the Patriots and Bruins as well as any Vermont affiliated team - where he grew up. David resides in Boston, MA with his wife Siobhan Somerville née Franco (Emmanuel class of 2011) and their daughter Naomi.

 

Eric Cote '18

Young Alumni CouncilAfter graduating from Emmanuel with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and Politics, Eric began working at his current position with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office as a Victim Witness Advocate. In this role, he assists victims and witnesses in criminal court and ensures that the Massachusetts Victims Bill of Rights is being followed. He is a recipient of the Mintz Levin/Paul Poth Scholarship and a graduate of the MVAA organized by MOVA. While still working in his position at the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Eric is now pursuing his Master’s in Education here at Emmanuel College.

 

Erin Lueders '16

Young Alumni CouncilErin graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology. After Emmanuel, she served as the Quality Assurance Office at the Center for Virology and Vaccines Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Erin is currently completely my Bachelor of Nursing at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and intend to work as a pediatric nurse. In her spare time, she coaches field hockey with Beyond Sticks, a program that uses positive coach to teach children of all ages the fundamentals of field hockey and life lessons. Erin is also involved with the charity 261 Fearless that aims to empower women through education and running.

 

Katelyn Belmonte '17

Young Alumni CouncilKatelyn graduated from Emmanuel College cum laude with a B.A in Psychology with a concentration in Health and Counseling. During her time at Emmanuel, Katelyn was a psychology research assistant, member of Psi Chi, and President of Omicron Delta Kappa. She is currently working as a clinic coordinator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in pediatric oncology. As a member of the Young Alumni Council, she hopes to engage with alumni, especially fellow recent graduates, to create a vibrant alumni community and enhance the mission of Emmanuel.

 

Kevin Petterson '18

Young Alumni CouncilKevin graduated with a B.A in Developmental Psychology and Business Management. While on campus, he served in various leadership roles ranging from a gold key ambassador in the Admissions department, the Director of Outreach for Dance Marathon, and as an Orientation Leader. Also, Kevin held two internships in Business Development, with Flywire and Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently working as a manager of outbound business development for Toast, Inc. He oversees a team of twelve business development representatives who support territory account executives in the central & southeast regions of the United States.

 

Lauren Burgess '12

Young Alumni CouncilLauren received her undergraduate degree in English Communications and Master of Science in Management from Emmanuel College. She is a Donor Relations Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, the philanthropic arm of Boston Children’s Hospital. In this role, Lauren is responsible for planning and executing cultivation and stewardship events for donors and friends of Boston Children’s. She has been at Boston Children’s for 7 years and is reminded daily of the compelling mission and impact on patients and families. Her journey began in principal and major gifts, and later specifically worked on campaign and international fundraising before joining the Donor Relations team to focus on the operational side of development. Lauren currently resides in Brookline, MA.

 

Madison Soares '18

Young Alumni CouncilMadison is a proud member of the Class of 2018. At Emmanuel, she majored in Business Management and served on the Executive Board of the Student Government Association for three years. She developed a strong passion for supporting and engaging the Emmanuel community. Since graduation, Madison has worked as a Corporate Paralegal specializing in hedge funds at Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City, and she plans to attend law school. As a member of the Young Alumni Council, Madison is excited to sustain and strengthen connections between recent Emmanuel graduates as they navigate their post-undergraduate opportunities.

 

Molly Dever '09

Young Alumni CouncilMolly earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies from Emmanuel. While working in the Office of Admissions at Emmanuel for six years, she earned an M.S. in Management in 2015. Molly currently serves as the Director of Admissions at the University of Saint Joseph where she oversees both undergraduate and graduate recruitment and admission. She is presently working on her doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership. Molly resides in Western Massachusetts with her husband, Michael.

 

Sarah Ribeiro '13

Young Alumni CouncilSarah is a marketing professional based in Boston. She currently works as a content marketing manager for Flock, a SaaS which provides communication and collaboration services for small and medium businesses. Prior to this role, Sarah was Head Account Manager for the technology team at Metter Media, a boutique social media marketing agency, where she led digital content and strategy for Microsoft’s human resources team and its civic tech and engagement team in Boston, New York, Chicago and the Bay Area. Her management experience at Metter Media led to her enrollment in Emmanuel’s certificate program in Management Leadership, which she completed in the summer of 2019.She has regularly instructed seminars in business marketing for General Assembly and Cambridge Community Television, and independently consults small business owners and creatives in brand strategy and social media marketing. She was a steering committee member and social media lead for Boston’s Together Festival from 2014 to 2019.

 

Tatiana Havens '19

Young Alumni CouncilTatiana is a first-generation graduate and earned her B.A. in Writing & Psychology. During her time at Emmanuel, she was the First-Generation Student Programming intern in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, an RA, OL, and served on the ECDM Executive Board amongst other leadership roles. Tatiana is currently serving as the Low-Income and First-Generation Student Support VISTA for the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact at Wheaton College where she focuses on building strong peer-to-peer connections to increase academic success. She strives to create a supportive environment that allows students to feel confident in their ability to achieve success during their time at Wheaton and beyond.