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.

2021-2022 Young Alumni Council

 

Alyssa Taubert '16

Young Alumni CouncilAlyssa 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. She is now working as an Occupational Therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital on the inpatient Neurosurgery/Neurology unit. Alyssa works to assist individuals in getting people back to their daily routines and meaningful activities after an injury, stroke, or brain tumor from a rehabilitation perspective. When she is not working, Alyssa enjoys basking in the sunlight with a good book and iced coffee in hand.

 

Amy Chung '15

Young Alumni CouncilAfter graduating from Emmanuel in 2015, Amy immediately began her career in Admission at Stonehill College. Amy completed her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration at Southern New Hampshire University in March 2021. In July 2021, Amy continued her career in Admission at Boston College. Amy credits her experiences at Emmanuel for sparking her passion for higher education and preparing her well for her first professional endeavor. When not working 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 founder of EK Equities, which focuses on raising equity for developments and acquisitions; and the Vice President of Rescom Environmental Corporation, which provides nationwide environmental consulting for developers seeking construction financing. Amy graduated from Emmanuel College in 2009, magna cum laude with distinction in the field of Political Science. She volunteers for the Henry Street Settlement Good Companion Senior Center located in lower Manhattan.

 

Brianna Wiseman '15

Young Alumni CouncilBrianna is an Investment Production Analyst within Fidelity Investments’ Institutional Marketing division. She supports the creation of product and asset management collateral, focused on Equities, Sector strategies, and Model Portfolios. Previously, Brianna consulted on the go-to-market planning and deployment of Fidelity’s Workplace Investing products, services, and initiatives. 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.

 

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.

 

Jake Henriques '21

Young Alumni CouncilJake graduated Emmanuel College in the Class of 2021 with a B.A. in Secondary Education and History. While on campus, Jake was a very involved student serving as an Orientation Leader in 2018, a member of the Jean Yawkey Center Staff for three years, an Admissions Ambassador for two years, and was selected as the Student Commencement Speaker for the Class of ’21. As a recent graduate and member of the Young Alumni Council, Jake has discovered a true interest and passion for working in higher education and hopes to pursue a career at the university level as well as continue his involvement at Emmanuel. In his free time, Jake is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys working at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox. A native of western Massachusetts, he enjoys spending time with friends and family when he is not actively in the city.

 

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.

 

Kylia Teixeira '19

Young Alumni CouncilKylia graduated from Emmanuel in 2019, with a major in Forensic Chemistry. While at Emmanuel, Kylia was an Admissions Ambassador and Resident Assistant. Since graduating, Kylia has been working as a Research Compliance Analyst at Harvard University. In her role, she handles post-award activity for compliance with federal and university policies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Research Administration at Emmanuel College. When not working or studying Kylia enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Lauren Burgess '12

Young Alumni CouncilLauren earned her bachelor’s degree in English Communications and an M.S. in Management from Emmanuel. She currently works as a Senior Donor Relations Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, the philanthropic arm of Boston Children’s Hospital. In this role, Lauren is responsible for executing cultivation and stewardship events for donors and friends of Boston Children’s. She has been at Boston Children’s for 8 years and is reminded daily of the compelling mission and impact on patients and families. Lauren currently resides in Boston, MA.

 

Lisa Cuozzo '11

Young Alumni CouncilLisa graduated from Emmanuel in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Technology. Since graduating, she completed a Master's in Motion Graphics from Savannah College of Art & Design and is currently a Designer at ESPN. While holding a leadership role within ESPN’s Creative Studio, Lisa has assisted management with scheduling, onboarding of new hires, and ownership of creative for ESPN's Bottomline Navigation Promo's. Lisa has worked on several Emmy Nominated Productions including Heisman Awards, College Football Playoffs Megacast, ACC Network and World Cup of Hockey, and received an Emmy for World Cup of Hockey in 2016. Lisa currently lives in Bristol, CT and likes to spend her free time as a member of the Junior League of Hartford, cooking, golfing and traveling.

 

Paola Rivas '17

Young Alumni CouncilPaola graduated from Emmanuel College with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies. During her time at Emmanuel, Paola was the president of HUELLAS, on the Student Advisory Committee on Multicultural Programs, as well as served as a Peer Tutor for the course Social Justice and Visual Arts in the U.S. She is currently working as a Program Coordinator at Boston Public Health Commission in the Infectious Diseases Division, and pursuing her MS in Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is interested in the accessibility to community-based healthcare resources particularly amongst Latinx and immigrant populations. She hopes to foster and support a connected environment for alumni of color.

 

Rory Lake '21

Young Alumni CouncilRory is a graduate of the Emmanuel College Class of 2021. While at Emmanuel, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic design and two minors in Studio Art/ Ceramics. Rory enjoyed spending time working as an Admissions Ambassador for two years, Studio Assistant/ Ceramics TA, and serving in the 1804 Society. These two experiences lead her to share and discuss her love for Emmanuel with prospective students, faculty, and guest speakers, one of which was Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. After having an amazing four years at 400 Fenway, Rory is excited to serve the local Boston area through the Americorps program CityYear while also working with a children’s book agent to hopefully illustrate children’s books! She is excited to stay connected to Emmanuel through the Young Alumni Council.

 

Sarah Ribeiro '13

Young Alumni CouncilSarah is a marketing professional focusing on digital marketing and social media. She currently works as Sr. Marketing Manager at the licensing firm Broadway Licensing, covering properties across Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Broadway on Demand, and more. Prior to this role, Sarah was Head Account Manager for the technology division at boutique social media marketing agency Metter Media, where she led digital content and strategy for Microsoft’s human resources team and its civic tech and engagement team. She has regularly instructed seminars in business marketing and independently consults small business owners and creatives in brand strategy and social media marketing. Sarah was a member of the Boston Cultural Council from 2019 to 2021. She was a steering committee member and social media lead for Boston’s Together Festival from 2014 to 2019. Sarah continued her Emmanuel journey, completing a certificate program in Management Leadership in the summer of 2019.

 

Siobhan Somerville '11

Young Alumni CouncilSiobhan is a 2011 Emmanuel College Graduate who went on to receive her Masters of Education from Lesley University. Siobhan taught for the Boston Public School system for six years teaching English grades 9-12. During this time, she also worked as the Study Skills teacher in the Path Program, providing students with emotional impairments additional academic support. Siobhan now resides in Rhode Island with her husband Dave and their daughter Naomi, she is home full time with her daughter and looks forward to making her way back to the classroom in the future.

 

Sophia Morin '20

Young Alumni CouncilSophia graduated from Emmanuel in 2020 with a major in Communications and Media Studies, and a minor in Marketing. Since graduating, Sophia has started her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME. She is currently an Education Coordinator and Fellowship Manager for Maine Medical Center; helping medical students and residents through their journey toward becoming a Family Medicine Physician. Prior to Maine Medical Center, Sophia was a Population Health Assistant for Primary Care at Boston Children’s Hospital while finishing her degree in Boston. During her time at Emmanuel, Sophia was an Orientation Leader, an Office Assistant for Residence Life, and a member of 1804, EC Community Outreach, and Chapel Choir. In her free time, Sophia enjoys swimming, kayaking, spending time with her family and advocating for healthcare equity in the Greater Portland community.

 

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.

 

Taylor Ross '21

Young Alumni CouncilTaylor is a graduate of the Class of 2021 with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Throughout Taylor’s time at Emmanuel, she was a Residence Assistant as well as an Admissions Ambassador. Taylor is currently working for Epsilon as a University Relations Coordinator on their Campus Recruiting Team. Epsilon recruits and hires over 200 interns and new graduates each year to support various departments within the company all over the United States. Epsilon has more than 50 years of experience providing the world's top brands, agencies and publishers with award-winning data and technology.