Strategic, results-driven leader with 10-years progressive public sector experience. Proven ability to elevate program awareness and achieve measurable outcomes within start-up and turnaround cultures. Skilled in balancing diverse stakeholder interests while deepening relationships and developing new business. Goal-oriented educator and administrator striving for scalable resource generation, collaborative processes, measured impact, and alignment to public policy.
Strong interpersonal skills
Fundraising & grant writing
Process improvement techniques
Financial monitoring and forecasting
Web content management
07/2013 to Current
DIRECTOR, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNINGBABSON COLLEGE, F.W. OLIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Babson Park, MA
Manage diverse relationships, strategic communications, and business development in support of the College's MBA Consulting Programs within field-based core and elective courses; retained 65% repeat clients and landed 35% new clients in first four months.
Operationalize processes between multiple College departments to ensure student course registration, international student immigration compliance, and Faculty course administration.
Communicate strategically with organizational leaders of businesses and non-profits to increase understanding and demand of College Experiential Learning opportunities.
Build collaborative relationships with Faculty, administration, and clients to achieve high volume customer service and consulting project implementation within tight timeframes.
08/2012 to 04/2013
CHIEF OF STAFFGIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MA – Boston, MA
Advised CEO on public strategy, non-profit management, strategic communications, Board relations, budget.
Initiated Eastern MA advocacy campaign, engaging with elected officials, community leaders, and press.
Collaborated with multiple departments to implement staff development, senior strategy, 360-review, Annual Meeting, and succession planning.
Analyzed complex data for process and policy review; made recommendations in writing and public presentations.
10/2012 to 04/2013
CONSULTANT, COLLEGE READINESSBOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Boston, MA
Lead strategist in program design and implementation aligned to District goals to increase student eligibility for high-stakes Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Created BPS E-Tutoring Program for scholarship applicants; tripled volunteer base from in one year.
08/2008 to 08/2012
DIRECTOR, OPPORTUNITY SCHOLSARSHIPS & OUTREACH PROGRAMSNORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY – Boston, MA
Managed strategy and day-to-day operations of 7 higher education programs and 500 students; achieved 90% graduation rate, outpacing national average by 50%.
Developed strategic outreach and communications plans to engage Boston students in diverse high school-to-college transitional programming and higher education opportunities. Forged partnerships with school districts, community based organizations, and donors, increasing program awareness and developing strong applicant base.
Led student success committee, ensuring shared oversight of 250 high-need students through policy review, intervention plans, and risk analysis.
Developed thought leadership strategy specific to first-generation students and higher education success; presented and contributed research and writing with field experts nationally.
08/2007 to 06/2008
WRITING CENTER COORDINATOR, BOSTON STUDENT COLLEGE COACHNEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Newton, MA
Developed Writing Center focusing on college application support for senior students.
Created college advocacy, essay writing, and high-school-to-college transitions curriculum to achieve increased college application submission rate.
08/2003 to 06/2007
ENGLISH TEACHER, BOSTON STUDENT ADVISORBelmont Public Schools – Belmont, MA
Taught high school English and led advisory group for Boston students to achieve education equity, advocacy, and college planning outreach. Initiated parent engagement through curriculum.
06/1999 to 08/2002
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENTHarvard University, American Repertory Theatre – Cambridge, MA
Secured over $400,000 in grant money annually for theatre education.
Managed proposal cycle for government, foundation, and corporate/foundation grants.
Organized celebrity event, raising $70,000 from private donors.
04/1997 to 06/1999
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANTISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM – Boston, MA
Managed corporate/foundation grants, securing $300,000 annually. Collaborated with museum staff to position programming for funding.
Masters: Education Boston University - Boston, MA
Bachelors of Fine Arts: Emerson College - Boston, MA
MEFA, College Bowl Sunday FAFSA Workshop, Madison Park High School, Coach, Boston, MA (2014)
Yale Boston Day of Service, Beacon Academy Site Coordinator (2013)
The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), Scholarship Selection Committee Member (2012, 2013)
Success Boston, High School-to-College Transitions Committee Member (2011-2012)
American College Personnel Association, Contributing Writer (2011-2012)
National Partnership for Education Access, National Conference Presenter (2012)
American College Personnel Association, National Conference Presenter and Reviewer (2011, 2012)
College Board Regional, New England, Conference Presenter (2011)
Educational Policy Institute, National Conference Presenter (2011)