Our Contributors

April Hoyt

As the Manager of Boston University's Student Employment Office, April assists in the oversight of employment programs for over 10,000 students, including over 2,500 students who receive Federal Work-Study funding. Before joining Boston University, April worked at Career Collaborative in Boston, MA, providing comprehensive employment-related case management to under- and unemployed individuals. As part of her responsibilities there, she developed and implemented curriculum surrounding job-search, job-readiness, and workplace culture. April holds a B.A. from Saint Michael's College, Vermont, where she studied Philosophy and Psychology. April spends her free time spoiling her dog and reading.

Ben Flavin

Ben is the Operations Manager and joined the Center for Career Development in April 2017. In his role, Ben manages data and reporting for the Center for Career Development, provides analytical and project management support, and oversees front desk operations. Ben holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from Hampshire College. In his free time, Ben enjoys traveling, hiking and exploration, and reading anything he can get his hands on.

Carly Dube

CARLY DUBE Assistant Director of Employer Engagement Carly joined Boston University in September 2018. In her role, she is focused on expanding the campus recruiting program and employment network for BU students and employers through various engagement opportunities. Carly holds a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining BU, Carly worked in various human resources and talent acquisition capacities in both the travel and retail industries. In her free time, Carly enjoys spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and attempting to train her 1 year old Old English Sheepdog puppy.

Center for Career Development

Corinne Montanaro

Corinne is the Recruiting Coordinator and began working at Boston University in January 2002. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of arts in psychology with a concentration in management. She manages on-campus activities (interviews and information sessions) for employers and helps students with the recruiting process. She also assists both students and employers with Handshake. Outside of work, Corinne loves to read and cook.

Dean Marchildon

Dean worked at the Center for Career Development and the Educational Resource Center from August 2018 through January 2022. He oversaw all Peer Engagement initiatives and the CCD-ERC Student Ambassador workforce in their efforts to increase student awareness of and engagement with both centers. He received his bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and his master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies with a focus in Higher Education Administration from BU. Outside of work and classes, Dean loves to explore local coffee shops, indulge in Stephen King novels, visit family in Maine, build Spotify playlists, and take road trips to just about anywhere.

Deb Jancourtz

Deb joined the Center for Career Development in March 2010 as an Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs. In her role, Deb counsels students, as well as facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics from networking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and more. She has a bachelor of arts in French and French literature from the University of Wisconsin and a master of science in human resource development from Northeastern University. She is fluent in French and loves practicing other languages as well, including German and Spanish. She enjoys baking for fun occasions and practicing yoga. She loves animals and has a black cat with a one-inch tail.

Donna Devlin

A native of the Boston area, Donna has worked for the Center for Career Development since September 1987. Among her myriad responsibilities, Donna manages front desk operations, schedules space for programs and workshops, and provides assistance to students, alumni, and staff who come into the office. In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking and baking, reading, taking long walks, attending dance performances, going to the movies, and listening to music.

Doug Edwards

Doug is Director of the Career Development Office at BU's College of Engineering. He previously served as an Assistant Director for Counseling & Programs at the Center for Career Development where he counseled students and alumni, as well as facilitated workshops and programs on a number of topics including networking, resume and cover letter writing, graduate school, and more. He received his bachelor of arts in economics from Brown University, his master of arts in philosophy from Tufts University, and pursued doctoral studies in philosophy at Harvard University. Outside of work, Doug’s interests include sports, politics, and the arts. He also enjoys camping with his family and coaching youth soccer, baseball, and basketball.

Eleanor Cartelli

Eleanor is the Senior Associate Director at BU's Center for Career Development, focusing on the areas of operations, reporting, and communications. She received her bachelor of arts in religious literature and history from Smith College and her master of arts in religious studies from the University of Chicago. In her spare time, Eleanor can most often be found with her nose in a good book, making dinner with every pan in the kitchen, or visiting her family’s farm in Vermont.

Esther Leonard

Esther was part of the Center for Career Development's Career Education team from July 2018 until January 2022. In her role, Esther advised students on career education, facilitated workshops on a variety of career development topics such as resume writing, networking, interviewing and more. Prior to coming to Boston University, she worked at various nonprofits and community colleges providing career services and teaching basic adult education classes. She holds a bachelor in political science with a minor in sociology and a master of arts in American Politics from Loyola University Chicago. Esther enjoys visiting her family and friends in her home city, Chicago. Her hobbies include, reading, DIY projects, dancing and cooking.

Heather Reghitto

Heather is the Recruiting Manager and joined the Center for Career Development in December 2005. Prior to her arrival, Heather worked in corporate human resources departments, specifically on the university and college relations programs. With a background in helping students find intern, co-op, and entry-level full-time positions, Heather seeks to bridge the gap between students and employers. She holds a bachelor of arts in religion from Mount Holyoke College. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and gardening.


Komal Shah

Komal Shah currently works as the Assistant Director of Career Advising at ENG.

Lauren Backus

Lauren joined the Center for Career Development and Educational Resource Center as Peer Engagement Coordinator in November 2017. In her role, Lauren supervises the Student Ambassador workforce and spreading the word about CCD and ERC resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in BU’s newly formed major of Cinema and Media Studies, and is so glad to be back on BU’s campus, in the heart of her favorite city. In her free time, Lauren likes exploring New England with friends and family, going on nature walks, reading, and watching old movies.

Martha Brill

Martha is an Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs and has been with the Center for Career Development since 1998. Although she advises students from all colleges and majors, her affiliation is with communications, media and the arts. She enjoys facilitating the process of gaining knowledge about one’s values, skills, interests, and personality strengths and making informed decisions about career direction. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in criminal justice and obtained a master of education degree with a concentration in counseling from UMass Boston. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, drawing, jogging, and volunteering to help grieving families cope with their loss.

Matthew Qualter

Matt joined the Center for Career Development in May 2019. In his role, Matt supports the Executive Director in building and leading a robust strategy for the Center and overseeing programs for employer engagement to connect students and alumni with potential internship and full-time employers. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem State University and a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Outside of work, Matt’s enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and family. His interests include the arts, sports, hiking, and the beach.

Noelle O'Brien

Noelle joined the Center for Career Development in March of 2020. In her role, she manages the Center’s funded internship programs. She comes to Boston University with a deep commitment to expanding access to both higher education as well as meaningful career exploration opportunities. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Noelle can be found running, watching Bollywood films, or in search of good chai.

Olivia Hoffmann

Olivia served Boston University and the Center for Career Development as the Yawkey Internship Coordinator from July 2019 to October 2021. In that role, Olivia managed the Yawkey Internship Program, an opportunity for BU sophomores and juniors to secure funding for non-profit internships. Olivia holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boston College and proviously completed a year of service in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and seeing live music.

Samantha Johnson

Samantha joined the Center for Career Development in August 2013. In her role as an Assistant Director of Career Education, Samantha advises students and facilitates workshops on a variety of career development topics, such as resume writing, networking, interviewing, internships, and more. Samantha received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Gettysburg College and her master of education in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and traveling.

Sarah Thomas

Sarah joined Boston University in 2014 and the CCD in 2016. She manages marketing efforts and communications projects, including social media, email newsletters, the CCD website, and more. She received her bachelor of arts degree in history and English literature from Alfred University and her master of science degree in journalism from Boston University. In her spare time, Sarah likes to sew, play video games, and enjoys musical theater and strange museums.