Career Team

Our career development team meets with students and alumni for 30-minute or 1-hour appointments on topics ranging from exploring majors and career interests, reviews of application materials, internships and job search, networking, interview, mock interviewing, graduate school and law school planning and applications. All counselors see all students and alumni, but staff have areas of specialty and interest. 

If you are working with Hiatt for the first time, set up a ‘Welcome to Hiatt’ appointment, or call front desk to find the best person to help you get started.

Jon Schlesinger
Jon Schlesinger, MEd
Interim Director of Hiatt & Director of Career Development
781-736-3613 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (he, him, his)

In addition to managing the office, Jon provides a personalized approach working with students and alumni to discover and explore their major and career interests. He helps individuals navigate next steps so they can take action and get started! Read more about Jon

Jackie Blesso
Jackie Blesso, MS
Assistant Director of Career Programs
781-736-3627 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)

Jackie oversees programs including the World of Work (WOW) internship funding program, the Hiatt Advisor peer counseling program, Wisdom Wanted, Alumni Interview Coaching. Read more about Jackie

Abigail Crine
Abigail Crine, PhD
Assistant Director of Career Development
781-736-3612 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)

Abigail works with all students and alumni and enjoys helping them identify and describe their personality, skills, and strengths. She frequently works with all STEM related careers, with special areas of interest in biotech and healthcare. Read More about Abigail

Lauren Dropkin
Lauren Dropkin ’95, Esq.
Assistant Director of Pre-Law & Graduate School Advising
781-736-3616 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)

Lauren assists students and alumni with law and graduate school plans and applications, all matters related to job and internship searches, interview preparation and salary negotiations. She works with students to strengthen skills and empower them to move forward. Read More about Lauren

Zachariah Hicks
Assistant Director of Career Development
781-736-3829 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (he, him, his)

Zach is the liaison for international students interested in interning, working, or studying in the U.S. or internationally. Zach also works with domestic students and alumni to explore their interests and for all matters related to job and internship searches. Read More about Zach

Jane Pavese, EdD
Assistant Director of Career Development
781-736-3624 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)

Jane enjoys working with all students and alumni, in particular those interested in the arts and museums, working in another country, and careers in government. One of Jane’s specialties is working helping students develop and hone their own narratives in applications and essays. Read More about Jane

Sandra Sylvestre
Sandra Sylvestre, MA, GCDF
Assistant Director of Career Development
781-736-3589 Usdan Student Center
Pronouns: (she, her, hers)

Sandra works with students and alumni unsure of next steps, or even how to begin. Sandra’s door is open to all, and in particular, first-generation college students and historically underrepresented identities. Sandra helps students to explore their interests and for all matters related to job and internship searches.  Sandra is Hiatt’s main point of contact for diversity initiatives. Read More about Sandra

Zachary Vigliani
Zachary Vigliani, MA
Assistant Director of Career Development
781-736-3532 Usdan 15
Pronouns: (he, him, his)

Zach works with all students and alumni and particularly enjoys working with students on business, consulting, or finance career paths. He also enjoys running mock case interviews for consulting and finance. Read More about ZACH

Student Career Staff (Hiatt Advisors)
 

Hiatt Advisors (HAs) meet with current students for 15-minute drop-ins. These brief meetings are more focused on quick questions and resume or cover letter reviews. HAs also assist with campus-wide Hiatt programming, promote career development events, and serve as liaisons between students and Hiatt.

Daniel Hariyanto
Daniel Hariyanto
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Sophomore | Major: Biophysics, Computer Science
Juliana Hyojoo
Juliana Hyojoo
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Senior | Major: Business
Alexandra Martin
Alexandra Martin
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Junior | Major: Biochemistry
Osarumen Osagie
Osarumen Osagie
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Junior | Major: Applied Mathematics, Economics
Adina Scheinberg
Adina Scheinberg
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Senior | Major: American Studies
 Simran Tatuskar
Simran Tatuskar
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Senior | Major: Business
Eliza Welty
Eliza Welty
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Junior | Major: Politics
Nicky Zamora
Nicky Zamora
Hiatt Advisor
Year: Senior | Major: Business, Psychology