Stephannie was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has been a member of the Suffolk community for many years. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2003, earning a B.A. in Government with an International Affairs concentration, and a minor in Latin American studies.
After graduating, she worked in several of Suffolk's academic departments including English, Government, and the Writing Center. While working at Suffolk, she earned an M.S. in Criminal Justice, and recently completed an M.Ed. in Administration of Higher Education.
Stephannie specializes in working with first-generation students and oversees Connect the Dots, an employee-student interactions program which helps build meaningful connections between employees and students. Stephannie also works closely with the Center for Academic Access and Opportunity, as a member of the GEAR UP Council, helping first-year students navigate college life.
Stephannie speaks fluent Spanish, and in her spare time, she enjoys dining out, reading, and watching movies.
Having grown up in a military family, Abby has lived across the country spanning Colorado to Washington, D.C. but has lived in Boston for the past few years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
During her education, she dedicated her time to being involved in many aspects of the college student experience, including career and academic advising, Greek life, student activities, and as a liaison for alumni associations. Before coming to Suffolk, she worked with law students at Boston University and is happy to be back in the undergraduate environment. She enjoys supporting students to ensure that they get the most from their undergraduate experience and succeed academically at the same time.In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time with her chihuahua-dachshund pup, obsessively cheering on Ohio State and Texas football, and eating her way through all the burgers in Boston.
Linda was born and raised in Boston and is a first-generation alumna and a current employee at Suffolk University. She is a qualified academic advisor/adjunct faculty member.
Linda has been affiliated with Suffolk for over 20 years as a student, alumnus, instructor and full-time administrator, and has earned multiple degrees at Suffolk including the BA in Clinical Psychology and the MS in Organizational Behavior.
Her current role at Suffolk University is Associate Director. A big believer in Developmental and Holistic rather than proscribed advising, Linda aims to encourage and empower students to create positive relationships in the present and future to help them plan and attain their personal and educational goals.
Linda speaks fluent Italian. In her spare time she enjoys spending hours upon hours on the soccer, baseball and lacrosse fields watching her two teenagers play their hearts out, she also enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, has a love for animals (especially cats and dogs) and enjoys working on creative home projects.
With well over a decade of experience in higher education, Tim enjoys working with any and all students, and has substantial experience advising undeclared students, international students, student athletes, student veterans, students on academic probation, honors students, and transfer students.
Before becoming an academic advisor, Tim worked in a variety of capacities within academic support services, specifically in academic coaching, tutoring, training, and management.
Originally from Massachusetts, he has since travelled to five to the seven continents, and hopes to make it to all of them. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, both from Suffolk University. In his spare time, Tim enjoys travel, poetry, art, and global cuisines, and is a fierce proponent of animal rights.
Originally from the Connecticut shoreline, Julie has lived in Boston for the past decade, and has worked at Suffolk for over six years - beginning in the Registrar’s Office before switching to Academic Advising. She earned a B.A. in English from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University.
Julie has significant experience working with Sawyer Business School students, transfer students, and students applying for non-Madrid study abroad programs. She also manages the Advising Center website and co-develops academic workshops for new transfer students.
She spends the majority of her spare time traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants, and discreetly photographing other people’s dogs.
He is the father of two Suffolk alums, one is a double Ram (B.A, and J.D.). David and his wife, Kerstin, have four children (all girls!) and one ornery cat.
David likes to mow his lawn and is passionate about all Boston sports teams. He currently teaches a very popular Seminar for Freshmen course on The Beatles.
A life-long resident of Massachusetts, Matt grew up in Lakeville, but upon getting married, moved to Franklin, where he currently resides. He earned an Bachelor's Degree from Anna Maria College, where he was an orientation leader, ran track and cross-country, and majored in Communications with a film focus.
Before working at Suffolk University, Matt served as an Academic Counselor and Graduate Fellow at Merrimack College, while completing a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration.
Matt enjoys working with all students, and specializes in working with first-year students, undeclared majors, student-athletes and students on academic probation. Matt also utilizes his social media skills by managing the Advising Center's Twitter account.
In his spare time, Matt is a huge star wars and comic book fan. He enjoys reading science fiction and can make a great frozen pizza.
Jack has worked in higher education for many years, beginning in the Suffolk University Registrar’s Office and then the Sawyer Business School Undergraduate Programs Office. Jack joined the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center in 2013, when it was created as part of the Division of Student Success.
As Director of Academic Advising, Jack oversees the operations of the Academic Advising Center, and he enjoys teaching students the importance of goal setting and long-term planning in order to make the most of their Suffolk experience.
He received his B.A in Communication from UMass Amherst and an M.Ed. in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University. Outside of work Jack enjoys running, following Suffolk Athletics, and spending time with his two children. He recently participated in Suffolk's annual "Dancing with the Stahs" event. Check out his dance skills.
Lani has been an Academic Advisor at Suffolk University since June 2015. She’s originally from Ohio, but has called New England home for almost 10 years.
Her educational background is in English literature and Writing, and she has worked directly with students as a writing tutor, academic coach and mentor, and academic advisor since 2007.
She has dedicated experience with transfer students and incoming freshman, but loves to work with any students looking for guidance, support or help with planning. She loves hiking, camping, coffee, and baking cupcakes.