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Where Are They Now?

Our graduates have many opportunities for employment and graduate school. Some of our alumni keep in touch and let us know what they're up to now. Feel free to scan the list - maybe you'll see someone you know or someone who shares your goals!

E-mail us a short description of what you're doing with a current picture and we'll post it here. We look forward to hearing from you!

April Tovani '07 - I am at University of Florida working towards my M.A. in speech-language pathology. I should be starting my clinic hours this summer which means i'm actually going to start working with patients with supervision.

Vanessa Mercado '06 - I am currently a graduate student at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. My concentration is clinical work and my goal is to graduate and become a medical director in a psychiatric hospital.

Maura Mills '05 - I am currently a student at Kansas State University working on my MS and PhD in industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. My research focuses on various issues regarding positive organizational behavior, or POB, and employee well-being and satisfaction. I also run KSU's distance masters program in I/O.

Richard Girard '05 - I am completing my MSW at SUNY Stonybrook May 17, 2007 with a specialization in Health care. I am doing my field work at Stonybrook Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. My graduate research focused on the class/race disparities in pediatric HIV and treatment modalities for the pediatric HIV population. I am taking a year off from study to gain experience and complete my license before beginning my PhD in Social Welfare. I am hoping to work as a researcher in health care focusing on policy and working towards eliminating health care disparities across the board.

Eric Denette '05 - I am currently a graduate student at Cambridge College and am pursuing an M.Ed, focusing on students with moderate disabilities. I also supervise and teach a pre-k level classroom, which includes servicing children with autism, communication, and behavioral disorders. My room relies heavily on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis and I hope to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst within the next year.

Kelly (Cochran) Mandel '03 - I'm currently carrying out my practicum in a 5th/6th grade classroom in Cambridge, MA and will be completing my Masters of Education (Elementary/Initial Licensure) in December.

Valerie Ugrinow '02 - I have completed 1 year toward my PsyD in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Seattle. Currently, I am living in San Diego working on a worldwide scoliosis study at Children's Hospital. I hope to return to school next fall here in San Diego.

Bonnie Fortier '01 - I am a doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at UMASS Amherst. My training has included working with students (K-12) in public school settings as well as alternative school placements. I have worked on cases involving students with disorders such as OD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Asperger's and have assisted in IEP's for students with learning, reading, writing, and math disabilities. After completion of my program, I hope to bring my skills back to the Berkshires working as a School Psychologist in our local public school systems.

Krista King '01 - In 2003 I received my MA in Psychology from New School University and in 2005 I completed my MSW at NYU's School of Social Work. I am a licensed social worker directing Project Path to Recovery at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. It is a non-profit, community agency that aims to reduce the rate of recidivism in the adult, female, ex-offender population fulfilling the roles of psychotherapist, case manager, advocate, and supervisor to social work interns in the agency. I got my start at MCLA and took off from there!

Karen Potts '99 -  I am currently working as a Clinical Director at a private school in Westford, MA. The school specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis and targets children diagnosed with autism.