Delon Blackman
Delon Blackman
Assistant Director

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Delon was born in California, but raised in Long Beach, Mississippi. After receiving his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mississippi, he began work as a first-year academic advisor at the University of South Alabama. He decided to become a Husky after seeing the Student Support Initiative as an innovative new way to work toward the benefit of first-year students. Delon is an avid fan of video games, rap music, professional wrestling, and Minnesota sports teams.


Dr. Elizabeth Bonin
Dr. Elizabeth Bonin
Senior Director

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As the new Senior Director of Innovation Implementation, I am very excited to lead the Student Support Initiative at Northeastern University. Over the past 12 years, I led various departments in higher education including peer mentoring, academic support, disability services, academic coaching, and first year experience. My academic interests and doctoral research center around leadership, learning, metacognition, mindfulness, sense of belonging, and neurodiversity. My passion is learning about how people learn. My greatest joys are my two children in their mid-20s who live and work in Boston.


Hannah Bouhov
Hannah Bouhov
Assistant Director

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Grew up in Weymouth, Ma. She has a BA in Social Psychology and a CJ minor, and an MA in Applied Sociology, both from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She started her position as a Success Coordinator with SSI at Northeastern University in August of 2021, and really enjoys the culture and community of Northeastern. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.


Mackenzie Bumpus
Mackenzie Bumpus
Success Coordinator

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Mackenzie grew up in Boston and Wilmington, MA. She graduated from the University of Massachusets Dartmouth with her B.S. in Organizational Leadership in Management. In May of 2021, she graduated from the University of Maine with her M.Ed. in Student Development in Higher Education. She is passionate about making sure that students have a successful transition into higher education. Mackenzie is a wicked big Patriots fan, and loves all things Disney.


Michael Buonocore
Michael Buonocore
Associate Director

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Michael Buonocore (he/him) grew up in Newington, CT. He graduated from Endicott College with a B.S. in Psychology and graduated with his M.Ed from Salem State University.  Prior to joining the SSI team in August of 2022, Michael worked in residential life for 8 years, most recently as the Senior Associate Director at Bryant University. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as traveling as often as he can!


Dan Chadwick
Dan Chadwick
Success Coordinator

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Dan grew up in Smithfield, Rhode Island, where he spent his childhood. He attended Emmanuel College for his undergraduate career and majored in biology with a concentration in health sciences and minored in math. During his time at Emmanuel, he had many experiences centered around student leadership and service, which motivated him to pursue a career in higher education. After graduating from Emmanuel College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science, he went on to work in the Admissions Office at Wentworth Institute of Technology. After working in Admissions at Wentworth for two and a half years, he left to start working at Northeastern University as a Success Coordinator. While working at Northeastern, he is in the Master of Education in Higher Education Administration program. He is passionate towards advocating for LGBTQ+ students, and in his free time, he enjoys cooking and watching reality tv.


WaWa Charles
WaWa Charles
Success Coordinator

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Born in Haiti, but raised in Orlando Florida, meet Walgler ‘WaWa’ Charles. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Emmanuel College in Boston and a Master’s in Higher Education from Boston University. His purpose in higher-ed is to serve historically marginalized students. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, and has recently bought a fish and named it Elsa!


Melanie Diaz
Melanie Diaz
Success Coordinator

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Melanie grew up in central New Jersey and moved to Boston for college. At Northeastern University, she earned her BS in Biology with a minor in Communications Studies. She is passionate about higher education, community organizing, and social/environmental justice. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys reading, writing, music, and nature.


Andrew Drinkwater
Andrew Drinkwater
Success Coordinator

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Andrew grew up in eastern Massachusetts, before venturing off to western Massachusetts for college and spending some years in Seattle and Greensboro, North Carolina. At Northeastern as a Success Coordinator since the summer of 2021, he’s finally back in the Boston area, and excited at the opportunity to channel his passion for working with students into his work at SSI. When he’s not working, you can find him chowing down at one of the many wonderful Latin American restaurants in the city, belting out karaoke with his friends in Chinatown, or attending a concert of his favorite musical artist as they roll through town.


Julia Ferraro
Julia Ferraro
Success Coordinator

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Julia grew up in Wilmington, MA and joined the Northeastern University community in August of 2021. Prior to Northeastern, she studied at Roger Williams University where she earned a B.A. in Psychology in May of 2018. Following Roger Williams, she received a M.Ed. in School Counseling at Springfield College, where she is licensed in the state of Massachusetts, as well as a member of the Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society in Counseling. Outside of her professional life, she loves to go to the beach, play the ukulele, do some yoga, or cozy up with a good book and a lavender scented candle!


Gabie Flores
Gabie Flores
Success Coordinator

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Gabie is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing with minors in Peace, Justice, Human Rights and Spanish from John Carroll University. She then received her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Boston University. Gabie joined Northeastern in August of 2021. Gabie is passionate about conflict resolution, anti-racism, and all things coffee. Outside of work, Gabie loves to listen to music, spend time with friends and explore the greater Boston area.


Grace Hemmingstad
Grace Hemmingstad
Success Coordinator

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Grace grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut, before attending Emmanuel College here in Boston. She graduated with her B.A. in Sociology in 2021 and now calls Brookline, MA home. She is excited to be a Success Coordinator, and getting to support students from day one at Northeastern. Outside of work she enjoys trying new restaurants, watching TLC with her roommates, and when in Connecticut,  spending time with her families bulldog, Cookie.  


Lauren Hooven
Lauren Hooven
Assistant Director

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Lauren is originally from Lancaster, New York. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business & Economics with minors in Marketing and Spanish from The College at Brockport. She then received her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs from The University at Buffalo. Lauren joined Northeastern in August of 2021. Outside of work, Lauren loves to spend time with friends and family and explore the greater Boston area.


Christina Iannalfo
Christina Iannalfo
Success Coordinator

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Christina grew up in Andover, MA and joined Northeastern University as an undergraduate student in 2010. As a “double husky” she has earned her BS in Business Administration through the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and M.eD in Higher Education Administration through the College of Professional Studies. Outside of work, Christina enjoys being outside and spending time at her family home in Maine.


Christian Ishmael
Christian Ishmael
Success Coordinator

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Christian joined the Student Support Initiative in the summer of 2022. Originally from the Boston area, Christian has been with Northeastern University for over four years where he worked in the Employer Engagement and Career Design Office. Christian received his B.S. in biology from Gordon College, he is also in the part-time MBA program at Northeastern University with a concentration in healthcare management. Christian is a big NFL,WWE and fantasy football fan. On the weekends you can find Christian golfing around New England and spending time with friends and family.


Clarence Kitt III
Clarence Kitt III
Success Coordinator

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Born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina; meet Clarence Kitt III (TK). He has joined the Student Support Initiative in August of 2022. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He decided to be a Husky after learning about the Student Support Initiative. His purpose in higher education is to help serve with helping first-generation and business students. In his spare time, TK enjoys playing basketball, making his own screenplays and playing with his Rubix cube.


Becca Legro
Becca Legro
Assistant Director

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Becca grew up in Lowell, MA and recently joined the Student Support Initiative during the summer of 2021. Becca considers herself a “Double Warrior” as she earned both her BA in Communication & Media and M.Ed in Higher Education from Merrimack College. In her spare time, Becca enjoys exploring new breakfast spots, cycling, and caring for her rescue dog, Tessie.


Alexa Lipkin
Alexa Lipkin
Success Coordinator

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Alexa grew up in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania but has been living in Boston for the past 4 years. She studied at Boston University where she earned her BA in Political Science. Currently, she is pursuing her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration here at Northeastern. Outside of work, Alexa enjoys exploring the city, baking, reading, and trying to find the best coffee and bagel combo in Boston.


Arlett Marquez
Arlett Marquez
Success Coordinator

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Arlett was born in Dominican Republic and grew up in Lowell, Mass. She just recently joined Northeastern as a Student Success Coordinator in August 2021. She studied at Brandeis University where she earned her B.A. in African and African American Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and watching a lot of true crime documentaries.


Allie Murphy
Allie Murphy
Success Coordinator

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Allie grew up in the suburban city of Woburn, about 10 miles from Boston. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2017 with a BS in Environmental Economics. Four years later, she attended Merrimack College and earned her M. Ed. in Higher Education. Outside of working with students, Allie loves cooking, hanging out with her friends, family, and her rescue dog, Millie Claire.


Jessica Ross
Jessica Ross
Success Coordinator

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Jessica grew up in Beachwood, NJ. She studied at Montclair State University where she earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women studies, and then earned an MA in Educational Leadership in 2020. She joined Northeastern in 2021 and is passionate about supporting first-year students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and relaxing on the beach!


Emily Scrementi
Emily Scrementi
Success Coordinator

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Hailing from the great Midwest, Emily has lived on the east coast for the last 4 years and joined Northeastern University in the summer of 2021. She studied political science and public health at Boston University prior to starting her career in higher education at NU. Emily can always be found walking into the office with her Dunkin iced coffee and a book to read on her commute in her bag.


Devin Smith
Devin Smith
Associate Director

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Devin Smith (she/her) grew up in East Haddam, CT and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. She joined Northeastern University in 2014 when she enrolled as a full-time graduate student and earned her master’s degree in College Student Development and Counseling in 2016. Upon completion of her degree, Devin joined the Northeastern University Undergraduate Admissions team as a Senior Assistant Director where she spent five years advising the Husky Ambassador tour guide program and admission counseling. She brings her enrollment management and student development experience to the SSI Team as an Associate Director supporting a team of Success Coordinators and overseeing program communications.


Miguel Taveras
Miguel Taveras
Success Coordinator

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Learn more about Miguel Taveras

Miguel was brought up between Lawrence, MA and his native Dominican Republic. He attended Lasell University, where me majored in Communications. Miguel has been working in Higher education since 2017 and joined the SSI program at Northeastern University this summer. Outside of work, Miguel enjoys being active and is a big fan of music and cinema.


Cristian Tello
Cristian Tello
Success Coordinator

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Cristian grew up in Coral Springs, FL and just recently joined Northeastern University. He studied at Florida Atlantic University where he earned his BA in Political Science and studied at Florida State University where he earned his MS in International Affairs. He has a passion for student support and international education. Outside of work, Cristian enjoys fishing and finding great restaurants to eat at.


Michaela Vispo
Michaela Vispo
Success Coordinator

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Michaela was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island! She joined Northeastern University and the SSI in August 2022. She earned her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island and is currently working on her MA in Higher Education and Student Personnel through the University of Mississippi. Outside of work, Michaela enjoys binge watching TV shows, traveling, and exploring new places (even if just for the day).


Amanda Waterson
Amanda Waterson
Success Coordinator

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Amanda grew up in San Ramon, California and joined Northeastern in 2021. She previously studied at Chapman University where she earned her BS in Chemistry with a minor in Nutrition. Amanda’s passions include health and wellness, fitness, and higher education. When she’s not working, Amanda can be found watching or attending Celtics or Red Sox games with family and friends.


Van Wong
Van Wong
Associate Director

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Van is an Associate Director supporting the Student Support Initiative. Van has been at Northeastern since 2011. She has worked at several departments and colleges across the University, primarily in Academic and Career Advising. She studied Health Psychology at MCPHS University and received her M.Ed. from Northeastern University. Outside of work, Van enjoys cooking, her Peloton and spending time with husband, son and daughter.