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Emmanuel College has filled the vacancy in the housing department left by John Byrne after his departure in the fall of 2015. Luciana Jean-Mary is now serving as the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing.
Jean-Mary was born and raised in Boston. She attended Boston Public Schools, received her undergraduate degree from Curry College, and went on to receive her master’s degree from Northeastern University. In short, Emmanuel is not her first experience in the city.
Jean-Mary is also not a stranger to college employment. Northeastern would also become Jean-Mary’s place of occupation for a total of thirteen years. She initially worked as an admission’s counselor, a position that required her to travel around the Boston area, hold scholarship interviews, and work on recruiting projects.
She later focused largely on retaining students by investigating “what makes the college experience better.” This included maintaining satisfactory aspects of student affairs such as clubs and residence halls.
Jean-Mary later became the Senior Assignment Coordinator at Northeastern and worked with housing freshmen and transfer students, creating orientation programs, and mediating the ever stressful room changes that many college students are familiar with.
Now as Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing at Emmanuel, Jean-Mary says she is excited to “learn how things are done here.”
As one of her main priorities is to keep students enthusiastic to return in the fall, she hopes to gain an adequate sense of the “wants and needs” of Emmanuel students.
Jean-Mary is also excited to be a part of the Emmanuel community and learn more about its unique traditions and culture. Emmanuel students will have several opportunities to meet her in the coming months.
She will be working with Elizabeth Deren at the Career Center by holding mock interviews to help students prepare for securing internships and future employment. Students may also run into her at the JYC, where she will be participating in the next Emmanuel College Dancing with the Stars.
Haley Biermann is a Staff Writer for The Hub. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.