About Us

Mission Statement:

"The Center for Career & Professional Development provides resources and connections for students to achieve life-long success."

Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development
Global Heritage Hall - First Floor
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809
(401) 254-3224
fax: (401) 254-3497
careers@rwu.edu

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Staff

Alexandra Finney

Alexandra Finney, M.Ed | Assistant Director
afinney@rwu.edu

Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, Merrimack College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Merrimack College

Quick Question Drop-Ins:
Monday 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00-11:00am

Advising Areas:
School of Justice Studies
All Majors

Additional Areas:
Gallup-Strengths Coaching

Clifton Strengths: Activator | Maximizer | Individualization | Communication | Woo

Kristin Fratoni

Kristin Fratoni, M.Ed | Career Advisor
kfratoni@rwu.edu

Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling, Bridgewater State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Rhode Island

Quick Question Drop-Ins:
Monday 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00-11:00am

Advising Areas:
Gabelli School of Business
All Majors

School of Humanities, Arts, and Education
Dance/Performance, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, Web Development

Clifton Strengths: Achiever | Learner | Activator | Futuristic | Individualization

Samantha Neary

Samantha Neary, MS | Career Advisor
sneary@rwu.edu

Master of Science in College Student Development & Counseling, Northeastern University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Boston University

Quick Question Drop-Ins:
Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm

Advising Areas:
School of Engineering, Computing & Construction Management
All Majors

School of Social and Natural Sciences
Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics

School of Architecture & Historic Preservation
All Majors

Public Health

Clifton StrengthsEmpathy | Intellection | Input | Learner | Deliberative

Pam Fournier

Pam Fournier, M.Ed | Career Advisor
pfournier@rwu.edu

Master of Education in Counseling, Providence College
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a Concentration in Psychology, Roger Williams University

Quick Question Drop-Ins:
Monday 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 9:00-11:00am

Advising Areas:
School of Social and Natural Sciences
Anthropology & Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, International Relations

School of Humanities, Arts, and Education
American Studies, Creative Writing, Communication & Media Studies, Elementary Education, Educational Studies, English Literature, Graphic Design Communication, History, Journalism, Language, Philosophy, Public Relations

Clifton Strengths: Empathy | Restorative | Developer | Harmony | Positivity

RenaRena Piller-Thurston | Assistant Director, Experiential Learning
rpiller-thurston@rwu.edu

Bachelor of Arts in History, Roger Williams University

Focus Areas: Internships, Practicums, Alumni Relations

Leadership

Susan Caizzi

Stephen Cantine, MS | Associate Dean
scantine@rwu.edu

Master of Science in Career Counseling, California State University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, State University of New York-College
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Hudson Valley Community College

Focus Areas:
Employer Relations

Clifton Strengths: Futuristic | Ideation | Command | Strategic | Deliberative

Career Peer Mentors   

Career Peer Mentors work directly with students during drop-in hours to develop: resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn. They also promote CCPD services and help encourage their peers to take advantage of CCPD resources and other internship search engines. Career Peer Mentors conduct presentations on various topics at the request of RA’s, student groups, and faculty. 

Drop-in Hours: 
Daily | 10:00-4:00pm   

If you have work study, and want to become a Career Peer Mentor please contact Alexandra Finney at afinney@rwu.edu for details on how to apply.

Christine Peterson christine-peterson.jpg
Major: Creative Writing 
Year: Senior 
Hometown: Danbury, CT 
• 3 years with the CCPD.   

Jordan Mason jordan-mason-ccpd.jpg
Major: Psychology 
Year: Junior 
Hometown: Durham, ME 
• 3 years with the CCPD.   

Rebecca Rhodes rebecca-rhodes-ccpd.jpg
Major: International Business 
Year: Senior 
Hometown: Winchester, NH 
• 2 years with the CCPD.   

Mary Santoro mary-santoro-ccpd.jpg
Major: Psychology 
Year: Sophomore 
Hometown: Madison, CT 
• 1 year with the CCPD.   

Kevin Deeb Kevin-Deeb.jpg
Major: Psychology 
Year: Sophomore 
Hometown: Westwood, MA 
• 1 year with the CCPD. 

Ashley Pollock ashley-pollock-ccpd.jpg
Major: Cybersecurity
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Berwick, ME 
• 1 year with the CCPD.   

Kristiana (Ana) Cloutier ana-cloutier-ccpd.jpg   
Major: Psychology
Year: Freshman
Hometown: East Hampton, CT 
• 1 year with the CCPD.