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Kate Aloisio

Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Kate has worked full time in the Office of Institutional Research since 2014, but has been working with the office since 2012 as a student worker. She graduated Smith with a BA in Mathematics in 2013 and holds a master's degree in Statistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She loves making sense of messy data and collaborating with her colleagues. Outside of work she can be found either sitting on the couch binging on TV shows or walking outside with her forever-a-puppy, Onyx, and her enduring (and endearing) PhD candidate partner.

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Mary Barr

Manager of Retail & Catering, Dining Services

Mary has worked as the Retail and Catering manager for the Campus Center Cafe for two years. She resides in Easthampton with her partner of 22 years and three children. Prior to working at Smith, Mary owned her own Restaurant in South Hadley and worked in some capacity of restaurants for over 20 years. She also has a Real Estate License and a Master Certification in HR. Outside of work, Mary is always busy with her children's activities. She is on the Basketball Board of Directors for the town of Easthampton, volunteers for PTO events and school activities. She loves cooking, reading, keeping up with her pool and anything that involves her family.

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Nikki Beck

Production/Publicity Assistant, Theatre

Nikki has worked at Smith since January of 2014 and is now serving her second term on Staff Council. Nikki was born and raised in Homer, Alaska, where she lived until moving to Massachusetts in 2004 to attend Smith College. Nikki also works at New Century Theatre, the Academy of Music Theatre, and as a freelance stage manager. On the rare occasion that she isn't in one theatre or another, Nikki enjoys cooking, reading, and going on long walks with her pug.

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Jennifer Blackburn

Administrative Assistant, Poetry and French Studies
Staff Council Secretary 2017-18

Jen has been a full-time employee at Smith since 2012. She is an avid reader, ever-learning knitter, working writer, soccer fan, tennis fan, and a 1-day Jeopardy champ She's a new mom to baby Coraline, but is still carving out time to read—her favorite books she's read in the past year have been Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Anne Enright's Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood.

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Karla Borecky

Systems Administrator, Information Technology Services

Karla Borecky has worked at Smith in some version of ITS since 1988; she currently labors behind the scenes as part of the Systems and Networking group. In her non-work life, Karla is a musician (Google her!), artist, and craftsperson. She has an MFA in Writing from UMass (but that doesn't necessarily put chows in the cat's bowl.)

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Denise Brown

Doctoral Program Coordinator, School for Social Work

"I am the product of many whose lives have touched mine, from famous distinguished, and powerful to the little known and the poor." -Dorothy Height, Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir. Denise Brown graduated from Bay Path College-One-Day-A-Week Program with B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Executive Management an a M.S. in Commnication and Information Management. She is currently on her jouney of pursuing her terminal degree from Capella University in Highter Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education. Denise Brown serves as the Program Coordinator for the PhD Program at Smith College School for Social Work.

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Christina Duquette

CC Reservations Coordinator, Office of Student Engagement

Christina has worked at Smith College since 2014. Starting as a temporary reunion worker in the Alumnae House, she moved to Office of Summer Programs and then to the Office of Student Engagement where she secured a permanent position. When she is not at work, she is busy pursuing her MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices at Bay Path University and playing rugby for the Springfield Rifles. Christina loves to be out and about and is always looking for new adventures!

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Donna Gingras

Athletics Business Coordinator

Donna has been at SMith since 1990, working in several offices including Admission, Development, International Study, and Student Engagement before joining the Athletic Department in 2016. Donna lives with her husband and has two grown children. She loves to travel to sunny locations, cooking, baking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family. Donna has served on Staff Council in the past and enjoys collaborating with colleagues from across campus.

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Sarah Harebo

Title IX Coordinator, Institutional Equity Administrator, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Profile coming soon.

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Kate Harrington

Senior Human Resources Specialist, Office of Human Resources

Kate has worked at Smith College since 2015. When Kate isn't working, she loves to spend time with her family, including her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys exploring the beauty of the Pioneer Valley, binge watching Netflix, and reading a book on a quiet morning with a really good cup of coffee.

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Eric Jensen

Director, Center for Design and Fabrication, Clark Science Center
Staff Council Co-Vice Chair 2017-18

Steering Committee (secretary)
Eric has been at Smith for 18 years. He's a mechanical engineer who had a career change that brought him to the Science Center as an IT specialist. More recently he became Director of the CDF and moved back to his core skill set. Eric lives in Huntington with his wife, Kim, and faithful dog, Pax. Most of his hobbies outside of work relate to being outside, such as fly fishing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, and maple sugaring. Eric loves to make stuff. He has been building acoustic guitars since he was a teenager. Building canoes, furniture, antique tools and the inevitable home renovations a 175-year-old house need also keep him busy.

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Louise Krieger

Assistant to the Director, Museum of Art
Staff Council Co-Vice Chair 2017-18

Louise has been on staff since 1984, working in several offices including the SSW, Career Development, and Executive Education, before joining the Museum staff in 2006. When not at Smith, she's most often found either in a theater (rehearsing or seeing a play) or at home in the kitchen or garden. Louise enjoys historical fiction novels and crossword puzzles. She and husband Bill (or ITS fame) like movies and daydreaming about travel and retirement.

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Thomas Lark

Financial Systems Coordinator, Dining Services
Staff Council Treasurer 2017-18

Thomas has been at Smith College for two years. Previously, he worked as a restaurant chef, as well as for the dining programs at UMass Amherst and the Unversity of Vermont. Thomas studied Sustainable Management at UMass and also completed their certificate program in Sustainable Food and Farming. Needless to say, he likes food and is focused on sustainability. Thomas, his wife, and son live in Northampton, where they are always working on projects and doing all things outdoorsy.

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Ann Mayo

Manager Security and Guest Services, Museum of Art

Has been on staff since 1983 and has served one prior term on Staff Council. A graduate of Smith with a degree in Art History, Ann has worked at Neilson and the Museum. Born and raised in Greenfield she returned to live there after many years in Northampton. Happily married to her husband Doug, an avid Trekkie, they love to read, travel, walk and play with their two cats.

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Lindsay McGrath

Program Specialist, Alumnae Relations

Bio to come.

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Chris Niemiec

Tech Systems Analyst, Information Technology Services

Chris has been at full-time employee at Smith College since January 2002. He currently works in Information Technology as a Systems Tech Analyst.

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Davis Rivera

Electrician, Facilities Management

Davis has been with Smith since February of 2016. He was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. Since 2013 Davis has served as the Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local #7 and served as an executive board member since 2005 before that. Where he fights for electrical workers safety and rights out in the construction field throughout Western Mass. Davis also holds to position of Chancellor of the Knights of Columbus in Holyoke, Massachusetts where he organizes and volunteers to many charitable causes throughout the local community. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends, going to concerts, shooting pool in the APA, and spending time with his dog Max.

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Leo Selvaggio

Prototyping Studio Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

Leo is new to the Smith Community and excited to serve on Staff Council. As the Prototyping Studio Coordinator in the Design Thinking Initiative at Smith, Leo is charged with helping to cultivate and develop the maker culture throughout campus and with all departments. With a background in Interdiscipline Arts and Technology, Leo welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other staff members at Smith, and believes serving on Staff Council is an excellent place to begin. In his spare time, Leo works on his art practice, enjoys finding bargains at thrift stores, and plays volleyball in Northampton.

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Rob Simmons

Area Coordinator, Student Affairs

Bio to come

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Caitlin Szymkowicz

Associate Dean of International Students/Student Affairs, Lewis Global Studies Center

Caitlin has been at Smith since February 2014, but has been a Pioneer Valley resident since 2009. She grew up in Rhode Island on a small island, so it only makes sense that she loves being outdoors. Throughout the year, you may hear about her escapades - whether it's running, snowboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking, or racing cyclocross around New England. Caitlin lives with her husband and their dog in Easthampton.

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Audrey Voskoboinik

Assistant Director, Student Financial Services

Audrey relocated from Connecticut to the Northampton area to work in Student Financial Services. She enjoys traveling, knitting, cooking, riding roller coasters, and going to community and cultural events. Her favorite campus event is the Spring Bulb Show.

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Johanna Walter

Administrative Assistant, Center for the Environment

Johanna has been at Smith since 2015. She was born in Lima, Perú and lived in Michigan for twenty-two years before moving to Western Massachusetts in 2014. She enjoys exploring the area with her husband and beagle, Linus, and also enjoys visiting with her children, reading, swimming, cooking, and going for long walks. Johanna is on the Board of Directors of Casa Latina in Florence.

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Rebecca Washut

Digital Coordinator, Office of Alumnae Relations
Staff Council Co-Chair 2017-18

Rebecca has worked at Smith January since 2005 starting in The Smith Fund and then moving to Alumnae Relations. She was born and raised in Northampton, where her family still resides. She earned her BA in Communications with a minor in English from Keene State College in Keene, NH. During her time at KSC she spent a semester away at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, enjoying hikes in the Redwood National Forest and bonfires on the many beaches dotting the coast. She is an avid reader and loves to travel whenever possible. Her favorite vacation spots have been Machu Picchu, Peru and seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. She is in her second tern on Staff Council and looks forward to another productive tern with her colleagues across campus.

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Deb Wijnhoven

Director of Employer Relations, Career Development
Staff Council Co-Chair 2017-18

Deb is the Director of Employer Relations and has worked in the Lazarus Center for Career Development since 1998. In her current role, she oversees employer partnership strategies, job development and all on and off-campus recruiting activities. Deb is an avid traveler and loves to cook, cycle, and walk her miniature Dachshund, Zoe.

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Jeanette Wintjen

Gift Planning Administrative Coordinator, Development

Jeanette started at Smith as a temp in April 2016 and then was hired full time as the Gift Planning Administrative Coordinator in August 2016. She hails from Philadelphia where she worked as Student Services Coordinator for 10 years at Moore College of Art & Design, a small all women's art college in Center City Philadelphia. Jeanette graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and has always found a way to continue to make and participate in the arts since getting her deegree. Currently she and her partner are working to establish their own company, Permanent Drift, an independent publisher or small photo art books and zines. She loves visiting arts museums & sketching her favorite art works, taking photo walks, birdwatching, and watching old movies. She recently traveled to Japan and hopes to visit again soon.

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