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New Student Programs Staff

Join the 2016 Orientation Leader Staff

2015 Orientation Leader Staff

Interested in becoming an orientation leader for summer 2016? Applications will be available online in early September. Check back soon for more details!

If you want to learn more about becoming an orientation leader, you can:

  • Visit the New Student Programs table at the Student Involvement Fair during the first week of classes.
  • Talk with a current orientation leader.
  • Attend one of the upcoming Info Sessions:
    • Thursday, Sept 17 4:30-5 p.m. (Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2540)
    • Tuesday, Sept 22 12:15-12:45 p.m. (Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2540)
    • Wednesday, Sept 23 3:30-4 p.m. (Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2540)

Meet the New Student Programs Staff

The Office for New Student Programs prides itself on maintaining a student-centered focus in all its programs and services. The student leaders who work in our office share a passion for UMass Boston and welcoming new students to all this university offers. 

Director of New Student Programs

Lauren Boothby Braun, MEd

Graduate Intern

Richard Meinke, Louisiana State University '16

Student Assistant Coordinators

Kylie Bowen, Management '16

Carian Diaz, Sociology '16

Alyssa Benalfew, Philosophy and Public Policy '17

Zainab Hussein, Exercise and Health Sciences '17


2015 Orientation Leaders

Lauren Anderson, Environmental Science, ‘17

Ashish Ahuja, Management, ‘17

Yasmin Bailey, Psychology, ‘17

Alyson Bouchard, Environmental Science, ‘17

Rodney Bruno, Biology, ‘18

Joe Carlin, Biology ‘17

Sief Daoud, Management, ‘17

Wyatt Doyle, Management, ‘18

Jeffrey Dubuisson, Classics, ‘18

Meaghan Fischer, Nursing, ‘16

Kunal Girdhar, Management, ‘17

Jessica Gorrell, Biology, ‘18

Justin Griffin, Exercise and Health Sciences, ‘16

Tylor Hart, Biochemistry, ‘15

YuJin Kim, Nursing, ‘18

Amanda LaFlamme, Biology, ‘18

Christine Lattouf, Biology, ‘17

Brain Le, Computer Science, ‘18

Rachel LoBalbo, Biology, ‘18

Philip McLaughlin, Political Science, ‘17

MacKenzie Patterson, Biology, ‘18

Giovanna Pessa, Biology, ‘18

Jonathan Prudent, Criminal Justice, ‘15

Amber Rodriguez, Psychology, ‘18

Nicole Rumasuglia, Exercise & Health Science, ‘16

Nicholas Russo, Biochemistry, ‘18

Erick Sandoval, Exercise & Health Science, ‘18

Christine Tamulis, Political Science, ‘18

Meghana Vallurupalli, Management ‘17

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