Meet Our Experts

Your access to expert career advice is an important part of your JWU education. In the classroom, faculty give you an insider’s understanding of your career. On campus, you’ll meet leading employers at career fairs, presentations and interviews.

And at our career center, our experts connect you with the range of opportunities you can only find at JWU. Start building the career skills that will set you apart.

JWU alum Cashwayne Brown, Marriott InternationalMy Marriott International Career
By Cashwayne Brown '11
International Hotel and Tourism Management 

When I was accepted into Marriott's Management Development Program, I sat with my career advisors to prepare. Through mock interviews and resume assistance, I knew I would be successful. I really couldn’t have done it without their coaching.

My career started with my internship. Find yours!

Experiential Education & Career Services
Read our EE&CS vice president's internship blog on the Huffington Post.

Sheri Young, dean, 401-598-1872
Sheri has worked for the university for the past 19 years. She spent the first half of her career recruiting international students for JWU in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She joined EE&CS as director in 2005. She has a Master’s degree from JWU.

Akanksha Aga, associate director for employer relations, 401-598-2414
Akanksha has 17 years experience in the hospitality industry and higher education. She started her career with Taj Hotels in India, working in various operational areas in New Delhi and Mumbai. Akanksha earned her MBA at JWU. Before joining Employer Relations, she oversaw Experiential Education. 

Andrea Frost, assistant director, Experiential Education, 401-598-4612
Andrea brings 19 years' experience within higher education. Prior to joining EE&CS she was the Associate Director at the College Planning Center of Rhode Island. Andrea has a Master’s degree from JWU.

Donna Remington, assistant director, Career Services, 401-598-1180
Donna’s career path includes more than 30 years in marketing, communications, events management and public relations in a variety of industries, including healthcare, a privately owned corporation and the not-for-profit sector before joining EE&CS in 2006. Donna has a Master’s degree from JWU.

Karen Miller, assistant director, practicum internships, 401-598-1441
Karen brings extensive experience in the area of practicum internships having been with the university for 29 years. Karen has a degree from JWU in Business Administration.

Employer Relations
Carly Warrener
, employer relations representative, 401-598-4602.
Carly has more than six years experience managing all aspects of internships, externships and fellowships in the environmental field. She has also worked for many years in the hospitality industry including restaurant service and event coordination. Carly's prior roles at JWU include career advising with EE&CS and academic coordination with the School of Hospitality.

Experiential Education Coordinators
Dianne Compos, Culinary, 401-598-2144
Dianne brings 18 years of experience in customer service and senior product management, and another 10 within culinary arts, catering and nutrition.

Martin Connell, Culinary, 401-598-4397
Martin brings a law degree, experience in the Rhode Island Public Defender's office and retail management expertise to JWU, along with five years as a student financial planner. He has been with JWU since 2005.

Shaun Crank, Business, 401-598-2172
Shaun has worked at JWU since 2005. Prior to EE&CS he worked as a student financial planner, and has extensive customer service experience.

Ashley Foley, Culinary, 401-598-4694
Ashley's experience is within the hospitality, foodservice and event management fields, which includes experience in catering and banquets as well as wedding planning. Ashley has been part of the team since 2009 and holds a Master’s Degree from Johnson & Wales University.

Sondra Howard, Technology 401-598-1874
Sondra brings over 8 years of experience in a variety of industries, most recently in Human Resources. She has a bachelor’s degree from JWU. 

Carrie Ann Marshall, Culinary, 401-598-4659
Carrie Ann has years of experience in multiple segments of foodservice, including healthcare and both private and corporate-owned restaurants.

Sarah Mosley, Hospitality, 401-598-2207
Sarah has worked in the Hospitality industry for over 12 years, namely at The Ritz Carlton and Marriott International, specializing in operations, sales and marketing.  She has been with EE&CS since 2008.

Leslie Migneault, Business, 401-598-2143
Leslie has over 7 years experience within insurance, marketing and sales. She has an MBA from Johnson & Wales University. She has worked for EE&CS since 2006.

Michael Mroz, Hospitality, 401-598-1443
Mike brings eight years experience working with the Chamber of Commerce in business and educations programs before making the move to EE&CS 15 years ago.

Bryan Mullin, Culinary, 401-598-1420
Bryan has over 19 years of experience in the restaurant and retail industries. Prior to joining EE&CS, Bryan worked in Admissions for 8 years. He holds a Master’s degree.

Sonia Scaglia, Graduate & International Experiential Education Coordinator, 401-598-2415
Sonia's background and experience are in the hospitality and business industries. In addition, she has worked with international students as a Designated School Official. As a former international student herself she is uniquely qualified to assist students preparing for an international experience. Sonia has a bachelor's in Food Service Management and an MBA in Leadership with a Finance concentration from JWU.

Liz Roche, Culinary, 401-598-4732
Liz has over 20 years of experience in customer service and office management in a variety of business settings, from banking and the performing arts to assisting with a start-up company. Liz previously worked for Johnson & Wales in the Admissions Office.

Career Advisors
Alice (Aleese) Burrows, Business, 401-598-1892
Aleese brings 18 years of experience working in the healthcare services industry and in higher education. She held positions in career services, event coordination and office management prior to joining JWU. She has degrees in Education/Special Education, and Psychology. 

Cathleen Dionne, Technology, 401-598-1785
Cathleen brings more than 14 years of experience in the commercial arts and higher education arena. She has held positions in financial aid, admissions, as well as career services and has represented freelance commercial artists. She holds an advertising degree from JWU.

Sharon Gold, Business & Technology, 401-598-2142
Sharon has extensive experience within career education, including career coaching certification and an internship in career counseling at MIT. She has a Master’s degree from New York University.

Kara Labelle, Business, 401-598-2418
Kara’s industry experience spans 27 years including working for a major credit corporation, a private high school, and a law firm.

Robert Poirier, Business, 401-598-1873
With 30 years of experience as an account executive with Chanel Cosmetics and Fragrances, Bob brings extensive industry expertise to JWU students.

Kristin Wakefield, Culinary, 401-598-1320
Prior to joining EE&CS in 2009 Kristin worked in Quality Assurance at Dunkin’ Brands. She brings over 10 years of foodservice experience and has a Master’s degree from JWU.  

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