# Mathematics Alumni Network

### Mission

The Boston College Mathematics Alumni Network was created to connect graduates from the Department of Mathematics with fellow alumni, faculty, and students. The mission of the network is to provide links to alumni working in mathematical fields and to provide mentors to students for the exchange of ideas on careers and areas for post-graduate studies in the field and allied disciplines. Below is the current list of alumni mentors, background on their work, and their contact information. BC students and alumni wishing to contact a mentor whose e-mail address does not appear may obtain it by contacting the BC Math department, math@bc.edu.

*Please note:* A database of mentors for BC math students and math alumni will be maintained by the math department. To join the network, please fill out the short online Alumni Mentor Signup form.

#### ALUMNI MENTORS

**Ed Acosta**, acostaed@cisco.com

Director of Strategy and Business Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ed Acosta graduated from Boston College in 1989 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science. Mr. Acosta currenty works as the director of strategic business development at Cisco Systems, a multinational corporation responsible for the design and sale of various electronics, networking systems, and communication technology and services. He is happy to answer any questions regarding his research, work, and experiences as a BC graduate.

**Molly Beams**, mbeams19@hotmail.com

Kronos

In 1993 Molly graduated from Boston College with a Mathematics major and Computer Science minor.

I am a member of a small team of industry consultants who support the Kronos sales teams by developing business cases. I am responsible for supporting the Retail team, and my colleagues oversee the other verticals of healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, and financial services. We are tasked with quantifying the business benefit of implementing a Kronos solution ? be it top line impact, bottom line savings, risk mitigation, or simply business process improvement. We do this by evaluating the operational and organizational aspects of a prospect through comprehensive discovery and data analysis. In order to assess a company's current state I utilize a combination of analytics, industry knowledge, business acumen, and salesmanship. We also address subjective topics like customer satisfaction, employee retention, and corporate growth drivers, and express them in empirical terms that can be benchmarked and tracked over time. This analysis enables prospects to realize the strategic value a partnership with Kronos can have on their overall productivity. Internally, this service enables us to engage with executive decision makers, close deals more quickly, and improve our overall margins.

**Michael Belfanti**, belfanti.3@math.osu.edu

Graduate student at Ohio State University

In 2011 Michael graduated from Boston College withe a B.A. in Mathematics.

I'd like to give advice to students who are considering graduate study in math. Either about what the application process is like, what to expect your first year, what teaching is like etc.

**Robert Bell**, rbell@math.msu.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University.

Robert Bell graduated from Boston College in 1995 with an A.B. in Mathematics, and as an assistant professor at MSU, Mr. Bell has a strong interest in teaching mathematics and working with students. Therefore, he would be glad to correspond with students over e-mail regarding graduate programs in mathematics and undergraduate research opportunities. Mr. Bell's particular research field includes a branch of mathematics called geometric group theory, with his primary interests being CAT(0) spaces, Coxeter groups, Artin groups, and mapping class groups.

**John Bellantonio**, jbellantonio@gmail.com

Global Account Director, SAP America

John Bellantonio graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in both Mathematics and Computer Science in 1985. He then worked as a computer analyst before receiving his MBA in Health Care Administration from Boston University. Mr. Bellantonio has worked for both accounting and information technology industries, and he is now a global account director for the computer software corporation, SAP America. Having working in various fields involving math and computer science, he is happy to provide career advice to current BC mathematics and computer science majors.

**Laura Beltis**, lbeltis@gmail.com

Actuarial Associate, Tufts Health Plan

Laura Beltis received her undergraduate education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, going on to graduate with an M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2009. She now works as an actuarial associate for Tufts Health Plan, providing health care coverage for Massachusetts and Rhode Island employers. She has worked in both consulting and insurance and could provide valuable insight into the different paths available as an actuary.

**John Bergin**

Operations Research Analyst, Defense Contract Management Agency

John Bergin attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate education, graduating in 1988 with a B.S. in Mathematics. He later came to Boston College and received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1995. Since his academic career, he has had work experience with Advanced Planning and Scheduling in the software industry and as a software engineer in the defense and intelligence industry. He now works as an OR Analyst for the Department of Defense, and he would be glad to provide career guidance in any of these industries/domains.

**Gerry Bilodeau**, gbilodeau@boston.k12.ma.us

Mathematics Teacher, Boston Latin School

Gerry Bilodeau received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1980. He now teaches mathematics here in Boston at Boston Latin School, and he would be hapy to answer any questions or to point in the right direction students who are interested in secondary mathematics education.

**Jennifer Bowen**, jbowen@wooster.edu

The College of Wooster, Assistant Professor

Jennifer graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics. She willing to answer any questions about graduate school or finding a position in academia.

**Rachel Brewster**, rachel.brewster@gmail.com

PwC / Actuary

In 2005 Rachel graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. She is available if any current math majors are interested in actuarial work.

**Patrick Carey**, patrick.carey@gmail.com

Venture Capital / Private Equity

Patrick graduated from Boston College in 2005 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy. He would be happy to help math majors as they approach their internship/full-time job searches. His experience is primarily in the financial services sector, but he would be happy to be a sounding board for other ideas. He has a wide variety of contacts outside of finance that he would be happy to connect a BC math major with.

**Daniel Carew**, Daniel_J_Carew@raytheon.com

Director of Finance, Raytheon Co.

Address:

19 Pond Street

Salem, NH 03079

Daniel Carew received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1982. He holds the position of Director of Finance in the Raytheon Co. He is willing to act as a mentor to undergraduates looking for advice about how to use their math degree in getting a job.

**Derek Cedar**, derek.cedar@gmail.com

ERM Actuary, Travelers Insurance

Derek Cedar graduated with a B.S. in both Mathematics and Economics from Boston College in 2005. He now works for Travelers Insurance company as an Enterprise Risk Management Actuary, and he would like to advise those students considering the actuarial career path, considering the lack of a formal actuarial program at BC.

**Robert T. Checkosky**, rcheckos@travelers.com

Address:

4918 Wagontrail Court

Parker, CO 80134

Travelers Insurance / Regional Vice President

In 1987 Robert graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. He would be happy to help any BC student in any way, particularly those with any interest in the Insurance Industry.

**Kathleen Christensen**, kchristensen@providercs.com

Provider Consulting Solutions, Director

Kathleen graduated in 1985 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. She would be happy to answer questions, provide guidance on prospective career paths particularly as a consultant in the healthcare industry.

**Mark Cintolo**, cintolom@hotmail.com

Consultant - Asset Allocation Group, NEPC

Mark graduated from Boston College in 2004 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. He also received a Masters degree in Finance from Boston College in 2012. Mark can speak with someone interested in using their math background for a job in finance or consulting. He can also speak about the MSF program at BC.

**Dan Clare**, daniel.clare@fhlbboston.com

Application Architect, FHLB Boston

Dan Clare received his B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1987 before going on to study at the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. He now works as an application architect for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and he would be happy to help in the mentoring process in any way he can.

**Michael J. Coppolino**, copp@verizon.net

Math Teacher, Acton Public Schools

In 1978, Michael Coppolino received his Master of Science in Teaching degree in Mathematics from Boston College. Mr. Coppolino is a former small business owner, and he now works as a math teacher in secondary education in Acton, Massachusetts. He would be happy to discuss or meet with both students and graduates interested in becoming teachers or embarking on business careers.

**Jacquelyn Crandell**, jackie.crandell@hp.com

Financial Analyst, Hewlett Packard

Jacquelyn Crandell graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a B.A. in Mathematics. She would be happy to give feedback to those trying to figure out how to establish a corporate career with a Math background. Also, since she decided to go back to school to get her MBA, she can answer questions about why/where/when going back to graduate school is the right decision.

**Deb DeIeso**, ddeieso@hotmail.com

OptumInsight/Software Engineering

Deb graduated from Boston College in '78 with a B.S. in Mathematics.

Mentor students to enable them to be more informed about their career choices and increase awareness of competencies necessary to be successful in various areas of software development. I have been involved in a variety of businesses, from startup to large corporations and I am in a position to offer guidance from my varied background in the field.

**Sister Catherine Drury**, drury@sjhmc.org

Systems Security Coordinator, St. Joseph's Healthcare System

Sister Catherine Drury graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a B.A. in Mathematics, and then she went on to receive an M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1968, and a M.S. in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1989. She spent half of her professional life in education, and she has spent the second half concentrating in Information Technology, with 25 years of employment experience in the field. With her experience, she is happy to help and advise in any way that she can.

**Gregory C. Elliot**, gregory_elliot@brown.edu

Professor of Sociology, Brown University

Gregory Elliot graduated from Boston College in 1968, receiving a B.A. degree in Mathematics. Planning to attend UNC Chapel Hill to receive his Ph.D. in Mathematics, he had a change of heart. Mr. Elliot went instead to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, receiving a Ph.D. in Sociology and specializing in quantitative methods and social psychology. He is now a professor of Sociology at Brown University, and he would he happy to converse with students about alternative tracks for math majors.

**William J. Fallon**, consultant23@yahoo.com

Address:

2 White's Path

South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Fallon Financial Services, Financial Advisor

William graduated from Boston College in 1966 with a B.S. in Math. I have changed careers multipe times; HS Math Teacher, Software Development, IT Management, Independent IT Consultant, Financial Advisor. If you are thinking about a change, I am willing to listen to your thoughts and discuss alternatives.

**Crystal Fantry**, fantryc@gmail.com

Senior Educational Outreach Specialist, Wolfram Research.

Crystal Fantry received a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Stonehill College in 2007, and she received her M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2009. In June 2009, Ms. Fantry began working at Wolfram Research, a computer software industry specializing in educational mathematics computer programs, including Mathematica. She is happy to speak with BC students in detail about her current work at Wolfram Research or other possible career paths in the mathematics field.

**Cathy Farrell**, cathy.j.farrell@bc.edu

Information Systems Analyst, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Cathy Farrell graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1980, and she received her M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of New Haven in 1992. She is now in the pharmaceuticals industry, working as an information systems analyst for Boehringer Ingelheim. Ms. Farrell would be happy to exchange e-mails or occasional phone calls with BC students to discuss her career experiences as a graduate of BC's math program.

**Gary F. Ferreira**, gary_ferreira@ml.com

Vice-President/Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Gary Ferreira graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and he has been working in financial advice and wealth management services for over 25 years. Joining Merrill Lynch in 2004, Mr. Ferreira is now Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor in Rockland, MA, and he would be glad to answer any questions from current BC math majors regarding his particular field and post-BC experiences.

**Tim Fisher**, timothy.fisher.13@gmail.com

Deloitte Consulting - Strategy & Operations Consultant

Tim Fisher graduated from Boston College in 2009 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He is currently employed as a Strategy and Operations Consultant with Deloitte Consulting. He is available to answer questions about transitioning to the working world.

**Paul R. Garvey**, pgarvey@mitre.org

Chief Scientist, Center for Acquisition and Systems Analysis, The MITRE Corporation.

Dr. Garvey has 30 years of experience in the application of probability, statistics, and risk-decision analytic methods to a variety of problems across the government. He is the author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications and three textbooks all published by Chapman-Hall/CRC-Press. Dr. Garvey has an A.B. and M.S. in pure and applied mathematics from Boston College and Northeastern University. He earned a Ph.D. in engineering management, with a concentration in engineering systems risk analysis and decision theory, from Old Dominion University.

**Kelly Geragotelis**, kelly.geragotelis@sunlife.com

Actuary (Director of Actuarial Finance), Sun Life Financial

Kelly graduated in 1990, with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. She is willing to discuss the actuarial profession. The time that must be devoted to the exam process is worth it!

**Brad Groff**, bradleywgroff@gmail.com

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Brad Groff graduated from Boston College in 2006 with a B.A. in Mathematics, where he went on to receive his M.S. in Mathematics at the University of Florida. Mr. Groff is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois, and his particular research field is in geometric group theory, currently focusing on hyperbolic groups, relatively hyperbolic groups, group boundaries, and group splittings. He is glad to talk with students regarding his experiences applying to graduate school, his time as a graduate student, or more information about his current research.

**Sergio D. Guillen**, sergio.guillen@hp.com

Vice-President Latin America Service Delivery, Hewlett Packard

Sergio Guillen graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in both Mathematics and Computer Science in 1984. Since his time at BC, he has worked in information and technology services at Electronic Data Systems, which came to be owned by Hewlett Packard, and he is now vie-president of the Latin America Service Delivery division. He is happy to advise students as to what areas of mathematics or computer science are the most useful in the workforce.

**Ashley Gullo**

Senior Actuarial Analyst, Towers Watson

Ashley Gullo received her B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2008, and she now works as a senior actuarial analyst at Towers Watson. Actuarial science is a discipline that applies methods of probability, mathematics, finance, economics, statistics, and computer programming to assess risk in insurance and finance companies. Given that BC does not have an actuarial science program, Ms. Gullo is happy to mentor students who may be interested in this field, advising them as to which offered classes would be the most beneficial. She is also open to assisting BC math students not necessarily interested in the actuarial field.

**Evan Henderson**, evan.a.henderson@gmail.com

Technical Service, Epic

Evan Henderson graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2009, going on to receive his MSW in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University in 2011. He now works as an inpatient technical services administrator at Epic, supporting and developing healthcare software. Mr. Henderson is happy to provide class recommendations and career guidance for students hoping to use their mathematics degree in computer science positions or social services.

**Kathleen Hession**, hession@us.ibm.com

Software Compliance Manager, IBM

Kathleen Hession graduated from Boston College's School of Arts and Sciences in 1977 with a B.A. in Mathematics. She now works as a software compliance manager for IBM in Atherton, California, and she would be glad to assist students and new alumni in career direction and exploring strengths from certain study concentrations.

**Patrick Hinterberger**, phinterberger@gmail.com

Address:

195 N. Coventry Ave. #220

Clovis, CA 93611

R&L Brosamer, Inc., Construction Management

In 2006 Patrick graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics. I'd like to play a role in students analysis of what they could do with a mathematics degree. Finding a niche in construction management/engineering was not on my list when earning a math degree, but I was pleasantly surprised when the skills translated so well.

**Karen E. Hubbard**, karen1.hubbard@mssb.com

Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Karen Hubbard received her B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1982. She has accumulated over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, now working as a financal advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a premier global wealth management firm. She would be happy to receive e-mails from BC students regarding how she made the transition from college into her current career.

**Neil Hunt**, neil.t.hunt@gmail.com

Trader, Infinium Capital Management

Neil Hunt received a B.A. in both Mathematics and Economics from Boston College in 2006. He now works as a trader for Infinium Capital Management in Chicago, and he is happy to help in the mentoring process any way he can.

**Colette Irving**, colette.irving@gmail.com

J.D. Candidate, Boston College Law School

Colette Irving graduated from Boston College in 2007 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and she is now back at BC as a J.D. candidate at the BC Law School. After her undergraduate education, she worked in finance and investment banking with Deutsche Bank and Zelman & Associates. She is glad to talk to students, whether over the phone or by e-mail, regarding her experience getting a job out of school and working for an investment bank, as well as how her math degree aided her in the admissions process for law school.

**Thomas Jaillet**, tejaillet@comcast.net

Math Teacher; Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

Thomas Jaillet received his M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1971 with an interest in primary and secondary education. He now teaches math at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, and he would be happy to help any current students who are interested in pursuing a career as a math teacher in a secondary school.

**John E. Keen**, johnedwardkeen@aol.com

Retired Land Surveyor and Land Investor

John Keen graduated from Boston College in 1973 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He first taught mathematics at his community college, but he then shifted his interest to land surveying. He is the author of several books, one of which is titled the *Mathematics of Land Surveying*, and thus he would like to share with students the importance of mathematics in this particular field.

**Rachel Mott Keis**, rkmott@msn.com

Physician, Boston Medical Center

Rachel Mott Keis received her B.A. in Mathematics in 1996 from Boston College. She then attended University of Massachusetts Medical School, completing her residency at Boston University Family Medicine. She now works in family medicine at Boston Medical Center, and she would be happy to answer and questions and give advice to current BC math students who are also premed.

**Deirdre Kelleher**, kellehde@bc.edu

Archaeologist

Deirdre Kelleher graduated with a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Boston College in 2006. She worked for a couple of years in the financial services industry for Morgan Stanley, after which she decided to pursue a career in archaeology. While not a typical career for math majors, she has found that her background in mathematics has helped her to succeed in the field. She is happy to speak with students who are thinking about pursuing a career or higher education in archaeology, or about changing career paths.

**Benjamin Kelly**, bjkelly27@gmail.com

High School Mathematics Teacher, Milton Public Schools

Benjamin Kelly graduated from Boston College in 2009 with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. He then went on the receive his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the BC Lynch School of Education in 2011. He now has three years of experience as a full-time teacher and is happy to help current math students interested in the field of education.

**Karen S. Kelly**, kellyka@saic.com

Science Applications International Corporation

Karen Kelly graduated from Boston College in 1991 with a B.A. in Mathematics. She currently works for Science Applications International Corporation and is willing to provide guidance and support for students thinking about career choices.

**Peter Thomas Kennealey**

Transplant Surgeon

Peter Kennealey graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1996, going on to attend medical school at the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Following surgical residency, he completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, and he is now a transplant surgeon in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Kennealey would be happy to speak with students about his experience at BC and his path to medical school and beyond.

**Michelle Kerr**, chelliekerr@gmail.com

Analyst, U.S. Government

Michelle Kerr received her undergraduate education from Saint Louis University, obtaining a B.A. in Mathematics in 2005. She then came to Boston College, graduating with an M.A. in Mathematics in 2008. She is now an analyst for the U.S. Government and would love to talk to students interested in working outside of academia, especially regarding the benefits, and drawbacks, of working for the government.

**Stephen Kokoska**, skokoska@ptd.net

Professor of Mathematics, Bloomsburg University

Stephen Kokoska graduated from Boston College in 1978 with a B.A. in both Mathematics and Economics. After BC, Professor Kokoska received his M.S. in Mathematics in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics in 1984, both from the University of New Hampshire. He is now a Professor of Mathematics at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and he would be happy to talk with BC math students about graduate school and a career in higher education.

**Alex Kremer**, akremer@cambridgeassociates.com

Cambridge Associates - Consulting Associate

In 2010 Alex graduated with a BA in Mathematica and Economics. I am always interested in helping people with similar interests as myself. I know that there were some challenges breaking into finance (I began at a small private equity firm, DLB Capital, right after graduating), as some firms prefer the traditional finance degrees. I continue to believe that finance is the easy part and that math is a great background to break into the field, so I would like to help out as many students as I can if they have an interest in finance.

**Christian Kubic**, ckubic@gmail.com

Attorney, Downing and Peck, P.C.

Christian Kubic graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 2005. In the fall after his graduation from BC, he entered Saint John's University School of Law, completing his degree in 2008. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, NY, and he now works at a litigation firm in Manhattan, Downing and Peck. Mr. Kubic is glad to provide guidance to any current students who are considering attending law school after completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics.

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**Wendy Jones Kuda**, wkuda@aps1.net

Secondary Ed. Mathematics Teacher, Andover, MA

Education:

BA Mathematics '79 Boston College; M.Ed. Secondary Education '11 Boston College

After graduating from BC, I spent four years as a software engineer at Mitre Corporation, followed by ten years as a software product manager with Hewlett Packard. I then stayed home for eight years with my three children, i.e. my most important job. I was then back to school to earn my Masters in Education and am now teaching middle school and high school Math in the Andover Public School System. My degree in Mathematics from BC has given me a strong foundation and has openned doors for me at every stage of my career.

**Lisa Kuehne**, lmkuehne@wustl.edu

University College Coordinator for Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis

Math Programs Coordinator, Cornerstone: The Center for Advanced Learning

Lisa Kuehne received her B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1988, going on to receive her M.S. in Mathematics from Washington University. As University College Coordinator for Mathematics at WU, she is responsible for scheduling and hiring instructors for evening and summer mathematics courses as well as advising mathematics students and developing new courses to expand the program. As such, she would be happy to talk with current BC students who are interested in graduate school and/or pursuing an academic career in mathematics.

**Andrea LaGala**

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Framingham High School; Options Through Education Mathematics Instructor, Boston College.

Andrea LaGala received a B.A. in Secondary Education and Mathematics from Boston College in 2007 and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008. Since then, Ms. LaGala has cultivated her passion for teaching at both Boston College and Framingham High School, and she is particularly interested in assisting students who are currently double majoring in secondary education and mathematics.

**Brian Lauducci**, brian@lauducci.com

Director of Information Technology, Paylock IPT

Brian Lauducci received a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College in 1993. He followed the commercial route with the math skills he developed at BC, working as a software developer and consultant for several large corporations through his own company, Bridan Enterprises. He is now the director of information technology at Paylock IPT, a company that offers a wide array of parking enforcement products and services. Lauducci believes that logical thought and the scientific method play a key role in the development of commercial software, and he is happy to help students in any way he can.

**Alexander H. Lee**, alexanderhlee@gmail.com

Software Engineer, CBORD Group, Inc.

Alexander Lee graduated from Boston College in 1997 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and he received his post-graduate education from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Lee has worked in several different industries as a software engineer, and he now lives in Florida and works for CBORD Group, a leading provider of campus and cashless card systems, food and nutrition service management software, integrated security solutions, and other management and commerce software. He is happy to answer questions about potential careers and help students any way he can.

**Steve Lezaj**, slezaj@travelers.com

Account Executive Officer, Travelers Companies, Inc.

Steve Lezaj graduated from Boston College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. He is currently working as an Account Executive Officer for Travelers Companies, Inc. He is willing to assist in any way needed, whether it be offering guidance, insight to a career in insurance, etc.

**Jen Luoma**, jennifer.luoma@gmail.com

Math Teacher

Jen Luoma graduated from Boston College in 2006, receiving a B.A. in Mathematics. Though not in the school of education while at BC, she transitioned after college into the job of a high school math teacher, choosing NH's alternative certification. She encourages students to contact her any time about her BC experiences of afterwards.

**Dave Lynch**, lynchdw@hotmail.com

Project Engineer, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Dave Lynch graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2001, and he now works as a project engineer for the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a high-tech electronics, engineering, and manufacturing company. For interested math majors, Mr. Lynch is willing to provide contacts in the Defense contracting industry with the ability to hire new college graduates. He is also happy to discuss what opportunities exist for math majors after college and share some of his experiences, including what he would have done differently.

**Michael A. Marchetti**, moothuotte@aol.com

IS Director, UnitedHealth Group

Michael Marchetti received a B.A. in Mathematics from the BC College of Arts and Sciences in 1974, and he began working in information technology for UnitedHealth Group the following year. Having worked there ever since, he has many years of experience in the field of information technology and is willing to help BC students any way he can.

**Kimberly Martin**, Kjr@alum.mit.edu

Company Director and Head of Technology

Kimberly Martin graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1992, and she now works as the company director and head of technology for a major bank in Australia. She is happy to provide career advice and networking contacts for upcoming BC math students. Further, she is currently in a hiring position, and she is looking for potential talent.

**Joseph M. McDonough**, joseph.mcdonough@jhuapl.edu

Mathematician and Operations Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Address:

9933 Dellwood Ave.

Columbia, MD 21046

Joseph McDonough graduated from Boston College in 1969 with an A.B. in Mathematics. He has traveled down several different paths in his math career: academic, naval operations research, modeling and simulation, and some statistical analysis. He can advise on what career options are open to math majors, what pursuits various math courses might be useful in, and how to transition from one line of work to another.

**Neil Meisenbacher**, nmeis@gtgd.com

Founder/President/Senior Consultant, GTG Development Corporation

In 1986, Neil Meisenbacher graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science. He then went on to receive his M.S. in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and he completed two years of study in the Ph.D. program at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Over 20 years of consulting experience and formal scientific training led to the founding of his own firm, General Technology Group Development Corporation (GTG), which specializes in designing, developing, implementing, and supporting software technologies for large, medium, and small organizations. Mr. Meisenbacher is willing to answer questions from BC students regarding how he made the transition from college to his present position, or about which math classes would be the most useful to a student interested in his particular field.

**Betsy McCoy**, Betsy.McCoy@chartisinsurance.com

Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Casualty and Healthcare, Lexington/Chartis Insurance Company

Boston College graduate from the class of 1980, Betsy McCoy received a B.A. in both Mathematics and Economics before going on to work at Lexington/Chartis Insurance Company. Ms. McCoy specializes in actuarial sciences, statistics, and analytics, and she is willing to discuss with students the various opportunities in the Actuarial profession and the Statistical and Analytical professions.

**John C. McPhail**, koba3@verizon.net

Retired High-Tech Start-Up Entrepreneur

John McPhail graduated from Boston College in 1953 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Government, coming back to receive his MBA in finance from BC in 1963. Mr. McPhail is now 80 years old and retired, but he utilized his mathematics education when he worked as a computer programmer in the '50s and '60s. Having spent his professional life in various different fields, he contends that mathematics is one of the "horizontal" specialties that apply to many professions because of the rigorous mental preparation of the classroom and the resulting facility with numbers. He found math to be very useful throughout his business career, and he would like to help others to better appreciate why math is an important tool to have for many careers.

**Diane Moriarty**, dianemoriarty@verizon.net

Physician MD, Specialty Radiology

Diane Moriarty graduated Pre-Med with a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1986. She attended medical school at Union University Albany Medical College, receiving her degree in 1990. She now works in a private practice in New York, and she would love to be involved in mentoring BC students any way she can.

**Mary Florence Morin**, maryflomo@comcast.net

High School Math Teacher, Medway High School

Mary Florence Morin received a B.A. in both Mathematics and Sociology from Boston College in 1983, and she received her MBA in Finance from BC in 1989. She formerly worked as the director of Actuarial, Underwriting, and Reporting Analysis at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, but she now teaches high school math at Medway High School in Medway, Mass. She is willing to have conversations with current students regarding potential careers in mathematics as well as the process of mid-career changes.

**Michelle Riordan Nold**, mriordannold@gmail.com

Address:

711 Pemberton St F

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Connecticut Economic Resource Center (Research Consultant)

Michelle graduated from Boston College in 2000 with a BA in Mathematics. She would be happy to talk to students about career options/decisions/paths and her experiences.

**Mary Noonan**, mary-noonan-1@uiowa.edu

Address:

1125 E Davenport

Iowa City, Iowa 52245

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Iowa

Mary graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in math. She would be happy to help students interested in graduate school...or who are looking for internship/job assistance—would be most helpful for those students interested in combining math/stats skills with social policy.

**Justin Nowell**, jrnowell@gmail.com

Project Manager/Software Developer, BiddingForGood

Justin Nowell graduated from Boston College in 2004 with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Since his graduation, he has worked for several different internet industries. He currently works as a project manager and software developer for BiddingForGood, a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, shoppers, and businesses. Although his current career invokes little of his math background, he is happy to help BC math majors in finding an appropriate career.

**Gina Collopy O'Connell**, gcollopy1@cox.net

Actuary, The Phoenix Companies (Life Insurance Company)

Gina Collopy O'Connell graduated in 1985 from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics. She currently works as an actuary for The Phoenix Companies, a sector life insurance company. She would like to discuss with and encourage BC math students to pursue a career in the lucrative profession of actuarial science.

**Margaret O'Connell**, mmocallston@gmail.com

Math Teacher, Lynn Public Schools

Software Engineer, IBM

Margaret O'Connell received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1983. She received her M.A. in Mathematics from BC in 1985. After graduation, she spent 25 years in the corporate world as a software engineer, culminating 14 years of work with IBM. In May 2010, she quit her job and attended Harvard University to receive her teaching certificate. She is now in her first year of teaching math at Lynn Public Schools. She can offer advice, practice interviews, and resume critiques to BC math students considering either of these careers.

**Kevin OLaughlin**, kolaughlin@kpmg.com

Managing Partner, Supply Chain Operations Advisory Services, KPMG

Kevin graduated from Boston College in 1981 with a degree in Mathematics. He was admitted to the doctoral program in Operations Research at Stanford University from which he received his MS in OR/IE in 1982. Since then he has been a strategy and operations consultant. In addition, he has developed optimization based commercial software applications.

He is available to speak about application of mathematics in the corporate world.

**Jennifer O'Neill**, jennie.oneill@gmail.com

Managing Director, Deloitte

Jennifer O'Neill graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a B.A. in Mathematics. She is a Managing Director at Deloitte, a global professional services firm specializing in consulting, assurance, tax, and financial advisory services. Jennifer currently leads industry strategy and operations for Deloitte's U.S. Financial Services industry practice. Prior to this role, Jennifer was part of Deloitte Consulting for ten years, where she served some of Deloitte Consulting's largest clients in the financial services industry, specializing in delivering strategic technology solutions. She is happy to talk with math students about the management consulting profession and her transition from math student to starting at Deloitte as an analyst right after college.

**William Pan**, william.pan@duke.edu

Biostatistician; Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health, Duke University

William Pan graduated from Boston College in 1994 with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Afterward, he received his doctoral training in Biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Mr. Pan joined the faculty at Duke in 2011, and his research focuses on Population, Health, and Environmental interactions in developing countries, with a particular interest in research directed toward sustainable development activities and global environmental health. He is willing to provide advice about future careers for mathematics students at Boston College.

**Gary Paull**, gpaull@mcri.com

Government Consulting, MCR Federal

In 1992 Gary Paull received a B.S. in both Finance and Mathematics from Boston College. Mr. Paull currently works in government consulting for MCR Federal, an integrated Program Management company, specializing in strategic planning, cost and schedule analysis, acquisition management, and program assessment solutions to help hundreds of government and commercial clients successfully manage their programs. He is happy to help current BC students with possible career fields and provide assistance with job placement.

**Alan Pisano**, alan_pisano@yahoo.com

CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Alan Pisano graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He currently works as a senior manager in accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a multinational network of firms specializing in assurance, tax, and consulting services. Mr. Pisano is open to any questions regarding career choices in the field of mathematics.

**Kristin Karam Pisano**, kristinkpisano@gmail.com

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Kristin Karam Pisano graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a B.A. in Mathematics. She now lives outside of Boston and works at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is happy to talk with current math students regarding how they can take their major and make it into a career.

**Stephanie Pollard**, spollard@baystate.edu

Address:

Watertown, MA

Assistant Professor, Bay State College

Education:

BA Mathematics Boston College '05; MA Mathematics Boston College '07

I am available to students who would like to talk more about a career in teaching and mathematics or who would just like to connect with Alumni from the Mathematics Department who have remained in the Boston area.

**Donald Procopio**, donpatpro@comcast.net

Chief Actuary, 21st Century Insurance Company

Donald Procopio received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1983 and currently works as the chief actuary for 21st Century Insurance. He is willing to provide information as to how mathematics provides a solid background with which to enter the actuarial profession.

**Bo Pulito**, boviop@gmail.com

Address:

Los Angeles, CA

Digital Ad Technology

In 2007 Bo received a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College. She is eager to help.

**Thomas Runyon**, runyontr@gmail.com

Mathematician, US Government

Graduate Student, LSU

Thomas Runyon received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2009. He works as a mathematician for the US governmenrt, in addition to being a graduate student at Louisiana State University. He would be happy to talk to students about the pros/cons of working for the government or questions about preparation for graduate school.

**Edmond Ryan**, angusryan@comcast.net

Senior Manager, Diversified Investment Advisors

Edmond Ryan graduated from Boston College in 1970, receiving a B.A. in Mathematics and going on to receive his M.B.A. from Suffolk University. Mr. Ryan gained 30 years of experience working at MassMutual before becoming a senior manager at Diversified Investment Advisors, a national investment advisory firm specializing in retirement plans. Mr. Ryan is happy to answer any questions regarding the various career opportunities available to students with a mathematics background.

**Paul Sally**, sally@math.uchicago.edu

Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago

Paul Sally received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1954, going on to receive his M.S. in Mathematics also from BC in 1956. He further pursued his graduate career at Brandeis University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1965. Prof. Sally has wide interests in mathematics and mathematics education. His research areas are p-adic analysis and representation theory. He has also worked extensively on improving the preparation of school mathematics teachers.

**Conor Schlick**, conorschlick2015@u.northwestern.edu

Ph.D. student at Northwestern University in the department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Math

Conor graduated in 2010 with a double major in math and physics. If anyone has any questions on graduate school, specifically in applied math, he would be happy to answer questions.

**Josephine P. Sciarrino**, jpsciarrino@yahoo.com

Risk Programmer, Morgan Stanley

Josephine Sciarrino graduated from Boston College in 1998 with a B.A. in Mathematics, after which she went on the attend the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has worked with several investment and trading firms. She currently lives in London, working in risk management for Morgan Stanley. As a mentor to BC math students, she would like to share her advice on careers and course offerings.

**Dylan Semple**, dylan.semple@gmail.com

Asset Management-Client Service, The Boston Company

Dylan Semple graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Mathematics from Boston College. He began working for The Boston Company in 2008, which is an investment management firm serving the needs of pension plans, endowments, intermediaries and mutual fund shareholders. He currently works in asset management and client service at The Boston Company, and is happy to provide current BC students with early career guidance and/or advice.

**Helen Sherman**, hbsherm61@gmail.com

Retired Boeing/Engineer

Helen graduated from BC in 1969 with a degree in Mathematics. She would like to help future engineers/math majors as to the role they can perform in the workplace, with the strong education and good work ethic they are receiving at Boston College. I have insight into government accounting, project management and software engineering practices.

**Kristina Sigmund**, kasigmund@sgh.com

Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Kristina Sigmund received her B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 2004, and currently works as an engineer for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., a design and consulting engineering firm in San Francisco. She would be happy to answer questions from BC math students regarding her experiences with the math program at BC, as well as to discuss how she used her math degree to transition into a civil engineering master's program and eventually starting her career in engineering.

**Jonathan M. Smith**, jms@cis.upenn.edu

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Smith graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1981. He attended Columbia University for his post-graduate education, where he received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Smith is now a professor of CIS and Engineering and Applied Science in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He would be glad to talk with BC students about how his BC education enabled him to be where he is today.

**Laura Smith**, lsmith@us.ibm.com

Vice-President Competitive Sales, IBM

Laura Smith graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science. She now works for IBM as the Vice-President of competitive sales, and she would love to guide and assist students in planning for their future careers and applying academic learning to business.

**Benjamin Steverman**, ben.steverman@hotmail.com

Systems Architect

Benjamin Steverman received his B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1979. He lives in Needham, MA working as a systems architect. Mr. Steverman is willing to work with BC students on possible career choices and strategies for getting interviews in targeted organizations.

**Elaine Ambrose Swyryn**, swyryne@brynmawrschool.org

Academic Dean and Math Teacher, Bryn Mawr School

Elaine Ambrose Swyryn received a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College in 1986, and then she went on to receive her Masters in Secondary School Mathematics Education from Harvard University in 1988. She is the Academic Dean at Bryn Mawr School in Maryland, where she teaches math. She would be happy to talk to BC students about teaching mathematics, what schools are looking for when hiring teachers, and how they can best position themselves for a career in teaching math.

**Robert Thomas**, rft@asthomas.com

Address:

85 Miller St.

Franklin, MA 02038

A. S. Thomas, Inc. - Vice President Engineering

Education:

Boston College BA '73 Mathematics, MA '75 Mathematics

Princeton Computer Science and Electical Engineering - MSEE&CS '76

Currently work on the solutions of problems in 3D Design, Manufacturing, Automation and Execution Systems, as well as specific problems in aerospace and power generation. Would be happy to talk with any students who are interested in applying the knowledge and discipline of the study of mathematics to such problems.

**Bill Zahner**, wzahner@bu.edu

Address:

Boston University

School of Education

2 Silber Way

Boston, MA 02215

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Boston University

Bill graduated from Boston College in 1999 with an A.B. in Mathematics. I am currently a professor of mathematics education at Boston University. I teach courses for pre-service teachers on problem solving, and the teaching and learning of algebra and calculus. As a mathematics education researcher, I study how students learn mathematical concepts and learn to engage in mathematical practices through participating in discussions with groups of peers. I would be happy to mentor any BC students interested in mathematics education, whether they want to be a future teacher, or a researcher.

**Margaret Zulkey**, margaretzulkey@gmail.com

High School Math Teacher, Chicago Public Schools

Margaret Zulkey graduated from Boston College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. She is currently a high school math teacher in the Chicago public school system and would be happy to help students who are interested in pursuing a career as a math teacher in a secondary school.