Our Team

The Boston College Clough School of Theology and Ministry is located in Simboli Hall on BC's Brighton Campus.

Contact Us


Main Contact

617-552-6501
stm@bc.edu

Prospective Graduate Students

617-552-6506
stmadm@bc.edu

STM Online: Crossroads

617-552-4075
crossroads@bc.edu


Continuing Education
Lectures & Events

617-552-6501
stmce@bc.edu

Formación Continua

617-552-4152
stmformacion@bc.edu

Mailing Addresses


For U.S. Postal Service

Boston College
Clough School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


For all other couriers

Boston College
Clough School of Theology and Ministry
Simboli Hall, 9 Lake Street
Brighton, MA 02135-3841

Administration & Staff

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.

Dean


617-552-6509
Simboli Hall 230

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Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.

Michael C. McCarthy, S.J.

Dean

| 617-552-6509 | Simboli Hall 230

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Walking around Walden Pond

What is special about CSTM?

A genuine desire of people at the CSTM to seek and serve God

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday Mass and Repast

Favorite spot on BC's campus

My office at sunset in the winter. (The light is beautiful!)


    

Sheila Fowkes

Sheila Fowkes

Administrative Assistant to the Dean


617-552-6509
Simboli Hall 230

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Sheila Fowkes

Sheila Fowkes

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

| 617-552-6509 | Simboli Hall 230

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I took a Duck Tour around Boston and loved it! Although I grew up in this area, it was a fun way to learn more about the city and see it from a different perspective.

What is special about CSTM?

The students, faculty, and staff make the CSTM special. I felt a sense of community the first day I started working here. Everyone was so helpful and kind that I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I still feel today.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The Christmas Potluck Luncheon is becoming my favorite tradition. Although we've only had two, they were a lot of fun. The mix of music, people, and food gives the gathering great energy. It's the perfect way to head off for the holidays.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

There are so many beautiful spots on campus it's hard to name just one, but I love the Simboli Chapel. Maybe I'm biased, but I find the intimacy of the space and its simple beauty very peaceful.

Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


617-552-4478
Simboli Hall 226

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Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

| 617-552-4478 | Simboli Hall 226

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Arboretum in the spring or walking along the Charles in the fall

What is special about CSTM?

Faculty, staff, and students are united in our commitment to education as formation for ministry, scholarship, and service.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Lessons and Carols

Favorite spot on BC's campus

Burns Library—it's like being in a cathedral to learning.

Maura Colleary

Maura Colleary

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration


617-552-8443
Simboli Hall 227

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Maura Colleary

Maura Colleary

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration

| 617-552-8443 | Simboli Hall 227

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Exploring all of the great neighborhoods in and around the city—there are so many within Boston proper and in the surrounding cities and towns and within an hour or two you can be at the beach or in the mountains.  I especially love checking out new restaurants and am always happy to give recommendations of some favorite places!

What is special about CSTM?

When I am asked about the best part of my job, my answer is always "the people."  CSTM has so many wonderful students, faculty, and staff with varying backgrounds, experiences, perspectives—I have learned so much over the years about other ways of seeing the world, about different cultures, and how to deepen my relationship with God by hearing the stories of the people at CSTM.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

I really enjoy the opening BBQ that CSTM hosts at the start of the Fall semester.  It's a great time to meet some of our new students and to re-connect with returning students, faculty, and staff and hear about their Summers.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

The Chapels on campus—the Simboli Hall Chapel, St. Joseph's Chapel, St. Mary's Chapel—they all have a distinct beauty and inspire a sense of peacefulness and prayerfulness. 

Jacqueline Regan

Jacqueline Regan

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Career Services


617-552-6504
Simboli Hall 239

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Jacqueline Regan

Jacqueline Regan

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Career Services

| 617-552-6504 | Simboli Hall 239

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Urban hiking on Sunday afternoons. I use a deck of cards called "Boston History: What Happened Here?" to explore Boston's diverse neighborhoods. I pick a card and use the site as a destination for my weekly walk. I also love to walk or run along Day Blvd. and Castle Island in South Boston.

What is special about CSTM?

Our bright, talented, faith-filled CSTM students who could be pursuing any number of lucrative and prestigious careers! 

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday Liturgy and Lunch

Favorite spot on BC's campus

STM Chapel. It's a beautiful prayer space, and we are very fortunate to have it in the center of our building. I love to sit and remember all the students who have gathered here through the years.

Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo

Associate Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management


617-552-6506
Simboli Hall 224

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Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo

Associate Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management

| 617-552-6506 | Simboli Hall 224

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Eat! Boston and its many neighborhoods offer countless options to explore the city through food.

What is special about CSTM?

The sense of care that permeates life in and out of the classroom, and the shared mission to serve the church and world.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The Welcome Back BBQ. The food is amazing, and it's a great representation of the many ways our whole community—students, faculty, and staff—comes together.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

It's right off campus, but the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. It's beautiful and has a great walking path.

Admissions & Financial Aid

Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo

Associate Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management


617-552-6506
Simboli Hall 224

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Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo

Associate Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management

| 617-552-6506 | Simboli Hall 224

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Eat! Boston and its many neighborhoods offer countless options to explore the city through food.

What is special about CSTM?

The sense of care that permeates life in and out of the classroom, and the shared mission to serve the church and world.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The Welcome Back BBQ. The food is amazing, and it's a great representation of the many ways our whole community—students, faculty, and staff—comes together.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

It's right off campus, but the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. It's beautiful and has a great walking path.

Denning Aaris

Denning Aaris

Assistant Director, Admissions


617-552-8274
Simboli Hall 224

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Denning Aaris

Denning Aaris

Assistant Director, Admissions

| 617-552-8274 | Simboli Hall 224

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Experiencing all that Boston has to offer in the arts and culture. 

What is special about CSTM?

The community!

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

My favorite tradition is welcoming new students and returning students to the community during orientation. There is so much energy and excitement about the new year ahead and it is wonderful getting to see all of the new members join the community after a full year of recruitment.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

There are too many to count! I am an alum from both undergrad and CSTM and there are so many special spots around main campus and Brighton campus that mean so much to me that I couldn't just name one. I see BC as my home and love all of its nooks and crannies!

  

Donna DeRosa

Donna DeRosa

Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Academic Services


617-552-8441
Simboli Hall 219

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Donna DeRosa

Donna DeRosa

Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Academic Services

| 617-552-8441 | Simboli Hall 219

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love to walk around the Boston Seaport and the North End area.

What is special about CSTM?

The CSTM's supportive and caring community of faculty, administrators  and staff help provide a positive and upbeat work atmosphere. I enjoy working with our diverse population of students—lay, religious and international.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

CSTM Commencement Ceremony

Favorite spot on BC's campus

BC Memorial Labyrinth

   

Amanda Schar

Amanda Schar

Admissions Specialist


617-552-6535
Simboli Hall 224

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Amanda Schar

Amanda Schar

Admissions Specialist

| 617-552-6535 | Simboli Hall 224

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love how many restaurants there are in Boston. I'm always visiting new places with my friends and trying things I haven't had before.

What is special about CSTM?

To me, the level of authentic support is what makes CSTM so special. We are each here for our own reasons, following our own callings, and we are all so supportive of each other's journey. I always know that I have discernment partners and cheerleaders, ready to help me reflect and encourage me whenever I need.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

I love when we have our lay-led prayer service each semester. Worshiping together is so special every week, but there's something so wonderful about hearing my classmates' reflections.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

My favorite spots on BC's campus are the Adirondack chairs sprinkled throughout the Brighton campus. They're great places to grab a coffee and chat with friends. In the fall I love to sit and look at the leaves and just enjoy a quiet moment.

Emily Mayernik

Emily Mayernik

Content Development Specialist


617-552-6510
Simboli Hall 120

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Emily Mayernik

Emily Mayernik

Content Development Specialist

| 617-552-6510 | Simboli Hall 120

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston

So far, my favorite thing to do in Boston has been walking through the different areas in search of the best coffee shop.

What is special about CSTM?

The community and shared joy that is present throughout the building is so special. 

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday lunch! It is a great way to spend time and break bread with the CSTM community. 

Favorite spot on BC campus:

St. Ignatius Church is so beautiful. 

Student Affairs

Jacqueline Regan

Jacqueline Regan

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Career Services


617-552-6504
Simboli Hall 239

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Jacqueline Regan

Jacqueline Regan

Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Career Services

| 617-552-6504 | Simboli Hall 239

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Urban hiking on Sunday afternoons. I use a deck of cards called "Boston History: What Happened Here?" to explore Boston's diverse neighborhoods. I pick a card and use the site as a destination for my weekly walk. I also love to walk or run along Day Blvd. and Castle Island in South Boston.

What is special about CSTM?

Our bright, talented, faith-filled CSTM students who could be pursuing any number of lucrative and prestigious careers! 

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday Liturgy and Lunch

Favorite spot on BC's campus

STM Chapel. It's a beautiful prayer space, and we are very fortunate to have it in the center of our building. I love to sit and remember all the students who have gathered here through the years.

Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.

Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.

Associate Director, Spiritual Formation


617-552-8447
Simboli Hall 237

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Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.

Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.

Associate Director, Spiritual Formation

| 617-552-8447 | Simboli Hall 237

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love walking through the city to learn about the history here.

What is special about CSTM?

The people! The diversity of people from every part of the world is so enriching.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The Night of the Arts when we witness and enjoy the layers of talent among the students, faculty, and staff.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

Walking down Linden Lane brings alive the origins and the growth of BC's campus.

   

Academic Affairs

Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


617-552-4478
Simboli Hall 226

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Jennifer Bader

Jennifer Bader

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

| 617-552-4478 | Simboli Hall 226

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Arboretum in the spring or walking along the Charles in the fall

What is special about CSTM?

Faculty, staff, and students are united in our commitment to education as formation for ministry, scholarship, and service.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Lessons and Carols

Favorite spot on BC's campus

Burns Library—it's like being in a cathedral to learning.

Marcia Ryan

Marcia Ryan

Associate Director, Supervised Ministry/Global & Community Engagement


617-552-1946
Simboli Hall 217

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Marcia Ryan

Marcia Ryan

Associate Director, Supervised Ministry/Global & Community Engagement

| 617-552-1946 | Simboli Hall 217

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Enjoy a delicious meal at Live Alive

What is special about CSTM?

The people who comprise the CSTM community are the most special aspect of the CSTM.

Favorite spot on BC's campus 

The McMullen Museum is my top fav spot at BC. The beauty of the building, artwork and scenic balcony view form a sacred space where the Divine and human come together.

 

Donna DeRosa

Donna DeRosa

Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Academic Services


617-552-8441
Simboli Hall 219

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Donna DeRosa

Donna DeRosa

Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Academic Services

| 617-552-8441 | Simboli Hall 219

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love to walk around the Boston Seaport and the North End area.

What is special about CSTM?

The CSTM's supportive and caring community of faculty, administrators  and staff help provide a positive and upbeat work atmosphere. I enjoy working with our diverse population of students—lay, religious and international.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

STM Commencement Ceremony

Favorite spot on BC's campus

BC Memorial Labyrinth

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Academic Services Specialist


617-552-8442
Simboli Hall 231

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Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Academic Services Specialist

| 617-552-8442 | Simboli Hall 231

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I love to walk along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Depending on the time of year, you can stroll gardens, eat at foodtrucks, shop at open markets, lounge in chairs, explore public art, ride a carousel, and walk a labyrinth. It also has easy access to the North End, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Seaport.

What is special about CSTM?

The people.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday Liturgies.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

I love the Chapel in Simboli Hall. There is always a space to sit and pray at anytime of the day.   

Finance & Administration

Maura Colleary

Maura Colleary

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration


617-552-8443
Simboli Hall 227

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Maura Colleary

Maura Colleary

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration

| 617-552-8443 | Simboli Hall 227

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Exploring all of the great neighborhoods in and around the city—there are so many within Boston proper and in the surrounding cities and towns and within an hour or two you can be at the beach or in the mountains.  I especially love checking out new restaurants and am always happy to give recommendations of some favorite places!

What is special about CSTM?

When I am asked about the best part of my job, my answer is always "the people."  CSTM has so many wonderful students, faculty, and staff with varying backgrounds, experiences, perspectives—I have learned so much over the years about other ways of seeing the world, about different cultures, and how to deepen my relationship with God by hearing the stories of the people at CSTM.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

I really enjoy the opening BBQ that CSTM hosts at the start of the Fall semester.  It's a great time to meet some of our new students and to re-connect with returning students, faculty, and staff and hear about their Summers.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

The Chapels on campus—the Simboli Hall Chapel, St. Joseph's Chapel, St. Mary's Chapel—they all have a distinct beauty and inspire a sense of peacefulness and prayerfulness.   

Denee Kinnemore

Denee Kinnemore

Fiscal & Administrative Specialist


617-552-6511
Service Center

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Denee Kinnemore

Denee Kinnemore

Fiscal & Administrative Specialist

| 617-552-6511 | Service Center

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I'm pretty new to the area but I love going to Fresh Pond and watching all the cute dogs running around.

What is special about CSTM?

The people of the CSTM are so special. Everyone has been kind and gone out of their way to make me feel welcomed. I've met so many people in my first few weeks and already feel a part of the community.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Tasty Tuesday has been pretty great. It's a simple idea, bagels and coffee, but it's been a great way to connect with others in the CSTM and I love having something early in my week to look forward to.

Favorite spot on BC's campus?

Outside Simboli Hall, there's a picnic table that gets lots of sun in the afternoon (when it's nice out). It's the perfect place for a lunch break.

Mary Magennis

Mary Magennis

Service Center Representative


617-552-6501
Simboli 120

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Mary Magennis

Mary Magennis

Service Center Representative

| 617-552-6501 | Simboli 120

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Sightseeing, especially by the waterfront and walking through the beautiful public gardens

What is special about CSTM?

The many friendships I've developed throughout my time here

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Repast each week and the yearly Christmas Party

Favorite spot on BC's campus

In the spring, watching the students interact with one another on the open fields, playing pick up frisbee and baseball games. Also, attending the Art Festival.

Continuing Education

Meghan De Dios

Meghan De Dios

Director, Continuing Education


617-552-0531
Simboli Hall 341

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Meghan De Dios

Meghan De Dios

Director, Continuing Education

| 617-552-0531 | Simboli Hall 341

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Seeing the Red Sox play at Fenway Park or enjoying a musical or ballet at one of the Boston theaters.

What is special about CSTM?

The people! I am blessed to have met some amazingly generous and talented people during my time at the CSTM.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Thursday community liturgies and lunches. It's a wonderful opportunity to pray together as a community and then share a meal on a weekly basis.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

This may seem strange, but the Commonwealth Avenue garage! That is my family's tailgate spot for BC football games and I have lot of fond memories in the garage of family, friends, and good food while overlooking the balcony to the tailgates below.

Kara O’Sullivan

Kara O’Sullivan

Assistant Director, Continuing Education


617-552-0185
Simboli Hall 343

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Kara O’Sullivan

Kara O’Sullivan

Assistant Director, Continuing Education

| 617-552-0185 | Simboli Hall 343

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Walking the Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s best experiences! On this free 2.5 mile walk through the heart of Boston, learn about Paul Revere’s midnight ride, visit the USS Constitution,  and learn about battles and events that sparked the start of the Revolutionary War.

What is special about CSTM?

STM’s commitment to cura personalis—care for the whole person—distinguishes the CSTM experience.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The weekly Liturgy and Lunch is my favorite CSTM tradition. The opportunity to come together as a community in prayer, and then connect over a simple lunch cultivates a strong community.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

The Rose Garden outside of St. Mary’s Hall.

James Burraston

James Burraston

Program & Communications Specialist, Continuing Education


617-552-4036
Simboli Hall 339

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James Burraston

James Burraston

Program & Communications Specialist, Continuing Education

| 617-552-4036 | Simboli Hall 339

Formación Continua

Félix Palazzi

Félix Palazzi

Director


617-552-6505
Simboli Hall 335

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Félix Palazzi

Félix Palazzi

Director

| 617-552-6505 | Simboli Hall 335

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Walking my dog Nacho and being a part of the Kamdapa Meditation Center in Boston 

What is special about CSTM?

A special feature of this place is the multicultural openness. The existence of the Formación Continua department is an example of this openness that is gradually being built up. Along with the construction of this multicultural space in CSTM we are open to all possible resources in order to update and make our work more effective. This makes the Formación Continua a laboratory for experiments on the digital continent where we are able tolerant new languages and explore new paths.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

Tasty Tuesday

Favorite spot on BC's campus

The park in front of the McMullen Museum

Maria del Pilar Silveira

Maria del Pilar Silveira

Assistant Director


617-552-6532
Simboli Hall 333

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Maria del Pilar Silveira

Maria del Pilar Silveira

Assistant Director

| 617-552-6532 | Simboli Hall 333

Theology and Ministry Library

Steve Dalton

Steve Dalton

Head Librarian


617-552-6541

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Steve Dalton

Steve Dalton

Head Librarian

| 617-552-6541

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I have been a serious—some might say obsessed—Red Sox fan since the "Impossible Dream" season in 1967. So, attending a game at Fenway Park is easily my favorite activity in the city.

What is special about CSTM?

The wonderful people in this community are what makes the CSTM special for me. Each person is a sign of hope for the Church and for the world. What a privilege it is to serve here!

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

I treasure that the community gathers together for Liturgy and repast every Thursday during the academic year. Breading bread together is both a sign and a source of spiritual connectedness.

Favorite spot on BC's campus

I love being in the TML. This is holy ground!

 

Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Sr. Research Librarian/Bibliographer


617-552-6540

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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Sr. Research Librarian/Bibliographer

| 617-552-6540

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Eat and visit the Museum of Fine Arts

What is special about CSTM?

The wonderful community of students and faculty

What is your favorite CSTM tradition?

The repast on Thursdays

Favorite spot on BC's campus

Bapst Library—the stained glass windows are beautiful.       

Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Circulation Assistant


617-552-6536

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Michael McGrath

Michael McGrath

Circulation Assistant

| 617-552-6536

YunJung Kang

YunJung Kang

Reference & Collection Development Assistant


617-552-8151

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YunJung Kang

YunJung Kang

Reference & Collection Development Assistant

| 617-552-8151

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Walking around the city along the Charles River Esplanades on warm sunny days, strolling the brick pavement streets in Back Bay, then having a nice cup of coffee by the river. Enjoying the foliage of historic New England towns on sunny fall days.

D. Yoshio Shartin

D. Yoshio Shartin

Evening Supervisor


617-552-6539

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D. Yoshio Shartin

D. Yoshio Shartin

Evening Supervisor

| 617-552-6539

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston? 

Eat.  I could talk about the restaurants in town for hours.  

What is special about CSTM?

What stands out most to me is the sense of community that is actively fostered and regularly maintained.

What is your favorite CSTM tradition? 

I'm not too familiar with the breadth of STM tradition, but Repast is awfully nice.

Favorite spot on BC's campus. 

Probably the baseball field.  The stands are as well-maintained as the manicured field, making for an excellent place to sit for a few moments whether people are playing or not.

 Jonathan Hoffmann

Jonathan Hoffmann

Daytime Supervisor


617-552-6537

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 Jonathan Hoffmann

Jonathan Hoffmann

Daytime Supervisor

| 617-552-6537

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I am a recent transplant here with my wife who is a Phd Student in the Lynch School. We do enjoy taking time in the Harvard Arboretum that is close to our house.