Meet Our Staff

Don Kjelleren, Executive Director
(he, him, his)
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My Role in the Office:
As the Executive Director of the ’68 Center my role is to provide the overall vision for our team, while stewarding the resources the college has provided to create the finest liberal arts Career Center found anywhere.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: Top of Mount Greylock. Especially on a crisp fall morning or at sunset.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Traveling to new places and cultures.

Our Career Education Team

Janine Oliver

Janine Oliver, Director of Career Education
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My Role in the Office:
As Director of Career Education, my role is to support and oversee an amazing group of career advisors. I also help students (especially first years!) start exploring the world of work and envisioning how they might fit into it.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: I’m brand new to the Berkshires, so I have a lot to explore, but I love Tanglewood (one of my favorite memories is seeing Ben Folds, Guster, and BNL there) and can’t resist a stop at the outlets in Lee.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: I love making food – in the height of the pandemic, my culinary adventures included making yogurt and cheese and growing all my own herbs and mushrooms. I also baked dozens of different flavors of rainbow cakes.

Sharon Gonzales, Associate Director/Director of Health Professions Advising 
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My Role in the Office: 
As Director of Heath Professions Advising, my role is to provide guidance to students pursuing careers in the healthcare professions. Navigating the application process for medical, dental, and other professional schools can sometimes be daunting. I aim to help demystify the application process and support students as they prepare for their future in healthcare.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: Mass Moca, Images Movie Theatre, Naumkeag Gardens – to name a few!
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: I enjoy spending time with my family – exploring the surrounding beauty of this region, visiting bookstores, playing board games, watching movies, and going on hikes with our bordoodle pup, Jasper.  I love food and am always excited to try new restaurants. I also love theatre, vacation planning, and anything crafty.

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Robin Meyer, Associate Director/Director of Business, Finance & Consulting
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My Role in the Office: I’m the advisor for careers in Finance, Business, and Consulting. My biggest goal is to ensure that students understand that “business” is a big umbrella! Beneath that general title, you’ll find internship and job opportunities in human resources, sales, operations, market research, real estate, and more. Not sure what you want to do in business? No worries! I’m here to help you explore your options and figure out how to reach your career goals.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: My favorite spots in the Berkshires are the Cascade Hiking Trail and Natural Bridge Park.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work:  Enjoying the beauty of the Berkshires, creating art with all types of fiber, playing my trusty ukulele, and traveling to faraway places like Machu Picchu in Peru or Lisbon in Portugal.

Alexa Icenia, Associate Director/Director for Inclusive Career Exploration
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My Role in the Office: I’m responsible for overseeing and advising the Careers with Social Impact Career Community. This includes focus areas such as Environment & Sustainability, Law & Social Justice, Human & Social Services, Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits, Government, International Affairs & Public Policy, and Education. I am also the office’s liaison for identity-based populations, including but not limited to domestic students of color, Latinx students, first-gen students, LGBTQ+ students, veterans, undocumented students, students with disabilities, indigenous students, and international students.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: Jacob’s Pillow & MassMoca.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Hosting and Producing my “Mahogany Honey Podcast”.

Suzannah Haasbroek, Assistant Director of Arts, Communications, and Entertainment
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My Role in the Office: I oversee the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Career Community. That covers a  lot of ground, including careers in performance & art as well as things like journalism, production, and communications. As an Advisor, I really enjoy storytelling and love hearing a student’s story and discovering how their interests and career path are influenced by and develop that story. Whether you know exactly what you want to do in this area, or you’re just figuring it out, I’m so excited to help.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: As I’ve just relocated here from Atlanta, Georgia, I don’t yet have a favorite spot, but I’m so looking forward to exploring everything the Berkshires has to offer. In our short time here so far, we have already enjoyed some hiking and exploring in the area.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: I’m a huge crafter, so I love to crochet, quilt, or really anything creative with my hands. I’m also an avid reader and I’m particularly loving exploring all the bookshops in the area!

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Dale Osef, Assistant Director of STEM and Health Careers
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My Role in the Office: As the Assistant Director of STEM and Health Careers in the ’68 Career Center, my goal is to help students translate their passions, academic successes, and professional goals into meaningful and rewarding careers. I believe that students pursuing careers in STEM and Health-related fields have a unique opportunity to impact the world and people’s lives. My values as a career advisor include delivery of timely and accurate information, strategies, and resources that promote student success. Above all, I believe in empowering students to make progress towards their goals with confidence.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: My favorite spot in the Berkshires is the Cascades Trail in North Adams.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: I enjoy sports, particularly college basketball, as well as cooking and spending time with friends.

Carolyn Clayton, Career Advising Administrative Specialist
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Our Operations & External Relations Team

Leigh Sylvia, Director of Operations & External Relations
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My Role in the Office:
I oversee our Operations & External Relations team which includes Employer Relations, our EphLink Mentoring Community, Communications & Events, Student Internship Programs, and Data Analytics.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: MassMoca (or more specifically Bright Ideas!)
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Podcasts, movies, and time with family, friends, and my Bernedoodle pup Gus!

Scott LaChapelle, Associate Director of External Relations
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My Role in the Office: Managing a well-established and robust external relations program while continually cultivating new employer connections.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: Farley-Lamb Field on a Saturday afternoon in the fall watching the Williams football team dominate their opponents.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Attending concerts and supporting local musicians and live music venues.

Stephen Biegner, Assistant Director of Operations & Funding Programs
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My Role in the Office: I oversee the ’68 Center’s operations budget, run and administer our Career Access Fund (CAF) throughout the academic year, manage our Alumni Sponsored Internship Program (ASIP), assist with overall process improvement, and manage our student workers.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: Any place where I’m with my family.
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: Cooking, listening to podcasts, singing choral music (especially music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods), playing with my kids, being a dork with my wife, & running long distances.

Dawn M. Dellea, Employer Relationship & Internships Manager 
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My Role in the Office: I celebrated my 25th year at Williams College in August 2021!  I manage the ’68 Center for Career Exploration’s winter study course, SPEC 21 Career Exploration:  Winter Study Internships!
Best Spot in the Berkshires:  Since I am a huge fan of music and theatre, my two favorite places in the Berkshires are Tanglewood and  The Colonial Theatre, designated as a National Historic Treasure, Save America’s Treasure Program of the National Park Service.
Favorite Activities Outside of Work:  In addition to performing arts, community service is important to me.  I’ve served on non-profit boards and worked on several local campaigns for mayor and city council.

Photo of Nicole AllenNicole Allen, Communications & Events Specialist
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My Role in the Office: I oversee the office-wide calendar of events, as well as manage the ’68 Center’s brand.
Best Spot in the Berkshires: I love visiting Mt. Greylock. Not only is it the tallest peak in Massachusetts at 3,491 ft., but it is also located in my hometown of Adams, MA!
Favorite Activity Outside of Work: When I’m not working I love to listen to comedy podcasts, read, and spend time with friends and family.