Jenny Furlong joined the Graduate Center as the Director of Career Planning & Professional Development in February 2013. Dr. Furlong worked most recently at New York University, and previously served as Associate Director of Graduate Student Career Development at Columbia University’ s Center for Career Education, and as Associate Director for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the Career Services office of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the co-author of the Career Talk column in The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Academic Job Search Handbook, 5th ed. (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
Dr. Furlong earned her PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. Her academic training is in eighteenth-century French literature, history, and culture; she dabbles in book history as well. She lives in Jersey City with her daughter and cats. In her spare time, she knits, sews, reads many novels, and rescues cats.
Emily Seamone, one of our adjunct career advisers, has counseled, facilitated workshops, and planned career-related programs for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni for more than 15 years through community and university career centers, including the Graduate Center, Columbia University, and New York University. Her coaching specialties include career change and transition, career redirection, work life issues, and career assessment tools. In addition to career counseling, she has a background in mental health and social science research.
Emily’s educational training consists of a master’s degree in social work from Washington University and certifications in career and life coaching and career assessment tools (e.g., Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). Emily lives in NJ with her husband and two children, and in her spare time enjoys DSLR photography and being a perpetual student.
Rebecca Schramm, one of our adjunct career advisers, brings 15+ years of experience working in higher educational institutions like Columbia University and in technical boot camps for career changers, offering career counseling, workshops, and professional development programming and resources. Prior to career advising, Rebecca worked in corporate communications and public relations at SiriusXM and The Museum of the City of New York, honing her interpersonal and communication skills. With an MA in Mental Health & Wellness from New York University, Rebecca takes a holistic perspective on the ways we integrate work into our lives and the importance of wellness at work. She is currently training to become a Positive Intelligence coach, with the goal of helping clients navigate life’s many challenges with more ease and flow.
Don Goldstein, one of our adjunct career advisers, came to us after seven years of working with graduate students at the Center for Career Education at Columbia University. Prior to that Don had a long freelance consulting career, which revolved mainly around career counseling, education advising, college teaching, and writing and editing that spanned the private sector, academia, the not-for-profit world, and even agriculture and manufacturing. He also lived abroad in two different countries for eleven years.
Don is a proud graduate of Brooklyn College with a BA in Economics and an MA in the Sociology of Work from York University in Toronto, Canada. He also has a certificate in Career Planning and Development from NYU and is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) personality assessment. Don particularly enjoys helping students with job search skills, written documents, and acing the job interview.
Don lives in Brooklyn and enjoys reading about Brooklyn history and visiting historical places. He admittedly spends too much time watching the Mets, Rangers, and Giants and enjoys hanging out with his friends and his cat, Casey.
Annabella Bernard, our Administrative Coordinator at the City University of New York, has an extensive career spanning over twenty years in diverse roles. Her wealth of experience extends to both the healthcare and banking sectors. At the core of her role, Annabella excels in coordinating and managing administrative functions within her office. Her outstanding interpersonal skills, unwavering dedication, and deep commitment to students shine through in her roles.
Annabella has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from York College, CUNY, and a master’s degree in Business Management and Leadership from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. During the pandemic, she joined Lean In Agile for Women and attends workshops given by Queens College Tech Incubator. Her enthusiasm for learning is evident as she actively participates in ongoing educational programs. She thoroughly enjoys attending both craft fairs and farmer’s markets.
Jack Devine is a PhD candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he focuses on class struggle in the United States. His written work theorizes the American Civil War and Reconstruction as a great social revolution against slavery imbedded in the capitalist world market and the Confederacy that forms the historical basis of an American left-wing radical tradition of abolition democracy. He has worked as a Research Assistant in the History Department and teaches American History at the College of Staten Island.
Jack grew up in Larchmont, New York where he attended Mamaroneck High School and has lived in Brooklyn for the past seven years. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his BA in History and Film Studies in 2014. After four years working in the entertainment industry, Jack began his work at the CUNY Graduate Center in the MALS program in 2018. He also co-hosts Revolutions Per Minute on WBAI 99.5fm and loves the Mets despite the constant disappointment.
Erin Johnston is a PhD candidate in Music Theory at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the influence of voices and vocality in Mahler’s early symphonies, as well as musical form in the Classical and Romantic periods. She has taught courses in Popular and Classical Ear Training, Popular and Classical Harmony, and Music Theory Fundamentals at McGill University and the City College of New York. Erin also serves as a member of the development team for the GC Music Teaching Hub, an online repository of OER teaching materials created by and for GC music graduate instructors.
Erin was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, where she completed her MA and BMus in Music Theory at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. She moved to New York in 2018 and has lived in Queens ever since. Outside of the academy, Erin co-founded and co-runs a non-profit organization called Board Games for the Better, which provides free board games and board-game experiences to under-served populations that can significantly benefit from the social and mental engagement board gaming offers.
Angela Dunne is a PhD candidate in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the implications of the historical, political, and theoretical underpinnings of the learning communities movement in higher education, with special attention to the community college context. She teaches at Guttman Community College in the Humanities & Social Sciences Department.
Angela is from Long Island, New York and moved to Brooklyn in 2009 to attend CUNY Hunter where she received a B.A. in English Literature. Angela began her work at the CUNY Graduate Center in the MALS program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2014. Angela is an avid cyclist and kayaker (the bicycle of the water) and volunteers with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse public kayak program. Angela also makes and performs experimental electronic music in a band called The Twilight Friendzone.
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