Alumnae Career Roundtable - meet 7 successful PMC alums

Monday, March 26
7 – 9 pm in the President’s Dining Room

Bring your resume, portfolio and other supporting materials for input and discussion. Dress for success.

Alumnae Profiles:




Jewell Burke ’05 SPS Major
Project Manager
Company: Department of Housing andCommunity Development
Years of Service: 5 yrs

As a Project Manager, I provide technical assistance in the planning and construction of new or capital improvements to existing state- funded public housing. In additionally, I monitor and coordinate the work of staff Architect, Engineer and Construction Specialist, Housing Authority Executive Directors and Modernization Coordinators in the creation of development and capital improvement projects programs and scopes, budget and schedules; site selection and acquisition; The Designer selection process; the permitting process(if any); The design process; bidding; contracts award; construction and close out. I successfully manage 80- 100 projects on time and on- budget and, in particular, achieve a significant portion of the agency’s bond cap performance goals.




Ali (Cunha) Fornash: Interim 9th Grade School Counselor
Ali (Cunha) Fornash graduated from Pine Manor College in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology. She currently works as a Grade 9 Guidance Counselor at Malden High School and will finish her M.Ed in School Counseling from Suffolk University in May of 2012. In this position she counsels students on the topics of academic success, college and career readiness and social or emotional issues to help them become the best future adults they can be. She is also the creator and writer or an award winning healthy living blog called Food. Fitness. Fashion. Ali won Boston’s Most Valuable Blogger 2011 and her website is currently nominated for Best Inspirational Blog through Fitness Magazine.




Devon Govoni
Family Therapist, Art Therapist at Bay State Community Services

I am an in-home family therapist for this community driven agency. I often utilize the expressive arts when engaging therapeutically with these families. Every family is different and their needs are supported in various ways throughout the treatment process. The in-home therapy that I provide is often coupled with intensive care coordination. We work in teams to go into homes to provide intensive services to assist families in gaining access to resources and supports that they need.

Training Team Coordinator for The Awareness and Action Council at Mass Advocates Standing Strong
This job entails myself and my team going around to groups of developmentally disabled adults and teaching them how to recognize and report abuse. I set up the trainings and network for the team, which is comprised of both disabled and non-disabled team members. We cover the entire South Shore region to bring awareness of this serious topic to our communities.



Itaysha Jordan ‘01: Fashion Photographer, owner Itaysha Jordan Studios (www.itayshajordan.com)
A native of Boston, MA - “Photography chose Itaysha Jordan” her sophomore year of high school. Birthed to creative parents, she was exposed to the improvisational skills of musicianship and fine art. Her father, a professional musician, and her mother, an attendee of Boston University (painting), each contributed to Itaysha’s love affair with creative work. Encouraged to take a photography course, by her high school mentor, David Prifti, she began shooting her friends and family. These early experiments established both her editorial eye and her penchant for portraiture she is well known for today.

After a brief stint in Atlanta, Itaysha returned to her New England roots and earned a BA in Visual Arts from Pine Manor College. Determined to author some of the iconic images held within glossy fashion magazines, she moved to New York in 2005 and founded ITAYSHA JORDAN STUDIOS.

Possessing a distinctive cache of traditional photography skills, Ms. Jordan seamlessly fuses her expertise with the tools of the digital world. Her work is exceptional in its ability to connect with the
needs of her varied client base, while maintaining her soulful creative vision. Having shot emergent talent from the modeling industry, as well as notables from the entertainment world, Itaysha
continues to expand the boundaries of fashion and beauty photography. By inserting elements of Art history and (Popular) Culture, she is inspired by the strengths of her subjects, and successfully captures
moments that stretch beyond the expected. This has consequently captured the attention of such iconic figures as Iman. Both a collaborator and a visionary, Ms. Jordan is committed to the growing movement of multiculturalism in the commercial art realm.
“I’ve always been attracted to the idea of fantasy- a creative space that is constructed entirely from the mind. The world of Fashion and Beauty is a wonderful place to experiment with that…”
- Itaysha Jordan, 2009




Katiana Noel ’06, Communications Major
D.O.T. Coordinator for NBC Universal

Upon graduating from Pine College Manor with a B.A. in Communication I lived in London working as a Conference Technician Assistant for Regent's Park Conference Center. After a little under a year in London I came back to the states and moved to NYC.
I struggled finding a job in production until someone told me of the Made In NYC program. On my graduation from the program I was hired as production assistant for Law & Order: Criminal Intent. After 4 months I was referred by the producer to NBC Universal for my current position.

Deanna Savioli: Social Recreation Director, Arlington Boys and Girls Club.
I am in charge of developing programs and activities for children who participate in our after school activities.



Neelanjana Sen ’04 Visual Arts Major: Architect and Adjunct Professor, Boston Architectural Center
I currently teach a graduate design studio in the department of Architecture. I guide students through the process of integration of building systems, critical details and temporal studies of use and occupation to articulate a building program and structure and expand upon their own initial design concepts.