ATTN: LaToya Shuler, 300 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
- BS in Human Services, Springfield College
What are the brief specifics of your educational and career background?
I graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with my bachelor’s in human services. While attending college I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Patient Access Coordinator III in physical therapy. After I received my degree I started working at the University of Massachusetts Boston as a case manager. I assisted with housing, applying for government benefits, and ran the food pantry on a daily basis.
What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you find most interesting about your job?
My role involves office administration and event planning, which I enjoy equally. Learning about career advancement, job development, placements, and event planning has been a wonderful experience. What I find most interesting is that in this position, its a never-ending learning experience. This is the perfect position to learn the ins and out of Northeastern University.
What’s the most compelling thing about the research that goes on at the university?
The life-changing inventions that can save peoples’ lives. For instance, the simple device to prevent the IV lines from tangling that Karen Giuliano, an associate professor in Northeastern’s School of Nursing designed.
What led you to work in your field?
Growing up in the inner city and seeing how people treat the less fortunate is what led me to pursue a career in human services. I understand the importance of meeting people where they are in life and assisting them to be where they want to be instead of judging them.