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Hours & Staff

Meet the Academic Advising Team

Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Academic Services,
rebecca.chabot-wieferich@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-0215
Rebecca is originally from Michigan and received her M.Ed. degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont. Prior to coming to the BAC Rebecca lived in Connecticut where she was the Transfer/Sophomore Mentor at Sacred Heart University. Rebecca started at the BAC as an Academic Advisor in 2008 and advanced to the Director role in the fall of 2012. Most recently she has taken on the role of Assistant Dean of Students where she also supervises the offices of Student Activities and Student Life. Rebecca enjoys working with students and is proud to be a member of the BAC community. In her free time she likes to be outside, enjoying activities such as snowshoeing and kayaking, with her family.

Karen Keough, Assistant Director of Academic Services and Disability Services Coordinator,
karen.keough@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-0274
Karen was born and raised in Massachusetts and received her M.S.W. degree from the Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. Prior to joining the BAC's Academic Services Team, Karen spent three years at Bay State College as a Student Success Coordinator/Disability Support Services Coordinator. She has a passion for supporting and advocating for students and takes great pleasure in joining them as they celebrate their many successes. Karen enjoys spending time with her family, visiting warm places, and taking full advantage of every free moment to spend with her rambunctious pup, Toby!

Jordan Dixon, Academic Advisor, jordan.dixon@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-0249
Jordan is originally from New Jersey but has lived in many places in the U.S. over the last ten years. While pursuing a bachelor degree in Music Education at the University of Vermont, she discovered her true passions lay in higher education and social justice. Thus, she went on to Colorado State University to obtain both a Master Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education and a certificate in Women's Studies. Jordan is new to the Boston area and is looking forward to exploring all the city has to offer. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and crafting at home with her partner Brian, her cat Lilo, and a cup of tea.

Christina Liu, Academic Advisor and Writing Instructor, christina.liu@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-7352
Christina earned her M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing and Publishing from Emerson College in 2003. She has taught and tutored at Emerson College and Berklee College of Music prior to becoming an Academic Advisor at the BAC. Here at the BAC, she teaches Expository Writing, Research Writing, and runs the Mentoring Program. Christina is a published poet and has been the featured poet at various Boston and Cambridge venues including Stone Soup Poets, The Cantab Lounge, and The Lizard Lounge. She has also worked as a translator and outreach worker to the Asian community in Quincy, MA and served as an ESOL Counselor for Quincy Community Action Programs as well as Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

Alexandra Ressing, Academic Advisor, alexandra.ressing@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-0159
Alexandra is originally from New York and has lived in several places over the past few years, including France. While studying International Studies and French at Susquehanna University Ali discovered her passion for higher education and completed her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. Prior to joining the Academic Services Team, Ali spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the Office of Student Life at NHTI, Concord's Community College. She is looking forward to exploring the Boston area and getting to know the students at the BAC. In her free time, Ali enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and reading.

Catherine Smith-Vaughan, Part-Time Academic Advisor,
catherine.smith-vaughan@the-bac.edu, +1-617-585-0259
Catherine was raised in Nicaragua, coming to the Boston area to earn her bachelor degree in International and Global Studies at Brandeis University. After graduating from Brandeis, Catherine returned to school to earn her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. Before coming to work at the BAC, Catherine worked at Northeastern in the College of Computer and Information where she interned for the Academic Advising and Co-op Department. Catherine is passionate about all genres of music, enjoys reading Calvin and Hobbes comics, and watches classics such as the Golden Girls and The League.