Meet the Admissions and Financial Aid Team

Marvin LoiseauMarvin Loiseau, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, BA, MA. Marvin began his tenure as Director of Admissions at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in July 2011. Before joining the Admissions team, Marvin worked at Mount Ida College as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. He has over nine years of higher education experience in undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid, and residence life at Mount Ida, Babson, and Suffolk respectively. Marvin received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Mount Ida College and a Master’s degree in Education from Suffolk University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University. Contact: Mloiseau@bfit.edu; 617-588-1337

Admissions Team:

Calvin ConyersCalvin Conyers, Director of Admissions. Prior to joining BFIT as Director of Admissions in 2016, Calvin served as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Wheelock College and also worked in the admissions office at Mount Ida College. In addition to his accomplishments in his eleven year career in admissions, Calvin was honored with the "People Making a Difference in Our Community" Award by the National Urban League Incentives to Excel and Succeed. Calvin earned a BS in Business Administration and Certificate in Leadership Studies from Mount Ida College. Contact: Cconyers@bfit.edu; 617-588-1299
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Min Chen, BA, MA, Associate Director of Admissions. Formerly an International Affairs Officer at the Beijing Film Academy, Min joined the BFIT Admissions Team at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in October of 2006. Min was born and raised in China. She received her B.A. at Foreign Affairs College, a unit of the PRC Foreign Ministry, in English and International Studies, specializing in Diplomacy. In December of 2005 she received her double Master's in Communications and Political Science from the University of Oregon. Min is the Admissions Counselor for students from parts of Boston, Brookline, Quincy, and our international students. 是的,我说中文(普通话)Contact: Mchen@bfit.edu; 617-588-1350

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Amanda Marstaller, BA, M.Ed., Associate Director of Operations and Transfer Outreach.Amanda is originally from Southern Maine; she moved to Boston to attend Emmanuel College, where in 2004 she graduated with a B.A in English Literature. More recently, she graduated from Northeastern University in 2011, earning a Masters of Education, specializing in Higher Education Administration. Amanda also joined the admissions team in 2011 as an Assistant Director of Admissions.  In her new role she works to develop pathways for students to receive college credit at BFIT for previous classroom experiences, as well as focuses on the daily operations of the admissions department. Contact: Amarstaller@bfit.edu; 617-588-1372

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Kiera Mahoney, BAAssistant Director of Admissions. Kiera graduated from Curry College in Milton in 2005 with a degree in Psychology and a minor concentration in Women's Studies. She previously worked at Laboure College in Boston where she was also an Admissions Counselor for eight years. Leaving Laboure in 2008, Kiera decided to explore her passion for the health industry and worked as a certified personal trainer. After two years, Kiera left her career to stay at home and raise her two children. Returning to her original passion for higher education, Kiera has joined the BFIT community as an Admissions Counselor. Contact: Kmahoney@bfit.edu; 617-588-1372

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Marvin Casasola, BA. Admissions Recruiter. Marvin is from Paterson, New Jersey and is of Guatemalan heritage. He is new to the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Admissions Team. He attained his Bachelor's Degree at the University of South Carolina, and is now pursuing a Master's of International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He previously worked as an Admissions Staff at the University of South Carolina and served as South Carolina Regional Director of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Marvin is responsible for the recruitment in the south shore area as well as the adult and veteran recruitment strategy for admissions. Si hablo español. Contact: Mcasasola@bfit.edu; 617-588-1359

AKeemAckeem Hill, BS, Admissions Recruiter. Ackeem comes to us from Wheelock College where he served as the Administrative Assistant in the Counseling Center. He was responsible for all administrative functions within the college’s counseling center. Prior to Wheelock College, Ackeem spent a year working in the office of admissions as an admissions counselor at Assumption College. Prior to Assumption College, Ackeem worked three years as an admissions intern at Union College. On the side, Ackeem is a member of the Boston Mass Choir where he performs several times a month at local churches, conferences, youth events, and concerts. Ackeem earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies from Union College. Contact: Ahill@bfit.edu; 617-588-1331

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Yasmine Julmisse, BS, Assistant Director of BPS Partnership and Community OutreachYasmine works with the Boston Public Schools to recruit students for degree programs as well as for the college's Early Access to College dual enrollment program. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, she attended Suffolk University and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. Yasmine has extensive experience with youth outreach and mentorship having worked at the Mildred Avenue Community Center advising and teaching students. Yasmine serves as a mentor to inner-city students by using dance and art to engage her students with the Urban Youth Project. Contact: Yjulmisse@bfit.edu; 617-588-1368

Student Financial Services Team:

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Jamie L. Santiago, BA, M.S, Director of Financial Aid. Jamie began working at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in February 2014 as the Assistant Registrar. Jamie was the Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Landmark College in VT, Associate Director of the Student Service Center at Emerson College and Director of Financial Aid at Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, MA.  Jamie has a passion for working with students to help them realize that earning a college degree is possible. Having been a first generation college student herself, she earned an associate and bachelor's degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. She earned her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from New England College in Henniker, NH. Contact: Jsantiago@bfit.edu; 617-588-1358

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Manoucheca Julce, BA, M.Ed. Financial Aid Counselor. Graduated from Cheyney University (the first historically Black University), earning a BA in communications. During her undergraduate years, she worked as an office assistant for the financial aid department. After matriculation, she has worked with a diverse population serving youth in both Philadelphia, PA as a City Year corp. member and in Cambridge, MA as a Youth Worker at Frisoli Youth center. At both institutions, her goals have always been to promote and assistant students in entering higher education. Currently, she is obtaining her Master’s in Education specializing in guidance counseling at Cambridge College. Wi mwen pale kreyol. Contact: Mjulce@bfit.edu; 617-588-1373

Ludnie Deneus

Ludnie Deneus, BS, Financial Aid Counselor. Ludnie comes to us from Grand Circle Travel where she served as the Senior Document Coordinator. Ludnie was responsible for collecting and processing all documents required for all customers looking to travel through Grand Circle. Prior to Grand Circle Travel, Ludnie spent two years working in the office of professional and continuing education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus as the Primary Student Contact Representative. Ludnie was in charge of several undergraduate and graduate programs as well as contacting prospective students who showed interest. Ludnie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies with a minor in French and Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Contact: Ldeneus@bfit.edu617-588-1349