Our Staff

Jen: Assistant Executive Director


Jennifer is the Assistant Executive Director of the College Experience and Career Next Programs in addition to the Employment Services Department. Jen graduated from Keene State College in 2000 with an Associate Degree in Human Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Jen has been employed with Living Resources since 2001. She became Director of the College Experience in 2007, the Director of all Program Services for Living Resources in 2010, and was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in 2016.

Colleen: Director of College Programs

Colleen started with The College Experience in 2009 as the QIDP, teaching classes and overseeing student service plans. In 2010 Colleen was promoted to Coordinator of Student Life & Admissions for The College Experience. In this role, Colleen recruits for the program and oversees the admission process working closely with students, parents and school districts. In 2019 Colleen was promoted to Director of Admissions for both the College Experience at the College of Saint Rose and CareerNext at SUNY Cobleskill and Hudson Valley Community College. In 2021, Colleen was promoted to Director of College Programs for the College Experience and CareerNext programs. Colleen graduated from Oneonta State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and from Dominican College with her Master’s degree in Special Education and Teacher of Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Prior to the College Experience, Colleen was teaching in the field of special education at a local public school district.

Jessica: Academic Coordinator at Hudson Valley Community College

Jessica is the Academic Coordinator for CareerNext at Hudson Valley Community College. As an Academic Coordinator, Jessica provides individualized support for students based on their needs. She supports students with organization, time management, editing of papers, studying for assessments and much more. Jessica has a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. Jessica has 12 years of experience in education as a middle school math, science and history teacher and as a middle and high school counselor.

Jasmine: Academic Coordinator

JasmineJasmine joined Living Resources in August of 2023 as an Academic Coordinator for CareerNext at SUNY Cobleskill. As an Academic Coordinator Jasmine assists her students with organizing their assignments, preparing for exams, and managing their time for studying and completing homework assignments. Jasmine graduated from Sage College of Albany with a Bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law & Justice Policy. Jasmine earned her Master’s Degree in Education in School Counseling from the University of Southern California. Prior to her employment with Living Resources, Jasmine worked as a High School and Elementary school counselor, and worked full-time as a Paralegal for a Family Law and Criminal Defense law firm.

Megan: Academic Coordinator

Megan is the Academic Coordinator for CareerNext at SUNY Cobleskill, and a Professor for The College Experience Program.  She enjoys planning engaging curriculum as well as encouraging students to realize their full potential.  Megan graduated from Skidmore College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies.  She earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Writing from Goddard College in 2013.  Prior to Living Resources, Megan managed her family’s tire business, worked as a domestic violence and rape crisis advocate, and taught college classes in the humanities both locally and in China.  She is also a published author.

Shelby: Academic Coordinator

Shelby joined Living Resources in 2020 as an Education Assistant for The College Experience. She currently works with CareerNext CHOICE students. In her role as Teacher, she enjoys fostering an environment of bi-directional learning, and continuously individualizing academic support for students as they progress in their programs. Shelby graduated from University at Albany in 2021 with a B.S. in Human Development and Sociology (Special Education concentration), and worked for the Writing and Critical Inquiry Department during her time as a student. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Empire State College. In 2023, Shelby was promoted to Academic Coordinator overseeing the CareerNext CHOICE program.

Kristin: Senior Admissions Coordinator

Kristin joined the College Experience and CareerNext staff as the Admissions Coordinator in early 2021, and was later promoted to Senior Admissions Coordinator. As the Senior Admissions Coordinator, Kristin recruits for the programs and assists parents and students in the admissions process to The College Experience at Russell Sage College and CareerNext at SUNY Cobleskill, Hudson Valley Community College, and CHOICE. In 2024, Kristin began her role as Academic Coordinator for the College Experience, which involves oversight of all academic courses, scheduling classes, curriculum development, teaching, and advising students. Kristin received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Politics from Pace University.