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Honors Program

Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors are responsible for sharing the Honors experience with prospective students at information sessions, admitted student days, and other admissions recruiting events.  Ambassadors will be called upon throughout the school year to represent the Honors Program at various events across campus. In order to become an ambassador, students must be at least in their second semester of their first year. An application will be made available at various times throughout the year, but interested students can also express their desire to become an ambassador to the Honors Program staff. 


Brittany Doherty ’17, Honors Ambassador Coordinator

Major: Biology and Psychology

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Malden, MA

Involvements: Zeta Tau Alpha, Orientation, International Assistant, Honors Peer Mentor 

Dream Job: Genetic Counselor in Pediatrics

Favorite Book: “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by Oliver Sacks

Hobbies: Working, Volunteering and Spending Time with Friends.

Kerri McCarthy ’18, Honors Ambassador Coordinator

Major: Business

School: Giard School of Business

Hometown: Saugus, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Honors Peer Mentor, ASCE

Hobbies: Being Outdoors, Spending Time with Family and Watching Funny Movies.

Joanna Haswell ’17

Major: Human Development and Elementary Education

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Walpole, MA

Involvements: Student Teaching and Serving on the Love Your Body Week Committee

Dream Job: Elementary School Teacher

Favorite Book: “The Cellar” by Natasha Preston

Hobbies: Hanging with Friends, Eating Healthy, and Going to the Gym

Joanna Gormley ’18 

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Math

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Involvements: WMCK Radio Club, iTEC Mentor & Society of Women Engineers Intramural Sports

Dream Job: Software Engineer at Fidelity Investments

Favorite Book: “If I Stay” by Gayle Foreman

Hobbies: Reading, Running, and Attending Concerts 

Alison Hanlon ’18

Major: Biology

School: Science and Engineering

Hometown: Harvard, MA

Involvements: Honors Peer Mentoring, Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors, Orientation, Club Softball

Dream Job: Oncology Research Scientist

Favorite Book: Any book by Harlan Coben

Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Watching Sports, Coaching

Elaina Cosentino ’18

Major: Athletic Training

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Oxford, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassador, Club Softball

Dream Job: Physical Therapist and Athletic Training

Hobbies: Being Outdoors and Sports

Victoria Christensen ’19

Major: Business Administration- Accounting

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Plymouth, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors, Honors Peer Mentor, Honors Program Assistant, Accounting Club

Dream Job: CPA

Favorite Book: “The Chemist” by Stephenie Myer and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

Hobbies: Running, Reading, and Being with Friends

Andrew Klim ’19

Major: Communications

Minors: Marketing, English

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Wrentham, MA

Involvements: Merrimack Programming Board, WMCK, Merrimack College Radio

Dream Job: Lead Writer for a Movie or TV Show

Favorite Book: “No Country for Old Men” by Cormac McCarthy

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Kayaking, Mountain Biking

  Samantha Serio ’19

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Green Team, Honors Ambassador, Intramurals, Volunteering at Nevin’s Nursing Home with Art Club

Dream Job: Personal Shopper or Anything Fashion-Related within Business

Favorite Book: “Room” by Emma Donoghue

Hobbies: Shopping, Hanging out with Friends, Exercising
Haley Mallett ’20

Major: Political Science and History

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Malden, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Student Government Association, Honors Journalist, Relay For Life, The Odyssey

Dream Job: History Teacher

Favorite Book: “Night Road” by Kristin Hannah

Hobbies: Dancing, Traveling, and Spending Time with Family and Friends
  Tiffany Costello ’20

Major: Psychology and Criminology

School: School of Liberal Arts and School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Involvements: Commuter Student Association, Gay Straight Alliance, Gaming Club, Love Your Melons, Honors Student Council, Merrimack Programming Board, Dance Club.

Dream Job: Model and Actress

Favorite Book: The Best of Me

Hobbies: Cooking, Shooting, Rollerblading, Three Wheeling, Guitar, Kayaking, Working Out
 Lisa Barbaro ’19

Major: Biology (cellular & molecular)

Minors: Mathematics and Chemistry

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Peabody, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Book Club,

Commuter Student Association, Commuter Advisor Program

Dream Job: Immunologist

Favorite Book: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Watching Movies, Making Music, Spending Time with my Family and Friends, Caring for Animals


Maria D’Auria ’20 

Major: Business Management

School: Girard School of Business Management

Hometown: Lewiston, ME

Involvements: Writer for the Odyssey, Relay for Life, Honors Journalists, Honors Ambassador, and Honors Student Council

Dream job: Writer for a Women’s Magazine

Favorite Book: “The Devil Wears” Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Hobbies: Reading, Baking, Shopping, Writing, and Spending Time with Friends and Family


Katie Clark ’20

Major: Communications (Mass Communications)

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Involvements: Writer for The Odyssey, Relay for Life (marketing committee), Art Club, Honors Ambassadors

Dream Job: Work for a Magazine or Publishing Firm (designing logos, article layout)

Hobbies: Writing, Painting, Drawing

Caitlin McGowan ’19

Major: Human Development (Early Childhood Education)

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Dance Club, Education Club, Jumpstart, Alternative Spring Break (Nicaragua), Intramurals

Dream Job: Teacher

Favorite Book: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Hobbies: Dance