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Center for the Adult Learner

We provide the coaching and support you need to finish your bachelor’s degree.

Whether you’ve been out of college for two years or two decades, we can help you earn your degree. We’ll work with you to create a manageable, affordable degree plan that:

  • Identifies college-level knowledge you already have—for credit
  • Transfers college credits you’ve earned from previous coursework
  • Fits with your professional goals
  • Pinpoints what you still need to learn

We’re specialists in working with adult learners. We offer academic advising and mentoring that builds your confidence and prepares you for success. Let us help you personalize your program, pace, and structure so that you get to the finish line.

Meet Our Team

Our advising team takes a personalized approach to degree completion, working with you from your initial planning meeting until graduation day.

Farrah Bruny Brown

Farrah Bruny Brown, Assistant Director, Community College Partnerships & Advisor

Farrah thrives at creating a culture of inclusivity and practicing social justice action. Drawing from her past professional and personal experiences as a non-traditional student, Farrah believes that building meaningful relationships with students makes the difference in their path to degree completion.

“Working with adult learners brings me great joy because their stories are my stories.”

Email Farrah: fbruny@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8223

Schedule a time to connect with Farrah.

Esther Takor

Esther Takor, Administrative Assistant & Transfer Credit Specialist

Esther is the first person you'll likely interact with when you walk in our front door or call our main number. Esther knows…or can find the answers to any of your questions and is dedicated to assisting students in any way she can. She's been a member of Lesley University's Center for the Adult Learner since 2016, but she's been part of the Lesley community for the past 17 years with our Graduate School of Education, Threshold Program, and Global Education Center.

Email Esther: LCAL@lesley.edu

staff portrait Zoisa Edwards

Zoisa L. Edwards, Assistant Director of Community College Partnerships & Advising

Zoisa is the Assistant Director of Community College Partnerships & Advising for Lesley at Bunker Hill Community College. For more than 15 years she has worked with students to help them accomplish successful academic and personal development stories. In both her advisor and faculty roles, Zoisa assesses her advisees through a holistic lens to understand and serve their needs better.

Email Zoisa: zedwards@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.936.1918

Schedule a time to connect with Zoisa

You can find Zoisa on the Bunker Hill Community College campus, where she is readily available to meet with our Lesley at BHCC students.

Contact Information:

Zoisa L. Edwards
Lesley University
Academic Advisor / Site Coordinator
570 Rutherford Avenue, H179 (BHCC)
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Monique Palix-Robasson, Academic Advisor, Coordinated Student Success

Monique has over 20 years of experience working as an academic advisor at Bunker Hill Community College and supports Lesley students transferring in from community colleges. She has an office in Cambridge and on the Bunker Hill campus. Monique enjoys working with students to help them set and achieve their goals. Her primary objective is to advocate for student success by providing support and guidance through students' academic experiences. Outside of her role as an academic advisor, Monique has worked as a professor of French for the past 12 years and as a part-time coordinator for the BHCC Foundation scholarship.

Email Monique: mpalixro@lesley.edu | Phone: 617.349.8529

Schedule a time to connect with Monique.