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.

Jen Serowick

Jen Serowick, Assistant Vice President, Adult Learning Programs

Jen oversees Lesley’s programs and services geared towards adult learners.  She's passionate about creating pathways and eliminating barriers for adults to finish their bachelor’s degrees and pursue whatever they dream of for their lives.

Email Jen: serowick@lesley.edu

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Julianne Corey, Assistant Director of Academic Advising

College instructor. Holistic fitness trainer. Event manager. Julianne’s diverse background makes her passionate about Lesley’s interdisciplinary approach to learning.

She’s an advocate for forging your own educational path. She’ll help you make your education what you want it to be.

Email Julianne: jcorey2@lesley.edu

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Gene Ferraro, Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Gene has more than 36 years of experience working with adults in a variety of roles. More than 12 of those years have been at Lesley, advising adult learners.

When he’s not advising, you might find him teaching writing, human development, or management here as an adjunct faculty member.

Email Gene: eferraro@lesley.edu

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

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Jennine Tambio, Director of Community College Partnerships and Advising

Jennine has over 15 years of experience working in education and in human services. She teaches our Lives in Context course to prepare adult students for success.

When she’s not advising or teaching, you might find her at Bunker Hill Community College. That’s where she works with community college students who want to finish their 4-year degree at Lesley.

Email Jennine: jtambio@lesley.edu

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: etakor@lesley.edu