Meet the Advising Staff
Growing up not too far from Boston, Massachusetts Meghan Cassidy is excited to be back in New England working at Wheelock College as a Student Success Specialist. She graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in English and Spanish and later completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina.
Through her student leadership as an undergraduate and graduate assistantship at the University of South Carolina Meghan developed a passion for working with student leaders and first-year students. Having co-taught two sections of a first-year seminar at the University of South Carolina, Meghan has experience working with first-year students in their transition to college. Also having served as an academic success coach and creator of the Student Success Call Center at the University of South Carolina, Meghan is a strong supporter of student outreach and understands the importance and value of the holistic college experience that is infused within Wheelock College's campus culture.
Aside from working with students, Meghan also enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures and languages, and spending time in Cape Cod. She is also a Boston sports fan.
Jonathan Lewis serves as Wheelock's Director for Student Engagement. In this role, he creates and delivers programs that help first- and second-year students at Wheelock engage in the community and persist toward graduation successfully. Along with colleagues in Student Life, he oversees Wheelock's summer orientation for new students, known as "FYI."
Originally from South Florida, Jonathan studied theater and later completed his master's degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL. Since 2002, he has worked in both student affairs and academic services offices at Northwestern, The University of Chicago, and Bentley University.
He lives in Brookline with his partner and adorable schnauzer mix.
A native of New Jersey, David received both his B.A. in Human Development and M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. Having worked with numerous student groups during his time as an undergrad, and working closely with incoming first year students during his graduate program at Boston College led David down a path toward being a resource and strong advocate for students.
His passion for social justice and educational equality is a motivating factor in his daily life. It is for these reasons he came to Wheelock College in September of 2012 to take on the role of Student Success Specialist, in which he will be working closely with first year students as an advisor, guide, and source of support. In David's spare time he enjoys watching movies, reading good books, and just enjoying all that Boston has to offer.
Joining the team in July 2013, Rachel is a Student Success Specialist and Transfer Advisor. Rachel is passionate about education and is excited to be at Wheelock College to both support students as they pursue their goals and be a part of the College’s mission.
After earning a B.A. in history from the University of Mary Washington, Rachel taught middle school history for six years. She then went to Springfield College where she received a M.Ed. in Psychology with a concentration in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. In graduate school, Rachel worked in Disability Services at Mount Holyoke College and the Academic Advising Center at Greenfield Community College. Since completing graduate school and prior to starting at Wheelock College, Rachel worked in the Advising and Career Center at the University of New Hampshire. Raised in Maine, Rachel enjoys exploring new places. She studied abroad in London while an undergraduate and since finishing college has lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Rachel also loves to read, cook and bake, spend time with family and friends, and play with her cat, Sophie.