Who We Are

Benny Belvin, Assistant Dean, Career Development

Benny J. Belvin II

Assistant Dean, Career Development

Benny has been working as a career development professional for nearly 16 years, including nine and a half years at Harvard University's Office of Career Services where he designed innovative alumni engagement programs, developed and led new employer outreach initiatives across the office, and advised undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of topics in career management. Benny is passionate about career development and relationship management, and has delivered numerous workshops on relationship-building across the country. Benny is looking forward to working with the Heller School Community to continue connecting students to opportunities, engaging our organizational and alumni partners to develop relationships and resources, and equipping Heller School students with the tools and strategies to successfully navigate the world of work. Benny holds a Master's of Science in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Professional Certificate in Career Planning and Development from New York University. He completed the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program, and is designated a Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
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Erica Hodes, Associate Director of Career Development

Erica Hodes

Associate Director of Career Development

Erica has been in career development and graduate education for the past decade, and has been an adviser and strategic planner all her life. She has worked closely with graduate students in a variety of fields to hone their professional skills and tell their career story with compelling narratives. Erica has taught courses on salary negotiation, professional success, and office politics. She has particular expertise in the gender wage gap, the achievement and investment gap, and has spoken on these topics throughout Boston through her involvement with Dress for Success, Ellevate, and the Boston Postdoctoral Association. She has also written for The Muse as a specialist in career transitions and meaningful work. She holds a B.A. in History and International Studies from the University of Denver, and an M.A. in History from Boston College, where she also achieved doctoral candidacy.

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Davo Jefferson

Assistant Director of Career Development

Davo is a certified career coach, educator and trainer with an entrepreneurial spirit. Having more than 15 years of nonprofit management experience, Davo has been able to lead and manage intensive workforce development efforts, resulting in secured employment opportunities for the populations that he has served. Davo has worked closely with numerous employers to provide livable wage employment opportunities, designed and facilitated employment readiness workshops, and provided job placement services for 200+ job seekers a year. Passionate about diversity and cultural competency, Davo has led efforts to ensure that job seekers have access to employment opportunities that are both inclusive and equitable. Davo holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Cambridge College and he is also a National Urban Fellow, with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College.

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Adwoa Asare

Graduate Assistant, Employer Relations

MBA'19 Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Management

Margaret Eichner

Graduate Assistant, Post-Graduate Data and Outcomes Tracking

MBA/MPP'19 Child, Youth, and Family Policy

Kaitlyn Saruwatari

Graduate Assistant, Communications and Events

MBA/MS'19 Global Health Policy and Management