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Meet the Staff

Advising Roles

Suzanne Ronkin, Director

  • Advises undecided and Honors Program students

Elizabeth Jacoby, Academic Advisor

  • Advises non-Health Liberal Arts and Sciences students

Margaret Wood, Health Professions Advisor

  • Advises Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy and Exercise Science students

Jaclyn Anderson, Pre-Professional Advisor

  • Advises Pre-Health/Medical, Pre-Law and other Pre-Professional students

Kimberly Wilder, Administrative Assistant

  • Coordinates testing
  • Supervises front office staff
  • Assists the Advising Office and Disability Services

Suzanne Ronkin

  • B.A. in English; Minor in Psychology- Simmons College
  • M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications- Emerson College

Suzanne is a proud alumna of Simmons College. While attending and working in the Advising Center at Emerson, Suzanne fell in love with higher education and, specifically, academic advising. Suzanne has also worked at Lesley University as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Student Services in their Graduate School of Education. When she is not advising students at Simmons (Go Sharks!), she is trying to keep up with her twin boys who will be 7 in December and just started the 1st grade. She is thrilled to be back at Simmons, a place she called home for four years and a place that still feels like home — even though it looks nothing like it did back then.

Kimberly Wilder

  • B.A. in Business Administration and Management- Simmons College

Kim has worked in the Center for Academic Achievement since 2005. Her interests are cooking and financial planning.

Elizabeth Jacoby

  • B.A. in Communications and Spanish, and Minor in Psychology- Marist College (New York)
  • M.S. in College Student Development and Counseling- Northeastern University

Elizabeth has several years of experience in advising first year students. She is passionate about working with college students and is also a movie buff and trivia extraordinaire!

Margaret Wood

  • B.S. in Biology- Elmhurst College (Illinois)
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

After graduation from Elmhurst College, Margaret spent a year as an Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps member and participated in the recruitment and training of a volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. Margaret then entered graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focused on the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria residing in the human colon. She also served as a teaching assistant for a freshman level molecular and cellular biology course for twelve semesters and taught over 650 students. Margaret is thrilled to have traded in her latex gloves for health professions advising. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching British television, and caring for her pet cat Charlotte and leopard gecko Smeagol.

Jaclyn Anderson

  • B.S. in Public Relations- University of Florida
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership- University of Central Florida

Jaclyn has over 10 years of experience working in student services, including roles at Rollins College, UCF, UF, Northeastern University and Boston University. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, and loves to explore New England landmarks or activities.


Center for Academic Achievement (E-108)





During the academic year, Academic Advising & Support is open during the following hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm