CEEL

Meet the Staff

To make an appointment please call (201) 761-6400.


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    Enzo Fonzo

    Director
    Phone: (201) 761-6402
    Email: cfonzo@saintpeters.edu

    Enzo Fonzo, CPRW, serves as Director of Senior Career Engagement and Success, supporting the senior class in their career planning and programming. He previously served as Director, Office of Career Services since September 1999. Prior to coming to Saint Peter’s, he worked at Seton Hall University in the Office of University Affairs and the President’s Office. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Music and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall University.

    More about Enzo…

    Along with his work in the Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning, Enzo is a church organist and composer. He is Minister of Music and Organist at Saint Gerard Majella Church, Paterson and has served church communities for more than 30 years.

    Enzo is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), New Jersey Career Center Consortium (NJC3), Jersey City Kiwanis Board of Directors, the American Conference on Diversity Higher Education Planning Board, and the American Guild of Organists.

    Enzo’s vision of service is to support fully support our students in their career endeavors: to help them make the most of their Jesuit education and talents, and achieve their fullest potential in their career transitions.

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    Laura Pakhmanov

    Executive Director
    Phone: (201) 761-6412
    Email: lpakhmanov@saintpeters.edu

    Laura Pakhmanov has over 20 years of experience in Career Services. Laura has been with Saint Peter’s University as an Executive Director of CEEL (Career Engagement and Experiential Learning) since 2015. She provides strategic vision and leadership in the development of career preparedness programming and resources that contribute to students successful outcomes. She develops policies that support strategic change and innovation while leading a team that supports career advising, career education, employer relations/outreach and alumni engagement.

    More about Laura…

    She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Brooklyn College and a Masters in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School. Prior to joining Saint Peters, Laura worked as a Director of Career Services at DeVry University where she was responsible for overseeing three New Jersey locations. Laura is an active member of several national and regional professional associations including the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

    As a first generation college student, Laura is committed to developing and identifying exciting opportunities that contribute to the professional development process of students and alumni.

  • Sondra Edwards Buesing Riley

    Director for Internships & Coop Edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6413
    Email: sriley@saintpeters.edu

    Sondra Edwards Buesing Riley, CPRW, a lifelong Jersey City resident, is a product of the Jersey City public school system, Cornell University, the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell, the American Management Association and the New School for Social Research.

    More about Sondra…

    A former Social Worker, Sondra entered the field of experiential education in 1986 as Assistant Director of the then Cooperative Education Program. Prior to that she served the University in several capacities, beginning in 1984 as a Spanish and Academic Tutor for the Men’s Basketball Team, later assisting in the Minority Affairs and Admissions Departments. Currently Director for Internships & Cooperative Education at CEEL, Sondra oversees the unique academic credit process through which students link workplace learning with an academic discipline.

    Sondra has served as President of the New Jersey Cooperative Education & Internship Association, President and Treasurer of the Jersey City Free Public Library, and is presently Vice President of the Jubilation Education Scholarship Fund, Secretary of Rev. Stef and Jubilation, Board Member of the Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School and the Raymond A Brown Center for Education and Public Policy.

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    An avid singer, Sondra has a passion for all music genres, having sung with Rock [Soni & the Bravados], R&B [The Ratchettes, and Filet of Soul] and Jazz [After Hours] bands during her college years. She currently sings with Rev. Stef and Jubilation, a Grammy Award winning choir whose focus is African American sacred music with an emphasis on Gospel music.

  • Daryl Levy

    Manager of Employer Relations
    Phone: (201) 761-6410
    Email: dlevy1@saintpeters.edu

    Daryl Delgaizo Levy ‘83 is the Manager of Employer Relations at CEEL. She fosters and oversees employer partnerships and is responsible for enhancing employer visibility and corporate branding at the university through Career Fairs, on-campus recruiting, information sessions and employer showcases.

    More about Daryl…

    Daryl has over 25 years of experience in finance and marketing working for firms such as Goldman Sachs and Royce & Associates. In 2013 she brought her talents and expertise to Saint Peter’s University by accepting a position in the Office of Advancement and External Affairs before joining the CEEL team in 2016. Daryl volunteers her time as a member of Project Home of Cranford and is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and a faculty Brother in the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Daryl graduated from Saint Peter’s College with a BS in Marketing Management. She is an avid tennis player and loves to travel, see Broadway shows and soak up the sun on the Jersey Shore with her husband and two children.

  • Janice Hurley

    Recruitment Coordinator
    Phone: (201) 761-6400
    Email: jhurley@saintpeters.edu

    Janice joined the Career Services team as Recruitment Coordinator in January 2012. Janice previously worked at Holy Family Academy for past ten years as the Assistant to the Guidance Director. At Holy Family, she thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the students, specifically the seniors, as she guided and encouraged them through the college application process and ultimately into the college of their dreams.

    More about Janice…

    Prior to working at HFA, Janice worked in New York City as an Administrative Assistant for various large brokerage firms and eventually for General Electric and Company. The combination and experience of working in both the corporate world and in education field allows Janice to have a better understanding of the needs of today’s workforce and guiding students in their career paths. Outside of her work, Janice’s other passions in life are being a mom, spending time at home cooking and baking and traveling around the country to visit her family. She is a parishioner of Saint Andrew’s Church in Bayonne and enjoys helping people.

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    Taina Cutler ’14

    Senior Career Coach
    Phone: (201) 761-6405
    Email: tcutler@saintpeters.edu

    Taina joined Career Services in August 2014 and is enjoying the opportunity to assist students in achieving their career goals. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2014 and is currently enrolled in the MBA Health Administration program at Saint Peter’s University.

    More about Taina…

    Taina has over 20 years combined experience working in the private, civic, and non-profit sectors. Since 1997 she has trained in Buddhist meditation and has also led workshops in stress management and conflict resolution. She is an active member of several student organizations on campus including the Social Justice Club, Cool Cats for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and Researchers of Latino Education. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in California, Taina is fluent in Spanish and now resides in Jersey City with her husband Mitchell and son Cody.

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    Ally Therese Ongsuco

    STEM Career Coach

    Ally Therese graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science and a minor in Sociology from Seton Hall University in May 2014. She recently received her Master of Science in Education in Student Affairs and College Counseling degree from Monmouth University in May 2017. Her previous experiences such as internships and assistantships during her graduate program allowed her to gain exposure to Career Services at both Felician University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Being able to interact and work with such diverse student populations, especially in the area of STEM at NJIT has helped prepare Ally for her future success at Saint Peter’s University.

    More about Ally…

    She recently joined the Saint Peter’s University community and CEEL team in June 2017, as the new STEM Career Coach. She is working under CEEL, but is housed within the STEM Engagement Center, located in Pope Hall in Room 316. Through the $3.8 million SURGE (STEM Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Empowerment) grant, the STEM Engagement Center was renovated to be used as a multipurpose space where Ally is able to assist STEM undergraduate students in various areas of professional development. In addition to improving students’ resume building, networking, and interview skills, a key component within her role is to create awareness and provide potential career paths for STEM students.

  • Madel Liquido

    Senior Year Experience Peer Advisor

    Madel Liquido works with the CEEL team as the Senior Year Experience Peer Advisor for the Class of 2019. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics as well as a minor in Computer Science. She is an accomplished student scholar- serving as member of the Honors Program and awarded MNOP at Michaelmas. Madel’s role is to coordinate with Enzo Fonzo, Director of Senior Career Engagement and Success, in the career advisement of students and special programs. Through this special role, Madel also serves as a peer resource and CEEL representative for the campus student community at the Center for Career Engagement.

    More about Madel…

    Madel’s additional roles on campus include serving as the president of the Math Club, president of the Honorary National Mathematics Society (Pi Mu Epsilon), event coordinator for the Honors Club, undergraduate mathematics tutor at the CASE Center, and a SURGE (STEM Undergraduate Retention Graduation and Empowerment) research fellow in computational neuroscience.