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Staff

The Graduate School at Hood College has an experienced and dedicated team. Our mission is to help you achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals.

Graduate School Business Hours

Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Tel: 301-696-3600
Email: boulton@hood.edu

Dean April Boulton oversees all graduate students and curricular initiatives, along with graduate admission and enrollment operations. April joined the college in 2006 as an instructor of both undergraduate and graduate courses in the biology department. She served as the interim director of the environmental biology master's program in 2009 and became the program's director and assistant professor of biology in 2010. April was appointed as the associate dean of the Graduate School in spring 2015 and was promoted to associate professor of biology in fall 2016. In 2018, Dr. Boulton was officially invited to serve as the Dean of the Graduate School.

April has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate course for the biology department and environmental biology program with a focus on climate change and insect ecology. Dean Boulton earned her doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2001, her master’s in animal behavior from Bucknell University in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree—liberally trained with a double major in psychology and classics—from Centre College in Danville, KY in 1994. An insect ecologist by training, she has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and was awarded a research grant by the USDA to investigate control measures for the small-hive beetle, a pest of the commercial honeybee. Given her pollinator work, April was instrumental in the passage of the Maryland Pollinator Protection Act in March 2016, which also resulted in her appearance on the Kojo Nmandi radio show and an article in the Washington Post.

Prior to her Hood appointment, April served as an instructor, curriculum developer and new-faculty mentor for UMGC. Due to her online experience, she has developed and continues to facilitate two fully online trainings for Hood faculty interested in alternative, online delivery modes. She has given workshops in online delivery for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and has trained 50 plus Hood faculty from an array of departments, like computer science/information technology, foreign languages, nursing, education and psychology. She served as the interim director of the CTL during COVID (2020-2021). For all of her professional accomplishments and exceptional service to the College and its students, Dr. Boulton was awarded the Henry P. and Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award in May 2014 and the Martha E. Church Prize in August 2018.  Learn more about Dean Boulton here.

 

Tel: 301-696-3602
Email: bonzagnih@hood.edu

Holly Bonzagni serves as both the executive assistant to the dean and event manager for all graduate-retention events on and off campus. Holly brings over 20 years of knowledge in administrative support from her experiences in Maryland and California. Born in Washington, DC and a native to Maryland, she spent most of her career working in multiple industries, including healthcare and risk management services.  In 2003, Holly moved to the Federal workplace, where she served as an Administrative Assistant in a national security position requiring a clearance at the Naval Medical Research Center (Silver Spring, MD), and subsequently as an Assistant to the Chief at Federal Fire (San Diego, CA).  In both of these roles, she gained valuable experience in policies and procedures related to personnel management, procurement, budgeting, and travel.  

In 2017, Holly started her career at Hood College as an Administrative Assistant for Faculty Services.  In this role, she provided support to multiple departments, faculty chairs, and student workers by managing a variety of events impactful to course and department curricula.  She went on to work in Undergraduate Admission in the fall of 2021, working with Hood Trustees, Admission Counselors, and families of prospective students.  In this role, Holly provided administrative support and assistance across a wide spectrum of initiatives, working closely with operations personnel and financial aid, providing assistance with large-scale events, and prioritizing customer service through engagement with prospective students and families.

Being a military spouse, Holly has lived in several states across the country, but now calls Brunswick, Maryland home, where she resides with her husband and children.  Holly loves being a part of the Hood community and serves in the Hood/FMH Resource Garden, the Hood Military Community Support Committee, and the Social and Service Committee

Tanith Fowler Corsi

Tel: 301-696-3603
Email: fowlercorsi@hood.edu

With over 25 years of experience in higher education leadership spanning universities, non-profit organizations, and corporate businesses, Tanith Fowler Corsi offers a comprehensive skill set in international and graduate education, strategic planning, organizational leadership, project management, communications, and cross-cultural competency.

Since 2019, Tanith has served as the Director of Graduate Admission at Hood College. Prior to this role, she worked in international higher education, overseeing study abroad and global education programs at George Mason University and the Catholic University of America. She later joined NAFSA: Association of International Educators as the Senior Director of study abroad and diversity-leadership initiatives. Additionally, Tanith served as the Director of Membership & Outreach at the College Consortium of International Studies (CCIS), overseeing international partnerships and academic collaborations.

Born and raised in Monaco and the South of France, Tanith completed a Baccalaureate in Literature & Philosophy with Honors in the French education system. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, and a master’s degree in International Communication from American University in Washington, DC. Currently, Tanith is a doctoral student in Organizational Leadership at Hood College. She is bilingual in English and French and conversant in Italian and Spanish. Having traveled to most continents, she is passionate about higher education and cross-cultural engagement.  Learn more about Tanith here.

Tanith is the point of contact for Hood College military graduate applicants. She is also the admission liaison for the following programs:

 

Tel: 301-696-3811
Email: al-dajane@hood.edu

Amani brings over 15 years of international experience in higher education with a strong commitment to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Amani is originally from Palestine. However, she was born and raised in Kuwait and then immigrated to Canada where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics from University of Toronto. She obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hood College and was inducted into the International Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta. Amani is bilingual in English and Arabic and enjoys travel abroad.

She started her post-undergraduate career as a Research Assistant at the University of Toronto, then worked at the American University of Kuwait as an Admission, Scholarship & Financial Aid Counselor. In 2010, she moved to the United States and worked at the Universities at Shady Grove as a Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator. In 2018, she began her career at Hood College in the Career Center as an Assistant Director. In that role, she worked closely with international students through career services, one-on-one counseling, CPT/OPT workshops, and numerous special events. Her interaction with international students deepened her appreciation of their experiences and contributions to the Hood community.

Amani joined the Graduate School team in November 2021 as the Director of International Student Services & PDSO. In her position, Amani focuses on providing support and creating special programs for international students. Amani also serves as the College’s Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) with oversight of international-student immigration policy and visa compliance.  Learn more about Amani here.

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Tel: 301-696-3601
Cell/WhatsApp: 240-651-4015
Email: masucci@hood.edu

Nick is originally from Madison, New Jersey and is 2017 graduate of Hood College with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations. During his time at Hood, Nick was a four-year member and middie of the men’s lacrosse team. He actually started his admission career during his bachelor's as a tour guide for undergraduate admissions.

After graduation, Nick was hired as an admission counselor at Drew University in New Jersey, where he worked as an undergraduate and transfer admission counselor overseeing multiple territories in Northern New Jersey. Nick was also a member of Drew’s campus experience team, where he managed the student ambassador program and was an assistant coach for their men’s lacrosse team. Nick then became the enrollment specialist at Saint John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, MD. At Saint John’s, Nick was responsible for multiple roles including general recruitment, outreach to local primary schools, and scheduling campus visits. Learn more about Nick here.

Outside of The Graduate School, Nick enjoys lacrosse and has been coaching at various levels for over 6 years. Nick is the Graduate School point of contact for the 4+ dual-degree and ALTY scholarship programs. He is also the admission liaison for the following programs:

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Tel: 301-696-3604
Cell/WhatsApp: 240-651-4015
Email: villarosa@hood.edu

Christian, a native of Knoxville, MD, graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2018 with a degree in Communications, concentrating in Mass Communications, and a minor in Creative Writing. While at Elizabethtown, he was an active member of the track and field team, specializing in the long jump and triple jump. He also contributed to the campus TV station, ECTV-40, and served as a Student Lab Assistant in the Communications Department.

Since graduating, Christian has gained experience in various industries, primarily focusing on marketing roles for different companies in Frederick County, MD. Most recently, he served as the enrollment specialist at Saint John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown, MD, where he managed shadow visits, campus tours, and overall recruitment efforts. In addition to his administrative role, Christian has been the Head Coach of Cross Country and Track and Field at Saint John’s since 2020.

Christian is the Graduate School DEI liaison and the admission liaison for the following programs:


Email: bowie@hood.edu
Phone: (301) 696-3327

Sonia Bowie serves as Hood College's Doctoral Program Assistant. She came to America at a young age and has thrived - earning a B.A., from the University of Maryland College Park,  M.S., from the University of Maryland University College and received Executive Certificates from both Georgetown University and Cornell University. She has held leadership positions with nonprofit associations and remains an active volunteer as a mentor with organizations that enable young women to pursue their academic ambitions.

Email: asmith@hood.edu

Autumn grew up in Montgomery County and earned an individualized Bachelor of Arts from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. Autumn is enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Hood and is the incoming Graduate Student Success Coordinator. In this position, Autumn will work to ensure that all graduate students have the resources they need to successfully complete their degree. In her free time, Autumn enjoys playing the banjo, sailing, and spending time in nature.

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Tel: 301-696-3600
Email: gofurther@hood.edu

Prashanthi Akuthota serves as the graduate administrative assistant at The Graduate School. With a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the AVN Institute of Technology in India, she brings previous experience as an Automation Tester at Brand Width Technologies. Currently pursuing a master's program in Information Technology at Hood College, Prashanthi is a valued member of The Graduate School's diverse team. Learn more about Prashanthi here.

 

Cameron RogersEmail: cnr3@hood.edu

Cameron Rogers is currently enrolled in Hood College's Masters of Business Administration graduate program. He graduated Cum Laude from Hood in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. He also competed on the Men's Swimming Team and wrote for The Blue and Grey.

Cameron was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Societies while studying at Hood. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, reading, and swimming.

Mariana Latorre

Email: ml38@hood.edu

Mariana Latorre is originally from Colombia, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology. She possesses expertise in working with prisoners on topics related to trauma, emotional intelligence, self-care, and social skills. At Universidad El Bosque, she was a professor of penitentiary psychology prior to studying in the United States. Mariana is now a graduate assistant at the Graduate School and serves as the host of "A Degree Further" the official podcast of The Graduate School at Hood College. Currently, she is pursuing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA) at Hood College. Mariana has a deep-seated passion for equality and social justice issues.

Email: ca17@hood.edu

Christiana (Christi) Anderson is originally from Hagerstown Maryland. She studied psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland and received a bachelors of fine art and also a bachelors of science in psychology. For her senior thesis she conducted research on the effects mindfulness and art have on mental health.

Currently, Christiana is a graduate student in the counseling department here at hood pursuing a masters in Clinical Mental Health. In her free time Christiana can be found hiking, making art, rock climbing, and reading. 

Email: sk54@hood.edu

Sai Ram Kodali is pursuing a master's degree in computer science at Hood College. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from KL University in India, where he graduated with distinction. During his undergraduate studies, Sai Ram was actively involved in several tech clubs and various coding competitions, earning accolades for his problem-solving skills.

In his free time, Sai Ram enjoys watching movies, playing cricket, and staying updated with the latest technological advancements. He is also an avid science fiction reader and enjoys exploring new programming languages and technologies.



Email: tha2@hood.edu

Thiri Hsu Mon Aye is originally from Myanmar where she earned her bachelor's degree in English. Thiri is enrolled in Hood College's MBA program and she holds the role of Graduate Assistant in the International Student Services Office. In this role, Thiri plays a crucial part in enhancing the overall experience for students from around the world. Before she joined Hood College for her master's degree, Thiri worked as an accountant in non-government organizations and at the U.S. Embassy in her home country. Thiri enjoys watching movies and exploring new sites in her free time.