Our Staff

Monica Blondin

Monica Blondin

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
mmlucey@wpi.edu

Monica Blondin

  • Director of Financial Aid

Monica Blondin joined the Office of Financial Aid at WPI in January 1995 and has been the director of Financial Aid since January 2005. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her master of science degree from Northeastern University. She also holds her certificate in CEPF® (Certified Educator in Personal Finance).

Michael J. DiRuzza, Jr.

Michael J. DiRuzza, Jr.

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
mdiruzza@wpi.edu

Michael J. DiRuzza, Jr.

  • Senior Associate Director

Mike’s primary responsibilities in the office are the Federal Work Study Program, as well as determining financial aid awards for both graduate and undergraduate students. Mike joined the WPI Office of Financial Aid in December 1999. Prior to WPI, he worked in student loan collections and originations for Key Education Resources.

 

Mike has his bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and his MBA from Anna Maria. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, baking, and is a fan of all things Disney.

Patricia Maclnnes

Patricia Maclnnes

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
macinnes@wpi.edu

Patricia Maclnnes

  • Office Operations Manager

Patty’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Financial Aid, including the processing and mailing of all enrolled students’ financial aid award letters. She is director of financial aid Monica Blondin’s direct support and assists with the Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program and the WPI Yellow Ribbon Program, along with overseeing the office work study students. On a personal note, Patty’s favorite book and movie is Pride and Prejudice.

Leolyn Osborn

Leolyn Osborn

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
losborn@wpi.edu

Leolyn Osborn

  • Information Analyst

Leolyn Osborn serves as a liaison between the Office of Financial Aid and Information Technology in support of UDC (Unified Digital Campus) initiatives and the technical support of the Office of Financial Aid. Lee, along with other information analysts across campus, is an active member of working groups on campus forming policies and standards around data stewardship, data access, and project management as it applies to the university’s administrative systems.  

Prior to her role as an information analyst, Lee has had more than 20 years of practical experience in the field of financial aid.

Chelsea Adams

Chelsea Adams

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
cadams@wpi.edu

Chelsea Adams

  • Associate Director

Chelsea manages the receipt of all FAFSAs and CSS PROFILE applications, in addition to overseeing the Federal Pell Grant and verification programs. She also determines awards for a portion of the undergraduate population.

Chelsea is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Trinity College. Originally from Worcester, Chelsea has returned to the city, where she enjoys spending time with family and is kept busy raising her two children.

Amanda Woodward-Mitchell

Amanda Woodward-Mitchell

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
awoodward@wpi.edu

Amanda Woodward-Mitchell

  • Senior Assistant Director

Amanda joined the Office of Financial Aid at WPI in September 2011. In her role at WPI, Amanda’s primary responsibilities are to manage the Direct Loan program. She also determines awards for a portion of the undergraduate population.

 

Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to joining the team at WPI, Amanda worked in the Office of Financial Aid at Brown University for more than seven years. When she is not working, Amanda enjoys exercising at WPI’s new Sports and Recreation Center, taking road trips with her family, and spending time outdoors.

Jennifer Sheehy

Jennifer Sheehy

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
jsheehy@wpi.edu

Jennifer Sheehy

  • Assistant Director

Jen joined the Office of Financial Aid in October 2012. She is responsible for a portion of the undergraduate population as well as the financial literacy programs and MA No Interest Loan program. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Brendan Leahey

Brendan Leahey

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
bjleahey@wpi.edu

Brendan Leahey

  • Assistant Director

Brendan joined the Office of Financial Aid at WPI in October of 2012. He is responsible for administering private loans and determining awards for a portion of the undergraduate population. Brendan received his bachelor’s and MSA degrees from Babson College. He also holds his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license in Massachusetts.

Rosemarie Alicea

Rosemarie Alicea

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
raalicea@wpi.edu

Rosemarie Alicea

  • Assistant Director

Rosie joined our team in March of 2014. She oversees a portion of the incoming first-year students and transfer students; and, is part of the Financial Literacy Outreach Program. She is responsible for the Gilbert Grant and Corporate and National Merit Scholarship Program. Fluent in three languages she values opportunities to travel with family and friends. On her spare time from WPI, you can find her biking along the Cape Cod Rail Trail or coaching soccer in her local community. She received her master’s degree in Public Administration from Framingham State University and holds a CPF (Certification in Personal Finance).

Pamela Paskalis

Pamela Paskalis

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
ppaskalis@wpi.edu

Pamela Paskalis

  • Administrative Assistant

Pamela Paskalis joined the WPI family in 2011. Pam provides administrative support for the department, along with customer service to students and their families over the phone as well as walk-ins at the front desk. Off campus, Pam is a mother to three young men as well as being a hockey mom.

Bethany Carter

Bethany Carter

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
blcarter@wpi.edu

Bethany Carter

  • Administrative Assistant

Bethany joined the Office of Financial Aid in May 2014. Bethany provides administrative support for the department, along with customer service to students over the phone as well as walk-ins at the front desk. She earned her Bachelor’s at Nichols College and is currently working towards her MBA there as well. In her spare time she enjoys being with family, and hiking with her husband and two dogs, Chip and Brady.

Anne Bouvier-Monroe

Anne Bouvier-Monroe

Contact Information

Bartlett Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5469
ambouviermonroe@wpi.edu

Anne Bouvier-Monroe

  • Administrative Assistant

Anne joined the WPI financial aid office in 2014. Anne provides administrative support for the department, customer service to students and their families over the phone as well as walk-ins. Anne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UMass Lowell. Anne has 20+ years in the banking and customer service industry. In her spare time Anne teaches piano and enjoys reading, walking and gardening.

 
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