Meet the Staff

Contact the staff of the Emmanuel College Career Center

JoAnna Luiso
Phone: 617-735-9838
Office: Marian 214 

JoAnna joined the Emmanuel College Career Center in June 2012. In her role, JoAnna is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Center, while working to establish employer partnerships and elevate the awareness of Emmanuel College within the community. JoAnna also provides career counseling and support to students and alumni.

JoAnna grew up in South Florida and completed a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Florida and a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Outside of the office, JoAnna enjoys spending time with her husband, relaxing with a good book, working out, and eating great food.


Jana Lithgow
Associate Director
Phone: 617-975-9000
Office: Marian 214 

Jana joined the Career Center in August 2012. In her role, she works to develop employer partnerships within the community, provides career advising to students and alumni, and teaches undergraduate career development courses. Jana also collaborates with faculty, staff, and on-campus departments to provide innovative career development services, programs, and initiatives.

Jana hails from the Sweetcorn Capital of the World and is a proud native Midwesterner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, as well as a Master of Education in Higher Education and a Master of Science in Human Resources, both from Loyola University Chicago. In her spare time, Jana enjoys cooking, crafting, reading, traveling, watching critically acclaimed television, cheering for her favorite sports teams, and exploring New England.


Marguerite Moore
Career Advisor
Phone: 617-264-7668
Office: Marian 214

Marguerite joined the Career Center team in February 2014. Marguerite assists students with career development and preparation, which includes revising resumes and cover letters, conducting mock interviews, and assisting with students' internship and job searches. Marguerite is passionate about working with students and developing them into successful professionals.

A recent Boston transplant, Marguerite's roots are in Shaker Heights, OH. She received a Bachelor of Arts in TV-Radio-Film and Sociology from Syracuse University and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. Outside of work, Marguerite enjoys traveling, fitness, cooking, pop culture, and the arts.


Carissa Niro
Employer Relations & Events Coordinator
Phone: 617-975-9013
Office: Marian 214

A 2011 graduate of Emmanuel College, Carissa returned to campus as a staff member in January 2014. In her role, Carissa is responsible for the planning and execution of all career-related events and overseeing the Career Center's student worker team. As the point of contact for employers, Carissa utilizes her people skills and creative intuition to provide the best possible career opportunities for Emmanuel students.

A native New Englander, Carissa is from Milford, MA and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Media & Cultural Studies, with a double major in Graphic Design & Technology. Carissa is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Management at Emmanuel. When Carissa is not at EC, you can find her at the beach, writing, learning new design tricks, skiing, rooting for Boston sports teams, or scoping out the city's best brunch.