Meet Our Coaches

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Meghan Bojo

Meghan has been working at UMB for over 10 years. She is currently a Program Manager for the Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate School. She has her BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology and earned her MSW from the School of Social Work here at UMB. Meghan has been an academic coach since 2014 and really enjoys connecting with the students. In her spare time Meghan enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Areas of Interest:  Time Management, Study Planning, School/Life Balance

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Greg Brightbill (Pronouns: He/His/Him)

Greg serves as the Associate Director for Student Leadership and Involvement in the Intercultural Leadership and Engagement Center at UMB. Greg is a lifelong academic and holds a bachelor’s of psychology, a master’s of education in student affairs, a master’s of business administration, and is pursuing a doctorate of educational leadership. Greg joined the academic coaching program in 2017 and is passionate about providing students with the resources and support needed to achieve their academic goals. Outside of UMB, Greg has dedicated his free time to supporting the LGBTQ+ rights movement and being an advocate for gender and sexual minorities.

Rosemary Ferreira

Rosemary Ferreira is the Associate Director of the Intercultural Center. Driven by her own experiences as a first-generation low-income student of color, Rosemary has served in higher education institutions in the state of Maryland and in educational non-profit organizations in her hometown of New York City and her parent's homeland of the Dominican Republic. Rosemary earned her M.Ed. in Student Affairs from the University of Maryland, College Park and her B.A. in Environmental and Urban Studies from Bard College. A proud New Yorker, Rosemary loves to take walks and explore new neighborhoods, support immigrant businesses, and try new recipes.

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Zanne Gogan (Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs)

Zanne began working at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2018 and is currently the Testing Center Coordinator in Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS). Zanne has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is currently pursuing their Master of Public Health Practice and Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in alleviating LGBTQIA+ health disparities. Zanne has experience with student mentoring, academic advising, and youth advocacy and supports students in a personable and empathetic manner. In their free time, Zanne enjoys spending time with their friends and dogs, listening to podcasts, eating vegan food, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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Sarah Jacques

Sarah began interning with ESDS in October 2020 while earning her Master of Social Work degree. In her role, Sarah contributes to expanding and innovating the academic coaching program, establishing a UMB-wide organization for students with disabilities, and improving accessibility on campus. Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in Communications Media from American University and came to social work after working in marketing for five years. She is thrilled to join the academic coaching team to connect with other students and collaborate to help them develop personalized strategies to tackle their goals while showing care to themselves. In her free time, Sarah can typically be found watching the goofiest comedies possible, fiddling on her guitar, or cuddling with her mischievous cat Lulu.

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Deborah Levi

Deborah began working at UMB in September 2011 and is the Director of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS). Deborah’s work experience combines higher education, disability services, academic coaching, and wellness. She holds a Bachelors of Psychology degree from Emory University and Master Degrees in both Social Work and Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. Additionally, Deborah completed an executive coaching certification program through Columbia Business School and Teachers College in October 2009. She finds working with individual students on the issues that matter most to them one of the best parts of her job.  

Areas of Interest:  Students with Disabilities, Non-Traditional Students, Time Management, Study Planning

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Heather Moore

Heather Moore is originally from Illinois and moved to Maryland in 2019. She is the Educational Access Coordinator with Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS). Heather has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University and is working on her Masters in Applied Sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has higher education experience with student mentoring, academic advising, student advocacy, and facilitation. Heather can typically be found gardening, trying new recipes, reading a new book or hiking.  

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Michelle Pearce

Michelle Pearce, PhD, is a Professor in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a clinical psychologist, and a nationally certified health and wellness coach. She teaches graduate students, conducts research, and directs several graduate certificate programs. Dr. Pearce is committed to her personal mission of empowering people to prosper — body, mind, and spirit. She is passionate about helping people achieve their health-related goals and live balanced, thriving lives. Her most recent book is called “Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity.” She also has expertise in spirituality and health. She nurtures her own wellness by spending time outside, hiking, dancing, and curled up with a good book.

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Jole' Ruff

Jole’ Ruff joined the office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives in the summer of 2015 and is now the Program Coordinator for the Intercultural Center. She organizes diversity and intercultural programming and supports students in school-wide student organizations. Jole' holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Norfolk State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Morgan State University. Jole’ is excited to be a part of the Academic Coaching team and looks forward to supporting students at UMB to be their whole self.