Roland Luk joined Questrom’s Feld Center in October 2014 as the director of West Coast business development. He is responsible for recruiting and developing new partnerships with F500 and targeted start-up companies in the West Coast, with a special focus on the Silicon Valley Bay Area region. Roland is an alumnus of University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in business. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Roland was recruited by Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino, California, to be a systems engineer, where he was responsible for teaching technical classes on the internal architecture of several software operating systems, including HP’s version of Unix and associated hardware. Afterward, Roland held numerous senior positions, including global management roles, within HP, successfully contributing to functions such as product marketing, consulting, strategic alliances, and pre-sales. Roland’s experience evolved and became specialized in building software product strategies, product plans, innovative pre-sales tools, and complex agreements with large strategic alliances in the global Fortune 500 companies. Roland welcomed and excelled in several new challenges, some of which took him to unchartered roles in Asia Pacific, where he was successful in developing new businesses and alliances with strategic partners in Japan and Korea. Roland grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and credits the career center at his alma mater for enabling him to find his first role at HP. Now, Roland wants to bring his extensive background in corporate America and Silicon Valley to establish new partnerships, which will yield new internships and career opportunities at leading and innovative companies for Questrom students. Roland enjoys discovery travel, new food experiences, the outdoors, and jogging with his family Coton dog. Roland is married, and they have a daughter in college.
Director of Strategic Industry Partners
Monica Parker-James recently joined the Feld Career Center as the Director of Strategic Industry Partnerships. In this role, she will leverage the substantial resources of Questrom School of Business, including renowned faculty expertise, cutting-edge research, and top-notch student talent, to foster strategic collaborations with industry with the goal of advancing the mission, vision, and values of all partners.
Monica’s career has spanned both formal and informal education. She most recently served as Director of Clinical and Strategic Affiliations for the BU School of Medicine, which involved establishing and stewarding relationships with hospitals, healthcare systems, academia, non-profits, and corporate partners. Prior to that role, she spent twenty years at the Museum of Science in marketing, programming, and project management. Monica is a triple Terrier, earning a BS from COM in 1991, an MS from COM in 1994, and Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from MET in 2016. She is also the mom of two Terriers, Maggie (COM ‘18) and Libby (CAS and KHC ‘20).
Director of Employer Engagement
Deana graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in English, first launching her career in secondary education. She then decided to transfer her teaching skills to the career consulting/search placement field, helping place all levels of professionals in various functions as well as industries. In addition to playing match-maker for candidates and employers, Deana played an integral role guiding candidates in writing more effective resumes and preparing them for successful interviews. Much of her time in the agency placement world was also spent building relationships and cultivating new business. After six years, she found her niche in campus recruitment while working for Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she focused on recruiting MBA’s for its Leadership Rotational Program. In October 2013, Deana was thrilled to join the Feld Center in a role that is a perfect combination of coaching students/candidates and fostering new business relationships. Outside of higher education, Deana enjoys spending time with her family, supporting the arts, and sharing the stage with her community musical theater family.
Industry Relations Manager
Joe joined the Questrom Feld Center for Industry Alliances in Fall 2014 as a Corporate Relations Manager. Joe has over 25 years’ experience in sales and management for T1 threw boutique financial services firms. At Questrom, Joe focuses on growing the Feld Center’s portfolio of Financial, Accounting, and Real Estate employers. Joe graduated from University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters of Business in Finance from Northeastern University.
IndustriesAudit/Tax/AssuranceCorporate AccountingFinancial ServicesReal Estate
Industry Relations Manager
Katy joins the Questrom Feld Center for Industry Alliances with over 10 years of University Relations experience in the technology, energy, and management consulting industries. Most recently, she managed campus recruitment for EnerNOC, a global leader in clean technology and energy intelligence. At EnerNOC, Katy drove the undergraduate and MBA campus strategy for all U.S. offices, establishing the company’s first formal campus recruiting function. At Questrom, Katy is focused on growing the Feld Center’s portfolio of tech, energy, environmental sustainability, and social impact employers. Katy graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Media Studies & Studio Art, and she completed a graduate program in Museum Studies and Art History at Tufts University.
Industry Relations Manager
Michael joined the Feld Career Center in June of 2016 after holding different strategic Talent Acquisition positions in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry. Michael joins Questrom most recently from Vertex Pharmaceuticals. In his past roles he was exposed to hiring key vacancies within the organization and he brings that strategic mindset mixed with his knowledge of matrixed organizations to benefit the success of Questrom. He is passionate about helping students discover various career paths within the healthcare industry. Michael is responsible for advising students within the Health Sector Management program and Business Development with Health Sector employers to enhance opportunities for students. Outside of Questrom Michael enjoys spending time in Cape Cod, is an avid golfer and die-hard Patriots fan. He resides in Franklin, MA with his wife, daughter and two dogs.