Meet The Team
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Communications
- Favorite Color: Yellow
- Favorite Food: Rib Eye Steak
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I was once a very shy person.
- Favorite Thing About My Job: Playing a small role in the success of our students
What makes Goodwin so special, in my opinion, is the caring, compassionate approach of every College employee. We don't look at our role as a job but more as a mission.
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
- Favorite Color: Neon Green
- Favorite Food: Lobster
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I spent the early part of my life as an actor.
- Favorite Thing About My Job: Helping increase awareness of the amazing work happening at Goodwin University.
I thrive on creativity and am thrilled to be working with the creative team at Goodwin. My interests include live theatre, all kinds of music, and travel. I work out… grudgingly. I put a very high value on friendship.
Director of Marketing and Communications
- Favorite Color: Pink
- Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers!
- Favorite Movie: Jaws
- Favorite Thing About My Job: Making things every day.
I live in Colchester with my wife, our two kids, and our cat. I love making things, and I enjoy art, music, fresh air, new ideas, and the company of creative and thoughtful people.
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
- Favorite Color: Blue
- Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I am obsessed with dogs!
- Favorite Thing About My Job: Creativity is embraced. I have the ability to think big and execute ideas.
I joined this crazy cast of characters in 2012 and it’s been a fun ride ever since. I am extremely passionate about marketing and love what I do for The University. It’s great coming to work every day knowing I have such awesome coworkers. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two adorable pups, being outside, working out, decorating, and seeing my friends and family.
Digital Design and Content Coordinator
- Favorite Movie: Office Space
- Favorite Food: Chocolate
- Some Things You Don't Know About Me: I once worked at Walt Disney World and how to pronounce my name...Sharissa.
- Favorite Thing About My Job: No two days are ever the same.
I joined the team in 2011 and have successfully completed a number of web and print projects for Goodwin. I love dogs, have a healthy obsession with the color orange, and enjoy being crafty and taking on home improvement projects.
Senior Graphic Designer
- Favorite Color: Orange
- Favorite Food: Bacon
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I have webbed toes and I've never been in an outhouse.
- Favorite Thing About My Job: The positive environment and having the ability to create a variety of diferent things every day.
I joined the Communications team in the summer of 2011 and can't complain. I really enjoy working at Goodwin University and couldn't have asked for a better team. When I'm not at work, I like to drive my car, ride my snowmobile in the winter, and spend time on the lake or by a campfire in Maine during the summer. I enjoy hiking, biking, running, hooping, and generally anything outside. I'm a pretty upbeat girl and tend to be smiling the better part of, if not all day. Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
Marketing and Communications Associate
- Favorite Color: Blue
- Favorite Food: Baked Potato
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I am an avid reader.
I joined the Goodwin University Marketing and Communications team in August 2018. When I am not at work, I combine my love for travel and fitness by running half marathons at National Parks across the US.
Irene Marie Kennedy
Marketing Content Writer
- Favorite Color: Black, navy blue, and olive green
- Favorite Movie: Corrina, Corrina
- Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers with only ketchup, please
- Some Things You Don't Know About Me: I absolutely love Vince Wilfork (# 75 retired New England Patriots player).
As someone born and raised in East Hartford, writing the success stories of those in my community who strive to make a difference for themselves and those around them is truly an honor.
- Favorite Movie: Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
- Favorite Food: Pizza
- Some Things You Don't Know About Me: I hate seafood, I’m addicted to sweets, and I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars films.
I joined the Goodwin University Marketing and Communications team on November 10, 2014. I enjoy working at Goodwin and I am super pumped that I get to work with such an awesome group of creative, inspiring people. What else, what else… Oh! I have two kids who I love with all my heart, and my favorite last name is Kierkegaard.
- Favorite Color: Lilac Purple
- Favorite Food: Salmon (or clam cakes and clam chowder)
- Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- Some Things You Don't Know About Me: I love taking care of plants and I currently have over 50 in my apartment!
I joined the Goodwin University Marketing and Communications team in 2021. Graphic Design has been an important part of my life over the years and is something I am really passionate about. When I am not working, I like to create digital art and work on any crafts to decorate my home. I also love to hike and take adventures when I can!
- Favorite color: Teal blue
- Favorite Food: Sushi
- Favorite TV Show: The Office (I’ve won “The Office” Trivia twice, and I’m very proud of that.)
- Some things you don’t know about me: I’m named after a beer, I’ve never been to Canada and I love wasting my free time in Home Goods.
I joined Goodwin’s Marketing and Communication team in 2021. I love all things marketing and am so grateful to be in a career that allows me to be creative and collaborative. Being able to work alongside such a fun and talented group of people has made this job a blast. When I’m not at work, I’m with my dog, drinking coffee, hiking, talking about celebrity drama and exploring breweries all over New England.
Lyla Limón aka Liz Lemon
Unofficial Departmental Mascot
- Favorite Color: Yellow
- Favorite Food: Water
- Something You Don't Know About Me: I will be delicious!
- Favorite Thing About My Job: All the sunlight I get through the window.