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The Office of Career Services
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Mugar 243
Medford, MA 02155  USA
Office Fax:+1 617.627.5542
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Helen Anderson
Associate Director

Mugar 244B

Helen Anderson works part-time coaching students and alumni interested in the private sector. In addition to coaching students and alumni, Helen serves as a faculty and student club liaison and performs employer outreach. She also manages the Blakeley and Slawson Fellowship Programs, and teaches a section of the Professional Development Program.

Helen has been actively involved in supporting Fletcher students in their career management since she joined the school in 1992 as the Director of Internship Programs. Before coming to Fletcher, Helen worked at a healthcare consulting firm in the Boston area. Previously, she worked for eight years at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, most recently as the Administrator for Medical Affairs. Helen is currently on the board of Brigham and Women’s / Faulkner Hospital. She also is a corporator at the Dedham Institution for Savings in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Helen received a B.A. from Cornell University and an MBA in health administration from Columbia University.


Heather Fink
Assistant Director

Mugar 246

Heather is an Assistant Director at the Fletcher Office of Career Services and coaches students and alumni interested in the work of the Non-Profit/NGO sector as well as Multilateral Organizations.

Heather has worked at five different career centers including The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Northeastern University, Wellesley College and Binghamton University. Heather has delivered over 50 workshops spanning topics such as cover letters, salary negotiation, resumes, LinkedIn, interviewing, job and internship search and enjoys teaching and coaching students individually.

Heather has her MS in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a BA in Psychology at Binghamton University.

Elana Givens

Mugar 243

Elana Givens is the Director, Office of Career Services (OCS) at The Fletcher School. She is responsible for the general management and strategic direction of the office and oversees the primary functions of career education, counseling and employer relations.

Prior to working at The Fletcher School, Elana led the career center at the graduate business school at Brandeis University preparing students for global careers in business, economics and finance among the private, public and NGO sectors.

Elana moved to higher education following an established career in management consulting. In her work as Managing Partner, Twain Associates, Inc., she advised corporations from the US, Europe and Asia on their business strategies. She has extensive experience in many key areas including market and competitive analysis, new business analysis, product and customer profitability, sales and distribution, and acquisition analysis.

Elana serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of ALPFA Boston, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing Latino leaders. She also served on the board of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance from 2012 – 2015 and held the position of Vice President from 2014 – 2015. She was Co-Chair of the MBA CSEA’s first Asian Conference in Singapore in 2014.

Elana earned her M.S. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her B.A. cum laude in Economics from Brandeis University.

Christie Reynolds
Associate Director
Mugar 244C

Christie Reynolds is an Associate Director and coaches 1st and 2nd year students as well as alumni targeting private sector careers.  In addition to counseling students, she manages the career education programming for the Office, including the Professional Development Program (PDP).  Prior to joining Fletcher, Christie counseled students at Boston University School of Management, MIT and Suffolk University regarding their career development needs.  In those roles, she taught a career development course, advised graduate and undergraduate students as well as PhD candidates, developed career programming and presented extensively. 

Prior to working in the field of career counseling, Christie attended law school and worked as a law clerk at the US Department of Justice in DC.  Following law school, Christie facilitated Business and Client Development for several different law firms in Washington DC, New York and Connecticut.  Christie has an MA in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University, a JD from American University and a BA in Communications from Boston College.  On the top of her list of places she would like to visit in the near future are Israel, Cuba, Spain and the UAE.