The Career Services team can help you design your path to professional success. Our team is made up of three professionals who have years of experience helping students to achieve their professional goals.

Meet the Team

Ally Baldwin, Assistant Director of Career Services for Digital Student Engagement
Pronouns: she, her, hers

My role in Career Services encompasses technology, marketing, design, career advising, and managing Career Peer Advisors. My favorite career topics to discuss are: cover letters, LinkedIn, and major/career exploration. Although I’ve worked with students from a range of majors, I have specific expertise in: education, marketing, visual media, animation, performing arts, publishing, communications, and public policy.

Prior to Wheaton, I worked in Career Services at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Emerson College, Mount Ida College, and Salem State University. I earned a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Salem State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Connecticut.

I am an avid UConn Women’s Basketball fan, cat mom to two kittens, and I love watching YouTube videos. No matter what you want to chat about or which industry you’re interested in, I can’t wait to chat about how we can work together to ensure your professional success!


Lisa Gavigan, ā€™83, Pā€™18, Director

Lisa is responsible for the annual strategic direction of Career Services. She directs employer relations and manages all Filene Center professional development programs. Lisa is a liaison to the Forte Foundation and advises students on all matters related to career exploration and professional development.

Matt Wheeler, Assistant Director

Pronouns: he, him, his
I work with first-year, sophomore, and junior students to support them in their career development and internship searches. I also manage several funding programs including the Wheaton Edge, Davis International, and Porter Cleveland Fellowships, and the Winternship Grant. On campus, I’m a member of the Staff/Faculty Network for LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Support, and Advocacy.

I hold a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and have completed coursework in Higher Education Administration at UMass Amherst. In my free time, I like to cook, crochet, play trivia, perform karaoke, and browse pet adoption websites as I dream of a home filled with cats.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Kollett Hall (next to Science Center)


Meet with a Career Peer Advisor

Our team of Career Peer Advisors are available to assist with a variety of career-related topics. We are currently finalizing plans for Spring 2021 and expect to share details in the near future.