Meet the Staff

We have a staff of professionals and current students who live off campus and know what it takes to transition to off campus living.

Maura Shea RoberstMaura S. Roberts
Director, Off Campus Student Life

I have worked in higher education for over a decade in various capacities. I have had experience working in both public and private institutions and in areas including planning and institutional research, sorority and fraternity life, and student parent programs. Growing up in a college town (Amherst!), I have always been fascinated by the push and pull of town gown relations. In my current role, I have been able to blend my passion for education and policy work and find joy working directly with students, particularly those that find a home in the Off Campus Student Center.

Prior to my work in Off Campus Student life, I earned a BA from Smith College, a MPPA and M. Ed from UMass Amherst, and I worked at Brandeis University for four years in the planning and institutional research department.

                                 

Erin Flink

Off Campus Student Center Office Manager

I am a New Englander, but my life path has carried me from the snow-capped mountains of Aspen, CO, to the sunny shores of Tampa, FL, and back again. Along the way, my career has virtually always revolved around property management and real estate, with significant experience in local student housing. I am incredibly fortunate that my work in this department aligns my profession (housing) with my passion (serving students). It is very rewarding to help students connect with the community and secure a place to live that allows them to pursue their academic interests while also enjoying all the activities that the University and this region have to offer. I also enjoy the energy and reward that comes from working with my awesome teammates and our student-volunteers in programs like Walk This WayTeam Positive Presence, and Good Neighbor Registration.

 

 

Joe Maspo

Off Campus Student Life Coordinator

In addition to overseeing the Team Positive Presence student team, I coordinate outreach opportunities, organize events for off campus students, manage student communications, and facilitate the Good Neighbor Registration program. Having worked in Amherst for both the town and university, I find this role so fulfilling because I love connecting students to their neighbors, town resources, and each other. I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing network of support and positivity in Bartlett Hall! When I'm not in my office or connecting with students around town, you can find me on a hike, with a cat, or wherever the cheapest plane ticket will take me!

Prior to returning to my native Western Mass, I earned my BA in History at Emmanuel College in Boston and my MA in History from the University of Bristol in sunny southwestern England.