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  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Office is closed according to the Tufts University holiday schedule.

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Location and Mailing Address

  • Student Accessibility Services Office
    Tufts University, Dowling Hall- Suite 720
    419 Boston Ave.
    Medford, MA 02155

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Meet Our Staff

Kirsten BehlingKirsten Behling
Associate Dean of Student Accessibility and Academic Resources 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ms. Behling oversees the day to day management of the office. She also is responsible for determining reasonable accommodations, working with students and educating faculty as to the process of working with SAS. Ms. Behling also fosters collaborative relationships across campus, working to ensure that each aspect of the collegiate experience is inclusive for all. 

Kimberly DoanKimberly Doan
Associate Director, Student Accessibility Services
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Providing direct support to the director of the SAS office, Kimberly assists in office management and the implementation of reasonable accommodation plans for students with disabilities. Providing disability counseling and academic skill-building support for students, she encourages students’ individual growth and development during their academic career at Tufts.

Kate PilletteKate Pillette
Learning Specialist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kate provides direct service to students in one-on-one and small group settings. She assists SAS students as they transition to postsecondary education by helping them enhance their academic skills, with an emphasis on self-advocacy. She also collaborates with faculty and staff to develop inclusive learning environments and campus-wide programming.

Samantha BrumerSamantha Brumer
Accessibility Services and Assistive Technology Specialist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Samantha offers students one-on-one support by determining and implementing accommodations, and by collaborating with students to find assistive technology that works for them. She also collaborates with staff and faculty regarding digital access and universal design for curriculum. 

Tobias BennettTobias Bennett
Academic Resource Advisor, SMFA at Tufts
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Tobias is the on-site liaison for any student with a disability enrolled in courses at SMFA at Tufts. He also serves as an academic advisor for BFA students and coordinates academic resources for undergraduates at the SMFA campus. BFA students may also contact Leah GaddAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Advising, or any other member of the SAS team for assistance.

Mary EllenMary Ellen Vigeant
Student Accessibility and Academic Resource Specialist, Fletcher School
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mary Ellen supports students with disabilities at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She meets with students to determine what reasonable accommodations they qualify for, assists in implementing those accommodations, and provides education and resources to faculty and staff at Fletcher.

Jeannine M. Lenehan
Administrative Coordinator, ARC and SAS
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jeannine has an M.A. from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development Tufts University and 15 years of experience working with students and faculty in a university and community-based education setting. Jeannine was a Graduate Researcher at The Center on Media & Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Tufts University for Healthy Families, Children’s Trust Massachusetts. Her specialized areas of study include the interrelation of the psychological and social health of children, media & child health, and how a child’s healthy attachments positively influence them and help foster their resilience. She is a member of the American Psychological Association [APA] and is CITI Certified [in human rights protections]. She enjoys working with the SAS and ARC team, helping students and all members of the Tufts community.