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Ludnie Deneus

Program Director, Northeast Region

Ludnie Deneus (she/her) is the Program Director, Northeast Region. Prior to her time at SMASH, Ludnie was the Associate Director of Financial Advising at Brown University where she bridged the intersectionality between financial aid and academic advising. Ludnie advised many students from underrepresented backgrounds who experienced gaps during their college tenure. She believes every student should have the same access to resources at any education level.

Ludnie is a first generation student. She was born in Haiti, immigrated to Boston and has lived in Boston for most of her life. She received her BA in Legal Studies with a minor in French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also received her MA in International Higher Education and Intercultural Studies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Ludnie enjoys dancing, traveling, eating an array of food, learning new languages and watching American football and fĂștbol.

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  • Jonathan Durfield

    Chief Development Officer SMASH
  • Zorel Zambrano

    Vice President of SMASH Academy SMASH
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    Site Director for Spelman College SMASH


  • Domonique Weston

    Site Director for SMASH University of Michigan SMASH