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gabe santner

Gabe Santner
Director of Mentoring
GSantner [at]
508 854.4573

Gabe Santner is the Director of the QCC Mentoring Program.  He joined QCC in April of 2018, where he worked with colleagues from across QCC to launch the QCC Mentoring program.  Before joining QCC, Gabe worked in the Worcester Public Schools as a Grant Writer/Researcher and the Coordinator of the Worcester Healthy Environments and Resiliency in Schools (HEARS) project.  He is also a huge Basketball fan, and served as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach during the 2018/2019 season.  Gabe is passionate about building partnerships and collaboration in the education sector, and always willing to work with a student to find them the perfect mentor.  Gabe graduated from Clark University in 2012, and completed a Masters of Urban Education Policy at Brown University in 2013.

jennifer bemis

Jennifer Bemis
QCC Mentoring Student Outreach Specialist
jbemis [at]

Jennifer Bemis is the QCC Mentoring Student Outreach Specialist. She began as a student at QCC in September of 2015 and was the first student member of a new female mentoring program at the college called S.H.E. (Support, Help, Encourage). This experience made her feel involved as an active participant in the college community, and would inspire her to begin working for the program in January of 2017. The S.H.E. program would eventually combine with Brothers & Keepers (the male mentoring program) to become QCC Mentoring. Jennifer believes strongly that every student can excel in college as long as they have the necessary supports like those offered through QCC Mentoring. As a QCC alumna, she is particularly committed to paying it forward by helping other QCC students succeed on their educational journeys. Jennifer earned an Associates in Business Administration from QCC in 2017, and is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Administration Management from Nichols College.

shanna breil

Shanna Breil
Americorp Ambassador of Mentoring, Program Evaluation Specialist
sbreil [at]

Shanna is a recent Master of Public Health graduate interested in working towards decreasing health disparities and promoting positive youth and young adult health outcomes.  Prior to joining the QCC Mentoring team, she served Streetlight in Gainesville, Florida as a program evaluator, which inspired her interest in social support programs.  She hopes to contribute to the success of the QCC Mentoring program, and virtually meet many of the mentors and mentees this year!