Residence Staff

The residence staff team live in residence with the scholars throughout the academic year and are responsible for ensuring the well-being and safety of the scholars and managing the household.

Resident Director

Karen SpinaleKaren Spinale

Karen has lived in Andover for two decades and is in her sixth year at Andover High School, supporting students in the Special Education department.

“I’m thrilled to be here,” she says, “because my ties to the Andover community will be beneficial to ABC and these outstanding young women.”

Karen has two daughters and a son, aged 16 to 24. She also has worked with Andover High students designing costumes for their theatrical performances.

Resident Assistants

Marina Williams

Marina is originally from Chicago, IL and graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in English Literature and Japanese Language and Culture in 2014. She then went on to spend two years teaching English on the JET Program in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Her pursuit of public service prompted her to join Tufts’ Fletcher School’s two-year graduate program in 2016 to earn an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy.

During her first year of study, she also worked as an RA at Education First (EF) Boston, an international school for learning English in Brighton, MA. Upon completion of her degree in May 2018, she hopes to begin the process of joining the Foreign Service as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State.

Marina enjoys art, anime, Asian dramas, reading, and discussion in her spare time.

Nurilys Cintron

Nurilys is originally from Lawrence, MA where her family still resides and she has deep relationships within the community and El Taller, Café Azteca, Youth Development Organization, and the Andover Breadloaf Creative Writing Program. Nurilys is currently enrolled at Northern Essex Community College where she continues the next chapter of her non-traditional educational path, having completed a year of Creative Writing with focus on Professional and Civic Writing at Susquehanna University in PA, a Semester at Sea exploring the Atlantic, and a post-graduate program in Music at Phillips Academy Andover. At Northern Essex Community College and UMASS, Nurilys plans to create a program of studies that equips her well for a possible career in grant writing or in a nonprofit organization.

Since 2011, Nurilys has been involved with the Andover Bread Loaf Organization. Her passion for community engagement has influenced her to be part of something larger than the bubble that is her personal life. She brings many life experiences that she feels provide her a unique understanding of an ABC student’s path.

Her professional experience extends from fundraising to hands-on community immersion and youth development with elementary, middle, and high school students in Massachusetts. Nurilys’ love of music and performing arts provides a platform for creatively developing programming for her community involvement and work.


Claire Stahley