Commuter Assistants

Let us be a part of your daily commute!

Commuter Assistants are hired student leaders that are here to serve all commuters at Wentworth! Here are a few things that Commuter Assistants do:

  • Plan, run and attend social and educational programs for commuters
  • Advocate for commuters at Wentworth Student Government meetings and within the Wentworth community.
  • Serve as role models for commuter students at Wentworth.
  • Hold office hours in the campus center to answer questions and provide resources to commuter students.
  • Get to know commuter students and work to create a commuter community on campus.
  • Collaborate with campus services and student organizations on campus to encourage commuter involvement.
  • Act as liaisons for commuters by meeting regularly with the Coordinator of Commuter Student Programs.

Commuter Assistants are commuters too! They have experience balancing classes, homework, projects, off-campus jobs, and responsibilities at home. They understand commuter challenges like  how to manage your time, get involved, and how to make the effort to meet other students. Read more about each Commuter Assistant below to see how they became involved in the Wentworth community, their advice for other commuters, and where they spend time around and near campus when they are away from home.

Apply to be a Commuter Assistant for 2015-2016!


Erica Amato

Erica Amato

Major: Mechanical Engineering

About Me: 
I was born and raised in Quincy, MA so I grew up on the redline; commuting to and from Boston is nothing new for me. The only thing that scared me about commuting to college was the fact that I wouldn’t have the social life or interactions like students living on campus. Shortly after getting involved with the Wentworth’s commuter group on campus, and actually going to the events that they hosted, my fear started to go away. I was able to get connected with people that actually came to and from where I was coming from and realized that they had the same fears as I did. It wasn’t bad at all. Adjusting was something to get used to at first, but definitely do-able. My one suggestion to all the new commuters is DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET INVOLVED. I was afraid and a tad bit awkward but learned to step out of my comfort zone and loved every minute of it.

Where I spend my time on campus:
Library and Ira Allen

Favorite off-campus location:
Chipotle, Qdoba, or anywhere that has burritos.

Involvement on campus:

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Email: amatoe@wit.edu


Sovathya Sar

Sovathya SarMajor: Civil Engineering

About Me: 
I’m a sophomore, raised in Lynn, Ma. Being a commuter, it can be difficult at first but after my first year here I realized that it was feasible. The limitations on your own experience at Wentworth are only by the risks you choose not to take. When I came to Wentworth I was a little slow to join clubs, but now I have joined two great clubs at Wentworth and I could not enjoy my life here anymore. By joining these clubs I have met some great people and individuals who I am happy to call my friends. You’re a part of the Wentworth community, so take advantage of what we have here. Everyone at Wentworth is learning new things every day and it never hurts to give something a try.

Where I spend my time on campus:
Flanagan Campus Center (lower level) and the Pavilion

Favorite off campus-location: 
Anywhere around Boston.

Involvement on campus:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • WOW Team Leader
  • Asian Student Association (ASA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Email: sars1@wit.edu


Susan Needleman

Susan NeedlemanComputer Networking

About Me: 
I am currently a Computer Networking major. When I first came to Wentworth, the transition was hard as I had come from a very small charter school. Once I learned how Wentworth ran and got involved, I was fine though. and I can't imagine myself anywhere else now. One piece of advice I have for commuter students is to get involved on campus, no matter what that means (work study, club, etc). Also, don't be afraid to ask questions!

Where I spend time on campus:
Flanagan Campus Center (lower level)

Favorite off-campus location: 
Fenway Park and Prudential Center

Involvement on campus:

  • Wentworth Student Government
  • Admissions blogger
  • Wentworth Events Board (WEB)
  • Organization Intern, work-study position

Email: needlemans@wit.edu

Commuter Assistant Hall of Fame!

The students listed below have done amazing work to make the Commuter Assistant position better every year. Thank you!

  • Chris Auld (2013-2014)
  • Santiago Hernandez (2012-2014)
  • Paige Mochi (2013-2014)

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