Meet the Team
Nicholas Charrette is the Program Director of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Suffolk University in Downtown Boston. Nick joined the VUB team in September of 2019. An Army Veteran, Nick holds Bachelor’s Master's and Master's degrees in Accounting from Suffolk University. Nick spent his years in the Army stationed at Fort Drum, Camp Humphreys, and West Point. In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with wife and daughter, playing guitar, and adding to his record collection.
Jennifer Waden is the Associate Director of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Suffolk University in Downtown Boston. Jen joined the TRIO family in January of 2018, bringing 2 years of experience assisting veterans with accessing their benefits. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rivier University and has over 15 years of Compliance experience from the financial industry, including Code of Ethics. A dedicated wife and mother, Jen spends her spare time watching her kids’ sporting events.
Ashley Booker is the Trio Program Manager of the Veterans Upward Bound program at Suffolk University in Downtown Boston. Ashley joined the VUB team in May of 2022. A VUB Alumni, Ashley recently received her Associates Degree from Bunker Hill Community College and is now pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from Suffolk University. In the Navy, Ashley was a Damage Controlman aboard the USS Puget Sound AD-38 and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 stationed out of Norfolk, VA as well as the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, playing video games, baking, and listening to music.