Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Widelyne Dorelus
Widelyne Dorelus
Career Development Coordinator

Location: Lafayette Hall, L112
Phone: 203-332-5066

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM

Widelyne comes to us with experience from the Department of Labor, Middlesex Community College and CONNTAC, Inc. Widelyne has a Master in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University and a degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In her free time Widelyne enjoys working out and traveling.


Daniela Squizzato
Daniela Squizzato
Achievement Coach

Location: Lafayette Hall, L112
Phone: 203-332-8564

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 3:30 PM

Daniela has experience working at the University of Bridgeport, Norwalk Community College, Barnard College, and Columbia University’s Teachers College. She has worked with TRIO programs and interned at NCC’s FESP. She holds a Master in Higher and Postsecondary from Columbia University, Teachers College, a bachelor’s from the University of Bridgeport and is an alumna of HCC. In her free time Daniela enjoys hiking, and spending time with her two toddlers.


Vanessa Estime
Vanessa Estime
Achievement Coach

Location: Lafayette Hall, L112
Phone: 203-332-8566

Office Hours: Tuesday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Thursday: 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Friday: 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Vanessa has experience working at Family Reentry, Covenant House Faith Community, and University of New Haven. Vanessa has her Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a bachelor’s from the University of New Haven.


Carmen Medina
Carmen Medina
Achievement Coach

Location: Lafayette Hall, L112
Phone: 203-332-8533

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Medina has experience at HCC in several offices, including advising and registrar services. During the day, she is one of the Academic Advisors at HCC’s Counseling and Advising Office. She has been at the college for over 20 years and calls it her second family. Medina is currently working on her bachelor’s degree at Charter Oak College, and holds her Associates from HCC. Dancing, praying, and loving her grandson are three activities that she enjoys doing in her spare time.


Susan Ratanavong
Susan Ratanavong
Achievement Coach

Location: Lafayette Hall, L112
Phone: 203-332-8508

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Susan has worked at HCC for more than 20 years. During her tenure at the college, she has served in different capacities: recruiter, advisor mentor, counselor, and teacher. She has worked very closely with the international student population, as well. Susan has an unrelenting passion for helping students to succeed and achieve their goals. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and Master degrees in Education and Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, meditating, hiking, and traveling with her daughter and husband.


Text us at 203-332-8534