Volume 31



Ordonez fills in for Director of HR

By Frank Jiang ’21

Face Shot Ordonez
Ordonez sits at her desk in the advancement office. Credit: Frank Jiang ’21/SPECTRUM

Marisol Ordoñez has stepped in for the Director of Human Resources, Caitlin Adams, while she is on maternity leave.
Ordoñez has been substituting since Mid-February. She recently left an entertainment company she had worked with for 15 years. Human Resources is the department of a business administration and the training of personnel. Ordoñez attended Northeastern University in Boston, originally wanting to specialize in public relations as a communications major.
Ordoñez said she became interested in Human Resources when she took a course called Organizational Communication. Before she took that course, she said that she did not even know what Human Resources was.
“I had this one course, and it was with the chair of the department who was subbing for somebody.  It was called organizational communication, and back then I didn’t even know what Human Resources was,” Ordoñez said. “That was the class that taught me how communication plays a part in a business environment, how employees sort of interact with a business and how they view the business can have an effect on how successful a business is.  That was also the class that really got me interested in pursuing more into Human Resources instead of Public Relations.”
Ordoñez heard of the job when she was called by a recruiter and came to meet the school’s Human Resources Team. She said the offer of working Human Resources in a different organization intrigued her.
Outside of her job, Ordoñez is a mother of three and enjoys traveling as well. Another one of her hobbies is baking.

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