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College Navigators are Here to Help!

You will have access to the College Navigators to help guide you through your first semester of college.  You are invited to start your college journey with a College Navigator and receive help getting on your path to success at NECC.

College Navigators Can Help You:

  • Complete college paperwork on time and correctly so you can get on your way
  • Become familiar with the campuses, and how to get around on any of them
  • Get connected with faculty and other students in your academic program
  • Learn about student life at NECC, including athletics, clubs, and special events
  • Access student support services like tutoring and technology help
  • Get answers to pretty much anything else you have questions about!

Need help getting started in online learning?

Visit the Online Learning Hub!  If you still have questions, contact a College Navigator.

Meet the College Navigators

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Julio Ortiz – College Navigator

Born and raised in the heart of New York City, and as an NECC alumni, Julio understands the difficulty of navigating through college as a first year student. Julio believes community and a sense of belonging greatly impacts student success. He is very active at NECC, and enjoys playing basketball and weightlifting. Julio has a background in IT, and is willing to help any students interested in pursuing that field. As a College Navigator, Julio helps students discover their reasons for embarking on an academic journey, and assists them with acquiring the skills to complete that journey.

Text: 978-355-7973 or email

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Noelia Figuereo – College Navigator

Noelia Figuereo was born and raised in Haverhill, MA and is a bilingual professional with Dominican roots. As a former student-athlete, Noelia believes academic and athletic support were her gateway to success. She discovered her ability to juggle various responsibilities and a passion for community service, social justice, and global human rights. Now a College Navigator at Northern Essex Community College, Noelia uses her background in diverse non-profit mental health and wellness organizations to help students overcome barriers.

Text: 978-420-4101 or Email:

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Tiffany Esmerio – Coordinator of Orientation and Student Transitions

California native, Tiffany Esmerio, has traveled coast to coast to New England as the spouse of a Navy Veteran/Active Duty Coast Guardsmen.  She is familiar with the challenges military members and their dependents face while attending college.  Tiffany is also a first-generation student with personal experience navigating the ups and downs of higher education.  At NECC, she is a former College Navigator, who enjoys helping diverse students discover their passions, access resources, and achieve their academic goals.  As a former art instructor, she loves artistic makeup and making her family wear themed costumes on Halloween each year.

Text: 978-386-9649 or Email:

Contact Us

Available Virtually

Monday through Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact a College Navigator directly or schedule an appointment in the Navigate App.

Julio Ortiz

Text: 978-355-7973


Noelia Figuereo

Text: 978-420-4101


View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Get Connected! Using Navigate

Learn how to access the Navigate app, customize your settings, schedule appointments and familiarize yourself with additional features such as the Major Explorer, Schedule Planner, and more!

View video on the NECC YouTube Channel.

Get Connected! Using Technology at NECC

Learn how to log into your myNECC portal, student email, Blackboard, DegreeWorks, and how to sign up for NECC alerts.


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