from college, Tavares joined Salve Regina’s admissions staff and inherited a
large portion of Massachusetts, Michigan and Georgia as his territories. He now
serves as the office’s coordinator of multicultural and international student recruitment and enjoys traveling around the world along with visiting local New England schools.
Tavares, who completed his MBA at the University, is also the adviser for the
Multicultural Student Organization and the current president of New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College.
Having been a first
generation college student himself, Tavares enjoys working with students who
have never been through the college admissions process. “Someone helped me when
I was applying to college; this is my way of paying it forward,” he says.
Tavares also enjoys reading students’ essays, adding, “Students share so much
of their worlds with us in their essays, things they might not share with
As an undergraduate at
Providence College, Tavares majored in English with a focus on women’s studies,
black studies and business studies. He served as a resident assistant for three
years, wrote for the school newspaper, managed the radio station and sang in an
a cappella group. Outside of work, Tavares enjoys mixing music on his
turntables, playing tennis, writing short stories, rooting for the Boston Red
Sox and playing the Nintendo Wii.