Director, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Kristina Jones-Wilson was born and raised in Newark, NJ and graduated from University High School. She is the first person in her family to go to college and graduate. She obtained her BA in Sociology from Bloomfield College in 1998. She also obtained two Master Degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University; Masters in Public Administration 05’ and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 15’. She has helped countless number of students graduate from college and become productive citizens throughout her many years of experience working for the EOF program. She has a love and passion for helping students get into college and ensuring that they graduate. Kristina acknowledges the R.E.A.DY Foundation for her accomplishments and is eager to help other students succeed in life just as the R.E.A.D.Y program helped her.
Josiah Houston is a Rutgers University – Newark graduate who completed his B.S. in Criminal Justice `15 as well as his Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Leadership in `17. As a former EOF student, he is appreciative of the support he received from the program and aspires to help give students similar support in any way he can.
Paola Tejada Bueno is a Bloomfield College EOF Alumna. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in three years. During her time as a student, Paola was a Storyteller and involved in many clubs and organizations on campus. She was also recognized as the 2018-19 Student of the year due to her dedication and love for the college. Paola loves helping others and motivating students to achieve their goals. Migrating from the Dominican Republic at the age of 7 has given her the eagerness to pursue her career. Ms. Tejada wants to share her positive story with the students to help inspire them to leave a great legacy. We all have a story to tell.
Tonderlaya (Toni) Furman
Tonderlaya Furman is a Douglass College, Rutgers University graduate, class of 1981. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and African American Studies. Tonderlaya has always had the passion to help others. Prior to working at Bloomfield College, Tonderlaya worked at Seton Hall Law School for 10 years as the secretary to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. From there she was promoted to work in the Center for Social Justice Law Clinic as the Administrative Assistant to the Director. She has assisted students from the beginning of their law school career up until graduation. Many still ask for her location as they will always remember the care that she provided.
Tonderlaya believes in Bloomfield College's mission to help our students in achieving their goals. Her passion and commitment comes from love and dedication.