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- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Boston University
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Brandeis University
What are the specifics of your educational/career background?
I have a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Boston University and a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brandeis University. I started out my career in education as a teacher, but soon after realizing that it wasn’t the right fit for me, I transitioned into higher education and never looked back!
What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?
My main role at CCIS is to support the graduate students in the master’s programs that we offer. I enjoy interacting with students about their professional ambitions, so I am very excited to be a part of their journey at Northeastern as they work toward these goals.
What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?
Prior to CCIS, my background in higher education has been around advising students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare field. What I have noticed throughout the years is the significant growth in technology, specifically data science, within many healthcare roles to better serve the patient population. With that being said, I am truly thrilled to be part of a college that is in the forefront of technology-advancing research that will improve and meet the demands of our ever-growing society.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I grew up just 10 minutes north of Boston and have never lived outside of New England. I was in New York City for a brief period of time after finishing my undergrad, but it wasn’t surprising that I moved back to be close to family. At this point, I don’t see myself ever leaving this area!
What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college?
Growing up, I have had too many interests ranging from being a police officer to an actress in Hollywood. I’ve explored different career routes and luckily landed in something that I truly care about, which is the value of higher education. From the undergraduate level, I loved advising students to explore their various interests and to be open to change as they will never know where life will take them. Now that I am supporting graduate students at CCIS who are beyond that stage and are now focused on advancing their careers in computer science, I find myself in a great position to work with different types of students and be able to empathize with them through my personal endeavors.