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Megan Barry

Director - Align Program

Meg Barry


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
256 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Meg Barry, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MA in Higher Education and Administration, Boston College
  • BA in Politics, University of Virginia


Megan Barry is the director of the Align program at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, Barry taught 3rd and 5th grade reading through the Teach for America program in Houston, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s in politics from the University of Virginia, where her involvement with the residential staff program sparked her interest in education. Barry enjoys working with Northeastern University’s diverse and talented student body, where she supports them in their academic and professional endeavors.

About me:

Where did you grow up?

I am a Boston native and spent most of my life living here in Massachusetts. Boston is one of my favorite cities and an exciting place for higher education and technology.

What are the specifics of your educational background?

I attended the University of Virginia where I received a BA in Politics. I later received a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, while working fulltime in a few advising roles.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern?

Creating a positive student experience is the key focus of my work with Align students. I collaborate closely with the Boston and regional campus teams to develop initiatives and strategies for supporting students’ learning inside and outside of the classroom.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My passion is advising students throughout their educational journey. I love that my job here at Northeastern includes working directly with students from diverse backgrounds and supporting their academic and professional goals.

What do you find most compelling about the work conducted at Khoury?

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences is a dynamic place, with faculty and students contributing research that will have an important impact upon society both locally and globally. And with our groundbreaking Align program we are helping individuals previously outside the world of computer science begin an exciting pathway toward a career in technology.  The fact that we are helping to change the face of tech for future generations is incredibly exciting.

What led you to work in your field?

Beginning with my undergraduate involvement in residential life, I developed an interest in working in higher education. I love the combination of counseling, programming, and strategic planning involved in academic advising and program development.