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Sarah Gale

Assistant Director - Graduate Advising and Student Services (PhD)


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
250 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Sarah Gale, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MA, Boston College
  • BA, Bryn Mawr College

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I graduated from college in 2010 with a bachelor’s in urban studies. Afterwards, I spent two years smack-dab in the middle of Iowa to work at Grinnell College. Loving the work in admissions there, I decided to pursue my master’s in higher education. I graduated from the Lynch School at Boston College in 2014. For two and half years I worked in admissions at the College of the Holy Cross, and I am now excited to be at Northeastern!

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My main role is to provide support to the doctoral students at Khoury. I enjoy being able to help students find the right fit as they work toward their futures, and I find it incredibly interesting to be a part of such a creative and innovative college with so many amazing academic programs and practical experiences.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at the College?

For me, I believe that the research happening here is incredibly important — students and professors seek to solve real-world problems in their classes, in their work, and in their co-ops. At a time when technology is more prevalent than ever, it is exciting to be part of a community that is so invested in understanding and improving the world around us.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

Although I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, many of my family members (and in fact one of my ancestors, who came over on the Mayflower) settled in New England. I’ve been living here for almost 7 years now, and I love the vibrant and accessible nature of Boston — it seems to attract so many interesting people!

What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college?

As an undergraduate student, I saw working in admissions as a great way to meet people and share my love of the College. My years as a tour guide there led me to consider higher education as a possible career option, and I have been happily in the field ever since.