Meet the Staff

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Dawn Girardelli

Regional CEO and Dean (Interim)

Ask me about:
• Student success and academic standards
• How Northeastern is growing in the Bay Area
• Corporate and research partnerships

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Hillary Mickell

Vice Chancellor, Growth & Innovation

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• Growing San Francisco Bay Area as a center of excellence in the Northeastern Global Network

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Strategic Partnerships

Andrei Coso

Andrei Coso

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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• Multi-sided partnerships with industry or employers in the Bay Area
• How to create better connections or inroads between our students and industry

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Gloria Hunt

Gloria Hunt

Business Development Manager for Regional Partnerships

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• Creating new talent pipelines for your enterprise
• Developing upskilling opportunities for your workforce

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Career Development and Experiential Learning

Aboud Hammour

Aboud Hammour

Career Development Advisor

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• Anything related to career development, career planning, resume\cover letter, interviewing skills, co-op, job\internship search.

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Megan Powell

Megan Powell

Experiential Learning Specialist

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• Finding hands-on learning opportunities
• Gaining confidence in your networking skills

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Student Services

Hing Potter

Hing Potter

Assistant Director of Student Services

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• Getting involved in student interest groups and leadership
• University resources to help you succeed

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Bryoni Lawrence

Bryoni Lawrence

Mindfulness Coordinator and Spiritual Advisor

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• Spirituality and mindfulness
• Grappling with personal identity and/or vocation and career direction

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Office of Global Services

Giscard Dimanche

Senior International Student Advisor

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• Immigration-related matters for international students
• Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Juan Guiano Taitague

Juan Guiano Taitague

Assistant International Student and Scholar Advisor

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Global Learner Support

Anh Le

Anh Le

Tutor & Faculty

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• English language instruction: Academic writing, listening, reading, presentation skills; group conversation and communication
• Career preparation

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Ruth MacKechnie

Ruth MacKechnie

Tutor & Faculty

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• Global Learner Support's language, cultural, academic, and career resources
• How to improve your academic writing, listening, speaking, reading, presentation skills
• English for Academic Communication courses

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Global Learning Support Specialist

Global Learning Support Specialist

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• How to improve your English academic writing, listening, speaking, reading, and presentation skills
• One-to-one tutorials, workshops, cultural activities on and off campus, and non-credit courses

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College of Engineering

Drew Ochengo

Drew Ochengo

Faculty — Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator

Ask me about:
• Coop logistics and eligibility requirements
• How to pivot across fields – either from out of tech into tech, or within a specific tech domain to another tech career path

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College of Professional Studies

Sweeny Youkhane

Sweeny Youkhane

Academic & Professional Advisor

Ask me about:
• Planning and developing your academic and career goals
• How to be a successful graduate student

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Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Michael de Vera

Michael de Vera

Director of West Coast Graduate Student Services

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Anna Olson

Anna Olson

Associate Director, Graduate Advising & Student Services

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• Your academic and career development opportunities

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Enrollment Management

Francis Nwagbara

Francis Nwagbara

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Enrollment

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• Studying at our campuses in San Francisco and Silicon Valley
• Programs and degrees offered

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Daryn Jones

Daryn Jones

Enrollment Counselor

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• Completing your application
• Admissions requirements

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Meredith Hutcheson

Meredith Hutcheson

Marketing Manager

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• Nominating a student or alumni for our spotlight series
• Getting publicity for your project or event

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Operations

Jampa Choephell

Jampa Choephell

Campus Operations Manager, Silicon Valley

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• Student employment & I-9 verification
• NU Silicon Valley campus access, health & safety

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Erin Solis

Erin Solis

Campus Operations Manager, San Francisco

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• Campus events
• Campus access and Husky ID cards

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Ashna Agarwal

Ashna Agarwal

Operations Assistant

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• General questions
• Reserving study spaces

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