Meet the Staff

This list includes full-time and core staff members here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Hillary Mickell

Regional CEO and Dean

Ask me about:
• Growing San Francisco Bay Area as a center of excellence in the Northeastern Global Network
• Connecting learners to jobs of today and tomorrow

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Dawn Girardelli, MS.Ed.

Associate Dean

Ask me about:
• Compliance and accreditation processes
• Corporate and research partnerships

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Andrei Coso

Director-Strategic Partnerships

Ask me about:
• 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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Jackie Li (She/Her)

Director of Student Services

Ask me about:
• Having the best student experience
• Help during challenging times or emergencies

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Hing Potter (He/him)

Assistant Director of Student Services

Ask me about:
• Getting involved in student interest groups and leadership
• University resources to help you succeed

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Alanta Hider

Associate Director, Student Recruitment and Enrollment

Ask me about:
• Studying at our San Francisco Bay Area locations
• Programs and degrees offered

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Gloria Balderas

Assistant Director of West Coast Development and Operations

Ask me about:
• Campus development and growth
• Partnering with our undergraduate entrepreneurship program

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Giscard Dimanche

Senior International Student Advisor

Ask me about:
• Immigration-related matters for international students
• Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Jampa Choephell

Campus Operations Manager

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

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Jeffrey Lam

Graduate Academic Advisor

Ask me about:
• Course registration and planning
• Academic progress and support

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Jeremy Walter

Assistant Director, West Coast Global Learner Support

Ask me about:
• Ways to develop cultural fluency
• Language, cultural, academic, and career resources

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Anna Olson

Associate Director of Graduate Advising & Student Services

Ask me about:
• Your academic and career development opportunities

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Michael de Vera

Associate Director, Graduate Advising and Student Services

Ask me about:
• Becoming a Khoury TA
• How to make the best of your experience in Khoury

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Abigail “Drew” Ochengco

Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator – COE Faculty

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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Anh Le

GLS Tutor & Faculty

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

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Ruth MacKechnie

GLS Tutor & Faculty

Ask me about:
• 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

[email protected]

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