Academic Administration

FY20 Dollie Portrait

Dollie Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty

"The Minerva experience provides students with an incredibly comprehensive and supportive learning environment. It is an honor to be a part of this amazing institution."

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Associate Dean of Faculty

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FY20 Dollie Portrait
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Linnea Battles

Registrar

"Minerva represents the evolution of education. Our students represent the best of the global community. The combination will undoubtedly lead to change that I’m excited to witness."

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Registrar

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Dee Medlin

Academic Lead Coordinator

"It is a privilege to be part of such a fantastic community supporting the most intentional, exceptional, inspirational, and rewarding educational experience available today."

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Academic Lead Coordinator

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Deborah Melnick

Director of Academic Advising

"I came to Minerva to be part of a community of innovative thinkers committed to ensuring students are prepared to meet the unique challenges they will face in the 21st Century."

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Director of Academic Advising

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Admissions Team

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Samantha Maskey

Associate Director of Admissions Programs

"I believe in how Minerva is transforming higher education. Its innovative curriculum, global immersion, and teaching of practical skills equip students to make a real-world impact."

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Associate Director of Admissions Programs

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Ben Wilkoff

Associate Director of Admissions Operations

"Minerva is education for the digital age, an experience beyond books and laptops. I’m happy to give students an opportunity I wish had been available to me."

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Associate Director of Admissions Operations

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Junior Menezes

Admissions Coordinator

"Minerva's unique focus on practical skills and experiential learning are essential components of an education that will shape you as a global citizen."

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Admissions Coordinator

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Coaching and Talent Development

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Rachel Kim

Global Director, Coaching & Talent Development

"It’s an honor to support Minervans to combine their talents and their hearts to pursue meaningful lives and careers and to ultimately, create a better world for all of us."

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Global Director, Coaching & Talent Development

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Neha Chaudhary

Career Coach and Talent Development Lead

"I find the intentional design of the Minerva education to be very impressive. It's a real honor to witness growth and development in students as they move through this journey."

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Career Coach and Talent Development Lead

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Megan Christensen

Career Coach and Talent Development Lead

"Minerva students are driven by both intellectual curiosity and positive social impact. This makes supporting their career and personal development motivating for me."

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Career Coach and Talent Development Lead

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Mateo Corby

Career Coach and Senior Manager

"What’s the dream? What do you want to explore? What resources are available to you? Where do you go from here? What if all this works out exactly as you want it to?"

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Career Coach and Senior Manager

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Dan Curme

Manager, Student Professional Success

"Minerva’s use of cross-contextual scaffolded curriculum is unparalleled in higher education. Our students are creative and effective problem solvers in novel situations."

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Manager, Student Professional Success

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Marketing & Outreach

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Fatou Badiane-Toure

Global Director, Outreach

"I chose Minerva as it presents a unique opportunity for students to receive an educational experience preparing them to bring creative solutions to challenges across the world."

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Global Director, Outreach

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Amber Featherstone

Regional Outreach Director, Americas

"The ways Minerva celebrates diverse perspectives and promotes mutual understanding in its innovative and globally immersive approach to education is just what this world needs."

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Regional Outreach Director, Americas

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Aaron Morales-Shildrick

Regional Associate Latin America, Outreach

"Having gone through Minerva myself, I am truly inspired by the model and the more it grows, the more I believe in its capacity to change the world."

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Regional Associate Latin America, Outreach

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Perpetua Ng’ang’a

Regional Associate Africa, Outreach

"Minerva offers students a unique opportunity to connect with incredible people from around the world. As an alumna, I am inspired to ensure more people get to have this experience."

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Regional Associate Africa, Outreach

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Alena Savitskaya

Regional Outreach Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

"Now, just imagine how insane your CV would look. As an ex-HR I smile about that every day. And I think it’s beautiful."

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Regional Outreach Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Theresa Kaiser

Global Director, Graduate Discovery

"Minerva’s bold and visionary approach to higher education offers the chance to transform individuals and society."

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Global Director, Graduate Discovery

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Veselina Nedelcheva

Graduate Programs: Community Development Manager

"The interdisciplinary nature of Minerva’s programs ensure students learn in a real-world context, broaden their horizons, develop creativity, and prepare for global leadership."

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Graduate Programs: Community Development Manager

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Cristi Dragan

Global Marketing Coordinator

"As an alumnus, I am motivated to introduce Minerva University and its transformative educational model to students seeking a practical and global undergraduate experience."

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Global Marketing Coordinator

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Alexandra Harangus

Marketing Consultant

"It is an honor to be part of Minerva’s growth and to bring the same life changing opportunities that I myself experienced as a student to future generations of students."

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Marketing Consultant

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Brand & Creative

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Amber Mason

Associate Director, Design

"I am captivated by our mission to transform higher education. I feel honored and humbled to be working with such incredible humans."

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Associate Director, Design

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Thao Chi Vu

Junior Brand Designer

"Being a student at Minerva completely changed my life, and being able to help bring that experience to others is extremely meaningful."

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Junior Brand Designer

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Finance & Operations

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Travis Deuerling

Manager Residence Hall

"Becoming a global citizen starts at the SF residence hall, learning how to live with others and taking those skills to each rotation city."

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Manager Residence Hall

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Melissa Morgenstern

Manager Student Billing & Financial Aid

"Finance at MU is a necessary departure from the norm. With our dynamic and human centered approach, students gain practical knowledge and skills to navigate real life situations."

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Manager Student Billing & Financial Aid

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Global Student Life

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Barbara Walder

Global Director, Student Life

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Global Director, Student Life

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Matthew Erskine

Global Director, Student Life

"Learning never ceases for true global citizens. I am proud to support our students on Minerva's global rotation, providing constant, ongoing, deeply-immersed experiential learning."

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Global Director, Student Life

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Jason Lindo, Ed.D.

Global Director, Student Life and City Director, San Francisco

"I am inspired by Minerva’s aim to develop globally-minded and culturally-humbled leaders who can think globally while acting locally to create purposeful change for the future."

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Global Director, Student Life and City Director, San Francisco

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Mara Steiner

Global Director, Student Life and City Director, Buenos Aires

"It is a privilege to work for an organization that fosters critical wisdom as part of its core mission. Walking through this journey with our students is an honor."

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Global Director, Student Life and City Director, Buenos Aires

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Missy Henry

Accommodation Specialist

"Minerva is developing global leaders who will solve tomorrow’s complex problems."

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Accommodation Specialist

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Will Meek, Ph.D.

Global Director of Mental Health and Wellness

"Allow mistakes to guide you forward."

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Global Director of Mental Health and Wellness

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Fall Student Life Staff

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Branden Balenzuela

Milestone Event Production Manager, San Francisco

"“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water in a cup, it becomes a cup… Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water. My Friend.” - Bruce Lee"

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Milestone Event Production Manager, San Francisco

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TJ Kimball

Experiential Education Manager, San Francisco

"I’m inspired by Minerva’s use of hands-on, practical opportunities to merge academic discovery with lived experiences to form a truly holistic education."

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Experiential Education Manager, San Francisco

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Shona Kinzel

Residential Life Manager, San Francisco

"Minerva creates such a diverse class that naturally encourages strong and meaningful relationships. I’m constantly amazed by the curiosity and inclusiveness our students exemplify."

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Residential Life Manager, San Francisco

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David Levi

Civic Engagement & Partnerships Manager, San Francisco

"Minerva is a unique example of walking the walk by applying transformative thinking to education. It’s wonderful to work with partners who share this spirit."

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Civic Engagement & Partnerships Manager, San Francisco

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Hoang-Anh Vu

Graduate Assistant, San Francisco

"Endure while you can and enjoy when you must."

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Graduate Assistant, San Francisco

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Nicole “Lenny” Aisemberg

Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

"I’m honored to be a part of a team that designs taylor-made meaningful experiences to engage with my hometown and that will become life-lasting memories for Minerva students."

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Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

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Laura Corallini

Senior Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

"Being part of Minerva means being challenged and inspired, daily. It also gives me hope in the possibility of a world (a better one) that most of us are unable to imagine."

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Senior Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

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Lui Stegman

Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

"Minerva means the opportunity to challenge every idea and be ready to get involved. It's inspiring to be around so many people that are open (and eager) to change and reflect."

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Experiential Education Manager, Buenos Aires

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Dr. Fabian Triskier

Psychiatrist, Buenos Aires

"Quoting Violeta Parra, Chilean poet: “Minerva is like the yeast of the bread that will come out of the oven with all its tastiness.”"

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Psychiatrist, Buenos Aires

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Ignacio “Nacho” de Witte

Residence Life Manager, Buenos Aires

"By helping others grow, you grow yourself, the important part is the journey, not the destination. Happy to work alongside talented and dedicated people, on whom I can rely."

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Residence Life Manager, Buenos Aires

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Jan de Witte

Student Life Assistant, Buenos Aires

"Minerva inspires and challenges students out of their comfort zones, which sets them on the right path for growth."

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Student Life Assistant, Buenos Aires

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Fangyun Hsu

City Director, Taipei

"Innovative ways of learning, working and living - I’m excited to see how Minerva students are prepared for life and for an unpredictable future."

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City Director, Taipei

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Ivy Lee

Residential Life Manager, Taipei

"Learning starts with living."

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Residential Life Manager, Taipei

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Shuier Zhang

Experiential Education Manager, Taipei

"Minerva’s innovative education approach is creating future leaders with cross-cultural competence and interpersonal fluency as a default."

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Experiential Education Manager, Taipei

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Jessica Varghese Kottarathil

City Director, Hyderabad

"Gravitate towards opportunities which are visionary in providing inspiring experiences by learning from the world around us."

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City Director, Hyderabad

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Baijesh Ramesh

Mental Health Advisor

"Minerva is building an ecosystem for future leaders to thrive in this era. It's an honor and privilege to be able to contribute to and learn from the Minerva experience."

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Mental Health Advisor

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Fabrizia Sacerdoti

Mental Health Advisor

"Being a real global citizen, understanding different cultures and learning deeply about yourself during the journey."

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Mental Health Advisor

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McKenna Zerfas

Mental Health Advisor

"Nurturing yourself as a whole person, mental health included, is a vital part of the Minerva journey."

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Mental Health Advisor

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Global Student Services

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Susan Christopher, Ph.D.

Prohibited Sexual Conduct Policy Coordinator

"Minerva students, faculty and staff form a truly diverse community who share a common respect for all forms of gender and sexual identities and expression."

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Prohibited Sexual Conduct Policy Coordinator

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Erin Erskine

Student Services Coordinator

"Minerva offers such a unique opportunity to completely challenge your way of thinking - socially, professionally and academically - through an amazing immersive global experience."

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Student Services Coordinator

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