Administration

Center Administration

Adela Pineda
Director
(617) 353-6206
adelapfp@bu.edu

Elizabeth Amrien
Assistant Director
(617) 358-0919
edamrien@bu.edu

Yahia Bakour
Undergraduate Program Assistant (website & calendars)
(352) 650-8643
yehia234@bu.edu

Erin Lim
Undergraduate Program Assistant (newsletter & social media)
(201) 220-7267
syl910@bu.edu

Student Affairs and Services

Katie Steele
Director of Student Affairs and Services
s
teelek@bu.edu

As the Director of Student Affairs and Services, Katie is responsible for overseeing the Graduate and Undergraduate Offices and for advancing initiatives related to enrollment, academic planning, curricular & co-curricular opportunities, advising, and career development.  She values diversity in all forms and strives to promote efforts to enhance students’ sense of belonging and inclusion.  Katie works with the leadership of the Pardee School on strategic planning and collaborates with the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies on policies and procedures that impact student life.

Undergraduate Office Staff

Ashley Glenn
Senior Undergraduate Advisor
Aglenn22@bu.edu

Ashley advises International Relations (IR) majors with the last names L-Z as well as all Middle East/North African and Latin American Studies majors.  She is also currently responsible for managing the Keylor Travel Grants, hiring & supervising student employees, handling transfer credit requests, and collaborating with the Admissions Office to welcome prospective students to the Pardee School.  Ashley and Megan Kerin, Graduate Programs Administrator, co-coordinate the Dean’s Ambassadors program.

Mireille McLaughlin
Senior Undergraduate Advisor
Mfm0520@bu.edu

Mireille advises International Relations (IR) majors with the last names A-K as well as all Europe and Asia Studies majors.  She is also currently responsible for implementing first-year orientation, coordinating the faculty mentor program, updating the Hub course list for IR, and administering the Pardee Honors Program.  Mireille and staff in the Graduate Office co-coordinate the BA/MAIA admissions process.

Graduate Office Staff

Megan Kerin
Graduate Student Affairs Administrator
mkerin@bu.edu

For all students in Pardee MA programs, your academic advisor is Megan Kerin, Graduate Student Affairs Administrator. New students will receive confirmation of their advisor in August, if not before. Students in one of our dual-degree programs (IRJD and IR/MBA) may also have an academic advisor in the relevant partner school.

In addition to academic advising, Megan is responsible for coordinating the MA paper process and graduate language exams, creating the weekly graduate student newsletter, managing prospective student visits and correspondence, and overseeing the Dean’s Ambassadors and Pardee Works programs on the graduate side. Megan also serves as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for the Pardee School.

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Graduate Admissions

The Graduate Admissions Administrator is responsible for managing all aspects of admissions and enrollment in the graduate programs offered by the Pardee School of Global Studies. This includes, though is not limited to, marketing and recruitment efforts, admissions operations, merit aid awards, yield efforts, and long-range planning.  In addition to admissions related responsibilities, the Administrator supports individual students and the larger graduate community through advising, events, programs, and off-campus trips.