Staff

The MET International team is responsible for working with Metropolitan College’s academic departments to develop and implement Metropolitan College’s internationally oriented academic programs in Boston, as well as for fostering the College’s strategic collaborations with organizations abroad.

NEUS CODINA, Executive Director

Email: ncodina@bu.edu     Phone: +1 (617) 358-2599

Neus joined the MET International team in 2006 as an admissions manager. In her current role as executive director, she oversees the development and implementation of College-wide international initiatives. Working closely with partner institutions and academic departments at MET, Neus manages the administration of graduate and undergraduate partnership programs. She leads the student services team in all aspects of positive student experiences—from the admissions process to advising, support, and integration. A former study abroad student herself, Neus is well aware of the special needs international students have while in a different country and culture.

A native of Spain, Neus has a degree in English Literature from Universitat de Barcelona. After teaching English language, literature, and culture in a Spanish high school, she moved to the Boston area to pursue a master’s degree in Human Resources Counseling at Northeastern University. Her career shifted from academia to the industry sector when she was hired as a technical translator in a software localization company. Neus’s diverse set of skills comes from her work as a translator, project manager, recruiter, and HR manager. A speaker of three languages, Neus loves photography, traveling, and cooking. She currently lives in Wellesley with her husband, two daughters, and much-loved English cocker spaniel.

KATHERINE DUNKERLEY, Director for International Initiatives

Email: kld2@bu.edu      Phone: +1 (617) 358-2837

Kate has been an integral member of the MET International team since 2007, managing international partnership development for MET and cultivating new academic pathways for MET International students. Kate’s diverse expertise includes developing an ESL tutoring program for migrant and refugee communities in southern Colorado and managing the administration of U.S. Department of State grants for international high school students with CIEE Boston. Kate’s extensive work in the field of international education makes her an essential resource for the entire MET International team.

Since earning a BA from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Kate has completed an MA in Political Science from SUNY Albany and an EdM in Higher Education Administration from Boston University. A speaker of Spanish and Slovak, Kate has serious international travel under her belt, from studying abroad in Mexico and volunteering in Guatemala to teaching English in Slovakia.

MIRIAM EVANGELISTA, Program Manager

Email: meva85@bu.edu      Phone:  +1 (617) 358-4126

Miriam joined MET International in 2019 as the Program Manager for the Student Services team. She leads the day-to-day operations of application cycles and delivery and implementation of academic programs, in addition to supporting international partner student enrollments across MET College academic departments from point of interest through the end of the study period.

Born and raised in Italy, Miriam earned a BA in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Milan, an MA in International Relations from the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and an EdM from Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. Her previous experience in international education includes working at ELS Language Center as an international student advisor and at the BU School of Law as the senior program coordinator for Graduate and International Programs, where she advised international students and organized student events in support of study abroad. In her free time, Miriam enjoys cooking, playing tennis, traveling and learning about new cultures.

HELEN HASSINGER, Administrative Coordinator

Email: hassinge@bu.edu      Phone:  +1 (617) 358-6110

Helen joined MET International as Administrative Coordinator in 2018 after graduating from the Boston University Opera Institute.  She began working for MET International in 2014 as a graduate student assistant.  In her current role, she provides a full range of operational support for the department’s programs, including event planning, application processing, and managing internal and external inquiries with students, institutional partners, and other offices within the University. 

A native of Wisconsin, Helen received her BA in Music with a Minor in Women’s Studies from St. Olaf College, where she studied abroad in Ireland, and toured in Spain and Morocco with the St. Olaf Orchestra.  She also holds an MM in Voice Performance and a Certificate in Opera Performance from Boston University.  In her free time, Helen enjoys exploring Boston’s historical landmarks, baking, and practicing her Chinese-speaking skills.