The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) encourages and supports student success by providing a variety of support services, programs, and activities to enhance and complement students' academic and co-curricular experience. Click each staff members' name below to learn more about them and their work in the Office of Student Affairs.
Kevin Boehm, Director of Student Affairs
Kevin Boehm is a 2007 HGSE graduate in the Learning and Teaching Program. His career in Student Affairs was launched when he did a FEP (Field Experience Placement) in the Office of Student Affairs in the spring 2007 semester. He now serves as the Director of Student Affairs. His main points of focus in OSA include Orientation, student organizations, Title IX programming, community activities, and general student support. When not in the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 daughters at their home just outside of Cambridge. Kevin met his wife, Laura, while he was a student at HGSE and she was in the Language & Literacy program!
Kevin's primary responsibilities within OSA include supporting student organizations, building community, navigating resources at HGSE and Harvard University, and general student support. Kevin also serves as a student Title IX Resource Coordinator.
Alex Andres Galindo, Assistant Director of Student Diversity Initiatives
Alex, originally from Colombia, moved to Boston in 2001. He has been a member of the HGSE community since 2008 when he managed the school’s café. He joined the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in 2009 as the Office’s Staff Assistant. He later became the Office Administrator in 2011 and Assistant Director for Student Diversity Initiatives in 2020.
Alex obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Harvard Extension School in 2014 and his Masters Degree from HGSE in 2020. He is a very friendly and customer service focused individual. He is skillful in project management, event budgeting, planning, logistics, and execution.
Alex is very passionate about health and wellness, and work-life-balance. He is an avid indoor rock-climber and loves talking (and promoting) to students about all the great Harvard benefits and perks!
Alex's primary responsibilities within OSA include designing and implementing programs and supports for students to increase their skills and knowledge base around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Andrea Le, Assistant Director for Community Building & International Student Support
Andrea’s background is in international education and she worked at Suffolk University for over three years in a variety of student-facing roles within the Center for International Programs and Services. Most recently, Andrea served as the Exchange Student Program Manager, overseeing the inbound and outbound exchange of students with Suffolk’s partner universities around the world. She also worked as an International Student Advisor at Suffolk, helping international students to navigate the transition to university life in the United States. Andrea graduated from Suffolk University in 2017 with her M.Ed in Higher Education.
A former ballerina, Andrea enjoys teaching ballet in her spare time to aspiring young dancers. She also loves to travel and has spent time living and teaching English abroad in both Spain and Costa Rica.
Andrea's primary responsibilities within OSA include working with students to build community, advocating on behalf of international students, collaborating with the Harvard International Office on issues related to visas, and general student support. Andrea also serves as a Title IX Coordinator for students.
Crystal Quintanilla, Student Affairs Administrator
Crystal joined the Office of Student Affairs team in 2021. Before HGSE, Crystal worked at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, where she supported two senior faculty, their labs, and biomedical innovation programs. Crystal earned a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in 2016. The focus of her ethnographic research project at Lesley was on identity transformation in Salvadoran immigrants living in the Boston area.
In her free time, Crystal volunteers with Enroot, a Cambridge-based non-profit dedicated to empowering immigrant students in high school and college through mentoring and tutoring. Whether it is through travel or gaming, Crystal welcomes adventure. She enjoys exploring the many wonderful hiking trails New England has to offer, with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Flint.
Crystal's primary responsibilities include finance management, overseeing department communications, and supporting student organizations. She also serves as the housing resource and information coordinator.
KellyAnn Robinson, Senior Associate Director of Student Support Services
KellyAnn has spent her career working with students as a clinician, advisor, researcher, academic coach, and administrator supporting diversity and ability inclusion in higher education. She did her graduate work in speech-language pathology and disability services in higher education, earned her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is a certified social justice mediator, academic coach, mindfulness trainer and is currently pursuing a masters degree in mental health counseling with a focus on student well-being in higher education. As the Senior Associate Director of Student Support Services, KellyAnn provides comprehensive support to students experiencing mental health issues, transition and adjustment difficulty, personal, and health challenges that impact a student’s ability to be successful. KellyAnn is responsible for oversight, development, coordination, and delivery of the Academic Coaching Program, Accessibility and Accommodations, and the HGSE system of early identification of students in distress; the I Notice I Care. In addition, KellyAnn serves as a resource and consultant to faculty, staff, and students on recognizing and responding to students at risk, and develops and implements student support programs that enhance the quality of student experience in a richly diverse environment.
KellyAnn’s work prioritizes the safety of the student and others in the community; respects student agency, encourages resilience, and facilitates personal development; student mental health and well-being and student success.
Lydia Hogan, Student Support Services Coordinator
Lydia started at HGSE in 2019 as the Student Support Services Program Coordinator. She has a background in mental health and wellness programming, suicide prevention training, sexual health education, and destigmatizing mental health services. Prior to joining the OSA team, Lydia worked in the Counseling Center at MCPHS University for 5 years managing passive and active wellness programming, outreach, and trainings for students. She has a Master’s in Public Health from MCPHS University with a focus on community mental health and wellness, as well as a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Deaf Studies from Boston University. In her free time Lydia enjoys traveling, cooking, and volunteering with local community organizations.
Lydia's primary responsibilities include supporting KellyAnn Robinson in coordinating accommodations, academic coaching, and promoting wellness and community through programming.
Indra Acharya, Academic Coach
A recent graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education (Education Policy Managemnt), Indra was born and raised in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp in Nepal, where his family sought refuge from ethnic cleansing. As a child in exile and as early as the age of five, he led several advocacy and leadership initiatives focused on children/human rights and educational opportunities. Indra views his coaching work as supporting students' academic success by enabling them to work through the challenges using their own talents, skills, and strengths. Indra is excited to serve as an Academic Coach and work with students in navigating the challenges they are experiencing.
Samuel Odamah, Academic Coach
A recent graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education (Arts and Education), Samuel immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. After High School, Samuel served in the United States Marine Corps reserve for six years. He is one of the co-founders of CityLab HS – the first public high school with a Design focus in downtown Dallas. Samuel has spent ten years in higher education within student and academic services, faculty support, and teaching. Samuel is excited to join the Academic Coaching Program at HGSE.