Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs

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.

Staff

Kevin Boehm

Kevin Boehm

Kevin Boehm, Senior Associate Director

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.  Kevin never left!  He now serves as the Associate 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 in Watertown.  Kevin met his wife, Laura, while he was a student at HGSE and she was in the Language & Literacy program!

Kevin's primary responsiblities 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 Coordinator.

Alex Galindo

Alex

Alex Andres Galindo, Office Administrator

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.

Alex obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Harvard Extension School in 2014. 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 oversight of the office budget, student organization support, housing support, and general student assistance.

Lydia Hogan

Lydia Hogan

Lydia Hogan, Program Coordinator, Student Support Services

Lydia joined the Office of Student Affairs 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 coordinating 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 within OSA include supporting students seeking accommodations, collecting and filing student requests, needs, and documentation, and promoting wellness and community through programming.

Tracie Jones

Tracie

Tracie Jones, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Tracie Jones is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.  She joined the Office of Student Affairs in 2011. Prior to coming to HGSE she was the vessel operations coordinator for Amistad America, tracing the slave trade across the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion was forged on that journey while working with the Sankofa study abroad program, engaging college students on facilitating conversations on race, equity, and inclusion.  Tracie holds an M.Ed from Northeastern University, and is a current doctoral student in Higher Education, also at Northeastern.  Tracie also has many years of experience in the corporate world as well.

When she is not at HGSE Tracie is working with Adventure Girlz, her non-profit organization whose mission is to guide at risk adolescent Black girls out of the school to prison pipeline; introducing them to social justice campaigns and adventures such as surfing, zip-lining and sailing.

Tracie's primary responsibilities within OSA include supporting the Equity and Inclusion Fellows Program, expanding conversations related to inclusion and belonging, and ensuring that all members of the HGSE community are welcome and supported.

Andrea Le

andrea

Andrea Le, Program Coordinator, 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 building community within the international student 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.

KellyAnn Robinson

KellyAnn Robinson, 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, and mindfulness trainer. As the Associate Director of Student Support Services, KellyAnn helps students develop tools and strategies for time management, planning and prioritizing, procrastination, avoidance, perfectionism, maintaining healthy boundaries, finding balance with competing priorities, and managing the unique stressors associated with graduate school. KellyAnn also works with students and faculty to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to education under the Americans with Disabilities Act. When not in the office, KellyAnn enjoys spending time with her family and black Labrador Retriever paddle boarding, water skiing, and relaxing in the Thousand Islands.

KellyAnn's primary responsibilities within OSA include, providing academic coaching and social-emotional support for all students and managing the accommodations process by working closely with students, faculty, and staff.