Graduate Field Coordinator, Department of Global Development
Alex is an administrator who supports two CALS graduate programs, the PhD program in the field of Development Sociology and the MPS program in Global Development. Working closely with both programs’ Directors of Graduate Studies, Professors Terry Tucker, Maricelis Acevedo (MPS co-directors) and John W. Sipple, she oversees the administrative processes of admission, student funding, student orientation and recognition. She is also always available to provide advising support to help the graduate students fulfil the Cornell graduate school administrative requirements. As foreign-born herself, she strives to welcome and support international students as they navigate the ins and outs of the American system.
Prior to her current position, Alex served as Director of a cooperative Nursery School in the Ithaca area. Alex spent the early times of her career as a PhD-level research scientist and worked in that capacity in Europe and in several US research institutions.