Brandeis International Business School

Office of Academic Affairs and Student Experience Staff

Connect with OAASE staff at oaase@brandeis.edu to learn more about our graduate programs and the student experience at Brandeis International Business School.

Meredith Robitaille

Meredith Robitaille

Assistant Dean
mrobitai@brandeis.edu 
she/her

Outside of work, Meredith enjoys musical theater, traveling with her family and reading children's fantasy novels with her two sons.

What students can come to me for: Dual Degree advising, IBSSA staff advisor

Minna Ha

Minna Ha

Assistant Director
minnaha@brandeis.edu
she/her

Minna is from New Jersey and is a double eagle from Boston College. She did her master’s in International Higher Education and has experience working with study abroad programs. Outside of work, Minna enjoys traveling (33 countries and counting!), fishing, camping, and playing board games.

What students can come to me for: MA International Economics and Finance Advising, study abroad opportunities.

Lauren Hasselriis-Ghom

Lauren Hasselriis-Ghom

Senior Assistant Director
lhghom@brandeis.edu
she/her

Outside of work, Lauren loves to travel, read, be outdoors and spend time with her family and friends.

What students can come to me for: PhD Program Advisor and TA and RA hiring for undergraduate business and graduate business school courses.

Pin-lun Lee

Pin-Lun Lee

International Student Counselor
arlenlee@brandeis.edu

Outside of work, Pin-Lun likes to play basketball with his Brandeis colleagues and students in Gosman. You can always stop by his office and invite him to play basketball with you.

What students can come to me for: Counsel students with their life/academic/career experience.

Andrea Luna

Andrea Luna

Department Coordinator
aluna@brandeis.edu 

she/her

Andrea grew up in Texas and is a Brandeis graduate. She enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her family, cats and friends.

What students can come to me for: Undergraduate Business & Economics, UDR Coordination.

Alex Mainardi

Alex Mainardi

Assistant Director
alexmainardi@brandeis.edu
they/them

Alex is originally from Virginia and completed their M.Ed. in Higher Education this past May at the University of Virginia. Prior to this, they worked at a non-profit organization in Washington, DC specializing in college access and financial aid. Outside of work, Alex enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

What students can come to me for: Master of Science in Finance advising, student clubs and organizations

Karen Muise

Karen Muise

Senior Associate Director
kmuise@brandeis.edu

she/her

Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time at the beach and up the mountains in New Hampshire, spending time with family and friends and volunteering with the Waltham Woman's Club.

What students can come to me for: MSF, Undergraduate Business.

Alexandra Valdez

Alexandra Valdez

Assistant Director
alexandravaldez@brandeis.edu
she/her

Alexandra is first generation and was born and raised in Boston. She has experience supporting students in transitions when applying to colleges and advising at a community college. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys working out, roller skating, traveling and spending time in the sun.

What students can come to me for: MBA Advising, DEIS Scholar Programing.

Kapik Yeung

Kapik Yeung

Associate Director
kyeung@brandeis.edu 
she/her

Prior to Brandeis, Kapik worked in international student advising at Northeastern University. Outside of work, Kapik enjoys trying new foods, exploring new places in the MA area, and spending time with family and friends.

What students can come to me for: Exchange Advisor, OAASE events, Orientation Leadership Fellows, Orientation Activities, Student Programming Board, Graduate student clubs at the International Business School.

Julia Zeigler

Julia Zeigler

Associate Director
zeigler@brandeis.edu
she/her

Julia grew up in Massachusetts and earned her master's in Intercultural Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. Outside of work, Julia enjoys exercising, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

What students can come to me for: MSBA Advising, Commencement Activities, OAASE DEI Programming.