Staff

Courtney Ackerman

Program Manager
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Courtney oversees all program logisitcs and operations of the Advising Programs Office.

Courtney joined the office following a 4 year stint at Harvard Business School. Originally from New Jersey, Courtney graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a Sociology degree. She has lived in the Boston area ever since. Courtney has worked in both non-profit and corporate settings, and is passionate about facilitating educational opportunities for others.

 

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Sarah Espada

Program Coordinator
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Sarah supports all areas of programming for the Advising Programs Office and handles a variety of financial and operational administration for the department.

Prior to joining the APO in December 2018, Sarah worked for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, supporting the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program and before that, the HGSE Admissions Office. Although she spent the previous few years as a stay-at-home mother to her three children, Sarah was excited to return to Harvard where she had held staff positions since 2002, beginning with FAS Media & Technology Services and then in Housing Services at both the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Sarah grew up in Michigan and earned her B.S. from Ithaca College before finding her way to the Boston area.

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p: 617-496-6354

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Marcy Luke Holabaugh

Assistant Director of Administration for AEO, APO, and Gen Ed
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Marcy manages the administrative responsibilities of three groups in the Office of Undergraduate Education, including the Advising Programs Office. In 2005 Marcy started her career at Harvard working with the libraries, later joined the Board of Freshman Advisors, and then for many years served as the House Administrator in Adams House. Prior to working at Harvard, she had a career as fund raiser for the arts and the Girl Scouts. She has a B.S. in Organizational Communication and Leaning System Design from Ithaca College.

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p: 617-495-8121

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Mathavi Jothimurugesan Strasburger

Assistant Director
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Mathavi oversees sophomore advising for the Advising Programs Office. Mathavi joins the office from Agnes Scott College, where she served as a professional academic adviser and oversaw a wide range of programs, including peer advising and dual degree advising in engineering and computer science. Before that, Mathavi worked at Duke University in multiple roles overseeing student academic programs. Mathavi earned her B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is currently working on her Ed.D. at Vanderbilt University

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p: 617-495-2565

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Brooks Lambert-Sluder

Assistant Director
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Brooks oversees first-year advising, including the Board of Freshman Advisers and the Peer Advising Fellows programs.

Brooks completed his B.A. at Harvard.  As an undergraduate, he lived in Canaday Hall and Currier House, and concentrated in History. In 2005, Brooks worked on the Harvard College Curricular Review, in the Harvard College Dean's Office, which led to the creation of the Advising Programs Office (APO). Brooks joined the APO in its inaugural year in 2006, and helped launch the Peer Advising Fellows (PAF) program in 2006-07. Since then, Brooks has helped steer numerous advising related initiatives. Also since 2007, Brooks has served as a freshman proctor. He recently ended his tenure as a proctor in Apley Court in Ivy Yard.

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p: 617-496-0219

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Anne Marie E. Sousa

Director of the Advising Programs Office
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Anne Marie Sousa leads the Advising Programs Office in overseeing academic advising for all undergraduate students at Harvard College. Anne Marie has been an adviser for students since she began working at Harvard College in 2008, first in helping to launch the Program in General Education and then working on academic projects in the Office of Undergraduate Education. Anne Marie is very passionate about academic advising and believes that it is the key that connects students with opportunities inherent in a liberal arts education.

Anne Marie earned her B.A. from Middlebury College where she majored in English, an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before joining Harvard College, Anne Marie worked at Harvard Law School in a variety of student service roles.

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p: 617-495-3580

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