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Roxanne Armbruster, Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer

Roxanne ArmbrusterAssistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly Harris, Director of Human Resources

Kimberly HarrisDirector of Human Resources

Kim joined Harvard Law School in May 2016 as the Associate Director of Human Resources. Kim previously served as the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2007 through 2013. She worked at Foley & Lardner LLP, where she was the Human Resources Manager from 2013 until returning to Harvard in 2016. Before embarking on her career at Harvard, Kim held progressive human resources and administrative roles with several law firms, including Burns & Levinson LLP, Fish & Richardson P.C., and Rubin and Rudman LLP. Kim holds an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, and she earned her BA in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Kim holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and a SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certification through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has also earned the Certified Professional Coach credential through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

When she is not in the office, Kim enjoys dining out, traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering at various career day events at her alma maters, Boston Latin School (BLS) and Suffolk University. Kim lives in Dorchester, MA with her husband, and her daughter and son who both attend BLS.

Ngoc Tran, Assistant Director of Human Resources

Ngoc TranAssistant Director of Human Resources

Ngoc Dang Tran joined Harvard Law School in October 2015 as Assistant Director, Human Resources. In her role, she partners with senior leaders, managers and employees in over 20 departments on issues related to talent acquisition, employee engagement, professional development, change management, labor and employee relations. Ngoc has a passion for establishing and cultivating relationships which has led her to pursue a rewarding career in Human Resources. Prior to joining HLS, Ngoc has held progressive HR roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bain & Company and Boston Medical Center.

Ngoc holds a Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resources Management. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College (Anassa Kata!). Ngoc was fortunate enough to receive a full-tuition scholarship through the Posse Foundation, of which she is a fiercely proud Alumnae and gives back through volunteer opportunities. Outside of work, Ngoc is a travel enthusiast, especially internationally. She once flew over 51,000 miles in one year. Exploring new food is another favorite pastime for Ngoc. She can be found plotting her next journey to food heaven.

James Estrella, Assistant Director, Human Resources

James EstrellaAssistant Director, Human Resources

Carolynn Miller, Assistant Director, Human Resources

Carolynn MillerAssistant Director, Human Resources

Trina BurrousAllSource Recruiter

Trina joined HLS in September 2017 as Recruiting Manager and serves as the point of contact and subject matter expert for full cycle recruitment of staff positions. Prior to joining HLS, Trina was a Recruiter with Harvard Medical School working with a diverse portfolio of client departments including the Basic Sciences, Comparative Medicine, External Education, IT, Programs In Medical Education and Sponsored Programs. Trina prides herself on ensuring a positive recruitment experience for both hiring managers and candidates alike. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute. Outside the office, Trina lives in Boston with her husband and enjoys exploring the city, day tripping to the beach and planning new travel destinations. She can regularly be found running along the Charles River, training to participate in endurance events including sprint triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

Lauren Reed, HR Programs Specialist

Lauren ReedHR Programs Specialist

Lauren joined Human Resources in the fall of 2013. She works primarily with recruitment and all-staff events. She enjoys connecting with staff at the beginning of their HLS journey as well as working on events that bring the whole staff together to celebrate various milestones and accomplishments. Additionally, she hopes to help employees learn about and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities available to help them flourish both in and out of the workplace. Lauren's background is in psychology and history. Prior to coming to HLS, she was a history teacher and coach. Outside of the office, Lauren teaches indoor cycle and bootcamp classes.

Karen Gray, HRIS Manager

Karen GrayHRIS Manager

Sharona Bollinger, HRIS Assistant

Sharona BollingerHRIS Assistant

Sharona joined Harvard Law School Human Resources in May 2018 as the Human Resources Information Systems Assistant. She processes employee information and is here to answer questions regarding payroll and other concerns. She hopes to see a changing and continually progressive landscape and all variations of individual development within the HLS community. Sharona holds a BA in History and Art History from Williams College and a MA in Film and Media Studies from Emory University. She spends her free time watching movies, listening to podcasts, cooking, and battling squirrels over the health and well-being of her herb garden.