The Harvard Law School HR Team strives to provide a rewarding, supportive, and dynamic work experience for our employees. Through thoughtful partnership, collaboration and people expertise, we endeavor to inspire and develop our workforce in their efforts to fulfill their personal and professional goals.

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HLS Human Resources Team

Roxanne Armbruster, Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer

Roxanne ArmbrusterAssistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer

Roxanne joined Harvard Law School as our new Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer in July of 2019. Roxanne is a member of the HLS senior management team and serves as a key advisor to the Dean and the broader school community. She directs our human resources team, oversees all operational aspects of human resources at HLS, and works closely with University-wide human resource leaders, including Harvard Human Resources.

Roxanne has nearly two decades of experience in human resources and business operations across a variety of settings. Most recently she served as the Director of Business Operations at Ropes & Gray LLP after transitioning from the firms' human resources department. Before her time at Ropes & Gray, Roxanne worked at TJX Companies in Framingham as a Human Resources Business Partner. She began her career in human resources on active duty in the United States Coast Guard, where she served for eight years. Roxanne holds an M.S. in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a concentration in Human Resources, and a B.S. in Leadership, from Northeastern University.
Roxanne lives in Holden with her husband, Joe and her three children. She enjoys skiing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Stacey Emerton, Director of Human Resources

Stacey EmertonDirector of Human Resources

Stacey joined the HLS HR team in February 2020. Stacey is the HR Director, leading the HR Business Partner and Generalist client services team. She has nine years of experience in human resources across higher education and industry fields. Most recently she served as the HR Business Partner at Sloan Valve Company. Before her time at Sloan, Stacey worked at Lakes Region Community College and Arrow Electronics, in HR Business Partner roles. She began her career in human resources at the University of Denver. Stacey holds an MPS in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Denver, and a BS in Business Administration from Marquette University.
When she isn't working on all things HR, she enjoys working out, golfing, riding her Peloton bike, and playing with her dog, Brady.

Rachel GallagherHuman Resources Business Partner

Lauren George, Human Resources Business Partner

Lauren GeorgeHuman Resources Business Partner

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.

Dalila Santos, Human Resources Business Partner

Dalila SantosHuman Resources Business Partner

Karen Gray, Assistant Director, HRIS

Karen GrayAssistant Director, HRIS

Trina Burrous, Talent Acquisition Partner

Trina BurrousTalent Acquisition Partner

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.

Monique Henriques, Talent Acquisition Partner

Monique HenriquesTalent Acquisition Partner

Monique joined HLS in June 2021 as a Talent Acquisition Partner. Prior to joining HLS, Monique worked in Industry for 18 years and most recently shifted gears in 2018 to work in Higher Education as a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Dartmouth College. Her recruitment portfolio included supporting Arts & Sciences, Library, Provost, Advancement, Thayer School of Engineering and Graduate Studies. Monique's ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment has been both a personal and professional goal. In addition, she prides herself on ensuring the hiring manager and candidate have an exceptional recruiting experience.

Ciara Swan, HR Generalist

Ciara SwanHR Generalist

Ciara joined the HLS HR team in December of 2019. Currently serving as the HR Generalist, she helps to support staff through transitional periods such as return to campus, leave of absence, workers compensation, and can assist with all student hire related items. Ciara is passionate about providing the best client experience while playing her part in the development and journey of each individual she meets. Outside of the office, she enjoys all things fitness and music related; you can find her doing a Peloton workout or crafting the perfect playlist. A cup of coffee and a good laugh are an every day necessity in her book!

Gloria Alonzo, Human Resources Program Specialist

Gloria AlonzoHuman Resources Program Specialist

Gloria joined Harvard Law School in January of 2020 as an HR Programs Specialist. Her focus at HLS is fostering community engagement through effective communications and cultivated programming. Her goal is to provide opportunities for all HLS employees to develop and thrive both professionally and personally. As a lifelong learner, she strives for continued growth for not only herself, but her colleagues and the institution.
Before her time at HLS, Gloria worked at Wellesley College and MIT, where she specialized in event planning and professional development. Gloria has a background in Theatre and Philosophy and currently lives in Watertown.

Cierra AbramsTalent Acquisition Coordinator

Abe Medeiros, Student Employment Coordinator

Abe MedeirosStudent Employment Coordinator

Martha Pena, Human Resources Assistant

Martha PenaHuman Resources Assistant

Sasha Tulgan, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Program Officer

Sasha TulganDirector of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Program Officer

As the TIX Coordinator for our community, Sasha leads efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment at Harvard Law School, and to support those affected when it happens. She oversees and manages our Title IX processes, and designs education and awareness programs to reduce the incidence of misconduct. Sasha joined HLS from the University of Rochester, where she served as Deputy to the President for three university presidents, and as chief of staff to the University Compliance Committee. In that role she mentored and advised both undergraduate and graduate students, and helped create the university's new Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Prior to her time in higher education, Sasha was a litigation associate at Cooley LLP, where she worked on commercial, employment, bankruptcy and criminal matters in state and federal courts, and previously at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where her pro bono practice focused on family and immigration law. She earlier served as a law clerk to Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Margaret H. Marshall. Sasha earned her JD at Washington University School of Law and her BA from Stanford University. She is admitted to the bar in the states of New York and Massachusetts. Sasha enjoys a cappella music, karaoke, and the cuisine of Mamaleh's Deli.

Edgar Filho, Equal Opportunity Specialist

Edgar FilhoEqual Opportunity Specialist

Carolyn Hubbard, Assistant Director, Student Accessibility and Support

Carolyn HubbardAssistant Director, Student Accessibility and Support

Laurie Lower, Accessibility Services Coordinator

Laurie LowerAccessibility Services Coordinator

Melani BaezYear Up Intern