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, Emma, Noah, and Addison. She enjoys skiing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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 BS 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 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 BachelorÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs 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.
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 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.
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.