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 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 EmertonHuman Resources Business Partner
Stacey joined the HLS HR team in February 2019. Stacey is a Human Resources Business Partner, supporting the clinical programs, Student Practice Organizations (SPOs), and a few research programs across the school. She is the go-to for things related to compensation/benefits, employee relations, talent development, and everything in between!
Stacey has eight 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 (HR and Marketing) from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI).
When she isn't working on all things HR, she enjoys working out, golfing, riding her Peloton bike, and visiting friends & family all around the country.
Carolynn MillerHuman Resources Business Partner
Carolynn (she, hers, with her name pronounced Carol Lynn) joined HLS Human Resources in April 2019. Originally from the beautiful state of Rhode Island, she has called five states home, and is happy to be in southern New England where people root for the correct sports teams: Go Sox, Go Pats, Go Celtics, Go Bruins, Go Revolution! Carolynn enjoys supporting HLS leaders and staff to solve problems and reach goals, all in support of our amazing faculty and students. She is inspired by the social justice research and work of the Law School. Carolynn has a MPA and a MIS degree and has worked primarily in higher education, healthcare, and human services. When not working, she enjoys the arts, day trips and travel, and following New England, collegiate, and Olympic sports. She has visited 35 of the 50 U.S. states and plans to visit the other 15.
Sarah TraubHuman Resources Business Partner
Sarah joined the HLS HR team in March 2020 as a Human Resources Business Partner. Sarah supports a mixture of administrative departments and research programs across HLS. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Sarah most recently served as Director of Human Resource Operations at a Westin hotel property for Marriott International in downtown Boston. She truly enjoys assisting both leaders and staff at HLS make strategic decisions, reach their full potential, solve problems, and support her clients in any way she can. Sarah is originally from New Jersey, but has called Boston home for the past nine years. Outside of work Sarah is passionate about nutrition. She enjoys working out, yoga, cooking, spending time with family and friends, learning new things, and is always up for a good beach day.
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 ReedHuman Resources Generalist
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.
Gloria AlonzoHR Programs Specialist
Gloria joined Harvard Law School in January of 2020 as an HR Programs Specialists. 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.
Swetha TeliHuman Resources Coordinator
Swetha joined Harvard Law School in December 2019 as the Human Resources Coordinator, supporting Recruitment and HRIS functions. Her focus at HLS is on growing and fostering a talented and diverse workforce with an exceptional and inclusive recruitment and onboarding experience. Holding a B.S. in Social Psychology Research, Swetha is dedicated to Operational Development and facilitating creative process improvement in an environment of change and challenge. Swetha is inspired by nature as organically as she is challenge, and so spends her summers camping and hiking New England and her winters snowboarding.
Ciara SwanHuman Resources Assistant
Joining HLS in December of 2019 as the Human Resources Assistant, Ciara serves as the first point of contact in the Human Resources Office. Supporting a range of functions for the CHRO and HR Team, spanning from administrative tasks and project support to employee interactions to recruitment and HRIS, Ciara has a passion to provide the best client experience while fostering the HLS culture of inclusivity and belonging. A recent graduate from Sacred Heart University with a degree in Exercise Science, Ciara is passionate about playing her part in the development and journey of each employee at HLS. Outside of the office, she enjoys all things fitness or music related. A cup of coffee and a good laugh are a necessity every day.
Sasha TulganProgram Officer - Title IX and Equal Employment
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.
Warner SantiagoAssociate Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX Programming
Warner Santiago is the Associate Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX Programming at Harvard Law School. Warner works closely with leaders across HLS constituencies, staff, students, and alumni, to extend and support their efforts to ensure the rights, dignity, and differences of all are both respected and celebrated. Warner serves as the point person at HLS in researching, assessing, developing, and advising on the implementation of leading diversity, belonging, equal opportunity initiatives for staff, and Title IX programming for the HLS community. Moreover, as LGBTQ+ Liaison, Warner provides support to employees seeking specific LGBTQ+ resources while taking a leading role in building a vital link between the Harvard Law School administration and the LGBTQ+ community.
Before his time at HLS, Warner worked in the Seattle Public Schools, where he served as the District Title IX Coordinator. Prior to his service at the Seattle Public Schools, he was a legal advisor for the Women, Business and the Law project at the World Bank Group in Washington, DC. He received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, a J.D. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law, and an M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, and is receiving his Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.