Kevin MoodyAssistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin joined HLS in October 2015 as the new Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he oversees all strategic and operational aspects of the school's staff human resources function. Kevin works closely with the Dean, Dean for Administration, and senior management team on a wide variety of issues related to employment, compensation, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, change management, employee/labor relations, training and development, talent management and policy development.
Prior to joining HLS, Kevin was the Senior Director for Administration at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA. He also held a number of HR management positions during his 14 years at Emory University. Before embarking on his career in human resources and academia, Kevin served in the United States Marine Corps as an air traffic control officer at the rank of Captain.
Kevin attended Emory University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology. He also holds a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School. Kevin is certified in human resources as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute. Kevin currently resides in Cambridge with his wife, Tomika, and two sons.
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.
Bonnie MatthewsAssistant Director, Human Resources
Bonnie joined the Law School Human Resources department in March of 2014. She previously worked in the Dean of Students' Office in Accessibility Services, at The Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, and in Central Human Resources supporting The Arnold Arboretum, The Memorial Church, and The Neiman Foundation for Journalism. She began her Human Resources career in the high tech industry at Nixdorf & Apollo Computer, then moved on to the Massachusetts Port Authority, before arriving in higher education at Harvard. Bonnie enjoys helping people and problem solving. Bonnie received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Lesley College. She has held certifications from World at Work in both Compensation and Benefits (CCP and CBP), the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and a Retirement certificate from Bentley University. Outside of work Bonnie spends her time with family, friends, Jilly and Meeko (her 2 cats), and a long haired chihuahua named Whinny. She loves to travel, especially cruising, and enjoys downhill skiing, going to the movies, and attending all kinds of musical concerts.
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.
James EstrellaAssistant Director, Human Resources
Trina BurrousRecruiting Manager
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.