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Rosina Miller

Rosina Miller, Stanford in New York

Rosina S. Miller (she/her/hers) is the founding director of Stanford in New York. Working for more than 25 years in experiential education, Rosina previously served on the faculty and then as executive director of The Philadelphia Center, an off-campus study program founded by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and one of the nation's earliest programs dedicated to academic internships and learning in an urban environment. Rosina is also a co-founder of a successful charter school in Philadelphia that features a Spanish language immersion program and a commitment to global citizenship. For 9 years, Rosina served in various leadership positions on the school’s Board of Trustees, including president.

Rosina holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Folklore and Folklife and has researched, presented, and published on urban social change efforts. She is passionate about cities, urban cultural expression, experiential learning, and helping students integrate their personal, professional, and academic development.

Read an exclusive interview with Rosina S. Miller

Mika Bouvard

Mika Bouvard, Stanford in New York

Mika Bouvard (she/her/hers) manages the internship program as well as alumni relations. Mika has broad experience in the financial services industry from her work at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan to working in France for a venture capital firm. She has extensive experience in education through leadership positions at NYC Independent Schools and as a board member of Stanford Women’s Network in New York. She holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Science, Technology and Society from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. 

Tatiana Rivera

Tatiana Rivera, Stanford in New York

Tatiana Rivera (she/her/hers) manages all finance and operations administration. Tatiana has been working higher education for over 6 years, serving as Program Manager for Columbia Journalism School, Program Administrator for Division of Programs in Business at NYU School of Professional Studies and Program Manager of Adult Education at The New York Botanical Garden. In her many roles, Tatiana has gained expertise in program development, curriculum streamlining, event planning and budgeting.

Tatiana holds a M.F.A in Playwriting from Columbia University, School of the Arts, where her thesis play, Finding Damascus, explored themes of religion, identity, family, and faith. She is an active volunteer with New York Cares, Monday Night Hospitality, and PAWS NY.

Cassie Peña

Cassie Peña (she/her/hers) is the current Program Associate and serves as the student life point person for the program’s participants. She graduated with a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in the spring of 2022. While an undergraduate, she worked for the Bing Overseas Studies Program in various student leadership roles, served as an Outdoor Trip Leader for the Stanford Adventure Program, and participated in the student-run Stanford Concert Network as both financial officer and a producer. She is now preparing to apply to graduate school in pursuit of a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Faculty in Residence

Each quarter, one Stanford professor serves as Faculty in Residence in each of the BOSP program locations. These faculty teach classes in their own disciplines, developing courses that incorporate unique features of the local culture and environment or that provide comparative perspectives on a particular topic. View a list of current and future faculty.

Stanford in New York, Winter 2021-22 Faculty in Residence

Jonathan Berger

Jonathan Berger, Stanford in New York

Jonathan Berger is the Denning Family Provostial Professor in Music at Stanford University, where he teaches composition, music theory, and cognition at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Jonathan is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 winner of the Rome Prize. He was the founding co-director of the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA, now the Stanford Arts Institute) and founding director of Yale University’s Center for Studies in...

Spring 2021-22 Faculty in Residence

Jennifer DeVere Brody

Jennifer Brody, Stanford in New York

Jennifer DeVere Brody graduated with a B.A. in Victorian Studies from Vassar College and did her graduate work in English and American Literature at the University of Pennsylvania which awarded her the Thurgood Marshall Prize for Academics and Community Service. Her scholary essays have appeared in Theatre Journal, Signs, Genders, Callaloo, Screen, Text and Performance Quarterly and in numerous edited volumes. Her books, Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity and Victorian Culture...

Autumn 2021-22 Faculty in Residence

Kay Kostopoulos

Kay Kostopoulos, Stanford in New York

Kay Kostopoulos directs and teaches acting, acting pedagogy, musical theater, voice, speech, and Shakespeare in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) and Continuing Studies Program at Stanford University. She teaches “Acting with Power” at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and has coached for the Knight Fellows Journalism Program, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Department of English. Kay has created and directed many training programs for


Ben Allanson

Ben Allanson, Stanford in New York

Ben Allanson spent the past 8 years working in the financial services industry. He has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. As a Stanford undergraduate, he studied Political Science and Classics and played rugby. He has served on the boards of several Stanford alumni groups.


Mohammed Badi

Mohammed Badi, Stanford in New York

Mohammed Badi is the Chief Strategy Officer at American Express. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s medium-to-long term enterprise-wide strategy, running the company’s long-range planning process and ensuring alignment between the enterprise strategy, business unit strategies and the M&A strategy. Prior to joining American Express in October 2018, Dr. Badi was Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led the firm’s global Payments...

Emily Bell

Emily Bell, Stanford in New York

Emily Bell is founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism and a leading thinker, commentator and strategist on digital journalism. 

Established in 2010, the Tow Center has rapidly built an international reputation for research into the intersection of technology and journalism. The majority of Bell’s career was spent at Guardian News and Media in London working as an award-...

Matt Boggie

Matthew Boggie, Stanford in New York

Matt is a leading thinker and practitioner in the application of new technologies to media. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at theSkimm, a company focused on helping millennial women live smarter lives. He has most recently worked as the Chief Technology Officer and part of the founding team for Axios, the news and information start-up. Prior to that he was the Director of the New York Times’ Research and Development Lab, where he had...

Jonathan Bronson

Jonathan Bronson, Stanford in New York

Dr. Bronson is an investor in the D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments group (DESRI), focused on the development of utility scale solar and wind projects. Prior to DESRI, Jon was a Vice President in D. E. Shaw’s Risk group. Jon was also COO of the Health Tech startup Betterpath (now Backpack Health) and a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group. Jon earned his PhD in computational biology from Columbia...

Richard Gowan

Richard Gowan, Stanford in New York

Richard Gowan is an analyst and commentator on international affairs based in New York, specializing in crisis management and the United Nations. He is a senior policy fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations and teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In recent years, he has acted a consultant to the United Nations and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is also a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on...

Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson, Stanford in New York

Danielle Jackson is deeply committed to bringing discrete people, ideas, and disciplines together. She is the co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, an internationally-recognized gallery and educational space that uses photojournalism and documentary film to create conversation on social change.  Formerly, she ran the cultural department at Magnum Photos NY where she coordinated a range of lectures, traveling exhibitions and retrospectives for museums, universities, and photo...

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Joshua Jelly Schapiro, Stanford in New York

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Knopf, 2016) and the co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (California, 2016).  He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and his work has also appeared in The New YorkerHarper'sThe BelieverThe Nation...

Chiseche Mibenge

Chiseche Mibenge

Chiseche Salome Mibenge is an expert in gender and human rights. For two decades she has worked in the field of human rights education and served as a researcher and consultant in post conflict societies, addressing the issue of conflict related sexual violence and access to justice for survivors. In her current role, Chiseche is the Director for Gender Initiatives at Episcopal Relief & Development, the humanitarian response of the Episcopal Church. She provides the organization with...

Mark Oldman

Mark Oldman, Stanford in New York

Cofounder of career portal, Mark Oldman has authored nine books, including the best-selling America’s Top Internships (Random House), The Internship Bible(Random House), and Starting Your Own Business (Houghton Mifflin). He is also one of America's leading wine personalities, having written three books on the subject and speaking frequently at major gastronomic festivals across the country.  A licensed attorney...

Julie Orringer

Julie Orringer, Stanford in New York

Julie Orringer is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridge, a novel, and How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of stories.  She is a graduate of Cornell University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Stegner Fellowship Program at Stanford, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cullman Center...

James S. Russell

James Russell, Stanford in New York

James S. Russell, FAIA, is the Director, Design Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Department of Design and Construction, where his current work engages sustainability, resilience, equity and healthy living.  He has written for numerous publications as an architecture critic and journalist, including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He was the architecture critic at Bloomberg News and a long-time editor at Architectural Record magazine. He blogs at ...