Stanford in New York Faculty and Staff
About the Director
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.
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 (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.
Kevin Martinez (he/him/they) manages outreach for the program, including admissions, recruitment, and marketing engagement. Kevin has worked in partnership with Stanford through his work with The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation and, most recently as Financial Manager for the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). In his five years as a non-profit manager, Kevin has gained a deep understanding of how to partner with students to develop programs that meet their experiential learning needs. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and is an alum of the Bing Overseas Studies Programs in Santiago and Stanford in New York.
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.
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 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 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 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
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 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...
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 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...
Walter Rodriguez Meyer
Walter Meyer is an urban designer, policy advisor, professor at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, and founding Principal of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design, a WBE in Brooklyn, NY. He founded Local Office in 2006 with Harvard GSD classmate Jennifer Bolstad.
Operating between infrastructure, urbanism, and territory, the firm has won awards from across the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, science, and art. Walter has been engaged as a lecturer and visiting critic at Harvard University, Yale, Columbia, Penn, MIT, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute.
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...
Cofounder of career portal Vault.com, 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 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...
Ross Perlin is co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), a non-profit research institute focused on documenting and supporting endangered languages in New York City and beyond. At ELA since 2013, he has edited the Languages of New York City map (www.languagemap.nyc) and managed a variety of projects focused on language documentation, language policy, and public programming around urban linguistic diversity. Himalayan languages are a research focus — for his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Bern, Ross created a trilingual dictionary, a corpus of recordings, and a descriptive grammar of Trung, an endangered language of southwest China, based on several years of fieldwork.