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Megan Barry

Associate Director - Graduate Students Services (PhD & ALIGN)

Meg Barry

Contact

Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
319A Mesesrve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Meg Barry, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • MA in Higher Education and Administration, Boston College
  • BA in Politics, University of Virginia

Biography

Meg Barry is the Associate Director of Graduate Student Services for the PhD and ALIGN programs at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science. Prior to joining Northeastern, Meg worked for Teach for American in Houston, Texas, where she taught 3rd and 5th grade reading. She earned her BA in politics from the University of Virginia, and her MA in higher education and administration from Boston College. Her involvement with the Residential Staff Program while studying at the University of Virginia is what first lead to her interest in education. Meg enjoys working with Northeastern University’s diverse and talented student body, supporting them in both their academic and professional endeavors.

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I attended the University of Virginia where I received a BA in Politics. I later received a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, while working fulltime in a few advising roles.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My passion is advising students throughout their educational journey. I love that my job here at Northeastern includes working directly with students from a variety of backgrounds and supporting their academic and professional goals.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?

The College of Computer and Information Science is a dynamic place, with faculty and students contributing research that will have an important impact upon society both locally and globally. The broad array of research occurring in CCIS puts us at the forefront of advances in technology. I feel very fortunate to support this work through my interactions with students and colleagues.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

I am a Boston native and spent most of my life living here in Massachusetts. Boston is one of my favorite cities and an exciting place for higher education.

What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college?

As an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia I became very involved in the Residential Staff Program and developed an interest in working in education. During that experience I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in higher education. I love the combination of counseling, programming, and strategic planning involved in academic advising.