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Tufts Gordon Institute prides itself on its dedicated staff that provides a high level of service to all its students and faculty. Please contact any of our staff members below with questions – we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

Jessica Bartlett
Program Coordinator
P: 617.627.0665
Jessica coordinates the logistics of our Masters in Engineering Management Program. Jessica supports our faculty and staff with special requests, classroom preparation, and serves as a resource for students. She also supervises our team of enthusiastic student workers and oversees our meal programs. She holds a B.A. in English Writing and Ethnic & Gender Studies from Westfield State University. 

Sasha Bausheva
Admissions Specialist
Sasha serves as the initial point of contact for prospective applicants. She provides information about TGI programs, assists prospective students with the application process, and answers inquiries about admissions policies and procedures. Sasha has previously held roles in admissions at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Penn State University School of International Affairs. She holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies and a master's degree in International Affairs.

Nancy Buczko
Director, Admissions & Marketing
P: 617.627.3117
Nancy plays a lead role in ensuring effective operations and communications at Tufts Gordon Institute. Key areas of responsibility include: finance and administration, marketing and admissions, and alumni and corporate relations.  She also collaborates with faculty and staff to define and implement key strategic initiatives and organizational improvements.  Nancy began her career as a chemist and worked in industry in product development and technical support before coming to Tufts over 17 years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.

Carol Denning
Program Administrator, Entrepreneurship Center
Carol joined the Entrepreneurship Center team as Program Administrator following many years in corporate retail.  She has held a variety of roles in both Planning and Buying, with expertise in the Footwear industry.  Most recently, she was Director of Category Management for Clarks Americas where she led the successful introduction of Kids Footwear to the North American market. She is responsible for event planning and marketing and oversees the Venture Lab. Carol also provides support and guidance to ELS students and faculty. 

MaryAnn DiRamio
Administrative Assistant
P: 617.627.3110
MaryAnn provides support to Tufts Gordon Institute staff, faculty and students. Her administrative duties include coordinating meetings, special events, travel reimbursements, processing paperwork, vendor payments and other finances. She assists students with scheduling project meetings as well as preparation for commencement.

Annika Jensen
Manager, Marketing and Communications
P: 617.627.3112
Annika manages the Gordon Institute’s marketing and communications multi-channel campaigns, including digital marketing, advertising and the overall branded digital presence. She joined the Tufts team after working in the social media, digital and experiential marketing space with brand experience in higher education, entertainment and consumer packaged goods. She holds a B.S. in Motion Pictures/Art from the University of Miami, and a graduate certificate in Children’s Literature from Penn State University.

Rebekah Plotkin
Associate Director, Administration
P: 617.627.6512
Rebekah manages the Gordon Institute's operations, including finance, developing policies and processes, and student and faculty administration. Rebekah brings several years of  nonprofit management experience to Tufts and holds a B.A. in International Studies from American University and an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

Meghan Smith
Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist
P: 617.627.2004
Meghan works with the marketing and admissions team to raise awareness about the Gordon Institute through digital outreach efforts, including website content, email marketing, and social media, and helps share the stories of Gordon Institute students, faculty, and staff. She comes to Tufts from the Harvard University South Asia Institute. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College.