Meet our Staff
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.
Rita coordinates program aspects with students and administration and provides support for program logistics. Rita earned a master’s in Education Policy and Management from Harvard and a BS in Biology from UCLA. Rita brings her experience as a former math teacher, school administrator, and operations leader in K-12 schools to her work at Tufts.
Director, Admissions & Marketing
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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Wei implements marketing campaigns across the Gordon Institute’s communication channels and works to highlight the Institute through creative development and community engagement. He comes to Tufts with an educational and experiential background in public relations, integrated marketing communications, and business operations. Wei holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Program Administrator, Entrepreneurship Center
Carol plans and manages Derby Entrepreneurship Center events including business plan competitions, workshops, and a variety of entrepreneurial seminars and events. Carol oversees the Entrepreneurship Center's marketing including program literature, social media content, and department communications. Carol provides administration of the Entrepreneurship Minor. She joined Tufts following a career in corporate retail merchandising. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts.
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.
Idicula helps educate, mentor, and coach Tufts students as well as creates innovative programming for the Derby Entrepreneurship Center. Outside of Tufts, Idicula is the co-founder and CEO of Hera Health Solutions, a pharmaceutical device company that specializes in the research, development, and commercialization of long-acting therapeutics through their proprietary bioerodible drug delivery implants. He joined Tufts Gordon Institute with over eight years of experience in scaling startups, entrepreneurship, accelerator coaching, venture capital, medical device/pharmaceutical and SAAS innovations and has led startups to raise millions of dollars in venture capital funding. Idicula holds a degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Manager, Marketing and Communications
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.
Associate Director, Programs & Operations
Jill shares responsibility for managing Tufts Gordon Institute’s administration and operations as well as managing and developing programs. She has program management experience in higher education from previous positions at Tufts University and McGill University. Jill’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility grew also from her work experience at for-profit and non-profit organizations practicing sustainability, her M.Sc. in Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies, and her B.Comm. in Social Context of Business from McGill University.
Assistant Director, Admissions
Ethan leads the implementation of the Gordon Institute’s recruitment plan. He serves as the primary point of contact for prospective students, plans and conducts admissions programs, represents TGI at off-campus recruitment events, and evaluates applications for admission. He also develops recruitment strategies and collaborates with the marketing team to develop recruitment materials for prospective students. Ethan started his career in undergraduate admissions at Lafayette College before coming to Tufts. He holds a bachelor’s degree from DeSales University and a master’s degree from Lehigh University.
Manager, External Relations
Sarah engages alumni, builds strategic partnerships, and supports student career development at the Gordon Institute. She has worked in the private sector and the Fletcher School at Tufts focused on human resources, training and development, and career services. Sarah has worked and lived abroad in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Beijing, China. She holds a B.A. in American Studies and an M.A. in Museum Education from Tufts University.
Director, Programs & Operations
Will serves as the senior administrative leader of Tufts Gordon Institute and has overall responsibility for administrative and operational functions, including finance, personnel administration, faculty services and support, student services, research administration, facilities and property management, and health and safety. He is the primary liaison with other offices within the School of Engineering and Tufts University and serves to represent Tufts Gordon Institute and its administrative concerns as appropriate. Will's background is in marketing and higher education, and he has been involved in developing and managing online learning programs for over ten years.