Our mission: the Advising and Career Services team provides students and alumni with customized advising and professional development services to help them fulfill their academic and professional goals.


About Our Team

Our team is readily available to assist you with career exploration, development and implementation tailored to your unique talents, languages, experiences, and professional goals.

We provide individual career advising to prospective students, current students, and alumni. We are available to help you learn about programs and internships in your field of interest, improve your resume and other application materials, strengthen your interviewing skills, and more. Learn more about our advising philosophy, and set up an appointment with your adviser in Zócalo today to learn about the exciting opportunities available to you.


Kate Battiato
Career & Academic Adviser

Policy Studies, including Human Security and Development (IPS-HSD) and Trade, Investment and Development (IPS-TID); Business Administration and Policy Studies Joint Degree (MBA/IPS)

Email: kbattiato@miis.edu


Ted Bouras

Dean of Advising, Careers & Student Services

Email: tbouras@miis.edu


Jen Holguin

Career & Academic Adviser, Director of Fellowships, Exchanges & Study Abroad
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS)

Email: jhamblet@miis.edu


Dayton Hughes

Director of Outreach & Employer Relations
Email: dhughes@miis.edu


Gael Meraud
Assistant Dean for Career & Academic Advising

Public Administration (MPA); Education Management and Public Administration Joint Degree (IEM/MPA)

Email: gmeraud@miis.edu


Grace O'Dell
Career & Academic Adviser
Language Teaching Education (TESOL & TFL), Education Management (IEM)

Email: godell@miis.edu


Edy Rhodes

Career & Academic Adviser

Environmental Policy (IEP) and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)

Email: hrhodes@miis.edu


Jeff Wood
Career & Academic Adviser
Translation and Interpretation (T, TI, CI)