About the Director
Rosina S. Miller 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 manages the internship program as well as alumi 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 private 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 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.
Dinali Romani manages outreach for the program, including admissions, recruitment, and marketing. Dinali has worked in higher education at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government as Coordinator for the Office for Student Diversity and Inclusion and for the Office of Admissions. She was most recently the co-founder of an organic foods startup, leading marketing and sales.
Dinali holds a MA from Goddard College in Social Innovation and Sustainability.