Inside the INI
By Jessica Shirley
The INI's First Andy Award Winner!
Our entire INI community is so incredibly proud of Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment Jennifer Spirer, recipient of the 2020 Andy Award for Commitment to Excellence - Rookie! Her immense compassion and unwavering support have helped students navigate this immensely challenging year. She truly is a lifeline for prospective students from around the world.
"For INI applicants, Jennifer is more than just an admissions officer; she is their champion. I have never met anyone who works harder to understand and advocate for our graduate candidates," said Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis.
The Andy Awards, named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon. Individual staff members whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and a commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.
Faculty & Staff News
Farewell Pei! Join us in wishing all the best to Pei Zhang, INI Associate Research Professor. He has accepted a new role at the University of Michigan.
New Faces on the INI Team
Rachel Amos: Director of Career Services & Employer Relations
Dr. Hanan Hibshi: Research & Teaching Scientist
Deana Lorenzo: Communications Specialist
Sari Smith: Senior Director of Strategic Engagement