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Ali Case, Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, MS

Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, Associate Director of Recruitment, has over fifteen years of recruitment, admission, and marketing experience. She started her career in higher education at the New York Institute of Technology as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, then served seven years at Illinois Tech...

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Esther Pandian-Riske, GSAL Program Director

Esther Pandian-Riske, MA, MAPSS

Program Director, Graduate Student-at-Large

Esther Pandian-Riske is the Program Director of the Graduate Student-at-Large Program. Originally from Singapore, she came to Chicago as an international student and has two Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago: a MAPSS from the Graduate Division of the Social Sciences and an MPP from the...

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Marla Privitera, GSAL Program Advisor

Marla Privitera, MS

Program Advisor, Graduate Student-at-Large

Marla Privitera is the Program Advisor for the Graduate Student-at-Large Program. She hails from Fredonia, NY though has lived in many different places, including a few in Central America, and is happily residing again in the Chicago-land area. She was previously the Assistant Director of Bridge and...

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