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Our Student Affairs Team

Dornsife's educational programs combine rigorous training with hands-on practical experiences.

The Office of Student Affairs compliments the educational programs by helping students and alumni realize and fulfill their academic, career, and personal goals.

Students and alumni benefit from personalized services that develop necessary skills and build relationships with public health practitioners, community partners, and research collaborators. Reach out if you have any questions or need academic or career guidance.

Phi Nguyen

Phi Nguyen

Assistant Dean of Student & Alumni Affairs
267.359.6053
phi@drexel.edu

Phi Nguyen oversees admissions, student recruitment, career services and alumni relations at Dornsife. She is heavily involved with the Public Health Alumni Network board of directors and works with them to engage public health alumni and students. 

Phi has a strong foundation in supporting students in health and science fields, having worked for several years at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before joining Drexel in 2010. Upon arriving at Drexel, Phi was tasked with increasing engagement and student programming for students enrolled on the Center City Campus. She supported student organizations, improved shared student spaces, and connected students to resources and opportunities. In 2012, she assumed responsibility for graduate student support, from reworking graduate orientation to bolstering the Graduate Student Association to become an autonomous and empowered organization.

Phi enjoys working with students on a wide range of topics. Some of her professional interests include global education, community engagement, peer mentorship and career development. Phi advocates for her students and believes in a collaborative and holistic approach to student services.


Michelle McDermott

Michelle McDermott

Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Affairs
267.359.6089
mcm458@drexel.edu

As the Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Services, Michelle McDermott is passionate about creating opportunities for growth and facilitating connections for SPH students and alumni. Her focus includes career development services for students and alumni, with signature programs including: Professional Development Seminar Series, Alumni Mentor Program, and Career Fair.

Before joining the Dornsife School of Public Health, she supported the transition and success of students as Assistant Director/Resident Director at Drexel University.

Michelle received her MA in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and BA in Psychology from Cabrini University. She enjoys helping students bridge their interests and passions with their professional goals to find a sense of fulfillment and success.

Michelle resides in Philadelphia with her partner and cats, where they enjoy the diverse array of restaurants and activities that the city has to offer.