Meet the Team

Kelly Ahn

Associate Dean

Kelly Ahn was appointed Executive Director in March 2020 and later as Associate Dean of the Career Design Lab in July 2021. Ahn brings more than 10 years of achievement in career services and organizational leadership. She recently served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Student Career Development at the Columbia University Center for Career Education (CCE) as well as Director of Center for Student Success at The New School, and the Director of Center for Career Development at Manhattan College in restructure of career services and student & alumni success programs including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiatives. Prior to her work in higher education, Kelly served as a mental health counselor for LGBT Asian-Pacific Islander youth in New York City and co-founded the Crimson Language Institute, a higher education learning and consulting firm in Seoul, Korea.

Ahn earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College and an Ed.M. in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia as well. Outside of higher education, Ahn was selected by the Fulbright Scholar Program and Institute of International Education (IIE) to participate in International Education Administrators seminars in Germany and Australia, respectively.