Meet the Staff

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Andrea Miller, Senior Academic Advisor

Andrea Miller advises Undeclared majors and Non-Degree undergraduate students.

Andrea Miller earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University, in southeast Michigan. She has over a decade of academic advising experience and is dedicated to a career in higher education. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, volunteering for various non-profits, cooking, and traveling.

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Joanne Briscoe, Academic Advisor

Joanne Briscoe advises undergraduate students in the Malek School of Health Professions.

Joanne Briscoe discovered her passion for working with college students as a student ambassador for the admissions office at West Chester University, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies. After some research, she realized this was the perfect career choice, and she was off to the College of New Rochelle, where she earned a Master of Science degree in School Counseling. Currently, Joanne is reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, and her favorite show is This is Us.

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Jeanine Dakduk, Academic Advisor

Jeanine Dakduk advises undergraduate students in the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education.

Jeanine Dakduk received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a practitioner, she has over a decade of experience in both student and academic affairs. As an educator, she taught courses on leadership theory and conflict resolution. In her free time, she is a certified small group fitness instructor. She teaches Pilates, Barre, HIIT, and TRX classes. She also volunteers for her sorority – Alpha Phi, and serves as the Greater Washington DC Area Alumni Coordinator for her alma mater.

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Alexandra Fee, Academic Advisor

Alexandra Fee advises undergraduate Business and Economics students in the School of Business and Technology.

Alexandra Fee earned her Bachelor of Art in Politics from the Catholic University of America and her Master of Art in Political Science from Boston College, and has been serving the students at Marymount University in various roles since 2016. Alexandra enjoys running, visiting American historical sites, and adding to her ever expanding board game collection.

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Deryka Nairne, Academic Advisor

Deryka Nairne advises undergraduate Information Technology and Cybersecurity students in the School of Business and Technology.

Deryka Nairne earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Hood College in Frederick, MD and her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Vermont. Through these places and experiences, she discovered her passion for helping students navigate their collegiate journey. She strongly believes in the importance of articulating and telling one's story. In her free time, she enjoys leading small bible studies, reading a good book, and photography.

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Linda Walton, Academic Advisor

Linda Walton advises undergraduate students in the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities.

Linda Walton holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University. She obtained her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs and General Administration at George Washington University. Linda has worked in higher education for over five years, specifically in college mental health. In her free time, Linda can be found practicing yoga, reading, or playing flute with her community concert band.