As the director of student services, Danielle Farrell is the go-to person for GSAS students. Danielle and Maura McDinger, the office's case manager, assist students having academic or personal difficulties in navigating and connecting with GSAS, Harvard, and local resources. Danielle and Maura provide advice and ongoing support and make referrals to other services as necessary. In emergency situations, Danielle receives notifications and reaches out to offer assistance to students. She is one of the two Title IX resource coordinators for GSAS and meets students individually to address questions, discuss options, and provide support regarding sexual or gender-based harassment. Whatever the issue, the Office of Student Services is a great place to start.
The office is additionally responsible for various aspects of GSAS Welcomes events and often partners with other offices or student leaders to bring wellness-focused initiatives and programming to students. Danielle pens a monthly wellness column, and the office bulletin board includes tips, tricks, and engaging wellness reminders. Students can drop by the office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., can reach out by phone or email to schedule an appointment, or can book an appointment with Danielle or Maura online. Danielle, Maura, and Vicky Mooney, the office's program coordinator, are here to assist and support students however they can!