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Our Team

Hilary D. Price

Assistant Dean for Professional Education

Dr. Hilary Price is the Assistant Dean for Professional Education at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. In addition to directing the Office of Executive Education, she also oversees the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP). She has more than decade of experience in strategic planning and corporate development and has worked with diverse stakeholders, including academic institutions, non-profits, government, and non-governmental organizations. 

Prior to joining Fletcher, Dr. Price was the chief advancement officer and associate to the Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University (OSU). While at OSU, she also served as the senior director of corporate and foundation partnerships for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Price has worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, managing strategic partnerships and performing national security analysis as an International Security Program fellow. She was also the executive director of public programs at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Early in her career, Dr. Price served as coordinator for the Preventive Defense Project, a joint research venture between Harvard University and Stanford University focusing on U.S. defense policy. She began her career with the National Democratic Institute in Armenia and Azerbaijan. 

Dr. Price wrote her doctoral dissertation on NATO-Russian relations in the 1990s. Upon completion of her course work at Oxford, she was one of three research fellows selected by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to join its foreign policy studies department. She has a B.A. in political science and Russian studies from Williams College and a D.Phil. in International Relations from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. 

Jenny Strakovsky

Associate Director of Executive Education

Dr. Jenny Strakovsky is Associate Director of Executive Education at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University and has nearly 10 years of experience teaching communication, cross-cultural leadership, and career development. She served as a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College.

Prior to joining The Fletcher School, Dr. Strakovsky served as Assistant and Associate Director of Graduate Programs and Career Education at the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she created Georgia Tech’s first bilingual graduate degrees — masters of science in global media and applied intercultural studies. She also served as faculty and graduate advisor in the German and Russian programs and designed career coaching programs preparing students in STEM, business, and communications for global careers.

Her research expertise is in the cultural history of human flourishing and its applications for leadership education and career coaching. She is co-editor of Making Graduate Education Work: Imagining a Thriving Future for the Humanities, a collection of essays forthcoming with the Modern Language Association, and co-editor of Pursuing Meaningful Work: A Strategies Guide for Ph.Ds and Postdocs, Stanford University’s graduate career education manual.

Annika Sanzone

Associate Director for Business Development

Annika Sanzone is the Associate Director for Business Development at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the School of International Service at American University, with a focus on global economic policy, finance and trade.  She both studied and helped administer academic programs at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French at Vanderbilt University.

Prior to joining The Fletcher School, Ms. Sanzone managed and developed strategic partnerships across the financial services sector, including investment advisory, asset management and the FinTech space.  She grew client relationships through direct comprehensive wealth management as Portfolio Manager, while concurrently structuring communication strategy as Director of Marketing at Hale and Dorr Capital Management LLC.  She has teamed with stakeholders, banks and IT networks within E-commerce to analyze payment processes and optimize transaction flow.  Previously, she partnered with Fidelity Investments FMR portfolio management team as a primary liaison to the equity trading desk and Wall Street brokerages.

Maria Ireland

Program Manager

Maria Ireland is a Program Manager for The Fletcher School’s Office of Executive Education. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College and an Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Maria is an experienced program manager who has led strategic change initiatives and managed program development and delivery for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions in the United States, Middle East, and Europe. Before joining the Executive Education team, she worked on Fletcher’s mid-career Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP); organized faculty-led study abroad programs with the international education nonprofit CIEE; taught English in Sicily, Italy, through the Fulbright Program; and coordinated professional learning programs and fellowships out of the Jerusalem office of the global nonprofit Seeds of Peace.