Associate Director, Financial Aid and Academic Advising

About Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams is the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Academic Advising on the Dean of Students team at Harris Public Policy. In this role she collaborates with internal and external offices on financial aid allocation and disbursement, oversees financial aid for all graduate students at Harris, and advises graduate students on academic and financial aid matters.

Prior to working at Harris, Barbara worked in the Dean of Students Office at the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago. She also worked in communications roles at the European Union Center, the Global Education and Training unit, and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in registration and faculty affairs roles at the Kellogg School of Management and the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Barbara is a proud alumna of St. Ignatius College Prep. She earned her BS from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, and her MA in European Union studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a certificate in creative writing from Northwestern University, and a certificate in translation studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.