Brenda Piquet

Brenda Piquet

Brenda Piquet

Graduate Program Administrator

  • Supervise and direct the administration of the Economics Ph.D. program and manage daily operations of the Graduate Office.
  • Serve as the liaison for Economics, Business Economics and PEG students with department faculty, partner FAS departments, financial aid officers, and the offices of the Registrar, GSAS, and Student Affairs.
  • Advise the Graduate Instruction Committee regarding GSAS policy and procedure, program coordination, and student academic progress.
  • Responsible for developing and managing the Graduate Office Operating Budget and various student travel and research funding.
  • Plan and lead the Graduate admissions cycle by utilizing Apply Yourself and GCAST for an average applicant pool of 700.
  • Coordinate and oversee all activities associated with the annual two-day Admit Days for the 35 admitted students.
  • Partner with the Placement Committee to assist students throughout the Job Market process, including managing the placement website, arranging faculty mock interviews, reviewing CVs, and organizing informational meetings.
  • Recruit, hire, and manage Teaching Fellows/Assistants for approximately 70 courses each year.
  • Maintain graduate records and track academic progress using GSAS Student Progress to Degree database and the Department database.
  • Counsel and guide students with academic/emotional distress and intervene appropriately

Contact Information

Littauer Center 201
p: 617-495-8927

People Type

Areas of Expertise - Staff