Silicon Valley Program

Meet the Staff of the Silicon Valley Program

Michelle Chamberlain

Interim Executive Director, Robert Day School of Economics & Finance

Michelle Chamberlain is responsible for all externally-focused activities relating to the Robert Day School, especially those involving employers, alumni, and parents. As a founding member of RDS, Michelle created an individually-focused career placement program, which includes significant employer and alumni outreach, recorded mock interviews, and intensive student counseling, resulting in an extraordinary placement rate for all Robert Day Scholars. Michelle works with the CMC offices of Admission, Alumni Relations, Dean of Students, and Development to administer domestic and international programs, host multiple events to connect alumni, employers and students, and present recent developments on the economics, accounting and finance departments at CMC. 

Nereida Moussa

Program Coordinator, Silicon Valley Program

Nereida Moussa serves as Program Coordinator for the Silicon Valley Program, working with the Director, students, and professional community to organize the Program’s initiatives. Additionally, she will organize the annual ITAB Silicon Valley Networking Trip each January. Nereida worked at the College Board’s San Jose office as Assistant Director, Professional Development and Operations. She held other positions at the College Board, as well as at Cisco. Nereida earned a professional certificate in event and meeting planning from San Francisco State, and a B.A. in theatre arts with an English concentration from San Jose State.

Kristen Mallory

Director, Off-Campus Study

Kristen Mallory entered the field in 1999 when she received her MA degree in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. As Director of Off-Campus Studies, Ms. Mallory manages all study abroad academic opportunities as well as CMC’s Washington Internship Program and the Silicon Valley Program. She has held additional International Education positions at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and with the Forum on Education Abroad (ForumEA). She is a NAFSA Trainer Corps Member, and co-wrote the NAFSA CEP Workshop Health and Safety in International Education. She is currently a member of the ForumEA Council, the ForumEA Data Committee, and the IFSA Butler National Advisory Committee Executive Council. She has previously held positions as a QUIP Reviewer for the ForumEA, as the Chairperson for the ForumEA Annual Conference, on the National Advisory Board for the College of Global Studies, Arcadia University, as a member of the Academic Council for IES Abroad, and she has chaired the IES Abroad Nominations Committee. Her international experience includes Peace Corps, Chad, and study abroad Paris. She has led many workshops on the topics of Health and Safety, Home Institution and Program Provider Relationships, and Language Policy in Study Abroad. She was an accountant for the U.S. federal government prior to entering the field.