Job Description

Barbara is the Graduate Field Assistant for the Department of Information Science in The Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. In this capacity, Barbara supports the Director of Graduate Studies, and the Director of the MPS program.  She provides academic advising, Student Life advising, meets with prospective students, processes admissions into the program, and helps students in both degree programs meet their milestones and degree requirements in order to graduate.  She also works closely with many offices on campus especially the Graduate School, University Registrar and the Bursar.  She also works with the Student Services staff at the Tech campus located in NYC where many of our PhD students are located while enrolled in our program.

Barbara's Work Schedule for Fall 2023 Semester

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Remote

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, On Campus

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, On Campus

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, Remote

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, Remote


Advising appointments with Barbara – either in-person or via Zoom – can be booked through Microsoft Bookings. Faculty and students are welcome to send a message via Microsoft Teams or email at with questions or issues. 


Barbara has been at Cornell 32 years and has spent the majority of her career working with Graduate and Professional students. The two favorite things of her job is meeting the new students and seeing Cornell through their eyes for the first time. The second thing is then seeing these former new students fulfill their goal to complete their program and celebrate Graduation with their family and friends. Outside of Cornell Barbara loves to travel and have adventures with her husband, Chuck. Barbara is an animal lover and is fortunate to share her home with two very large cats, Manuel Gato and Marshal Mallow, and just recently a ragdoll kitten named Theodore Raggavelt.