Nisha Mongia joined the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2009 as the director of human resources and was appointed administrative dean in July 2011. As the leader of the human resources office, she directs a team of professionals committed to working strategically with the Radcliffe Institute community to foster a work environment that attracts and inspires excellence in all staff. The team develops and delivers innovative human resource programs and services designed to support the missions of the Radcliffe Institute and Harvard University.
Prior to joining Radcliffe, she served as the senior director of global human resources at Oxfam America, the manager of human resources at the Rhode Island School of Design, and for the NBC news affiliate office in Washington, DC. She also served as a labor relations attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she was appointed to the Governor's Subcommittee on Domestic Violence.
Mongia earned a BA from the University of Rochester, cum laude, in religious studies and history, and a JD from The George Washington University School of Law, where she participated in the Moot Court competition. A specialist in labor and employment law, she is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.