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Pre-College Team  

Liz Quinn, Director of Accelerate Pre-College Programs

Liz has worked with Northeastern’s Accelerate Pre-College Programs since 2017 and has been with the university since 2008, having primarily worked in international program development and management. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. Over the past few years Liz has greatly enjoyed her time working with faculty in Northeastern’s various colleges to design programs that bring dynamic, hands-on experiences to pre-college students. 

Kacey McCaffrey Dukaj, Associate Director for Pre-College Programs

Kacey joined Northeastern’s Accelerate Pre-College Programs team coming from the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Kacey holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University where she also earned her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Prior to Northeastern, Kacey worked with pre-college programs at both NYU and most recently The School of The New York Times where she oversaw policy development, risk management, and student life operations across The School’s programs for pre-college students. 

Dr. Anelie Pierre, Associate Director of Diversity and Access for Pre-College Programs 

Prior to joining the Pre-College Program team, Anelie served as an Associate Director for NU’s Center for Student Involvement overseeing the Center’s administration and operations. Anelie was a recipient of the 2022 Black Heritage Award and in July 2022 Anelie completed the Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) – Executive Program at NU. Anelie’s research examined the chief diversity officers’ impact on minority student retention at predominantly white institutions. Prior to working at NU, Anelie worked at the Boston Public Health Commission’s (BPHC) Policy and Planning Office and the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP). Anelie earned her master’s degree in non-profit management from NU and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.