Virginia Maher

Virginia leads a team of HR Managers, located both at Hogan Hall and LDEO, who provide a full range of HR support for both academic and non-academic staff within the entire Climate School community. Virginia originally hails from Richmond Hill, Queens, NY, has been with Columbia University since 2006, and presently serves the Climate School as Director of HR.  She has an MPA from Baruch College and, prior to joining Columbia, she served in HR and Operations Analyst roles in the Koch and Dinkins Mayoral Administrations in New York City, Catholic Charities, and the NYC Animal Sheltering System.  She is an avid reader and especially enjoys memoirs - but her personal goals include getting a crossword puzzle published in the New York Times.