Welcome new members to the Global Programs Office

Lindsay Stark has stepped into the role of Associate Dean of Global Programs and Strategies. In this role, she will follow in the esteemed footsteps of Carolyn Lesorogol, who held the position from 2014 to 2020. Professor Stark will work together with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders to move forward the global priority area of the Driving Equity 2030 Strategic Plan.

Sojung Park has been invited to serve as Faculty Lead for International Students. In this newly designed role within the Global Programs Office, Professor Park will work closely with the Global Programs Manager to develop systems and strategies for supporting international students at the Brown School. 


Zizi Xu Shillig (she/her/hers) has joined the Brown School as our new Global Programs Manager. In this role, she will support international students in the Brown School, work with admissions to recruit international students for all three degrees, collaborate with our global MSP partners and students, and also advise students in the MSW and MSP programs. Prior to joining the Brown School, Zizi worked for the Options for Justice as a Case Coordinator.   She is an alum of the Brown School, earning her MSW with a focus on aging and policy. Her office is located in the Academic Affairs hall on the third floor of Brown Hall in Brown 309B, and she can be reached at

Our new colleagues join Tammy Orahood Director of Global Programs.