Ninah T. Pretto

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Associate Dean of Students / Director of International Student Services

Hopkins Hall


B.A. University of Rochester, Political Science (2005)
M.A. New York University, Education (2015)

As Associate Dean of International Student Services, I am dedicated to promoting global education and diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Master of Arts degree from New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

I worked briefly in advertising sales and market research in New York City. Not finding fulfillment in corporate America, I decided to travel to Morocco to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). It was in Morocco that I found my true passion for international education. Upon returning to the United States I entered the field of higher education, serving with the New York Film Academy as the Registrar’s Assistant. Later I moved to Berlitz Languages in the capacity of Study Abroad Advisor & Designated School Official, where I was later promoted to Director. More recently I worked as the International Admissions and Student Services Coordinator at Bloomfield College and Assistant Director of the Center for Intercultural Advancement at Wagner College.

Beyond my work at Williams, I’m a mom and advocate for working mothers and Lupus awareness Research.