Maria Papadakis is the Manager in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS). She is responsible for the academic management, staff supervision, and financial administration of the program.
She has worked in higher education for 16 years and prior to joining the Princeton community, Maria worked at the Columbia University Business School and Columbia’s Teachers College, as well as Hunter College in New York City. Born in New York, Maria spent her formative years on the island of Corfu, Greece and returned to the United States for college.
She received her Doctor of Education as well Master of Arts degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University and her doctoral dissertation was on the Experiences of First-Generation Students at One Ivy League Campus.
In 2017, she was the recipient of Princeton University’s President’s Achievement Award, the highest level of recognition for staff employees.