Mahnaz (Mahy) has over 15 years of academic experience in many faculty and academic roles. Mahy received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Georgetown University, which was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship from Pennsylvania State University and faculty positions at UNC, Charlotte and Tufts University. She transitioned to academic administration first at Tufts and subsequently at Harvard University, where she has spent the last decade, most recently as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Harvard. T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mahy has a background in student and faculty recruitment, career coaching, policy design and implementation, career development programming, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.