Aurora Sanfeliz

Aurora Sanfeliz

Academic Counselor

Education: Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education (Human Development and Psychology); M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Educational Psychology/Curriculum and Instruction); B.A., Universidad Anahuac-Mexico City (Communication and Social Sciences); Re-specialization in Clinical Psychology, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, and academic advising. I co-supervise the ESL Peer Consulting Program. I am the BSC liaison for Leverett House and the Graduate School of Education. I offer workshops on Attending to Attention, Study Strategies for the Bilingual Mind and Adjusting to the American Classroom.

My interests include learning styles and strategies to enhance academic performance; the impact of culture and family on each individual’s meaning-making process; the power of interpersonal relationships on the construction of narratives of hope and growth; embracing diversity and fostering tolerance on campus; empowering minority, first generation, undocumented, international and non-traditional students.

Outside the BSC:  I am a past associate professor at Universidad Anahuac-Mexico (1981-1989) and Wheelock College (1994-1998), and post-doc/staff psychologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (1997-2008). I am a licensed psychologist.

Personal: I am originally from Mexico City, although I feel at home almost everywhere. I am excited about languages, traveling, ethnic food and music.  I love gardening and watching life grow.