New MIIS Employee

It is my pleasure to announce that we have a new member of the Language & Professional Programs team, Ms. Nenneya Shields. Nenneya is our Operations Manager, succeeding Trish Aportela who transferred into the Student Financial Services department last year.

Nenneya is a MIIS alumna who graduated in May 2016 from the MBA/IPD dual degree program. She is also a proud FMS and DPMI alumna. Upon graduation, Nenneya moved to Uganda to work as the Director of Impact and Learning for Jibu, a social enterprise with a franchise model centered around community health and job creation in East Africa. With Jibu, she focused on impact measurement and business literacy training for entrepreneurs. Her previous work is centered around business development, marketing and communication, and language education. Fluent in French and proficient in Mandarin and Spanish, Nenneya has lived and worked in East Asia, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a passion for operational efficiency, socially conscious business, and languages but is most passionate about her family and motherhood. She is excited to be back in Monterey working for the Middlebury Institute and looks forward to meeting you all!

We are excited to have Nenneya join the LPP team and know she will be a tremendous asset. We ask for your patience as she gets up to speed on the Institute’s policies and procedures in these first few weeks. Nenneya is located here in the LPP office suite, McGowan 103, and she can be reached by phone at extension 4666. Please join me in welcoming Nenneya to the MIIS community and feel free to swing by and say hello when you are in our neighborhood!



Patricia Szasz

Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs