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C.J. Azubuine, Senior Manager
CJ joined the Office of Event Scheduling and Support in February of 2010. Prior to HLS, he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for 12 years, first in the Department of Athletics and then for the Campus Activities Complex where he was an Assistant Manager for Event Operations. CJ is a former member of the Board of Directors for Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring (AFC), a Boston based non-profit. He chaired the Special Events committee responsible for organizing AFC’s first and second annual events raising over $125,000 for the organization. CJ is a member of the Class of 2012 for Harvard’s Administrative Fellowship Program and YWCA’s LeadBoston program. CJ holds a BA in Music with a concentration in Music Business and Management. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership, with a concentration in project management, at Northeastern University. CJ is a big fan of the Patriots, Bruins and Wolverines football team.
Laura Ferrigno, Assistant Manager for Client Relations and Marketing
Laura has worked in the Office of Event Scheduling and Support at HLS since February of 2006. Before coming to Harvard she worked as a Catering Manager at San Diego’s Lodge at Torrey Pines and then the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. Laura graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Business Management and has used this knowledge to help manage Wakeda Campground in Hampton Falls, NH, which is owned and operated by three generations of her family. Laura has a passion for new experiences and has travelled around the world. Laura learned how to fly and has soloed in three different kinds of single engine airplanes.
Beth Przybyla, Assistant Manager for Event Operations
Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Beth Przybyla worked with Tufts Medical Center, where she was a member of the Philanthropy Trust office, as well as the Learning and Organizational Development team. A transplant from Chicago, Beth has a background in event management, marketing development, and education reform. Before moving to Boston, Beth was the Event Sales Manager at the River East Art Center in Chicago, where she structured and directed a wide range of events across various market segments. A 2004 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Beth holds a BA in Marketing, Communication, and Visual Design. In her free time, Beth enjoys traveling, working on DIY projects – and most of all, sharing a good laugh among friends.
Caitlin Byrne, Events Operations Supervisor
Caitlin recently moved to Boston from Florida and joined the Office of Event Scheduling and Support in August 2011. Prior to HLS she worked as an Advertising Account Executive for Living Naturally, a company that represented organizations which sold natural products. Caitlin attended the University of Central Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Communications and a minor in Marketing. In her free time Caitlin likes to travel, box and hopes to one day run in a Marathon.
Kristina Nichols, CMP, Senior Coordinator for Event Operations
Kristina came to Harvard Law School from the Cambridge Innovation Center, where she was the Events Manager. Prior to her previous role, Kristina was a sales intern for Starwood Hotels Hawaii, based in Honolulu. Kristina received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Administration from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She recently received her certification as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Convention Industry Council and will soon receive her Master’s of Science in Communication. In her free time, Kristina enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends. She currently volunteers as a language tutor for various organizations in Cambridge.
Leedie Wales, Event Coordinator
Leedie came to Harvard Law School in 2004, doing administrative work for the PON Program of Instruction for Lawyers. She became an Event Coordinator in 2005. Prior to joining HLS, she was Coordinator of the Department of Literacy and Language at Boston University. Leedie earned a BA in Psychology from Smith College. In her free time, she serves as a trustee of her condo association, loves travel, photography, and piano.
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