Angela Zeng

Angela Zeng joined the Carey Business School in March 2013 as the Assistant Director and Academic Adviser of the Global MBA program. She received her MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, her MS in Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago, and BA in International Relations from Peking University, China.

Angela’s professional experience runs the gamut of work in various areas of business and academia. Earlier in her career, she served as the Marketing and Sales Manager at a manufactory company, and also worked at a top university in China as an instructor. After graduated from Carey, she served as project coordinator, program manager and policy analyst at various departments of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, including the President’s Office, the Provost Office, and Johns Hopkins Medicine International. These opportunities allowed her to connect with students, faculty, and outside customers directly or indirectly, which opened the door for her to oversee complex projects. Over the years, Angela has learned to be sensitive to individual needs which enabled her to effectively perform at her current job where she is committed to devoting her time and talents to student success and satisfaction.


Mervyn Warner

Mervyn has been employed at Johns Hopkins University for approximately 21 years and has been in administration and advising for the past 17. He is passionate about students and goes the extra mile to assist them in their education pursuits at Carey. While Mervyn does not have a personal philosophy that he operates under, he firmly believes that he was destined to work in a capacity that allowed him to help others and as a result, he continues to strive for perfection in his level and quality of service to his students.

In his spare time Mervyn likes to read, watch television and spend time with his family; he hopes to get more consistent with his exercise routine.

MS in Finance (Full-Time)

Jeff Leister

Prior to his work at Carey Business School, Jeff served as a Student Support Specialist at Hagerstown Community College in western Maryland. In this role, he advised nursing and pre-nursing students, assisted with the nursing admissions processes, managed the credit transfer process, served on various campus-wide committees, and worked closely with nursing faculty to maximize student retention. Jeff served in previous positions at Hagerstown Community College, including career development with undecided students and general academic advising, in which he worked with students pursuing accounting & business degrees. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Education from Northwestern University and two Masters degrees in counseling from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Jeff is an active member of NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. He also has over 15 years of experience helping students in various educational and developmental capacities. In his free time, Jeff enjoys singing with various community choirs, playing bocce, and being a huge soccer fan.

MS Health Care Management (Full-Time), MS Programs (Part-Time)

Jessie Martin

Jessie comes to the Carey Business School with more than 10 years of teaching and advising experience in higher education. Prior to joining the Carey Advising Team, she worked for Carroll Community College where she was an Assistant Director for Advising, Transfer, and Student Retention. As an active member of the NACADA, Jessie has presented best practices in advising at both regional and national conferences. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Towson University and a Bachelor of Science, Psychology, cum laude, from Towson University. When Jessie isn’t advising students, she loves teaching psychology courses at the local community college and spending time with friends and family.


Washington, D.C.


Jessie Martin

Kay Myat


Kay Myat

Klihsree (Kay) Myat is an Academic Adviser for the Master of Science in Finance Programs and the flex MBA program at the Washington, DC campus. Kay has been with Carey since 2013. She has ten years of experience in academic advising, program planning, and has held various positions within higher education. Prior to joining the Carey Business School, Kay worked at University of California at Davis and University of Maryland at College Park. 

Kay earned a Bachelor of Science in Human and Community Development from University of California, Davis and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Higher Education Leadership) from California State University, Sacramento.

MS Programs (Part-Time) & Certificates

Yassi Hakami

Yassi has been a member of the Academic Advising team in Carey Business School since July 2012. She has 10 years of experience in education management and advising international and domestic students in various degree programs and levels.  Prior to her work in Carey, Yassi was an Academic Advisor at the Cultural Division of the Embassy of Kuwait where she oversaw various aspects of government scholarship programs including but not limited to providing academic advisement and counseling for Kuwaiti sponsored students attending universities in the Unites States and Canada.  Yassi holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law and two Graduate Certificates in Immigration Law and Policy, and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Yassi is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves reading books and listening to music.