Meet Dovie King & Kelly Roberts, Career Advisors for Government, Law & International Affairs

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Government, Law & International Affairs career community.  We’re glad to be your advisors for this community, and we encourage you to explore the resources available on the page. Schedule an appointment with one of us to check in on your goals and next steps.

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A bit about Dovie … 

Interested in law? As the pre-law advisor at Tufts, my role is to help students and alumni from any discipline, school, or major to explore career options in the legal profession. It doesn’t matter if you are a new student, recent graduate, or well into your professional career. If law interests you, it’s never too early or late to learn how to explore and pursue it.

I have attended law school, passed the bar exam in Massachusetts, New York, and California and had a rewarding career as a lawyer for over 20 years. I have also taught legal studies courses to undergraduates and advised students at Harvard Law School and Thomas Jefferson School of Law about careers in public interest, international human rights, government, the judiciary, in-house and private practice. My experience includes publishing articles, speaking at conferences and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society – San Diego Lawyer Chapter, La Raza Lawyers, Affordable Housing Advocates and the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project. Currently, I am a member of the Women’s Bar Association and formerly chaired the Human Rights, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in my town.

I grew up in San Diego, and earned my BA at Brown University and JD at Northeastern University School of Law. As a Spanish-speaker, first generation graduate and the daughter of immigrants from Latin America, I am interested in advising all students and alumni from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to provide practical advice about the LSAT, law school admissions, law school applications and career options tailored to your specific needs and interests. I am available to meet with you by appointment on Handshake.

Most interesting/unusual job …

As a recent college graduate, I taught English to executives at a laboratory in Costa Rica. While teaching my lessons, I could smell popcorn, watermelon, coffee and other flavorful scents being developed by scientists for commercial use.

A bit about Kelly … 

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to provide career advising and programming to students interested in Government & International Affairs. Through a series of happenstance events, my passion for international affairs led me to working with the United Nations and its associated NGOs since 2009. I have represented two NGOs associated with the UN for over 10 years and served as co-chair; youth subcommittee, for the UN NGO conference planning committees in France, Mexico City, Australia, and Germany. I have a Masters in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University.

I grew up in Maine as a first-generation student, studying Communication as an undergraduate. After college, I worked at ESPN sports television within Sales/Commercial Operations. Prior to Tufts, I chose to transition into the field of international education in New York City to focus on helping international students abide by numerous government immigration regulations to obtain work authorization and get jobs and internships in the U.S.

Most interesting/unusual job …

I spent a summer in college working two internships: NBC’s Entertainment, Press & Publicity office, and Atlantic Records in NYC. I attended Saturday Night Live and saw lots of concerts. I spent another summer as a tour guide in New Haven, Connecticut for the Special Olympics Summer World Games, which attracted 70,000 people at the Yale Bowl.

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director