Tia Hira joined the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in February 2017. She attended Royal Holloway University of London and received a Bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating, she moved from England in 2013 and ran her own business as a franchisee. Prior to coming to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she was a Development Assistant in the Office of Foundation Relations at MIT, and before this she worked at a law firm in downtown Boston. Tia leads and is responsible for the overall administrative management of CCDD and serves as the principle point of contact for all CCDD members. She manages the ID Epi Spring Seminar Series and works closely with staff, faculty, postdocs and students on multiple infectious disease projects and events throughout the year. Tia developed and currently manages a cohesive Postdoc Cohort Program, where she works on improving the experience of postdoctoral life in the Center, with a particular focus on the growth and development of postdocs and research associates. She also oversees the Center’s communication platforms and works on developing policies and procedures for the Center’s success.