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Aija Tapaninen

Administrative Director

Administrative Director


Aija Tapaninen has been with USF since 2014. Prior to joining the MSDS program team, she has held positions in the Strategic Enrollment Management division and at the School of Management, working with the campus community on a range of topics related to graduate student education. Before USF, Aija was in graduate admissions and student affairs at UC Berkeley and UCLA.


  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2017
  • University of San Francisco, MA in Organization & Leadership, 2010
  • San Francisco State University, BA in Intercultural Communication, 2005