Anastasia believes that the need for outstanding and innovative leadership in higher education and nonprofits is more critical than ever. With more than a decade of senior administrative experience in higher education, Anastasia is passionate about helping mission-driven institutions find, assess and recruit top leaders. She also cares deeply about diversity and inclusion and is a champion for increasing the representation of female and underrepresented groups in nonprofit and higher education senior leadership.


  • Higher education leadership
  • General counsel
  • Nonprofit leadership, operations and finance
  • Leadership assessment
  • Organizational culture


Recent work

  • Recruiting and assessing academic and functional leaders within the higher education sector, including deans and presidents
  • Assisting multiple universities assess and recruit general counsels
  • Working with foundations and nonprofits to find operational and financial leaders

Previous Experience

  • Associate dean for planning and advisor to the dean at New York University Stern School of Business
  • Associate vice president for faculty housing at NYU and member of the university’s senior leadership team
  • Associate in corporate department at New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • J.D. with Order of the Coif honors from New York University School of Law
  • M.B.A. with a specialization in finance from New York University Stern School of Business
  • M.A. in history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A.B. in history, magna cum laude, from Princeton University

Practice Areas