Nereshnee Shunmugam

Director of Admissions & Student Affairs

Nereshnee has worked with Carnegie Mellon University Australia since 2009, when she started as an administration officer. Since then, she's held a number of different roles including as a program officer and as the Manager for Admissions and Alumni Relations.

While her titles may have changed over the years, the core purpose of Nereshnee's roles, which are student-centric, have remained at the heart of everything she does.

As Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Nereshnee spearheads the processing of admission applications and acts as a resource to prospective students, parents and the university community, keeping them informed about CMU-A. She also plays a key role in bringing the university's programs to life each academic year.

In her spare time, Nereshnee enjoys watching Bollywood movies and hiking. In 2019, she completed a 21-day trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal.