Maggie Braun joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 2008 as assistant department head for undergraduate affairs in the Department of Biological Sciences. She served as the primary academic advisor for all undergraduates in the department, mentoring more than 600 students over the past seven years. In January 2015, Braun was named the director of MCS core education, helping to implement the college’s new, multidimensional undergraduate education program that aims to prepare students for their future as 21st-century scientists. Since 2016, she has served as associate dean for undergraduate affairs where she coordinates curricula, advising, and community-building programs for all undergraduates in the Mellon College of Science. Braun also serves on a number of campus-wide committees on student-centered success initiatives and teaches a capstone course for multi- and interdisciplinary studies students.