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Josef Korbel School of International Studies


Graduate Admission

Meet the Office of Graduate Admissions

Brad Miller, Director

Brad Miller joined the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in November of 2007. Prior to the Josef Korbel School, he was the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He holds a BA from Eastern Mennonite University and an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver.

He manages the wonderful Josef Korbel School of International Studies Admissions staff and oversees the day to day administration of the office. Outside of the office, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica and son Silas.  When he is not with them, he is training for marathons, hiking or reading the Economist. He  can be reached at 303-871-2989 or the Office of Graduate Admissions blog.

Tara Stenbakken, Associate Director

Tara Stenbakken joined the Josef Korbel School's Graduate Admissions team in September of 2012. Prior to Korbel, Tara was a Graduate Admissions Manager at the Daniels College of Business, at the University of Denver. While working at Daniels, Tara earned her Master of Science in Management, and is also an undergraduate alum of DU, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. 

Originally from the Seattle area, Tara is an avid Seahawks fan, and enjoys all the sun that Denver has to offer throughout the year. In her free time, Tara enjoys doing a variety of outdoor activities, yoga, baking and knitting (while watching football of course). Tara can be reached at 303-871-3838 or