- M.S. in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins University
B.A. in Psychology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- Prior to coming to AU, Nelly spent 5 years as a high school counselor in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). She speaks English and Bulgarian. At AU, Nelly is the Masters in Public Policy (MPP) academic advisor for domestic students: https://www.american.edu/spa/ma-ppol/.