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Eera Sharma
Director of Summer Programs

Eera Sharma, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and Middlebury College (M.A.), joined the Choate Rosemary Hall faculty in 1995 as a full time Spanish teacher. She has held various positions, including head of the Spanish section, Dean of Girls for the class of 2004, head of house in Combination and Archbold dormitories, and Admission reader.

After serving as Dean of Students for Summer Programs, Eera assumed the director’s helm in 2013. Eera lives on campus with her husband, Oscar, and their sons Pablo, Andrés, and Nikhil. For fun, Eera and her family like to travel, read and cook for friends.



Susan Peel Farrell
Associate Director and Director of Admission

Susan Farrell, a graduate of Yale (B.A.) and Wesleyan (M.L.S.), first came to Choate as a teaching intern in the Summer of 1987. She returned in 1990, joining the faculty and serving as an Associate Director of College Counseling and a coach for girls soccer and lacrosse.

Since then, she has worked in the Choate Admissions Office and in Development and Alumni Relations. She returned to Summer Programs in October 2010. Susan lives on campus with her husband Stephen, who teaches in the English Department, and their four children, Garrett ‘12, Dylan ’14, Caitlin '15, and Tagan '20.


Laura Panico, Administrative Assistant

Please contact Laura with any questions or concerns regarding the Summer Programs website; teaching interns and faculty; the college fair; student medical insurance coverage, applications or files; any programs or courses we offer; or with general questions.


Ann Votto, Administrative Assistant

Contact Ann with any questions or concerns regarding financial (payment) issues, Study Abroad, student files, any programs or courses we offer, or with general questions.