Dean George Vassilev came to Brown in 2010 to work with students interested in pursuing further education and careers in health and medicine as well as law. Vassilev holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations and a B.A. in conflict resolution and political economy from the University of California at Berkeley. He has also completed course work at the University of Bordeaux and at Los Angeles City College. Prior to his arrival at Brown, Vassilev worked at the University of Chicago, where he developed and administered programs supporting students' preparation for careers in health and medicine.