María Elena Bessignano

Senior Administrative Assistant

Office of the Dean
329 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

(574) 631-1314

María Elena Bessignano

María Elena Bessignano provides administrative support to the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs, Operations, and Policy and Practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Prior to joining the Keough School, Bessignano worked for several years as a Program Coordinator for the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and as an Administrative Assistant for the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame. Before coming to Notre Dame, Bessignano worked for seven years as an accounting assistant for Costa Cruise Lines in Mexico City.

Bessignano earned a B.S. in organizational management from Bethel College. A native of Mexico, she is fluent in Spanish. She also volunteers for the Program Excellence Committee Board at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend.