Staff (new) Meet Our Pre-Health Advising Staff NOTE: If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Pre-Health advisor, you can do so by going to Advisor Link below. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT Shannon Dobranski Director Phone: 404-894-1922 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Shannon Dobranski Director Phone: 404-894-1922 Email: email@example.com Shannon Dobranski has been an educator at Georgia Tech since 1996. She is currently the Director of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising, overseeing a team committed to students and alumni seeking careers in education, law, or health, or pursuing graduate admission or prestigious fellowships. Shannon earned her Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Texas (hook-em!) in her hometown of Austin. Her field of study was Shakespeare, and her dissertation focused on absent fathers in Shakespeare’s middle comedies. As a faculty member at Georgia Tech, her teaching and research focused on Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptations, adaptation studies more generally, and short fiction. After serving as a Brittain Fellow in Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Shannon took on the role of undergraduate coordinator for that school and was subsequently promoted to associate director of undergraduate studies. In that role, she oversaw the day-to-day management of two degree programs: Science, Technology, and Culture and Computational Media. She also coordinated several study abroad opportunities, including exchange programs with universities in Sweden and Denmark as well as a faculty-led program in Italy. Since 2013, Shannon has worked in Georgia Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Education, where she served as the Director of the Center for Academic Success and the Director of Pre-Graduate and Pre-Professional Advising in the Career Center. She believes that advising is relationship and that effective advising is critical for student success in higher education. Shannon is a member of several professional organizations, including NACADA, PLANC, NAFA, and NAAHP. At home, Shannon enjoys books, television, and movies, which she shares with her brilliant husband, Stephen, and amazing daughter, Audrey. Susan Belmonte Pre-Teaching / Pre-Graduate Advisor Phone: 404-385-3494 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Belmonte Pre-Teaching / Pre-Graduate Advisor Phone: 404-385-3494 Email: email@example.com Susan Belmonte, M.Ed., has degrees in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Special Education, and currently pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Administration. She came to Tech in 2012 as the Pre-Teaching Advisor and has since then also established a pre-law advisement program. She has been a Fulbright Scholar twice, has traveled extensively, and continuously seeks out ways to improve professionally and personally. Susan believes advising is a form of teaching and learning and thoroughly enjoys working with the multi-talented students and alumni of Georgia Tech.