||Dr. Sarah Scheidel (she/her), Director, Pre-Professional Advising
Dr. Scheidel leads ongoing efforts to provide holistic and inclusive support to all UConn students and alumni interested in pursuing postgraduate study to enter the health and legal professions. Sarah is a proud first-generation college graduate, having earned a BA in Psychology from Bay Path University, an MS in Applied Educational Psychology (College Student Development and Counseling) from Northeastern University, and an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford. Prior to serving as the PPA Director, Sarah led the First Year Experience (FYE) program at UConn; prior to FYE, Sarah served as an Academic Advisor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Before UConn, Sarah worked in TRiO Student Support Services at Springfield Technical Community College and in Residence Life and Housing at Emmanuel College. Sarah brings her experience of building peer mentorship programs, designing curriculum, promoting diversity and inclusion, and engaging authentically with students to the dynamic staff team in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking or trying new restaurants with her partner, catching up on her favorite TV shows, rooting on the NY Rangers, and cuddling with her two cats, Ginger and Pepper.
||Christina Gray (she/her), Pre-Professional Advisor
Christina serves as a Pre-Professional Advisor in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. She works to support students and alumni interested in pursuing postgraduate study to enter the health and legal professions. She has an BA in Communication Sciences from Case Western Reserve University and her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. She has been working for UConn since 2009 but has still not seen a basketball game in person. In her free time, she enjoys baking, sewing, watching far too much TV, sneaking treats to her dog, and napping.
**We are in the process of setting up Nexus appointments.**
For the first two weeks of the Fall 2023 semester, we will be offering drop-ins only, both virtually and in person – please see below for the schedule. Information on scheduling appointments following the first two weeks of the semester coming soon! In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and a staff member from the Office of Pre-Professional Advising will respond as soon as they can.
Drop-ins are held at the following times:
- Mondays from 2pm – 4pm (In-Person; check-in outside of Rowe 403)
- Tuesdays from 11am – 12pm (Virtual via WebEx; join here)
- Tuesday August 29th will be 10am – 11am
- Wednesdays from 11am – 12pm (Virtual via WebEx; join here)
- Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm (In-Person; check-in outside of Rowe 403)
All drop-in appointments should be limited to topics that can be covered in 10 minutes or fewer.