Undergraduate Advisors

CCI Academic Advisors are dedicated to empowering students towards success and are committed to advocating on behalf of each student in support of their holistic development.

Your undergraduate Advisor is available to you for questions about registration, program planning and progression, and any other academic or administrative concerns. If your advisor cannot help you, they will direct you to someone that can. Please allow two business days for a response from your advisor, although during high traffic times such as the first few weeks of the term and registration, the response time may be longer.

For answers to frequently asked questions along with additional resources (including information on registration, course planning, academic standing, withdrawal, add/drop, and more), please make sure to check the advising portal in BBLearn, called "Advising for CCI."

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The University is committed to an environment of equal opportunity in education and employment and to proactively undertake initiatives and take actions to create such an environment. In the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other University administered programs and activities; the University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity and expression, genetic information, and any other characteristic prohibited by law (i.e., creed, marital status, citizenship status). Moreover, Drexel does not tolerate unlawful harassment of any kind.

You will find your assigned academic advisor below:

Will Ahern

William Ahern

Program Manager, Advising
Advises BSMS & undergraduate Lanzhou students, and undergraduate students with last names O, Pe-Py, R-T
Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Welcome to the College of Computing & Informatics! My name is Will, and I am a Program Manager in CCI.

I have been with CCI and Drexel since June of 2016. Prior to that, I worked as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Cortland in upstate New York. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. I’m a bit of a comic book nerd (LOVE the MCU), love everything Gritty, and enjoy exploring the different neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

My advice for new students at Drexel:

  1. Explore the city! This is the birthplace of our country, and it is filled with fascinating history. My first year in Philly, I lived in Old City and loved seeing and learning about the liberty bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross house, etc. I’m still enamored by the cobblestone streets and original architecture found there. Learn how to use SEPTA and don’t be afraid to explore!
  2. There is so much opportunity at Drexel. If you want to do something but aren’t sure how, ask! We’re here because we want to help.
  3. Reflect on your current time management practices. The quarter system moves fast, and it’s important to stay on top of everything.

Karen DeVose

Karen DeVose, Ed.D

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

I rejoined Drexel University in January 2021. I am the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Student Success in the College of Computing & Informatics. My previous role was at Syracuse University as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

I received a BS degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Business Administration) and a Master of Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Education Administration and Supervision), a Post Graduate Certificate from Drexel University (Student Development and Affairs) and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University.

My research includes identifying factors and barriers that impact retention and persistence of underrepresented minority students at predominately white institutions. I am committed to helping all students and specifically underrepresented minority students socially and academically integrate themselves in higher education to improve retention, persistence, and graduation rates through 1) creating policies, procedures, and initiatives to improve retention and student’s success, 2) identifying resources and support programming; and 3) developing academic advisors.

To be successful student, students should pursue their academic interests, be unafraid to challenge themselves, change their mind, and then change it again, get involved in campus organizations, dream big, and stay positive!

I am native of Philadelphia, PA and one of seven children. I am foodie who loves to travel, read, and Line and African dance. I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

Kristy Eells

Kristy Eells

Academic Advisor
Advises undergraduate students with last names J-L, Ma-Ma, Na-Ng
Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

I have been at Drexel University since 2011 and started my career at Drexel in Freshmen and International admissions. I later transitioned to the College of Computing & Informatics in 2018 and I am currently an undergraduate advisor. In addition to advising, I also teach UNIV 101.

I received a B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University. I also have an M.S. in Higher Education from Drexel University. During my master’s program, I focused on Advising, Retention, and Curriculum.

My advice to all students is to take advantage of all the opportunities offered at Drexel. Experiences such as studying abroad, co-op, and research are great ways to enhance your college career. I also encourage joining clubs and student organizations since this is a great way to network and have fun at the same time.

I have lived in Philadelphia my whole life. I encourage all students to explore all Philadelphia has to offer. Philadelphia is a city composed of multiple neighborhoods, each with its own uniqueness. It is a great city to explore!

Alla Fedosenko

Alla Fedosenko

Academic Advisor
Advises undergraduate students with last names A-Da, I, Mu-Mu, Q

My name is Alla Fedosenko and I am an undergraduate advisor at Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University and a Master of Arts in Counseling Education and Guidance Services from Seton Hall University. Over the past nine years, I have served students in a variety of educational settings as a school counselor and a career/college counselor. My experience working as a student support for the last few years has led me to finding my passion in helping students achieve their professional and academic goals.

When I am not working, I enjoy watching movies, cuddling with my pet rabbits, and spending time with my son. I am delighted to have the opportunity to advise students at CCI.

I would advise incoming students to fully engage in all campus activities offered by Drexel and to be as open to meeting new people as much as possible. You are doing yourself, and the money you spent on education, a disservice if you don't take the time to try new things and interact with new people. Keep in mind that building a broad network of contacts will increase your access to career-advancing opportunities.

Briana Green

Briana Green

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Advising
Advises undergraduate students with last names V-Z

I joined the Drexel community in January 2022 as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising in CCI. I graduated from Shippensburg University with my bachelor’s degree in Human Communication Studies and my master’s degree in Counseling & College Student Personnel. I have experience in many functional areas of universities such as academic advising, diversity and multicultural affairs, new student orientation, first-generation student programming, summer bridge programs, working with at-risk and in transition students, and more. Through all of my different experiences in high education, my focus has always been student support and development.

A few interesting facts about me are: I am a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe fan! I love tasting and cooking different cuisines. Lastly, I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.

One piece of advice I always give to students is do not be afraid to ask for help. You have access to many support services here at Drexel, please utilize them! We are all here to help you succeed. You do not have to navigate your academic journey alone. If you ever forget about what office to go to for what, do not hesitate to come to me first! Your advisor is always a great place to start.

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Antonia Hannon

Academic Advisor

Alexis Pinto

Alexis Pinto

Academic Advisor
Advises undergraduate students with last names De-H, Ni-Nw, Pa-Pa, U

Hi all! I am one of the newest academic advisors here at CCI. Previously, I was a case manager working a diversion program for at-risk youth in Santa Barbara, CA.

I received my BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and looking to pursue a master's in social work or clinical counseling in the near future.

I am originally from San Diego, California, and spent part of my childhood growing up across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, where the rest of my family lives. I moved to Philly early 2022 and excited to experience the seasons out here!

I love to travel, cook, play video games and watch anime. I am also a proud member of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated.

Look forward to working with everyone!