Our undergraduate advising team is committed to supporting your success at Drexel and can help with plans of study, scheduling classes, transferring credits to Drexel, connecting you to College and University resources, setting goals, and explanations of university policy and procedures.
Academic Advisors are assigned based on the year you entered Drexel, whether you were a new or transfer student, and the first letter of your last name. Below, please find an overview of our advising staff. You can find your specific advisor’s name and contact information in Drexel One under Your Success Team. You can also use that portal to schedule appointments, both in-person and virtual.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Advisors
Emily joined Drexel’s College of Engineering in 2009 and has worked with undergraduate students from all COE majors as well as the Engineering Learning Community. She has a BA in English from Temple University and an MA in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In her spare time, she enjoys running, true crime podcasts, biking, yoga, cooking/eating, and hanging out with her two young children, Josephine and Franklin.
Stephanie has been advising undergraduate students for over 20 years and has worked for Drexel’s MEM department since 2015. She received her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, her master's degree in Communications from Drexel University and a graduate certificate in LGBTQ Health & Wellness from Drexel. In addition to her work advising students, Stephanie chairs the MEM Student Activities Committee and is part of the COE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department. Stephanie is the proud mom of two girls-her oldest is a recent college graduate and her youngest is a sophomore at Drexel-so she is very tuned in to the excitement and concerns of college students. When she’s not working, Stephanie travels with her husband, binges crime/mystery shows and texts her daughters non-stop (Steph’s tip: text home once in a while. They miss you!).
Daryl has worked as an instructor of English as a Learned Language in New York, Moscow, and Melbourne, Australia. Since her relocation to Philadelphia, she has been an instructor and advisor at both Temple and UPenn in the English language departments. She has also worked as a curriculum writer for Duolingo's language learning app and a lead member of the proctoring team at the Duolingo English Test. She joined the Drexel College of Engineering and Undergraduate Advising team in Spring of 2022.
Andrea has been working in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering since 2014. She became the Director of Undergraduate Affairs for the department in 2019. She earned a BA in Education from Stockton University and an MSLIS from Drexel University. Before joining Drexel, Andrea was a secondary school teacher.
Will Grogan graduated from the University of Scranton in 2011 with a B.A. in Communication. He started working in higher education in 2012 running social justice education at Wheeling Jesuit University. Since then, Will has worked in student affairs, alumni relations, and financial aid. Working at Drexel University since 2018, Will enjoys connecting students to the right resources.
Will lives in the city with his wife. When he’s not working with our Construction Management students, he enjoys woodworking, Philly sports, and D&D.
Sarit Kunz has worked at Drexel University for 20 years, and has been with the Materials Science and Engineering Department since 2011, where she currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Services within the department. A Drexel alumna, Sarit received her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, minor in Business Administration in 2000. Prior to her work at Drexel, Sarit worked at Le Bec Fin, Brasserie Perrier, and Aramark. In her current role, Sarit handles all interactions within the Materials Science and Engineering department with current undergraduate and graduate students and academic affairs, including advising, scheduling, acting as a liaison to faculty advisors, curriculum planning and scheduling, student retention, Materials Science and Engineering mentorship program and ABET support. She lives in Philadelphia with her family and enjoys running (Dublin Full Marathon 2015.)
Cat (she/her) is a Philly native and graduated from Penn with a B.A. in Psychology. She is passionate about urban education and education reform and has both attended and worked with various partners within the School District of Philadelphia. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and watching TV and films with her friends and family (her favorites being Ted Lasso and Derry Girls).
Jennifer Matthews has worked at Drexel for nearly 20 years and is dedicated to helping her students succeed. Jenn is a native of South Jersey and graduated from Randolph-Macon College (Richmond, VA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Jenn has a true passion for sports and was a four-year starter on the RMC women’s soccer team. She went on to attend graduate school here at Drexel University (go Dragons!) where she earned a Master of Science in Education. Jenn’s husband also works at Drexel and together they have four children: Carter, Brynn, Reid, & Emerson Mae. In her spare time (ha, with 4 kids that’s almost comical), she enjoys coaching her kid's soccer teams, dragon boat racing with the non-profit organization she co-founded, drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee, cheering on her kiddos, and spending time with family and friends.
Noelle has worked at Drexel, in the College of Engineering, since 1999 after graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy. Currently Noelle serves as Associate Director of Advising in the College of Engineering, working within the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department, advising inbound exchange, transfer, junior and senior level students as well as handling the BSMS advising within the department. In addition, Noelle is the transfer credit evaluator for the college and handles the onboarding of all new transfer students to the college which includes teaching transfer student sections of UNIV E101. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to Cape May, hiking, cooking (AND eating) as well as watching the NJ Devils play hockey!
Micalena has worked at Drexel for 5 years and is dedicated to supporting new students in their transition from high school to college. She is passionate about learning, and is committed to promoting growth and development by creating an empathetic space where students feel listened to and supported. She empowers all students to use their personal strengths, experiences, and perspectives to promote their well-being and success. A proud native of Scranton (the electric city!), she attended Marywood University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. She is an avid baseball fan, who enjoys rooting for her favorite team—the New York Yankees. In her spare time, she likes to craft, try new restaurants, and watch true crime documentaries.
Haley is a proud graduate of Drexel University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also has a Master of Social Work from West Chester University and is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.
Haley joined Drexel’s College of Engineering in September 2023. Prior to joining COE’s advising team, Haley’s experience in higher education has included athletics, culinary/hospitality, admissions, and billing/financial aid.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys watching movies (especially horror and thriller/suspense), taking long walks/hikes, reading (usually mystery) books, LEGO, and attempting to sing songs from the ‘70s and ‘90s to her pets.
Academic Advisor for Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Advisor for Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering students
Stephen Stamegna grew up in Wilmington, DE and graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining the Drexel team, he worked as a land development engineer and spent close to three years as a program director in the summer camping industry. At camp, he worked closely with young adults and supported them in program development, communication skills, and time and personnel management. Stephen is excited to apply these experiences to working with CAEE students in the College of Engineering. He is passionate about building personal connections, contributing to an environment of empathy and growth, and helping students feel empowered, heard, and supported. In his free time, Stephen enjoys woodworking, hiking, sailing, cooking, and spending time with his family. As a camp person, he feels connected to the trees and finds no better comfort than a night spent in the dirt.
Rosie has been a member of the College of Engineering advising team since 2013. She has a BA in International Relations from Saint Joseph's University, and an MS in Leadership from Cabrini University. She currently advises upper-level, transfer, and inbound exchange students in the Mechanical Engineering department, in addition to overseeing the Mechanical Engineering minor program. She also manages the Engineering Leadership Scholars program, which is a leadership development and peer mentorship program for engineering students. When she’s not advising, she enjoys reading, rooting for Philly sports teams, and spending time outside with her family. She also tries her best to keep her house plants alive, and is always on the hunt for a new tv show to watch, so please let her know if you have any recommendations!
Gerry Willis graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Marketing and MS degree in Higher Education. She is the Academic Advisor for all Engineering Technology students. Gerry has worked at Drexel for 20 years and is dedicated to help her students navigate the system and succeed in their academic career. Drexel has given her the unique opportunity to view the system as a student and as an administrator. Combining this knowledge allows her to find individual solutions for students’ problems. Together with her husband, Drexel COE graduate, and son, Gabriel, they enjoy traveling, cycling, gardening, and cooking.