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Advisors

Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program receive personalized advising.

Our advisors have one goal in mind: to help you succeed. We’re happy to introduce our advising and support team:

Jennifer Lian 

Title: Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Pre-Health Advisor
Department: Continuing and Distance Education
Address: 322 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone: 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210
Fax: 802-656-0306
Education: MEd with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont

Jennifer graduated from UVM with an MEd in 2002. She is the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Pre-Health Advisor. She has worked at UVM since 1997 and has been providing personalized advising to students on their academic plans and long-term professional goals for nearly nine years. In addition to the advising role, Jennifer serves as a liaison for linkage agreements with professional schools, manages the Committee Letter Process for Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students, coordinates program resources and workshops, and writes the e-newsletter. She works with students to plan an individualized strategy for aligning academics and practical experience with the students’ professional goals.

*To schedule a telephone or personal appointment with Jennifer, call 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210, and ask to speak with a scheduler who can arrange a time good for you.

Victoria (Vika) Pleshakova

Title: Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Advisor
Department:Continuing and Distance Education
Address: 322 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone: 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210
Fax: 802-656-0306
Education: BA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Psychology, Chuvash State Pedagogical University, Russia; MEd, with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, University of Vermont

Vika has been with the UVM Continuing and Distance Education since 2003 and earned her master’s degree in education in 2009. As an advisor for the past four years, she has served a variety of students in different stages of life and career. Vika’s primarily role is to provide guidance to those seeking to finish or advance their degrees or pursue a new career. Her goal is to help students transition into the program, develop an academic plan, and provide the necessary resources for achieving their professional goals.