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Meet Our Staff

Molly Gully Molly Gully
Director, Title IX Liaison

Molly Gully joined the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling in November 2015 after serving as an advisor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for seven years and in the College of Liberal Arts for two years. During her time at the University, she has held leadership roles with the Academic Counselor Association (ACA) and served as an elected representative on Staff Council. Prior to joining the advising profession, she was a counselor and crisis specialist in Phoenix, AZ. Molly holds a master of counseling and a bachelor of arts in humanities from Arizona State University.

As the Title IX Liaison for the School of Undergraduate Studies, Molly is a resource to students, staff, and faculty regarding any issues pertaining to Title IX or UT Austin’s policy on the Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking (HOP 3-3031).

Emily Swanson
Career Counselor

Emily joined the Vick Center after serving as an Ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area. Through volunteering in her hometown of Houston, Emily discovered her love for helping high school students choose major and career paths and knew she wanted to work in higher education as a career counselor. She completed a M.A. in counseling from St. Edward’s University after earning her B.A. in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Emily has completed internships in private practice and served as an AmeriCorps member with the non-profit, Communities in Schools counseling at risk and underserved youth.

Sara Corson Sara Corson
Academic Advisor

Sara joined the Vick Center after serving as Pre-Health Academic Advisor at the University of Michigan. Prior to becoming an advisor, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan after obtaining her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Virginia. Sara earned her B.S. in biology and zoology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Alison Devlin Alison Devlin
Career Counselor

Alison Devlin has been helping people explore, develop, and plan their education and career opportunities for over twelve years. Alison gained experience in career counseling on a college campus in the Career Services Office at Texas State University while completing her master of arts in counseling from St. Edward’s University. Her experience also spans the globe to include a position as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in the United Kingdom, where she was able to assist people with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. Alison’s education also includes a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

Kelly Frazer Kelly Frazer
Academic Advisor

Kelly joined the Vick Center after completing an academic advising internship at Pennsylvania State University. She previously worked as a financial aid counselor at UT, the University of Houston, and Northern Virginia Community College and served as an AmeriCorps member with the Austin college access non-profit, College Forward. Kelly earned her B.A. in English at Texas A&M University and her M.A. in higher education administration at George Washington University.

Vanessa Garcia Vanessa Garcia
Academic Advisor

Vanessa joined the Vick Center after receiving her M.Ed. in student affairs and higher education from Texas State University. Originally from Laredo, Texas, Vanessa received her B.S from Texas A&M International, after which she spent two years working for the United Independent School District of Laredo. Vanessa has interned with Texas Lutheran University’s career department, Texas State Athletics’ compliance department, and served as an academic coach during her time at Texas State.

Jeff Handy Jeff Handy
Academic Advisor

Jeff joined the Vick Center after serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Austin-based nonprofit College Forward, where he was a College Completion Coach helping first generation and low-income college students obtain the benefits of higher education and a college degree. Jeff earned his B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Geneseo.

Veronica Heiskell Veronica Heiskell
Career Counselor

Veronica has helped students explore major and career options for over four years. She received her master of arts in Counseling & Guidance in Higher Education at California Polytechnic State University and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in psychology and a minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender studies. Veronica discovered her love of higher education and serving students serving two terms in AmeriCorps and has worked in a variety of positions in diversity centers, career centers, academic advising, and housing. Veronica coordinates the career counseling practicum program. She is excited to help students discover their strengths and identify potential career paths.

Adriana Lopez Adriana Lopez
Academic Advisor

Adriana joined the Vick Center after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Adriana attributes the start of her academic advising career in higher education to her time as a Vick Center student employee in addition to her time as a research assistant for the Adolescent Development Research Group on campus. She has lived on every coast of the United States and speaks Spanish fluently. Outside of work, Adriana rescues and raises livestock on her ranch in Elgin, TX.

Angela Rabe Angela Rabe
Academic Advisor

Angela joined the Vick Center after completing an M.S.Ed. in student affairs administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She gained experience in higher education interning at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in academic advising for the college of business and economics and in student engagement for the office of student life. Angela completed a B.B.A with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Sasha Spear Sasha Spear
Career Counselor

Sasha worked as a counselor in the Philadelphia School District and in an international high school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates before moving to Austin and joining the Vick Center. She aims to help students discover life and career paths that are exciting and fulfilling by focusing on their strengths and interests. Sasha holds a M.Phil.Ed. in professional counseling and a M.S.Ed. in counseling and mental health services from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in psychology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Mariah Waggoner Mariah Waggoner
Career Counselor

Mariah joined the Vick Center after earning her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. During her time at Texas State University, Mariah served as a Career Counselor Intern for the Career Services Office and held the position of Welcome Center Specialist for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Mariah attributes the start of her counseling career in higher education to her time as a Fish Camp Counselor while earning a B.A. in Communication at Texas A&M University.