Jana Stone is director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services within the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. Stone manages a team that includes graduate career advising, the Graduate Co-op and internship program, grant writing and teamwork training, and postdoctoral services. She has been at Georgia Tech since 2013, when she was hired to establish the Office of Postdoctoral Services. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association and a member of a Graduate Career Consortium task force on tracking career outcomes. Stone earned a Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s of science in microbiology from Indiana University. As a postdoc at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, her research focused on DNA replication.
Amelia Pavlik is the communication specialist for all of the units that fall under the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development. In this role, she’s responsible for everything from writing news articles to redesigning and maintaining each unit’s website. Before moving into this position, Amelia managed Tech’s faculty and staff newspaper, The Whistle, and the campuswide daily e-newsletter, The Daily Digest. In addition to her work at Georgia Tech, Amelia oversees media relations for the national professional organization NAGAP, The Leader in Graduate Enrollment Management. She earned her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Georgia.