Director of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Services
Jana Stone is director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services within the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech. Stone manages a team that includes graduate career advising, the Graduate Co-op and internship program, and postdoctoral services.
She has been at Georgia Tech since 2013, when she was hired to establish the Office of Postdoctoral Services. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association and is a member of a Graduate Career Consortium's benchmarking and career outcomes committees. 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 postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, her research focused on DNA replication and mutagenesis.
Amelia Pavlik is the communications manager 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. She earned her bachelor's in journalism from the University of Georgia.