Tampa Advising Offices

Meet the Staff

Professional Staff/SG ADVISORS

Gary Mank

Gary Manka
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Harmony | Achiever | Relator | Consistency | Connectedness

Favorite Quote: Knowledge is a deadly friend if no one sets the rules. The fate of all mankind, I see, is in the hands of fools.

Jennifer Bielen

Jennifer Bielen
Assistant Director
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Relator | Includer | Individualization | Communication | Adaptability

Favorite Quote: Always remember it does not matter how/where you start, but only how you choose to finish.

Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith
Office Manager
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Responsibility | Arranger | Positivity | Relator | Developer

Favorite Quote: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Nicole Alfaro

Program Coordinator
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Harmony | Developer | Input | Empathy | Connectedness

Pragnya Pragnya Kulkarni
Program Student Assistant
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



A group snapshot featuring the SGATO professional staff.


The SGATO collective picture including the part-time staff members for the 2023-2024 term.

CHEERINg ON the SG Advisors Team – Go Team!