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Meet the SSS Team


Jeanette Damato, M. Ed.
SSS Program Manager & Mentor
(802) 656-7958

I grew up in south Texas, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geography - Urban and Regional Planning from Texas State University. After moving to Vermont in 2000, I earned a master's degree and began my professional career, which has taken me from Johnson State College to Champlain College and now The University of Vermont. Being a first-generation college graduate myself, I am thrilled at the opportunity to support this population of students. It is a joy to witness the success of those who are blazing new and uncharted trails in their family's story. As for my family, my partner Chris and I have two very young children and live about fifteen minutes south of the Canadian border. My free time is quickly filled with art projects and hiking in the woods. I would enjoy an opportunity to meet with you. Please, stop by and say hi!

Dr. Ellen McShane, Ed. D.
Director, Academic Support Programs & Mentor
(802) 656-4185

I am originally from the Bronx, New York City.  When I was twelve, my family moved to northern New Jersey.  I attended Montclair State University where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies.  After graduating from college, I spent two years in Brazil as a Peace Corps volunteer.  I earned a Master's of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Ohio State University.  In addition, I have a Doctorate of Education from UVM.  For enjoyment, I like to garden, read, swim, ice skate, and sail.  Having a chance to work with the wonderful TRIO/SSS students gives meaning to my life.  Each student I meet enhances and enriches my life.

Briana Martin

Briana Martin, M.A.
SSS Education Coordinator & Mentor
(802) 656-9726

I'm originally from New York City, where I grew up in the Bronx. I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work with a minor in English at the University of Vermont and my Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University. I've worked with students through career services, residential life, multicultural affairs, and student-athlete support services. As a former participant in the TRiO/SSS program, I could tell you that this is a program that truly speaks to my heart. I'm so excited to connect with students, build relationships, and provide support and encouragement through all of your unique journeys!

Tatiana Andrievskaya
SSS Program Support /Learning Co-op Office Manager
(802) 656-7961

I moved to the USA from Moscow, Russia, in 2000 and have been working for the Learning Co-op and SSS program at UVM since August 2001. I studied sciences and math at the Engineering Physics Institute in Moscow. I was involved in the International Esperanto movement and participated in organizing a music studio in Stocholm, Sweden in 1990-95. I'm interested in art and music. I organized and participated in several concerts of Russian songs: in 2009 at Middlebury College, in 2010 and 2012 for the Russian House within the Global Village at UVM. My daughter participated in the TRIO/SSS program and graduated from UVM in 2007. The University of Vermont means so much to me, I'm happy working here and helping students to succeed!


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