The Emory Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Ana Maria Velez as our new Graduate Student Coordinator.
Ana grew up in Bagota, Colombia. After earning her Bachelor’s in biology from Xaverian Pontifical University and her Master’s in environmental management from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Ana worked as a marine biologist with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Research (INVEMAR). Shortly thereafter, Ana relocated to Atlanta, where she worked at the Art Institute of Atlanta as a Financial Aid Officer and Enrollment Processor and at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design as the International Student Advisor. Her scientific training and education, joined with her student affairs experience perfectly prepared Ana for her current position as the Graduate Student Coordinator with the Department of Chemistry.
Ana speaks three languages, English, Spanish, and French, and spent six years living in the rainforest while working on sea turtle conservation. When she isn’t providing administrative support for the graduate program, faculty, and students, Ana enjoys swimming, cycling, visiting art exhibits, and spending time with her husband and cat.
Ana’s office is located at Atwood 380K inside the chemistry Main Office suite. She can be reached at ana [dot] velez [at] emory [dot] edu.