Deanna Cerquetti is currently an Academic Advisor for the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising as well as a Ph.D. candidate in UMBC’s Language, Literacy and Culture program. Deanna completed her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish language at Notre Dame of Maryland University and received her M.A. in Intercultural Communication (concentration Hispanic Studies) from UMBC. She’s a former adjunct professor for the Spanish department and has also very involved in shared governance at UMBC. Deanna finds passion in advocating for students as well as connecting them to resources so they can get the support they need to be successful.