Academic Advisors

Learn about Dornsife’s academic advisors! For program and contact information, see our Academic Advising page.

Erin Durkin

Associate Director for Student Success

Erin Durkin (she/her) is committed to using a holistic approach to student development when providing vocational and academic guidance to students as they strive to achieve their goals. She has 11 years of experience in advising students in health-based programs. From May 2019-January 2021, she served as the senior academic advisor for DSPH’s undergraduate public health program. Prior to coming to Drexel, she worked as the associate director of academic advising at Northeastern University and the health professions advisor at Moravian College. Erin holds a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Boston College.

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Rachel Benjamin-Bannett

Academic Advisor

Rachel Benjamin (she/her) is so excited to be a part of the advising team at Dornsife. Rachel is a licensed social worker who brings a strengths-based perspective to advising. She strongly believes in meeting students where they are as they strive towards achieving their academic and professional goals. In her free time, Rachel enjoys taking walks along the Schuykill River Trail, going to shows at the Kimmel Center, and spending time with her cat. Rachel holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and English with a minor in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University.

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Krystle Fogarty

Academic Advisor

Before moving into advising, Krystle Fogarty (she/her) served as the Academic Coordinator in DSPH Academic Affairs from August 2018-January 2021. She worked as a Career Services and Event Coordinator at Eckerd College prior to joining Drexel and received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Eckerd College.

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