Advisors

Elizabeth Vogel, PhDElizabeth Vogel, PhD began her career at Rutgers 20 years ago as a graduate student in Art History. During her doctoral program, she taught at Rutgers and Montclair State University and worked as a Learning Assistant for the Learning Resource centers at Rutgers. As a result of teaching the "dreaded" course, Expository Writing and other writing courses, she was appointed as a Director of the Writing Center on Busch campus. In 2000, Dr. Vogel accepted a position as Assistant Dean at Rutgers College. She held this position for 7 years. Part of her duties included advising for the HPO and serving as a member of the Health Professions Committee. In 2007. Dr. Vogel moved to the HPO full-time where she is now Administrative Director. Since 2009, she has also been the Director of the Post Baccalaureate program at Rutgers. She has a Ph.D. in Art History which she received at Rutgers. 

Gregory Sobol Ed.M Gregory Sobol Ed.M comes to the HPO after working for 28 years with University Career Services at Rutgers. During that time he served as the Health Professions Specialist where he provided career counseling services to pharmacy, public health, pre-medical, and other science majors.  Mr. Sobol has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in career development and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biological Science, all from Rutgers. 

Julie Traxler, PhDJulie Traxler, Ed.D. is an Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. She has served as a health professions advisor since 1993. She is a member of the Health Professions Committee and the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson BA/MD committee.  Dean Traxler completed her Doctorate in Education at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education program in May 2009. Her dissertation was entitled, "Major Choosing among South Asian American Women: Toward a New Theory of Advising." She completed her undergraduate degree in English and Journalism at Livingston College, Rutgers, in 1991, and a Masters Degree in English Literature at Rutgers in 1995.

Emily Emily Pereira, MLIS began advising at the HPO in February 2019.  In her 20 year history with Rutgers, she has held many positions working with students.  She is currently a Senior EOF Counselor and previously served as an Academic Advisor for SAS- Office of Advising and Academic Services.  Her bachelor’s degree is in Sociology and master’s degree is in Library and Information Science (MLIS).  She is a member of National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). She regularly attends professional development training sessions to better advise students.