MEET the infosci @ shady grove team

The InfoSci @ Shady Grove Team is committed to helping its students from admission to graduation by guiding them through important processes, policies and procedures. In addition, the Team works with students to give them the tools they need to survive and thrive in the industry after graduation. The Team is comprised of four enthusiastic members from diverse backgrounds who enjoy working with students and helping them succeed both academically and professionally.

Dr. Galina Madjaroff Reitz

Dr. Galina Madjaroff Reitz, Faculty Director of InfoSci @ Shady Grove

Dr. Galina Reitz is the Faculty Program Director for the BSIS at the Universities at Shady Grove. Dr. Reitz joined the iSchool after 12 years as a faculty member and administrator at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County).  Her areas of research and teaching are accessibility, human-centered cybersecurity, voice user interface, digital divide and human-computer interaction. Dr. Reitz is focused on the development and enhancement of all aspects of academic programming for the InfoSci program and continues her focus in establishing community and industry partnerships that support career pathways for our students.

Tetyana Bezbabna

Tetyana Bezbabna, Assistant Director of InfoSci @ Shady Grove

Tetyana is the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) Assistant Director of the undergraduate Information Science (infoSci) program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove. Tetyana holds a Master of Information Management degree from the UMD iSchool and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the UMD Robert H Smith School of Business. Prior to joining the InfoSci team, Tetyana was the program coordinator for iSchool's Master of Information Management (MIM) graduate program.

Sareil Brookins

Sareil Brookins, Academic Advisor of InfoSci @ Shady Grove

Sareil is the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) Academic Advisor of the undergraduate Information Science (infoSci) program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove. She joined the team in May 2021. Before the iSchool, Sareil worked at UMGC as a Student Success Coach & Admissions Council Member. Her areas of expertise lie in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion work, African/Black History, and Social Psychology. Sareil Graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2019 with a B.A. in Intensive Psychology and a B.A. in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies with a focus in the African Diaspora. She moved to the DMV area from California in 2019 to continue her work in higher education and promoting equity in education.

Claudia Aragón

Claudia Aragón, Academic Program Specialist for InfoSci @ Shady Grove

Claudia is the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) Program Specialist of the undergraduate Information Science (InfoSci) program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Claudia has a B.A. in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Before joining the UMD iSchool, Claudia worked at the Student and Academic Services at USG.