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Jelena Ristic Kelleher
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Jelena Ristic Kelleher, JD, began her career at Golden Gate University as a student assistant in the information kiosk while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree. Since that time, she has held numerous roles and is currently the Interim Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Experience. Jelena has taught the Gateway to Success course since 2008 and also teaches the Prior Learning Assessment course and the Capstone courses for the AA degree and BA in Management. Throughout her various roles at GGU, her leadership and project management skills were instrumental in the development of curriculum and online tools for students.

While working full time, Jelena also completed a Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate in the part-time evening program.

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Shana Torres, MA

Assistant Director

Advising Services

Shana Torres joined GGU as a former Transfer Admission Counselor from Cal State East Bay. She received her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and Special Education. Shana continued her education at San Jose State University receiving a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Counseling and Student Personnel. Shana enjoys working with students who are passionate about pursuing higher education. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, strolling through festivals, and taking Pop-Pilates classes.