The Office of Pre-Professional Advising (OPPA) provides all students and alumni with high-quality, individualized advising, mentoring, and programming to explore careers in healthcare and law. We engage students in one-on-one meetings, host networking and engagement events, and lead career treks and site visits. As part of your Furman advising team, we provide the structure, support, and opportunities for you to become a competitive applicant to professional school.

Contact the Office of Pre-Professional Advising

Have a question or need more information? We are here to help. You can find us in Suite 039 in the Duke Library. For general questions, you can contact us at or, or send a specific question to the appropriate person listed below.

John Banisaukas

Director of Pre-Professional Advising, Chief Health Careers Advisor

Lisa Nevalainen

Assistant Health Careers Advisor

Maya Russell

Pre-Law Advisor

Susan Carter

Administrative Assistant