About Us

Talline R. Martins, PhD

Director, Graduate Professional Development

352 294 0488

tmartins@ufl.edu

Talline Martins is the Director of the Office of Graduate Professional Development. She is responsible for coordinating professional development activities and programs for UF graduate students. These initiatives include providing activities and resources to help students set professional development goals, develop core competencies to successfully complete their graduate degree, and gain the necessary skills to transition into diverse career paths upon graduation.

Dr. Martins received her BS in Biology from Western Michigan University, and her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then received a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology to continue her training at Duke University. Most recently, she was the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives and Graduate Recruitment at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Amanda Catron, MA

Program Coordinator, Graduate Professional Development

352 273 3143

catron@ufl.edu

Amanda Catron is the Program Coordinator of the Office of Graduate Professional Development within the Graduate School. She is responsible for coordinating professional development activities and programs for UF graduate students. Her professional interests include improving mental health for graduate students, student success, and improving outreach efforts in providing resources for graduate students. Her professional experience includes teaching French, ESL, and English for Academic Purposes to undergraduates, international students, and children, as well as serving as a student success coach at Tiffin University.

Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in French with a minor in Linguistics from Ohio University where she also joined the McNair Scholars Program. She received her master’s degree in French from Ohio University after spending a year in the TAPIF program in Tours, France. She is currently working toward her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Florida and has reached ABD status. Her research interests include second language acquisition, student success, and anxiety reduction.