Varinia Grannum, MSEd
Assistant Dean in the Pre-Health and STEM Advising Office at Hofstra University
Starting June 2021: Admissions Advisor, Mappd

Varinia Grannum is a dedicated pre-health advisor with a strong record of helping students define and achieve their educational and career goals. Highly skilled and knowledgeable in the field of premedical advising, Varinia takes great pride in helping students plan and prepare for their future careers as medical professionals. Most recently, she served as Assistant Dean in the Pre-Health and STEM Advising office at Hofstra University in New York. Highly invested in the success of her students, Varinia has spent the past 8 years guiding students through selecting appropriate pre-requisite courses, identifying and selecting extracurricular activities that best match a student’s passion, as well as helping students navigate the application process for their chosen health profession.

Varinia earned her M.S.Ed. in Counseling with a specialization in College Student Development from Hofstra University and her B.A. in Psychology from The City College of New York. A veteran of the pre-health and academic advising world, Varinia will join the Mappd team as an Admissions Advisor in June 2021, bringing her expertise and passion for helping students to the role.

Starting in June 2021, you can find Varinia at