Dannette Gomez Beane

Director of Operations and Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Virginia Tech

Dr. Beane has 18 years of experience working with students from pre-K to doctoral education. Her research focuses on advocacy for underrepresented and marginalized students including special focus on the Movement for Black Lives and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Dr. Beane is a licensed school counselor and published author on career development, mentoring, self-care, and advocacy. 

In her current role, she serves as the Director of Operations and Recruitment for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Virginia Tech. During her time at Virginia Tech she has also served as an academic advisor, director of recruitment and diversity, inclusion coordinator, and adjunct professor in the School of Education. Her service to the university includes advising student groups like Queer People of Color, the Graduate Student Assembly Professional Development committee, and serves on the Hispanic/Latinx Faculty and Staff Caucus. Prior to Virginia Tech, Dr. Beane worked for AmeriCorps College Summit, Total Action for Progress, Roanoke City Public Schools and Hollins University. 

Dr. Beane completed her doctorate in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech where she also completed her Master of Counselor Education and a certificate in Higher Education Administration. Her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and Spanish from Hollins University.