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Mrs. Rana O'Bryant, PMP

Virtual Student Success Coordinator , Accelerate Division

Educational Background:

  • M.S., Project Management, George Washington University
  • M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee

How long have you worked at GSSM?

Since 2014 as a GSSM instructor. I have also worked with the GoSciTech Tour of Engineering, iTeams, and CREATEng camps.  I became an Accelerate Engineering Instructor in August 2018.

How long have you worked in academia?

I have been a substitute teacher and college professor since October 2016.

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.

Having the opportunity to expose young minds to all the possibilities of STEM.

Are you a member of any professional organizations?

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Women in Nuclear

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?

I love flower gardening and visiting zoos around the country. I also love being a personal shopper.

What is your perfect pizza?

Chicken, bacon, and pepperoni on a hand-tossed crust

What is the best thing about Hartsville?


Who (living or deceased) would be invited to your fantasy dinner party?

Dr. Willease Sanders

What is your favorite quote?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Anything else you’d like to tell us?

During my entire career in industry, I used both my days off and vacation time promoting STEM education in schools all over South Carolina and the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia.  I retired early to pursue my dream of becoming a full-time STEM education advocate.