Leadership and Staff

The Office of Orientation and Parent Programs strives to best serve everyone who walks through the doors of the university, and in particular, our new students and their parents and family members. The staff and leadership are dedicated to easing the transition into FIU and hope to infuse the Panther spirit into this community through each of our programs.

  • Staff
    • Amy Kay, Director
      Amy Kay, Director
    • Korrin Anderson, Associate Director
      Korrin Anderson, Associate Director
    • Marc Mobley, Assistant Director
      Marc Mobley, Associate Director
    • Ashley Grimes, Assistant Director
      Ashley Grimes, Assistant Director
    • Alina Quintana, Assistant Director
      Alina Quintana, Assistant Director
    • Chelonda Walker, Sr. Administrative Assistant
      Chelonda Walker, Sr. Administrative Assistant
    • Amber Walter, Graduate Intern
      Amber Walter, Graduate Intern
    • Marlee Bergmair, Graduate Intern
      Marlee Bergmair, Graduate Intern
  • Student Assistants
    • Ariel Cosio
      Ariel Cosio
    • Bryan Garcia
      Bryan Garcia
    • Bo Grande
      Bo Grande
    • Kiana McDavid
      Kiana McDavid
    • Satchel Mede
      Satchel Mede
    • Kat Sanchez
      Kat Sanchez
    • Diamond Spann
      Diamond Spann
    • Malcom Wilson
      Malcom Wilson
    • Anthony Bolcato
      Anthony Bolcato
    • Shaquilla Thomas
      Shaquilla Thomas
  • 2016 Peer Advisors

    Each year a group of enthusiastic and responsible FIU students are selected to become Orientation Peer Advisors. These special students are trained to assist with all new student orientation programs throughout the year as well as other programs for new students and their families. In this capacity, they serve as resources for new students and their parents, they assist FIU staff with planning and implementation of the programs, and they are viewed as student leaders among the University community. For more information on how to become a Peer Advisor, see Recruitment and Selection.

    • Melany Freiria, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Melany Freiria, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Andy Garcia, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Andy Garcia, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Kaitlyn Woods, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Kaitlyn Woods, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Alex Gutierrez
      Alex Gutierrez
    • Alex Hernandez
      Alex Hernandez
    • Allison De Oliveira
      Allison De Oliveira
    • Amber Clark
      Amber Clark
    • Angelique Rios
      Angelique Rios
    • Aziza Mustafa
      Aziza Mustafa
    • Chelsea Beepat
      Chelsea Beepat
    • Christie Olivier
      Christie Olivier
    • Danny Ravelo
      Danny Ravelo
    • Devon Reese
      Devon Reese
    • Diana Garcia
      Diana Garcia
    • Diego Cardenas
      Diego Cardenas
    • Eneida Bermudez
      Eneida Bermudez
    • Indee Williams
      Indee Williams
    • Jaime Baez
      Jaime Baez
    • Jaime Weiser
      Jaime Weiser
    • Janeth Gonzalez
      Janeth Gonzalez
    • Johnathan Padilla
      Johnathan Padilla
    • Jorge Hernandez
      Jorge Hernandez
    • Juan Gonzalez
      Juan Gonzalez
    • Kaila Jospitre
      Kaila Jospitre
    • Karina Azevedo
      Karina Azevedo
    • Katherine Diaz
      Katherine Diaz
    • Keandre Blount
      Keandre Blount
    • Kennedy Almy
      Kennedy Almy
    • Luis Lopez
      Luis Lopez
    • Marcus Frias
      Marcus Frias
    • Michael Santiago
      Michael Santiago
    • Rita Zwiefel
      Rita Zwiefel
    • Sofia Tavera
      Sofia Tavera
    • Thurayya Mohammed
      Thurayya Mohammed
    • Vicky Emile
      Vicky Emile
    • Yannah Monasterios
      Yannah Monasterios
  • 2016 Panther Camp Leadership

    Panther Camp is coordinated by a select group of students known as the Panther Camp Facilitators. Facilitators are selected out of hundreds of applicants to represent the program and are charged with creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for participants. Facilitators are involved in all aspects of the camp planning process, from creating programming session and large-group activities to leading small group conversations.

    After Panther Camp Facilitators have completed a year with the program they are eligible to apply for the Panther Camp Executive Board. Panther Camp Exec is composed of 8 past-Facilitators who return to take on more responsibilities within the program. Exec members are responsible for heading up committees and helping the Facilitators to create the Panther Camp Magic.

    Both groups are positive representatives of Florida International University and the Panther Camp program. These student leaders build meaningful relationships, serve as mentors and role models, inspire a new class of Golden Panthers and encourage students to "Leave their legacy with P.R.I.D.E."!

    • Emily Rodriguez, Executive Director
      Emily Rodriguez, Executive Director
    • Malcom Wilson, Activities & Traditions Director
      Malcom Wilson, Activities & Traditions Director
    • Eddie Nieves, Marketing Director
      Eddie Nieves, Marketing Director
    • Alicyn Rowe-Van Allen, Operations Director
      Alicyn Rowe-Van Allen, Operations Director
    • Raul Garcia, Programming Director
      Raul Garcia, Programming Director
    • Chelsey Longo, Recruitment Director
      Chelsey Longo, Recruitment Director
    • Yordany Lopez, Recruitment Director
      Yordany Lopez, Recruitment Director
    • Erica Osorio, Sponsorship Director
      Sabrina Gato, Sponsorship Director

Apply

Interested in being a 2017 Peer Advisor or Panther Camp Facilitator? Review the interest packets carefully, and read the information below regarding the selection process.

The selection process to become a Panther Camp Facilitator or Peer Advisor consists of multiple stages:

  1. Information Session - All applicants for both positions must attend a mandatory, one-hour information session. Dates, times, and locations are provided in the interest packets.
  2. Application - Applications are now closed. For those who have already applied and attended an information session, look for an email from orient@fiu.edu by November 25th which will share your Selection Workshop assignment.
  3. Selection Workshop - After completing the first two stages, you will be notified via email to confirm whether or not you have moved on to the Selection Workshop stage of the process, which is an activity-based group interview. Selection Workshop dates, times, and locations are listed in the application, as well as in the interest packets.
  4. Recommendations (PA Applicants Only) - Applicants for the Peer Advisor position are encouraged (but not required) to submit a Recommendation Form from a high school or college faculty or staff member or a previous employer. Recommendations are due by December 9.
  5. Interview - Finalists will be notified after the posting of Fall grades if they've been selected to move on to the interview stage which will take place in January. The full list of potential interview dates is included in each interest packet.

If you have any questions, please stop by our office (GC 189) or call 305-348-6414.

Resource/Involvement Fairs

Sign-ups for the Resource/Involvement Fairs are now open for our upcoming spring sessions from November 2016 to January 2017. This is the best venue to advertise your programs, services, and opportunities to new students in person! Please know that space is limited and it is first-come, first served. If you have questions about this process, please email Marc Mobley at mobleym@fiu.edu.

Contact

Orientation and Parent Programs
MMC – GC 189
BBC – WUC 256

305-348-6414
Fax 305-348-6483

orient@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm