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
    • Jamesia Terry, Graduate Assistant
      Jamesia Terry, Graduate Assistant
  • Student Assistants
    • Anthony Bolcato
      Anthony Bolcato
    • Kat Sanchez
      Kat Sanchez
    • Kiana McDavid
      Kiana McDavid
    • Luis Lopez
      Luis Lopez
    • Malcom Wilson
      Malcom Wilson
    • Shaquilla Thomas
      Shaquilla Thomas
  • 2017 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.

    • Amber Clark, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Amber Clark, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Christie Olivier, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Christie Olivier, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Keandre Blount, Peer Advisor Coordinator
      Keandre Blount, Peer Advisor Coordinator
  • 2017 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

2017 Freshman Orientation Resource & Involvement Fairs

Registration is currently open for the 2017 Freshman Orientation Resource & Involvement Fairs*. SPACE IS LIMITED and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Once all tables are claimed, you can choose to be added to the Wait List. If there are any cancellations and tables open up, those on the Wait List will be contacted with instructions on how to proceed. If you've signed up for a table and cannot attend, you must cancel via Eventbrite no later than 24 hours before the scheduled event.

*Resource & Involvement Fair Registration is currently open for Orientations taking place in the months of May and June.  Check back later in the summer for registration for our July and August fairs.

Involvement Fair

The Freshman Orientation Involvement Fair is your organization’s chance to introduce incoming students to your involvement opportunities. This opportunity is limited to student groups and organizations and will take place on Day 1 of Freshman Orientation at both MMC and BBC.

Resource Fair

The Orientation Resource Fair is your office/deptartment’s chance to introduce incoming students to your services, resources, and programs. This opportunity is limited to university offices and departments and will take place on Day 2 of Freshman Orientation at both MMC and BBC.

Contact

Orientation and Parent Programs
MMC – Graham Center 189
BBC – Wolfe University Center 256

Phone 305-348-6414
SMS Text 305-783-3180
Email orient@fiu.edu
Live Chat Via Button

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm