Meet The Staff

Advisors

  • Dr. Kerrie Montgomery, Director

    Director of Campus Life: Kerrie Montgomery

     

    Kerrie joined the Department of Campus Life at BBC as its Director in July 2015 after having spent her nearly 20 year career working at the University of Florida, FIU (MMC), and the University of Denver. She has experience as an Academic Advisor, Study Abroad Advisor, and Student Organization/Events Advisor. Kerrie earned a B.A. in Classical Studies, an M.A. in Art History, and an M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education at the University of Florida, as well as a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Denver. She is very interested in international student issues and helping ALL students to reach their personal and career goals, and make the most of their college experience – both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Shontae K. White, Student Engagement Manager


    Shontae White

    Shontae joins Campus Life at BBC as its Student Engagement Manger. During the last 16 years he has worked at Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida, University of Connecticut and the University of the Arts.  His career has allowed him to gain experience in Greek Life, Orientation, Commencement, Student Media, Student Government Advising, Campus Events, Concert Production, Contracts and Student Organizations . Shontae is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in Theater and still continues to be involved in theatrical productions. He is very active and a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he serves as the Director of Conventions for the Southern Region and Florida. 

  • Ivy Siegel Mack, Assistant Director

    Director of Campus Life: Kerrie Montgomery

    Ivy is the Assistant Director for Campus Life and is responsible for the advising of the Student Organizations Council, Panther Power and Signature Events (Welcome Weeks, Luau, Release Weeks and Lattes) since 2006. Ivy received her BS degree from the University of Florida and received her Masters degree in Higher Education from FIU. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and her new baby girl.

  • Yselande Pierre, Assistant Director

    Director of Campus Life: Kerrie MontgomeryYselande is a graduate of FIU with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree and Master’s of Science-Higher Education Administration. She serves as the Student Programming Council advisor overseeing planned events for the entire Biscayne Bay Campus body. She prides herself in having a certification in African New World Studies and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

  • Larissa Adames, Assistant Director

    Director of Campus Life: Kerrie Montgomery

    Larissa is SGA Coordinator/SGA Advisor for Campus Life at BBC. She graduated from FIU with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. She is directly supervises and advises SGA BBC and is  responsible for the day to day activities for SGA.

  • Colette Harrington, Programming Assistant
    Colette Harrington

Marketing and Communications

  • Andres Bermeo Sierra, Account Manager

    Andres Bermeo Sierra

    Fellow FIU graduate, Andres Bermeo, provides strategic leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan for the department of Campus Life at the Biscayne Bay Campus. From monthly calendars to promotional booklets, banners and brochures, Bermeo oversees all publication efforts done by the department. He is also in-charge of managing the department's PR by creating relations with external media outlets, and by serving as a liaison with FIU’s External Relations. Andres has a Master's Degree of Science in Communication and possesses a strong affinity for graphic design. 

  • Roberto Sandoval, Web Designer II
    Roberto Sandoval
    Roberto Sandoval is the Webmaster/IT Coordinator for the Office of Campus Life at BBC since 2012. He is an FIU graduate from Management Information System. He previously was the webmaster for the Environmental Health & Safety department at FIU. He has intense interest in video and photography which applies to document Campus Life events and SGA lectures. 
  • Hugo Del Toro, Graphic Artist Assistant
    Hugo Del Toro

    Current Major: Advertising

    Class/Year in School: Senior

    Hometown: Havana, Cuba

    Languages I speak: English & Spanish

    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: the diversity and the positive energy that everyone has.

    In my free-time I like to… spend time with friends and watch movies.

  • Brandon Fleureme

    Current Major: Art

    Class/Year In School: Senior

    Hometown: Miami, Florida

    Languages I speak: English

    My Favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: the awesome work environment.

    In My free-time, I like to... Keep up with the latest TV shows and Movies. 

  • Laura Castellano

    Laura

    Current Major: Art

    Class/Year In School: Senior

    Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

    Languages I speak: English, Spanish

    My Favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: Going to class and working in same place.

    In My free-time, I like to... drawing and painting. 

Front Office

  • Sarah G. David-Williams, Office Manager
    Sarah G. David-Williams
    Serving as the Office Manager for Campus Life since 2004, Sarah is responsible for the overall operations of the department and also serves as the HR Liaison. Sarah received her Psychology degree from FIU. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is happily married with two daughters.
  • Marcy Alstrom, Office Assistant

    Marcy Alstrom


    Marcy has served as the Office Assistant in SGA since 2014. Born and raised in Washington State, she received her BA in Communication from Western Washington University in 2010. Marcy has enjoyed living in Florida for the past two years, and looks forward to growing with Campus Life at FIU.

  • Michelle Kwong

    Current Major: Communications

    Class/Year in School: Junior

    Hometown: Fort Lauderdale

    Languages I speak: English and Cantonese

    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: Knowing all the upcoming events

    In my free-time I like to… Read, Explore, and anything creative

  • Kyerstin Ferreira-Smith
    Current Major: Hospitality Management 
    Class/Year in School: Freshman
    Hometown: Lancaster, OH
    Languages I speak: English 
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: knowing about all the events and information about them before everyone else.
    In my free-time I like to… to read, paint, hang out with friends, or go to the beach.
  • Melanie Morales
    Current Major: Psychology
    Class/Year in School: Sophomore
    Hometown: Hallandale, FL
    Language: English & Spanish
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: being a part of the friendly and lively environment the department provides for students and coworkers.
    In my free time I like to… read and go to the beach.

Accounting

  • Ive Paul, Accountant

    Ive Paul

    Ive (Eve) serves as the Accountant for Campus Life. Ive has been a member of the FIU family with over five years of service. She graduated from Broward College with her Associate of Arts degree and is responsible for the accounting and budgeting for the department. As resident of Hallandale, she enjoys spending time with her nine adorable nieces and nephews.

  • Niouseline St Jean, Sr Accounting Clerk
    Niouseline St Jean

    Niouseline joins Campus Life at BBC as it’s Senior Accounting Clerk. While attending Miami-Dade Collage Wolfson, she was an active student leader and served on the Student Allocation and Programming Board and other organizations on campus. Her love for on campus involvement lead her to become part of the FIU Campus Life at BBC family. She is continuing her education at Florida International University pursing her Bachelor’s degree. She is a well-rounded individual with the passion to help and positively influence others around her.

    She leaves this quote to inspire others:  “It's not what you start in life, it's what you finish.”

    -- Katharine Hepburn

Campus Life Graduate Assistants

  • Hannah Katherine Ellis
    Hannah Katherine Ellis
    Current Major: Higher Education Administration
    Class/Year in School: 1st year Master’s
    Undergraduate Institution/Major: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville/ Child and Family Studies
    Hometown: Cookeville, Tennessee
    Languages I speak: English, some Spanish and some Italian
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: I love connecting to and with the students and seeing the same passion for the school as I do!
    In my free-time I like to… to bake cupcakes, take photos of the areas around me and run on the beach! Being new to the area I love experiencing as much sun and water as I can! 
  • Danielle Hoefeld
    Danielle Hoefeld
    Current Major: Higher Education Administration
    Class/Year in School: 1st year Master’s
    Undergraduate Institution/Major: University of Louisiana at Lafayette/Organizational Communications with a minor in Leadership Studies
    Hometown: New Orleans, LA
    Languages I speak: English
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: the daily interactions with the students. You never know what you will learn from them each and every day. 
    In my free-time I like to… read books, magazines and Buzzfeed Articles along with attending live-music events! 
  • Gerald Johnson II
    Gerald
    Current Major: Higher Education Administration
    Class/Year in School: 1st Year Master’s
    Undergraduate Institution/Major: Florida State University
    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
    Languages I speak: English
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: having the opportunity to work with students on their upcoming events and initiatives that add quality/substance to the undergraduate experience.
    In my free-time I like to… I like to play XBOX and attend shows/events with friends.
  • Valerie St Juste

    Valerie St. Juste

    Current Major: Higher Education Administration
    Class/Year in School: 1st year Masters
    Undergraduate Institution/Major: Florida Gulf Coast University/Psychology
    Hometown: Miramar, FL
    Languages I speak: Haitian Creole and some French
    My favorite thing about working in Campus Life is: watching the students enjoy an event that I helped plan.
    In my free-time I like to… run, read and travel.

Events

August
20
Freshman Convocation

A welcome ceremony for all freshmen hosted by the FIU President! Doors open at 1:30 [...]

August
22
Restaurant and Business Fair

The 10th Annual Restaurant & Business Fair featuring free food samples [...]

August
23
Breakfast Bonanza

Meet the BBC Departments as they treat you to delicious grab & go breakfast and [...]

August
24
Panther Luau

Dazzling Polynesian dancers, Hawaiian food and incredible giveaways 96 Normal 0 false false [...]

September
20
Copy of Dancing with the Wolfe: Salsa

Take a break from your busy class schedule and bust a new dance [...]


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Contact

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Office Hours

Monday and Friday: 8:30am – 5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am – 6pm