Leadership and Staff

The Office of Orientation and Family Programs serves everyone who walks through the doors of the university, and in particular, our new students and their 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
    • Korrin Stanek
      Korrin Stanek, Director
    • Carol Galladian
      Carol Galladian, Associate Director
    • Alina Quintana
      Alina Quintana,  Assistant Director
    • Albert Perera
      Albert Perera, Assistant Director
    • Vanessa Franco
      Vanessa Franco, Assistant Director
    • David Felix
      David Felix, Office Coordinator
    • Ashlee Jackson
      Ashlee Jackson, Graduate Assistant
    • Hm Way
      Hmway Mya Saint Aung, Graduate Assistant
    • Julian Rutledge
      Julian Rutledge, Summer Intern 
  • Student Assistants
    • Christian Namphy
      Christian Namphy
    • Christian Namphy
      Kathleen Obrer
    • Christian Namphy
      Amanda Puga
  • 2021 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.

    • G Hernandez
      G Hernandez, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Oscar Roa
      Oscar Roa, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Samantha Wagner
      Samantha Wagner, Peer Advisor Coordinator
    • Jenifer Alvarez
      Jenifer Alvarez
    • Valentina Amaya
      Valentina Amaya
    • Natalia Cordero
      Natalia Cordero
    • Kayla Easington
      Kayla Easington
    • Carolina Echeverri
      Carolina Echeverri
    • Chris First
      Chris First
    • Rocio Iglesias
      Rocio Iglesias
    • Sophy Jaimes
      Sophy Jaimes
    • Rhianohn Kelly
      Rhianohn Kelly
    • Cynthia Kuisseu
      Cynthia Kuisseu
    • Megan Lichtman
      Megan Lichtman
    • Brittany Meikle
      Brittany Meikle
    • Fernando Melara Barahona
      Fernando Melara Barahona
    • Luis Moros
      Luis Moros
    • Kathleen Obrer
      Kathleen Obrer
    • Laritza Perez
      Laritza Perez
    • Ariana Rivera
      Ariana Rivera
    • Camila Rodriguez
      Camila Rodriguez
    • Aishah Saintlot
      Aishah Saintlot
  • 2021 Panther Camp Team

    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."

    • Chris Alfaro
      Chris Alfaro, Director of Programming
    • Guerline Camille
      Guerline Camille, Director of Operations
    • Luis Gutierrez
      Luis Gutierrez, Director of Activities & Traditions
    • Lucy Logan
      Lucy Logan, Director of Recruitment
    • Julian Nouel
      Julian Nouel, Director of Recruitment
    • Lucas Zamora
      Lucas Zamora, Director of Marketing
    • Laura Hernandez
      Laura Hernandez, Director of Sponsorship
    • Yazan Almanasir
      Yazan Almanasir
    • Shira Avraham
      Shira Avraham
    • Natalia Betancourt
      Natalia Betancourt
    • Alayasha Guadalupe
      Alaysha Guadalupe
    • Mauricio Haughton
      Mauricio Haughton
    • Claudia Hernandez
      Claudia Hernandez
    • Sebastian Leal
      Sebastian Leal
    • Jake Meyer
      Jake Meyer
    • Felix Montoya
      Felix Montoya
    • Alyssa Mund
      Alyssa Mund
    • Chris Namphy
      Chris Namphy
    • Dayana Nicolas
      Dayana Nicolas
    • Esmeralda Ortiz
      Esmeralda Ortiz
    • Iara Raggio
      Iara Raggio
    • Angelica Jasmine Ramon
      Angelica Jasmine Ramon
    • Nancy Salgado
      Nancy Salgado
    • Rodoshi Sharife
      Rodoshi Sharife
    • Kaisy Suarez
      Kaisy Suarez
    • Alex Valero
      Alex Valero

Interested in being a Peer Advisor or Panther Camp Facilitator?

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

  1. Information Session – All candidates for both positions are highly encouraged to attend a one-hour information session. Information sessions typically start in October, and further dates, times and locations are provided in the interest packets linked below.
  2. Application - Applications will open on PantherConnect in October and are typically open for about a month. This application must be completed in full.
  3. Selection Workshop - This is a hands-on group interview portion of our selection process. Candidates will be assigned to specific sessions based on the availability indicated in their applications.
  4. 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 between December and January. 
  5. Announcement - Teams are announced during the first week of classes in the spring semester.

Pay attention to our social media for updates about when recruitment and selection will open for the next year.

OPEN TO ALL FIU STUDENTS. Presented by the Office of Orientation & Family Programs in the Division of Academic & Student Affairs. Funded by SGA. Qualified individuals with a disability requesting an accommodation to attend this event must make the request no less than five (5) working days in advance by emailing orient@fiu.edu.


Orientation and Family Programs
MMC – Graham Center 189
BBC – Wolfe University Center 129

Phone 305-348-6414
SMS Text 305-783-3180
Email orient@fiu.edu
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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm