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.

Interested in becoming a 2018 Peer Advisor or Panther Camp Facilitator?

In order to fully understand the expectations, requirements, and rewards of each position, the first step is to read the interest packets below carefully and entirely.

2018 Peer Advisor Interest Packet

2018 Panther Camp Facilitator Interest Packet

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

  1. Information Session – All candidates for both positions must attend a mandatory, one-hour information session. Information sessions begin on October 23, and further dates, times, and locations are provided in the interest packets linked above.
  2. Application - Complete the application before November 17 by 5pm EST.
  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. Recommendations (PA Applicants Only) - One recommendation form will be considered per Peer Advisor candidate, but a recommendation form is not required.
  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 between January 2-10, 2018. 

If you have any questions, please stop by our office (GC 189 or WUC 257) or call 305-348-6414.

  • Staff
    • Korrin Anderson, Associate Director
      Korrin Anderson, Interim 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, Office Coordinator
    • Jamesia Terry, Graduate Assistant
      Jamesia Terry, Graduate Assistant
    • Bervelie Mitil, Graduate Assistant
  • Student Assistants
    • Cathy Almeciga
      Cathy Almeciga
    • Anthony Bolcato
      Anthony Bolcato
    • Amanda Guerra
      Amanda Guerra
    • Alex Gutierrez
      Alex Gutierrez
    • Kaila Jospitre
      Kaila Jospitre
    • Kiana McDavid
      Kiana McDavid
    • Yannah Monasterios
      Yannah Monasterios
    • Christie Olivier
      Christie Olivier
  • 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


    • Adeola Alugbin
      Adeola Alugbin
    • Alexandria Ramos
      Alex Ramos
    • Alvina Chackungal
      Alvina Chackungal
    • A'mani Taylor
      A'mani Taylor
    • AmberMarie Peynado
      AmberMarie Peynado
    • Ashley Klein
      Ashley Klein
    • Carlos Rubio
      Carlos Rubio
    • Cata Munoz
      Cata Munoz
    • Charissa Stewart
      Charissa Stewart
    • Daniel Viciana
      Daniel Viciana
    • D'krizia Thompson-Bartlett
      D'krizia Thompson-Bartlett
    • Faysal Rahman
      Faysal Rahman
    • Haley Maxwell
      Haley Maxwell
    • Imani D. Davis
      Imani D. Davis
    • Issac Marichal
      Issac Marichal
    • Jackie Kay
      Jackie Kay
    • JD Morales
      JD Morales
    • Jeremiah Williams
      Jeremiah Williams
    • Johanna Ramb
      Johanna Ramb
    • Jonathan Lopera
      Jonathan Lopera
    • Jonathan Salguero
      Jonathan Salguero
    • Jordyn Jones
      Jordyn Jones
    • Jose David Melendez
      Jose David Melendez
    • Juan Pozo
      Juan Pozo
    • Kevin Rodriguez
      Kevin Rodriguez
    • Leira Balan
      Leira Balan
    • Luis Guerra
      Luis Guerra
    • Mia Gabb
      Mia Gabb
    • Mike Ellis
      Mike Ellis
    • Natasja Hirabayashi
      Natasja Hirabayashi
    • Nikki Uzieda
      Nikki Uzieda
    • Pamela Grissett
      Pamela Grissett
    • Phylicia Kirk
      Phylicia Kirk
    • Robyann Cross
      Robyann Cross
    • Samanta Fernandez
      Samanta Fernandez
    • Shira Zeller
      Shira Zeller
    • Vanessa Forrest
      Vanessa Forrest
    • Vernise Estorcien
      Vernise Estorcien
    • Yimi Bonilla-Turcios
      Yimi Bonilla-Turcios
  • 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."

    • Malcom Wilson
      Malcom Wilson, Activities & Traditions Director
    • Eddie Nieves
      Eddie Nieves, Marketing Director
    • Alicyn Rowe-Van Allen
      Alicyn Rowe-Van Allen, Operations Director
    • Chelsey Longo
      Chelsey Longo, Recruitment Director
    • Yordany Lopez
      Yordany Lopez, Recruitment Director
    • Sabrina Gato
      Sabrina Gato, Sponsorship Director
    • Maria Almonte
      Maria Almonte
    • Tasha Arocha
      Tasha Arocha
    • Nelson Barahona
      Nelson Barahona
    • Juan Bedoya
      Juan Bedoya
    • Kat Bello
      Kat Bello
    • Belen Caballero
      Belen Caballero
    • Doris Cardelle
      Doris Cardelle
    • Iggy Carrasco
      Iggy Carrasco
    • Enmanuel Castillo
      Enmanuel Castillo
    • Yamila Catapano
      Yamila Catapano
    • Jordan Chatman
      Jordan Chatman
    • Carly Cisson
      Carly Cisson
    • Dalton Cox
      Dalton Cox
    • Vane Crisman
      Vane Crisman
    • Erin Fields
      Erin Fields
    • Mallory Fortuno
      Mallory Fortuno
    • David Garcia
      David Garcia
    • Karelys Guerra
      Karelys Guerra
    • Alex Gutierrez
      Alex Gutierrez
    • Peter Hernandez
      Peter Hernandez
    • Sammy Hernandez
      Sammy Hernandez
    • Vanessa Hernandez
      Vanessa Hernandez
    • Julia Hoyes
      Julia Hoyes
    • Keturah Hudson
      Keturah Hudson
    • Carlos Iviricu
      Carlos Iviricu
    • Madi Jimenez
      Madi Jimenez
    • Danny Llerena
      Danny Llerena
    • Olivia Loguercio
      Olivia Loguercio
    • Cameron Moody
      Cameron Moody
    • Pao Oriol
      Pao Oriol
    • Elexis Pierre
      Elexis Pierre
    • Miguel Valdes
      Miguel Valdes
    • Lawrence Worrie
      Lawrence Worrie

Freshman Orientation Resource & Involvement 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 during Freshman Orientation at both MMC and BBC.

Resource Fair

The Orientation Resource Fair is your office/department’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 during Freshman Orientation at both MMC and BBC.

*Resource & Involvement Fair Registration is currently closed. Check back in the spring for our summer dates.

Panther Preview (Resource Guide)

Interested in advertising your university office, department, program, or student organization to 12,000 orientation participants and their families? Orientation and Parent Programs is currently soliciting ads for our Panther Preview. Don't miss out, all ads are due by April 1, 2018!Panther Preview Reservation Form


Orientation and Parent 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