WRC Staff

  • Janet Branch, Associate Director, Facility Operations
    Janet Branch is the Associate Director of Facility Operations at the WRC MMC.
  • Leoncio Alvarez, Assistant Director, Marketing & Membership

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    ljalvare@fiu.edu

    WRC 152

    (305) 348-0086

    Leoncio Alvarez is the Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership at the WRC. He has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, a master's degree in Global Strategic Communications, along with a Media Management Certificate from FIU. 

     

    He has incorporated digital, visual, and social media elements that led to impactful marketing and communications strategies for WPBT Channel 2, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, FIU Online, and FIU's College of Business.  

     

    At the WRC, Leoncio developed and teaches a marketing boot camp that introduces students to the concepts of benchmarking, copywriting, photography, video production, and graphic design. Leoncio is an adjunct professor at FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts where he currently teaches public speaking courses.  

  • Brittany Baldwin, Assistant Director, Fitness Programs and Wellness

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    bbaldwin@fiu.edu

    WRC 249

    (305) 348-7530

    Brittany Baldwin is the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at the WRC MMC where she oversees the personal training and group fitness programs.

    Brittany has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Creighton University and a master’s degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

    Prior to this position, Brittany worked as Fitness Coordinator at Creighton University and The State University of New York, College at Brockport.

  • Patty Suarez, Assistant Director, Sport Programs & Professional Development
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    patsuare@fiu.edu 

    WRC 101

    (305) 348-1054

    Patty is the Assistant Director of Sport Programs and Professional Development at the WRC MMC. She schedules and facilitates the components of the Intramural and Sport Clubs Programs.

    Patty has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Recreation Studies from Ohio University. 

  • Johnathan Torrey, Assistant Director

    Jonathan Torrey is the Assistant of Facility Operations for the Wellness and Recreation Biscayne Bay Campus. He assists in the WRC’s day-to-day operations, maintenance, oversees all facility operations and manages student staff, and outdoor facilities. He also maintains certifications with the ACA (American Canoe Association), AFO (Aquatics Facility Operators) and Human Resource Certificate program from FIU.

    Jonathan received his bachelor's degree from Florida International University and went on to get his master's in Human Resource Management from Florida International University. Go Panthers!

  • Joel Arancibia, Coordinator of Facility Operations

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    Joel Arancibia is the coordinator of Facility Operations for the WRC MMC campus. He assists in the WRC’s day-to-day operations, maintenance, oversees all facility ops student staff, and special events. He was awarded TIME magazine person of the year in 2006.

    Joel received his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and went on to get his masters in Recreation Administration from Texas State University. #chargeon #eatemup

  • Daniella Eiroa, Coordinator of Athletic Training Services

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    Daniella Eiroa is the Coordinator of Athletic Training Services at the WRC MMC.

     

    She received her doctorate in Athletic Training from Florida International University 

  • Tom Giles, Coordinator of Competitive Sports

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    Tom is the Coordinator of Competitive Sports at the WRC MMC.

    Tom's role assists with the running of the competitive sport program through supervision of student staff, and overseeing the programming that makes up the Intramural and Club Sports Programs. 

    He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Oakland University and a Master of Science in Sport Management from the University of Florida.

  • Jennifer Cooper, Program Manager

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    Jennifer Cooper is the Program Manager at the WRC.

    Jennifers background is in Reservations, where she worked for several years as a Wedding Consultant at the Spanish Monastery.  Jennifer's career at the University began in 1992 in the Department of Human Resources. In 1995, Jennifer accepted a position with the Wolfe University Center where she held various roles in Reservations, Operations and with the Ropes Course.  In 2019, Jennifer transferred to the Wellness and Recreation Center where she continues to oversee the Ropes Course and assist with scheduling all WRC spaces. 

    She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Barry University and my Master's Degree in Adult Education from FIU.

  • Pedro Falcon, Maintenance Specialist
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    falconp@fiu.edu 

    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

  • Maria Dominguez, Custodian

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    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

  • Fausto Romero, Maintenance/Certified Pool Technician

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    WRC 136

    (305) 348-7533

Events

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Sep 11, 2021: Sukhe Circles

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Sep 11, 2021: Sukhe Circles

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Sep 22, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Sep 24, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Sep 25, 2021: Sukhe Circles

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Sep 25, 2021: Sukhe Circles

<p>Sukhé [soo - KAY] is a community that co-creates safe, loving, and inclusive [...]

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Sep 29, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Oct 1, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Oct 6, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Oct 8, 2021: Ballet at WRC - Wellness and Recreation Center

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Oct 9, 2021: Sukhe Circles

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Contact

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11290 SW 12th St.
WRC 101
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2951
wrc@fiu.edu

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday

  • 6AM - 11PM

Friday

  • 6AM - 9PM

Saturday - Sunday

  • 10AM - 7PM