OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS ARE A GROUP OF DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO STUDENT SUCCESS
Education: B.B.A., The University of Akron, International Business
P.B.A.C.C., University of Cincinnati, Higher Education Leadership
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Fun Fact: I’m a proud TCK, or a Third Culture Kid. While I was born in the United States, my family originates from Ghana, West Africa.
Travelling and exploring new places is one of my favorite things to do, so much so, I even moved to China on a whim after graduating from college!
Education: M.Ed., University of Florida, Student Personnel in Higher Education
B.A., University of South Florida, Communication Studies – Relational
Hometown: Mount Dora, FL
Fun Fact: I love to read and try new food!
Education: A.S., St. Petersburg Junior College, Business Administration & Marketing
B.A., Eckerd College, Organizational Studies
Hometown: South Plainfield, NJ
Fun Fact: I enjoy travel, being outdoors and exploring everything St. Petersburg has to offer.
Program Coordinator - 1st and 2nd Year
Education: M.Ed., The University of Texas at Austin, Higher Education Leadership and Policy
B.A., Duke University, Psychology and Theater Studies
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Fun Fact: Memoirs are my favorite – I’ve read over 125 since graduating college!
Education: M.Ed., University of South Carolina, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
B.A., Florida State University, Political Science and Sociology
Hometown: Orlando, FL / Bogota, Colombia
Fun Fact: I enjoy cooking and baking, as well as exploring new cities.
3rd & 4th Year Student Success Advocate
Education: M.Ed., University of North Florida, Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration
B.S., University of Florida, Journalism
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Fun Fact: I have a tortoiseshell, polydactyl (aka Hemmingway) cat. Her name is Wicket because she looks like the Ewok from Star Wars.
1st and 2nd Year Student Success Advocate
Education: M.Ed., University of South Florida, College Student Affairs
B.S., University of South Florida St. Pete, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Fun Fact: I recently started playing video games! I play mostly open-world RPGs including all of the Elder Scrolls games.
Education: M.Ed., The University of Toledo, Higher Education
B.A., The University of Akron, English
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Fun Fact: I love traveling. I’ve been to 23 states, five countries and counting! I also really enjoy trying new foods.
Program Coordinator - Transfer
Education: M.S., Mississippi State University, Educational Leadership – Student Affairs & Higher Education
B.A., University of Connecticut, Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies
Hometown: Newtown, CT
Fun Fact: I love finding new music & traveling (and especially love finding new music from traveling!).
USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus
Meet the Department of Student Support team who provides programs and services to students enrolled on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, and their families.
USF Tampa Campus
Meet the New Student Connections team who provides programs and services to students enrolled on the Tampa campus, and their families.