The COMPASS Student Experience Department consists of Success Advocates, the Pinellas Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) Program, New Student Experience, Orientation, and Campus Visitation
Carolina Nutt, Director COMPASS Student Experience
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.
Vacant, 3rd & 4th Year Student Success Advocate
Nicole Alfaro, Graduate Assistant for Success Advocacy
Education: B.A., University of South Florida, Psychology
Hometown: Miami, Fl
Fun Fact: I recently started painting as a hobby. I also enjoy reading and listening to music!
Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe)
Tia Gomez Zeller, Assistant Director of PATHe
Sam Fiore, PATHe Advisor for Opportunity and Access
Vacant, PATHe Advisor for Transfer Student Support
Brenae Hillard, PATHe Advisor for Pre College
New Student Experience
Joyner Atiles-Lopez, Assistant Director of New Student Experience
Education: M.Ed., University of South Florida, Curriculum & Insruction – College Student Affairs
B.S., University of Florida, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism – Event & Recreation Management
Hometown: Leesburg, FL/Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Fun Fact: I have a passion for the arts and perform in the local community!
Macy Thurler, First & Second Year Programs Coordinator
Education: Master of Science, Minnesota State University Mankato, Communication Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh & Texas State University, Communication Studies
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Fun Fact: I love playing UNO! My friends and I have an UNO leaderboard and have played 115 games so far!
Kevin Jimenez, Transfer Programs Coordinator
Education: M.A., George Mason University, Higher Education and Student Development
B.S., University of South Florida St. Pete, Biology
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Fun Fact: I love music! I like everything from pop, rock, country, house, disco and more!
Orientation and Campus Visitation
Vacant, Assistant Director of Orientation & Campus Visitation
Phone: (727) 873-4436
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation:
Danielle Shiflett, Coordinator for Orientation
Phone: (727) 873-4849
Education: Bachelors in General Studies, University of South Florida; M.Ed., Higher Education Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Favorite part of Orientation: To see the happy faces of new students and their families during an Orientation; after all the preparation that is put in, that makes it all worth it!
Freddie O'Brion, Coordinator for Campus Visitation
Phone: (727) 873-4449
Education: B.A., Art and Gender Studies, New College of Florida
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Sharing everything I love about college with incoming students and helping students feel connected to the campus community.
Belle Jones, Graduate Assistant for Orientation and Campus Visitation