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
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.
Success Advocates and Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe)
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., 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.
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!
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!
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!
Orientation and Campus Visitation
Phone: (727) 873-4436
Education: B.S., Health Sciences, Stockton University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida
Hometown: Sweetwater, New Jersey
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Helping new students and their families find their new home at the USF St. Petersburg campus. Going to college is an exciting and scary time, but it is special to be a part of helping students and families during that transition.
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!
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.