About Us

Compass Student Leaders

Peer Coaches are experienced University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus upperclassmen who serve on the staff of the Compass Student Experience Office. As student staff members, Peer Coaches work with a team of professional staff members to provide educational and leadership development opportunities for the USF St. Petersburg campus student body. Peer Coaches provide guidance for first time in college students, second-year students, and transfer students to succeed at USF St. Petersburg campus through one-on-one coaching, networks, and engaging programs.

Each incoming first-year student and transfer student will be paired with a Peer Coach that can help them navigate their first year here at USF St. Petersburg campus. Second-Year students have the chance to opt into having a Peer Coach for their following year. There will be opportunities to meet all of the Peer Coaches during move-in weekend, which is filled with many fun events and activities. For questions about the Peer Coaching Program, email usfsp-compass@usf.edu. Interested in becoming a peer coach? See our recruitment page for details.


Austin Sprick  


HOMETOWN: Sarasota, FL 

MAJOR: Accounting 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Use Canvas everyday! 

Joshua Rampertab 



MAJOR: Criminology 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Use campus resources!

McLain Miller 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: Sarasota, FL 

MAJOR: Education 

MINOR: Leadership 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Go over your notes as soon as possible after class and make sure you understand them!  

Emily Malley

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: Honesdale, PA

MAJOR: Education 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Work/study in intervals and take short breaks in between to increase productivity!


Bridget Coakley 

PRONOUNS:  She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: Tallahassee, FL 

MAJOR: Environmental Science & Policy 

MINOR: Political Science 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP:Don’t over-study for an exam. Also, take breaks while studying so you don’t get burnt out.

Delaney Streicher 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 


MAJOR: Biology 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Make a study group! Being able to explain topics to others is how you know you’ve mastered a subject. Study groups allow for you to do this and also clear up any confusion on topics you don’t understand.


Isaiah Castle 


HOMETOWN: St. Petersburg, FL 

MAJOR: Political Science 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Make flash cards! 

Cara Barnett 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: Cambridge, OH 

MAJOR: Mass Communications 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Do not overwhelm yourself with work. Take it all one step at a time to keep projects manageable. 

Johnette Williams 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers


MAJOR: Political Science 

MINOR: Leadership 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Set a timer for yourself: work for 25 minutes straight and take a 5-minute break before doing it again. This helps me stay structured and focused on homework.

Mit Patel 


HOMETOWN: Greenville, SC 

MAJOR: Health Sciences 

MINOR: Psychology 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Work smarter not harder. 


Britney  Clarke  

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: West Palm Beach, FL 

MAJOR: Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Take notes during the lecture and then look over the lecture PowerPoint later the same day or the next day while it’s still fresh. 

Nicole Leary 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: St. Petersburg, FL

MAJOR: Psychology 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Make sure you choose a place to study that works best for you – everyone is different! My two favorite places to study are at the park or on the quiet second floor of the library with a view of the bay. 

Dora Gladstein

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers

HOMETOWN: Staten Island, NY and Raritan, NJ

MAJOR: Psychology

MINOR: Considering minoring in sociology

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Manage your time efficiently and take breaks!

Livia Rosales 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers  


MAJOR: Marketing  

MINOR: Leadership Studies 

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: A Rocky D Bull Study Buddy stuffed animal is the best thing to work alongside.

Crystal Do 

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers 

HOMETOWN: Clearwater, FL 

MAJOR: Global Business   

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Study smarter not harder.



Dae Jones 



MAJOR: Marine Biology

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Break up the studying so it is not as overwhelming.

Malique Ferrette

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers

HOMETOWN: Turks and Caicos

MAJOR: Mass Communications

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Add instrumental study music to your regimen to help focus and block out the ‘noise’ of life.

Morgan  Berg  

PRONOUNS: She/Her/Hers

HOMETOWN: Pelican Rapids, MN

MAJOR: Marine Biology

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Take mental breaks to refresh and relax.

Harrison Haley


HOMETOWN: St. Petersburg, FL

MAJOR: Biology (Biomedical Science)

FAVORITE STUDY TIP: Create an artificial separation between your school and personal lives by having separate spaces where each is done.