About Us

Meet the Team

Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe)

Tia Gomez Zeller

Tia Gomez Zeller, Assistant Director of PATHe

Hablo Españo

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Email: Gomezzellert@usf.edu

Associate of Science Transfer Degree, Portland Community College
B.S. Psychology, Portland State University
M.S. Education, Leadership & Policy, Portland State University

Hometown: Cadiz, Spain

Favorite part of being part of PATHe: As a first-generation student, new to the U.S. I didn’t understand post-secondary
education in the U.S. and how I could afford it. I love to be able to help the Pinellas County Community to understand
their options, resources, and the different paths to achieve their goals.


Sam Fiore

Sam Fiore, PATHe Advisor for Opportunity and Access 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: fiores@usf.edu

Education: B.A., University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Political Science
MPA, University of South Florida, Public Administration

Hometown: Tamarac, FL

Favorite part of being part of PATHe: I love inspiring Pinellas County residents to pursue their educational and professional dreams. Anything is possible with some planning and preparing!




Vacant, PATHe Advisor for Transfer Student Support





Favorite part of being part of PATHe: 


Brenae Hillard

Brenae Hillard, PATHe Advisor for Pre College 

Pronouns: She/Her

Email: bhillard@usf.edu

Education: B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida

M.Ed., University of South Florida, Curriculum & Instruction – College Student Affairs

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Favorite part of PATHe: My favorite part of PATHe is helping students navigate their options-from learning about their
interests to finding a path that aligns with their goals! There’s an abundance of information available and I really enjoy
helping them make sense of it all.