About Us

Meet the Professional Staff

COMPASS Student experience office, Areas of Orientation & Campus Visitation



Devin Johansen
NODA Intern for Orientation and Campus Visitation

Education: B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working towards my M.A. in Educational Administration.
Hometown: Utica, Nebraska
Favorite part of Orientation and Campus Visitation: Representing the university as a first point of contact for incoming students transitioning to an exciting phase of their life!


Freddie O'Brion
Graduate Assistant for Orientation and Campus Visitation

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.


Danielle Shiflett
New & Prospective Student Programs Coordinator

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!


Brandon Cheatham
Assistant Director of Orientation & Campus Visitation

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.