Senior Assistant Director & Group Tours/Scholarship Weekend Coordinator
Counselor for students in:
Hometown: Miami, Florida
I’m originally from Miami, Florida and attended the University of Miami for my undergraduate career, completing a double major and double minor in my time here. I’m known for being one of the biggest ‘Canes fans you could ever meet. When I’m not watching the ‘Canes play you can find me taking advantage of the South Florida weather somewhere by the water with a book or magazine in hand.
UM gives you the best of both worlds, a smaller college campus atmosphere with access to a major metropolitan city outside your doorstep. What you learn inside of the classroom is important, but the experiences and knowledge you gain outside of the classroom are just as important to completing your college experience. Going to school with such an eclectic mix of people challenges you, helps you grow, to think outside of the box and also reinforce your personal beliefs.
What’s the best memory you have of attending UM?
This is a tough one. Being the sports fan that I am, I would probably have to pick something along those lines. Going back to my freshman year (Fall 2003), I was present for an exciting come from behind win to defeat the Florida Gators in the Orange Bowl. This game defined my welcome into the Hurricane family and really made me embrace what it means to wear the orange, white and green.
What advice would you give a high school student applying to UM?
Visit campus. I cannot stress enough how important that is. Seeing a school in person and getting the opportunity to walk amongst the student body gives you the chance to picture yourself at that particular college or university. Second, don’t be afraid to apply. The price tag for Miami can seem daunting, but speaking from personal experience, you don’t know what scholarships or aid is available to you unless you apply.