Transfer Assistant (TA) is a position created to work with incoming with transfer students by serving as a mentor, planning programs that will aid in their transition to college, and working with the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement to plan, promote, and implement initiatives specifically focused on transfer students.

Want to join our team?

Do you like meeting new people? Want to help new students become 'Canes? We are looking for Transfer Assistants for the Academic Year 2014-2015! If you have questions or are interested in applying you can access the application here. Applications are due at 5:00pm on Friday, March 28, 2014 to either by email at or in person at Student Activities Center, Suite 203.

Transfer Assistants work with incoming transfer students to help with their transition and create programs to help new students get involved at the U!

If you have questions, please contact Heather Stevens, Graduate Assistant in the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement in the Student Activities Center, Suite 203, in person, by phone at 305-284-5646, or by email at

Meet Your Transfer Assistants

Stephanie Baguidy

Stephanie Baguidy
Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Minor: Microbiology

“My name is Stephanie and I am a biology major here at the University of Miami. I take pride in being a Miami Hurricane and enjoy learning as much as I can about the different cultures that I interact with on this campus. I work both on and off campus and I am heavily involved in volunteering with kids. I also enjoy fostering great relationships with my transfer students through this position. What I have learned is that you can accomplish anything on this campus.”


Keri BrunerKeri Bruner
Year: Senior
Major: Philosophy
Minor: English

“I am a born and raised South Florida girl who majored in theater for high school. I have also transferred 3 times. I am an avid reader and I have to finish the book before I can watch the movie. My favorite thing about being a TA is helping students feel comfortable at the U and finding new clubs to expand their horizon.”


Brittany GivenBrittany Given
Year: Senior
Major: International Studies and Political Science
Minor: Spanish and Women and Gender Studies
“My name is Brittany and I am majoring in international studies and political science. I transferred to UM after finishing my freshman year at the University of Richmond. While at UM, I have been involved in a variety of service organizations and have studied abroad in Peru. I have loved my time at the U and look forward to meeting other transfer students this semester.”



Ali KhanAli Khan
Year: Senior
Major: Accounting and Business Law

“Hi, My name is Ali Khan and I'm a Senior Majoring in Accounting and Business Law. I'm currently involved in the Department of Orientation, Student Government & Category 5, and the Council of international student organizations (COISO) I hope you have a great spring semester and hope to see all of you guys around campus!!! If you have any questions on how to get involved around campus or about academics do not hesitate to contact me.”



Massiel LeivaMassiel Leiva
Year: Sophomore
Major: Philosophy, International Studies, and Human and Social Development

“This is my second year on campus living at the University of Miami. I was born in Cuba and have lived in Miami my entire life, so I am a ’Cane through and through. I am involved with Women’s groups, Cultural groups, and service organizations on campus.”



Courtney SchmidtCourtney Schmidt
Year: Sophomore
Major: Art and Religious Studies

“I transferred to the University of Miami fall of 2014 in my sophomore year of college. I am from Nashville, Tennessee; but my family lives in the South Florida area. I am a member of student organizations, such as Association of Commuter Students (ACS), Federacion de Estudiantes Cubanos (FEC), and United Black Students (UBS). On campus, I enjoy attending spirit and sport related events and outside of school, I enjoy involvement in the art scene.”


Transfer Assistant Mission Statement
Our mission if we chose to accept it as transfer assistants is to help students transition into their new UMiami lifestyle by providing a sense of community and support.