Hecht Residential College has an array of full time, professional staff that manage the day to day operations of the building. See below to find out about each one.
Welcome to Hecht and the University of Miami! My name is Jeremy Bourgoin and I am the Area Director for Hecht Residential College. This is my third year at the U and I have already found I can call this place home and I look forward to being present as you find your sense of community in the university and here in Hecht. My office is located behind the Hecht Front Desk and I will gladly meet with students and appreciate the opportunity to get to know each of you. I oversee the daily operations of Hecht as well as collaborate with Hecht's amazing Residential Faculty, Academic and Career Advisor in Residence, Assistant Area Director, and Office Supervisor to provide the best first year experience possible! As the Area Director, I oversee the Resident Assistants, peer mentors on each floor, and Desk Assistants, staff who help operate and provide customer service at the Hecht Front Desk. We work incredibly hard to develop a comprehensive first year experience program that helps you transition both academically and socially, while providing opportunities to interact with peers, faculty, and staff in engaging and memorable ways! I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee and received my Bachelors in Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to UM, I earned my Masters in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt University while working in a first year experience program advising student organizations, planning large-scale campus events, and coordinating new student orientation and welcome week. I am entering my eighth year working in residential education! Welcome to Hecht! Welcome home! OH YEAH!!! HECHT YEAH!!!
Welcome to Hecht! My name is Carolina and I am the Assistant Area Director for Hecht Residential College. I am so excited to meet you and help you get connected to our Cane Family! Born and raised in Orlando, FL I come from a boisterous family of 7 and am so excited to call Florida home again. I recently moved here from Clemson, South Carolina where I completed my Master’s degree in Counselor Education at Clemson University. Prior to that, I attended the University of South Florida and received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. At USF I was extremely involved as a student athlete, Chi Omega, RA, Starbucks Barista and oh the list goes on and on! During my time at Clemson I remained active through my experiences in Housing & Residential Life, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and abroad in Italy interning at the American University of Rome. All of these experiences have finally brought me to my new home at the U where I look forward to helping you have the best first year experience possible! I welcome you to stop by my office whenever you need some support, motivation or just a good laugh! Go CANES!
Hi! My name is Carlos Pelaez and I am the Office Supervisor at Hecht Residential College. This is my first year working at the University of Miami, and I'm thrilled to be part of "The U!” I was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. I know way too much about pop culture and watch nearly everything on television. When I’m not busy doing that, I love to attend concerts, spend time with my dogs Sigourney & Harper and travel the world with my partner. I not only welcome you to the University of Miami but also to the Hecht family. Enjoy your time here and Go Canes!