Student Staff
Whitney Platzer O'Regan

Whitney Platzer O'Regan - Graduate Assistant
Whitney Platzer O'Regan joined the Dean of Students Office in August 2013. Whitney is the Graduate Assistant for PIER21, the William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education and assists the Assistant Dean of Students in initiatives that support the overall goals and objectives of the center. Including prevention, intervention, education, and referral focusing on alcohol and other drug use, misuse and dependency. In order to accomplish the goals of the Center, Whitney works closely with the peer educators and peer education groups in the Dean of Students Office and other leaders in the campus community.
Whitney grew up on Miami Beach and is excited to be back in Miami after spending the past eight years in North Carolina. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Appalachian State University, where she found her calling as Vice President of the student run programming society on campus. Before joining the Dean of Student's office, Whitney worked in several university libraries and as a legal assistant, which gives her a unique approach to the goals of PIER 21. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Student Life and Development s part of UM's Higher Education Administration program. Whitney enjoys painting, any excuse for an outdoor adventure and everything pop culture.

Nathan Bates

Nathan Bates - Peer Educator
Nathan Bates is a sophomore from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a double minor in Public Health and Chemistry. Nate participates in various activities on campus, including Engineers Without Borders, a community service oriented engineering group, as well as the Honors Students' Association, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Fraternity, and the Club Volleyball team. He is also member of the Foote Fellow Program. He has always enjoyed community service, performing countless volunteer hours in high school, and is looking forward to continuing this through his employment with Pier 21. In his free time, he enjoys volleyball, wallyball, and swimming. At the conclusion of his undergraduate career, Nate hopes to continue on in his educational career, eventually earning his doctorate in the field of Biomedical Engineering, specifically in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials.

Danielle Morabito Danielle Morabito - Peer Educator
Danielle Morabito is a senior from Riverdale, New Jersey majoring in Psychology and Criminology with a Political Science minor. She is the former GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) Chair and one of the current Greek Week Co-Chairs. She has served as an Orientation Fellow and as a Research Assistant for the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD in our psychology department. After graduating, Danielle will be entering into a full-time research position and continuing on to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. In her free time, Danielle enjoys yoga, boating, reading, Netflix, and travel. She has also been working on her cooking skills.
Nicole Chabloz

Nicole Chabloz - Peer Educator
Nicole Chabloz is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in Business, with minors in French and Psychology. She is an executive board member of GAMMA, president of Pi Delta Phi French NationalHonor Society, involved in the Panhellenic Council, and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, singing, spending time with her dogs, and going to the beach. She is considering law school and is excited to see what the future holds after graduation. She is also looking forward to working with her fellow Peer Educators and the William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education to help make a difference!

Charlotte Gerrity

Charlotte Gerrity - Peer Educator
Charlotte Gerrity is a sophomore from Naples, Florida studying Biochemistry with minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish. She is dedicated to spreading awareness and understanding about substance use and abuse, and volunteers regularly as a group therapy leader at a detox facility in her hometown. She is very excited to continue learning and spreading awareness about alcohol and other drugs as a Peer Educator for UM PIER 21. She is passionate about international relations and debate, and is currently on the executive board of the UM Model United Nations team. She is the first team member in the history of UMiami MUN to have won a gavel on the college circuit as a freshman. Charlotte is also excited to begin her first year as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta premedical honor society, and hopes it will help her achieve her goal of becoming a healthcare professional after graduation. Charlotte also loves puppies, bad television, airports, and gluten-free pizza.‚Äč