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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.

 
Michaela Hennessey

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.

 
Stephen Quinones

Stephen Quinones - Peer Educator
Stephen Quinones is a junior at the University of Miami majoring in Ecosystem Science and Policy and Anthropology with a minor in Art History. He is a dedicated e-board member of Random Acts of Kindness and believes that being kind changes lives. He is also vice president of the UMiami Running Club and participates in intramural soccer. Stephen loves to read, SCUBA dive, give Free Hugs and play soccer. After graduating Stephen hopes to attend laws school to influence environmental policy and help preserve our ecosystems. He comes from a family background affected by alcohol and hopes to educate and encourage his peers to manage alcohol and other drugs responsibly

 
Danielle Morabito Danielle Morabito - Peer Educator
Danielle Morabito is a junior from Riverdale, New Jersey majoring in Psychology and Criminology with a Political Science minor. She is excited to be working with the William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education as a Peer Educator. Danielle is also a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Greek Week Olympic Day Co-Chair. She has served as an Orientation Fellow for New Student Orientation and as a Research Assistant for the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD in our psychology department. After graduating, Danielle would like to pursue a higher degree in Criminal Psychology. In her free time, she takes advantage of the lovely Miami weather between scuba diving and lounging on the beach. Danielle also enjoys yoga, movie nights, and traveling.
 
Danielle Morabito

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!