5 Under 35

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The FIU Alumni Association is pleased to share we have selected the inaugural recipients of the FIU Alumni 5 Under 35 award, presented by the FIU Young Alumni Network. These FIU alumni, ages 35 and younger, have made exceptional achievements in and contributions to their professions. They exemplify FIU's core values of Truth, Freedom, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence in their personal and professional lives. 

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5 Under 35 Awards Cocktail Reception

Join the FIU Alumni Association and Young Alumni Network for a special reception honoring the awardees on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Graham Center Ballrooms at MMC.

Inaugural 5 Under 35 Honorees

Alejandro Arias '09Alejandro Arias '09

Partner at Holland & Knight, LLP, focusing on land use and zoning

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, Honors College

Read Arias's biography.

Johnathan Cyprien '12Johnathan Cyprien '12

CEO of Inside The Cage, Founder of CypSquad At-Risk Youth Foundation, Real Estate Investment Specialist and NFL Free Agent

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Read Cyprien's biography.

Andrea Headley MS '15, PhD '18Andrea Headley MS '15, PhD '18

Assistant Professor at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and Visiting Scholar of Race, Policing and Crime at the National Police Foundation

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Read Dr. Headley's biography.

Hector Mujica '11Hector Mujica '11

Economic Opportunity Lead for the Americas at Google.org and member of Google's Latino Leadership Council

College of Business, Honors College

Read Mujica's biography.

Etinosa Oghogho PhD '20Etinosa S Oghogho PhD '20

User Experience Researcher at Amazon and Certified Health Education Specialist

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Read Dr. Oghogho's biography.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who qualifies for the "5 Under 35" award?

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be a graduate of Florida International University
    • Must be 35 years old or younger
    • Demonstrates FIU's core values of Truth, Freedom, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence in their personal and/or professional life
    • Must be willing to submit a professional headshot and bio that can be published by the FIU Alumni Association and other FIU entities
    • Nominations may be made by members of the university community, including faculty, staff, students, fellow alumni, and friends of the university; self-nominations are not accepted
  • What dates will nominations be accepted?
    Nominations were accepted September 6-24, 2021, and are now closed.
  • When is the recognition ceremony?

    May 19, 2022

    6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Graham Center Ballrooms at MMC

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