Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 Strive to Uplift the Latina Community

Wendy Barba ’02 and Valentina Izarra ’02 are determined to live full and passionate lives. Together, these best friends are working to inspire and empower other Latinas to live their greatest lives, both personally and professionally. Through original, multi-media content packed with personality, Wendy and Valentina have created a platform for women to connect, discuss, learn and grow […]

FIU Embrace to provide training opportunities

FIU Embrace is a university-wide initiative that promotes health, wellness and strives to improve the overall functioning of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (OND). Through research, educational opportunities, and services FIU Embrace strives to positively impact the lives of affected individuals, their families and student learners. On Tuesday […]

FIU Celebrates 50 Years with Collage by Erika King

Donning her signature hat, Erika King walks me through the creation of her latest collage – a large, commemorative piece commissioned for FIU’s 50th anniversary. FIU’s colors, blue and gold, weave between each image while celebratory splashes of red suggest fireworks, evoking energy and movement. The piece encompasses the history of FIU, guiding the viewer […]

Finding Financial Freedom with Tonya Rapley ’07

Debt is one word with which most of us are a little too familiar. Straddled with student loans, soaring rent and lower incomes, sometimes it feels like there’s no end in sight. Tonya Rapley ’07, CEO of My Fab Finance & The Not Just For Profit struggled with similar obstacles – then she decided to […]

Modern-Age Spirituality at the Heart of The Wolfsonian’s Fall/Winter Season

This October, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University examines cultural responses to spiritual crises of the modern age in The Pursuit of Abstraction, an exhibition of works by early twentieth-century artists searching for meaning beyond the boundaries of scientific reasoning and rationality. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, The Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and The Mitchell Wolfson, […]

Why Marla Oliu ’09, MS ’13 gives back

Donor Spotlight Marla Oliu ’09, MS ’13 Learning and Development Coordinator, Hilton Worldwide   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? I love that FIU is and always will be a second home to me. I worked and went to school at both MMC and BBC and truly felt like I […]

Art & Health: Her Body of Art at the Frost Museum

While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place great emphasis on how women should look. These unrealistic beauty standards, distributed through the media, have had drastic impact on women, their body image and overall wellness. In our inaugural lunch series Art & Health: Her Body of Art, […]