November 2013 Member Spotlight

Paul Defay FIU Degrees: BS in Electrical Engineering Graduation Year: 2002 Lifetime Member since: 2002 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Atlanta Profession: Electrical Engineer with S-E-A Limited Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: To network with fellow FIU graduates. What does FIU mean to him: Florida International University is the reason for my success in life. […]

October 2013 Member Spotlight

Newly Guajardo FIU Degrees: BA in Health Administration, MS in Special Education Graduation Years: 2002, 2006 Member since: 2013 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Dallas Profession: Grade School Teacher Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association because of my commitment to the university and to give back. As an educator, I […]

September 2013 Member Spotlight

Harold Ford FIU Degrees: MA, MBA, Specialist in Education Leadership Graduation Years: 2004, 2005, 2008 Lifetime Member since: 2005 Profession: Assistant Principal at Brownsville Middle School and Volunteer Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Miami-Dade County Chapter Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association to […]

August 2013 Member Spotlight

Rebecca Schultz FIU Degrees: BA Graduation Year: 2011 Lifetime Member since: 2012 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Broward Profession: Volunteer Coordinator at Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined as a student to keep up to date and to take advantage of networking opportunities. When I graduated I became […]

July 2013 Member Spotlight

Jason Poblete FIU Degrees: BA Graduation Years: 1992 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Washington D.C. Profession: Partner at Poblete Tamargo, LLP Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: To help fellow FIU alumni in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with their goals for a rewarding legal or public policy career. Professional Organizations: Federalist Society, ABA National Security […]

June 2013 Member Spotlight

Ralph Rosado FIU Degrees: BA and MA in English Graduation Years: 1996, 2003 Profession: Executive Director, South Florida Community Development Coalition Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the Alumni Association while still an undergraduate at the school, because of the relationships I had forged with so many caring individuals that worked with me […]

May 2013 Member Spotlight

Dr. Rebecca Mae “Becky” Salokar FIU Degrees: B.A. in Political Science; J.D. (Law) Graduation Years: 1981; 2009 Profession: Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University and Rebecca M. Salokar (Law Practice) Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: Joining the Alumni Association was one way to show my pride in FIU as a […]

April 2013 Member Spotlight

Marisol Sierra FIU Degree: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Minor: Marketing and Public Relations. Currently pursuing a Professional MBA with a specialization in marketing. Graduation Year: 2009, MBA anticipated 2014 Profession: FIU Office of Alumni Relations; My Grooms Room Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I bleed blue and gold! Aside from obtaining […]

Alumna Makes a Difference with International Outreach Program

In 2007, FIU alumna Onica Charles founded International Children’s Outreach (ICO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the joy in the lives of children facing poverty. As part of the group’s efforts, Charles led groups of students this past March who have chosen to have an alternative spring break. Instead of partying, they spent their break […]

March 2013 Member Spotlight

Senen Daniel Garcia II FIU Degree: Bachelor’s in Business Administration Graduation Year: 2002 Profession: Attorney, SG Law Group Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the Alumni Association to stay connected with FIU alumni but also to stay involved with the FIU community. Life can get hectic, but it is always nice to […]