Alumna to lead refugee team at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

–By Tatianna Basanta for FIU News Architecture alumna Ileana Rodriguez ’08, M.Arch ’11 was appointed chef de mission for the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Refugee Paralympic Team (RPT) at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. As chef de mission, Rodriguez will be a mentor, sponsor and spokesperson for the RPT team throughout the Paralympic games. Born and raised in Cuba, Rodriguez […]

Panthers to watch at the 2016 Olympics

All of FIU will be tuning into the 2016 Olympics with an eye toward catching current students and alumni participating in the world’s largest sporting event. Among the more than 10,500 athletes at the games will be several with direct ties to the university. Read about them here and cheer them on to glory over the coming weeks. Naomi Ruele – […]

Alumnae lift Puerto Rican volleyball team to Olympic heights

The paths of volleyball standouts Yarimar Rosa ’10 and Natalia Valentin ’11 have been intertwined from early on. The Puerto Rican natives occasionally played together for their country’s youth national team as teenagers, but mostly they were rivals from different high schools that would challenge each other in volleyball several times a year. “We could never […]