“Hey everyone, my name is Mary Balise and I am a junior majoring in Psychology and Studio Art with a specialty in ceramics. I’m from San Fransisco but I'm now living permanently in South Miami. I transferred from the University of Puget Sound in Seattle for the Fall 2015 semester. In addition to being president of SpectrUM, I am the founding member of the UM chapter of oSTEM and a member of the LGBTQ+ Working Group of the Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Miami.”
“My name is Sandy Brumaire. I am a biology major and chemistry minor. I am the second oldest of seven children in my family. I enjoy drawing and reading on my free times and going to the beach as much as possible.”
“Hi I'm a senior double-majoring in Human and Social Development & International Studies on a pre-law track. You can find me sitting around campus enjoying the weather, under a palm tree reading a book, or working out in our wellness center. My favorite involvements on campus are Homecoming, IMPACT, Cane Buddy, my sorority, and obviously working with new transfers. The University of Miami has so much to offer and I get the greatest satisfaction when I can demonstrate that to others. Go Canes!”
“Hi, welcome to the U! My name is Carlos Ortiz, I was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I transferred to UM in the fall of 2014 after my freshman year at American University. I am currently a Senior double majoring in Finance and Marketing. I am involved in several orgs around campus including AKPsi, the business fraternity. Feel free to contact me with any help you may need and I look forward to seeing you around campus!”
“I'm a senior majoring in Human Resources Management with a minor in Business Technology. I'm from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I transferred from Broward College two years ago. My hobbies include reading, journaling Zumba and watching movies. A fun fact about me is that I have a mole on my right arm that helped me learn my right from my left as a young child.”
Rachel is a graduate student at the University of Miami studying Higher Education Enrollment Management beginning in the Fall 2015. Prior to her arrival at the U, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and spent the past few years as an Admissions Officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Rachel currently also advises the Transfer Assistant staff and the Transfer Student Association.