COMMUTER ASSISTANT STAFF

Commuter Assistants are high-impact student leaders who provide mentorship, leadership, and programming opportunities for first-year commuter students. Commuter Assistants specialize in helping off-campus students transition to collegiate academics and find a niche on campus, as well as creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for all commuters. Commuter Assistants are experienced students who work with commuters in individual and group settings to connect them to other students, the campus, and any needed resources. All first-year students who live off campus are assigned to a Commuter Assistant.

COMMUTER ASSISTANT STAFF MISSION STATEMENT

The Commuter Assistants of will facilitate the transition of first-year commuter students into college by providing steady guidance and engaging programs.  We aim to build bridges between diverse students in the melting pot that is the University of Miami in order to help them discover their passions and themselves.

Jose Prieto

csi@miami.edu

Jose Prieto

Major: Music Education
Minor: Education
Clubs and Organizations: National Association for Music Education and Frost Band of the Hour

Samantha Salvi Cruz

csi@miami.edu

Samantha Salvi Cruz

Major: Psychology
Minor: Chemistry and Sports Medicine
Clubs and Organizations: ACS, AMSA, and MAPS

Ashley Caples

csi@miami.edu

Ashley Caples

Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Psychology
Clubs and Organizations: National Society of Black Scholars (NSBE); Programming Council for Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE); Videographer for UM’s Football Team; Club Weightlifting Team

Alejandra Curbelo-Paz

csi@miami.edu

Alejandra

Major: Health Sciences
Minor: Chemistry/English
Clubs and Organizations: Kesem E-board/Great Start/ America Reads Tutor/ACS/FEC/Note Taker for the Office of Disability/ Research Assistant at Doctor Olivier's Lab/Medlife

Mickey Sanon

csi@miami.edu

Mickey Sanon

Major: Business Technology and Marketing
Minor: Business Law and Dance
Clubs and Organizations: Empower me First, ACS, Chi Omega Fraternity, P100s

Justine Mathurin

csi@miami.edu

Justine Mathurin

Major: Computer Science & Psychology
Minor: Math
Clubs and Organizations: Hurricane Productions

MEET WITH US VIRTUALLY

Our team of Commuter and Transfer Assistants are here to help answer questions you may have about campus resources and how to get involved. Make a virtual appointment with your Commuter Assistant or any of the members of our Commuter and Transfer Assistant Team.

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