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NSUMMC Teen program instructors include industry professionals, technology educators and talented upper-level university students who have a genuine passion for the subject and a demonstrated skill for coaching, mentoring and inspiring teens. Our upper-level students are involved in one or more of our Student Media areas, which include WNSU Radio X, The Current Newspaper, and or Sharks United Television.
Jarrod Bailey is the Assistant Director of Student Media at Nova Southeastern University. He has always been captivated by stories—on the big screen, TV, stage, and in books.
He’s worked as a filmmaker, graphic designer, teacher, producer, and theatrical artist in Chicago, San Francisco, and South Florida, and spent several years facilitating experiential learning as a professional team builder on ropes courses. Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from FAU and a certificate in Television Production Operations.
Some of his more recent work includes being the Logistics Chair for the 2015 Florida Day of the Dead Celebration and producing the Day of the Dead Clay Animation Workshop and Exhibit, a grant funded unique interactive program for creative teens. As Assistant Director of Student Media, Jarrod works with Sharks United Television, students, staff, and community partners to produce digital media that enriches student and campus life.
Michelle Manley is the Director of Student Media at Nova Southeastern University. She oversees NSU’s student-run media outlet’s Radio X, The Current and Sharks United Television. In addition in collaboration with others, she oversees NSU’s Multimedia Conference and Multimedia Camp.
Michelle found her passion for communications in undergrad when she was hired as a student employee in NSU’s radio station as the music director. Today she has over 14 years’ experience in radio and 8 years’ in both newspaper and television.
While she has earned a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy, Michelle is committed to building a community for students interested in the various aspects of media. She develops programming that allows students to engage with media professionals in the field, develop skill set, and provide students with opportunities for experiential experiences.
Jessica Muñiz-Collado received her Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and her Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Miami. She has performed/recorded with Grammy-nominated artists, produced music projects with an Emmy-nominated composer, and worked as a film composer for both award-winning films and directors. She is also a published and commissioned composer and her compositions have also been nationally and internationally performed in countries as far as Afghanistan and Argentina. Currently, Jessica is a Visiting Professor of Music at Nova Southeastern University where she is the GRAMMY U faculty advisor, directs the Mako Band and NSU Pep Band, manages NSU Mako Records, and teaches courses in commercial music.
Alexandra Vaganova is a master’s student in NSU’s marriage and family therapy program. Alex is a dynamic, innovative graphic and web design creative professional with diverse experience in all aspects of art production, web-site development, and social network brand presence development. She is currently the IT and Digital Media Manager within the Office of Student Media.
Carli is a junior arts administration major with a minor in graphic design. Carli is the Chief of Visual Design at NSU’s student-run newspaper, The Current.
Janai is a sophomore communications public relations major, with a minor in studio art. She works in the office of student media and is also a DJ at Radio X. Janai enjoys photography and is also the Public Relations Specialist for NSU’S Society of Professional Journalist.
Nahomi is a sophomore biology major. She manages the Office of Student media social media content and works closely with Sharks United Television both on and off camera as well as off. Nahomi also oversees SUTV’s Vimeo content.
Samantha Villarroel is currently a Junior at NSU. She's a double major in Theatre and Communication. Sam has worked for SUTV since her freshmen year and loves her job. She loves it so much, that she hopes to have a career in television and movie production. Tina Fey is her life and her spirit animal is Gal Gadot.