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Jamila Adams

Jamila Adams
Academic Advisor
954-262-8793
jamila@nova.edu

Hi, my name is Jamila Adams. I am a South Florida native who has earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Master of Science in Mathematics Education from Nova Southeastern University. My favorite thing about advising is learning the different backgrounds and seeing the smiles on student’s faces.

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Alyssa Almodóvar

Alyssa Almodóvar
Academic Advisor
954-262-5023
ac1735@nova.edu

My name is Alyssa Almodóvar and I was born and raised in South Florida. In 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a dual major in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.

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Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson
Academic Advisor
954-262-8121
andersoj@nova.edu

Hi – my name is Janet Anderson. I moved to south Florida from the United Kingdom. I have degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and have been a part of the NSU family for more than 16 years. I have served in various capacities and have been with the Advising Office for 4 years.

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Jodene Bailey

Jodene Bailey
Academic Advisor
954-262-8038
jb1540@nova.edu

Hi, my name is Jodene Bailey-I migrated to South Florida from Canada. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and will soon obtain my Masters in College Student Affairs from NSU. I have been in higher education for 6 years.

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Sheara Brown-Gbenro

Sheara Brown-Gbenro
Academic Advisor
954-262-7958
gbenro@nova.edu

Hi my name is Sheara Brown-Gbenro and I am a native Floridian. I’ve worked with Nova Southeastern University for eleven years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Barry University and a Master of Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

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Simone Campbell

Simone Campbell
Academic Advisor
(954) 262-8167
campsimo@nova.edu

Hi, my name is Simone Campbell. I moved to South Florida at the age of 10 from the beautiful island of Jamaica.

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April Coan

April Coan, M. S.
Academic Advisor
954-262-5021
acoan@nova.edu

My name is April Coan. I spent my formative years growing up in my hometown of Brownsville, TX. Seeking a life of adventure I joined the military and served five years as a Marine Corps Officer. During this time I was able to earn my M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.

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Marikay Concannon

Marikay Concannon, M.S.
Assistant Director
954-262-8419
concanno@nova.edu

Advisor Biography – Marikay Concannon - I got involved in higher education when I was a purchasing manager for a company that made the inside parts of medical and electronic products. As much as I enjoyed the work, I did not like the emphasis on profit versus people.

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Sherla Cruz de Benoit

Sherla Cruz de Benoit, M.A.Ed.
Associate Director
954-262-5136
sherlac@nova.edu

My name is Sherla Cruz de Benoit and I was born and raised in San Juan, P.R. I have a diverse career background, first as an artist, then as fashion designer/merchandiser and now, as Assistant Director for Undergraduate Academic Advising.

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Jeanette Daniels

Jeanette Daniels
Academic Advisor
954-262-8047
djeanett@nova.edu

Hello, my name is Jeanette Daniels, I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Christopher Densmore

Christopher Densmore
Academic Advisor
954-262-8220
densmore@nova.edu

My name is Chris Densmore. I have enjoyed serving students since I graduated from NSU several years ago. As a work-study student, I was able to reap the rewards of on the job training while still studying to complete my Bachelor of Science.

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Raquel Fernandez

Raquel Fernandez
Academic Advisor
954-262-5054
rfernand@nova.edu

Hi there, I am Raquel Fernandez and am currently an Academic Advisor at the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center here at NSU.

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Melissa  Jaffe

Melissa Jaffe
Academic Advisor
954-262-7682
melijaff@nova.edu

Hi, my name is Melissa Jaffe. I am a native South Floridian and a proud graduate of Nova Southeastern University.

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Janine Hill

Janine Hill
Academic Advisor
954-262-8284
jh1780@nova.edu

Hi, my name is Janine Hill. I am originally from Massachusetts, where I earned a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College, followed by a master’s from Fordham University in New York.

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Rosario Koenig

Rosario Koenig
Academic Advisor
954-262-8325
koenige@nova.edu

Hi, I’m Rosario Elizabeth Koenig, but you can call me Elizabeth. I started my education in Business and Psychology programs at Kean University, New Jersey, and earned my Masters of Science Degree in Counseling at NSU.

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Kasandra Landrian-Ramos

Kasandra Landrian-Ramos
Assistant Director
954-262-8049
landrian@nova.edu

Hello, I am Kasandra Landrian-Ramos, and I am a proud NSU alumni and NSU employee. My education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Level II Trained EMDR Psychotherapist.

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Maria Oquendo

Maria Oquendo
Administrative Assistant
954-262-8306
mo354@nova.edu

My name is Maria Oquendo I was born and raised in the Garden State of New Jersey, where I attended New Jersey City University. I moved to South Florida in 1993, and attended Broward College.

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Carin Pool

Carin Pool
Academic Advisor
954-262-8044
carin@nova.edu

My name is Carin Pool. 14 years ago, I decided to move from a small town in Oregon to Fort Lauderdale Florida. In 2015, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with a minor in Psychology at NSU. My future plans include pursuing a master’s degree in general counseling.

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Donna Saporito

Donna Saporito
Administrative Assistant
954-262-8202
dsaporito@nova.edu

My name is Donna Saporito and I absolutely love my job here at Nova Southeastern University. I grew up in Florida, so I love the sun and the ocean. On the weekends, I can be often found at the beach or out fishing.

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Suzette Siviter

Suzette Siviter, M.P.A.
Assistant Director
954-262-8416
siviter@nova.edu

My name is Suzette Rygiel Siviter. I have been with NSU for a total of 10 years (two years from 1997-1999 and I returned in 2005). I am originally from Detroit, Michigan, but of French Canadian descent. I have been working in academic advising for nearly 20 years in Florida and in Michigan.

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Carmen Sosa

Carmen Sosa, M.A.
Director
954-262-8222
sosac@nova.edu

My name is Carmen Sosa and I was born in Havana, Cuba. I moved to the US at the age of 6 and lived in New Jersey until 1993 when I relocated to the sunshine state. I was a first generation college student who found a mentor during my undergraduate studies and this connection inspired me to pursue a career in higher education.

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