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Academic Success Coaches

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

Hailey Keeran

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hey guys! My name is Hailey Keeran. I am a 2nd-year student here at Nova in the Razors Edge Shark Teach program and The Fischler Academy. I currently double major is Special Education and Elementary Education. As a coach, I specialize in helping students balance school, extracurriculars, work, and home life, especially students from out of state (go Wisconsin!). 

Jessica McDonald

Academic Success Coach

Hi, all! I’m Jess. I’m a 4th year student in NSU’s Clinical Psychology program. I currently hold an MSW from the University of Central Florida in Clinical Military Social Work and an MS from NSU in Clinical Psychology. I’ve been working with the Tutoring and Testing Center as a content tutor and Academic Success Coach since 2017. As a coach, I specialize in helping students capitalize on existing academic strengths, manage stress and anxiety, and balance school/work-life demands. Come see me, I’d love to work with you!

Hannah Pariseault

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hello! My name is Hannah Pariseault. I am an undergraduate here at NSU majoring in Special Education and Elementary Education. I am a part of Fischler Academy, Razors Edge Shark Teach, and the Women’s Swim Team. As a coach, I specialize in helping students with time management, managing stress, and balancing academics and athletics/work. Please feel free to come by and schedule an appointment with me. I am excited to meet you!

Kassandra Santos

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hey y'all! My name is Kassandra and I am a 2nd-year junior at NSU; double majoring in Elementary & Exceptional Student Education. I am in Razors' Edge Shark Teach and the Fischler Academy. I am a first-generation college student who specializes in goal setting, organization and connecting with resources. I am super excited to begin working with you all. 

Madison Tobias

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hello, I'm Maddie! I am a 2nd year student studying Criminal Justice here at NSU. I am a Razor's Edge Shark Teach scholar! I look forward to helping students organize and find their balance between school/work/home life. As well as actively helping them to identify and achieve their goals and overall be a helpful resource. I am super excited to work with you!

Erica Vazquez

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hi friends! My name is Erica and I’m an Exercise and Sports Science Major here at NSU and trying to pursue a career in physical therapy. I am also a part of Razor’s Edge Shark Teach and Dual Admission. I am well versed in the world of health and fitness. Some of my biggest strengths are understanding growth mindset/motivation, managing/balancing the stresses of life and school, as well as goal-setting and organization. Hope you come in soon, I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Lucy Wiedmar

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hey everyone! My name is Lucy and I am currently working on my B.S. in Environmental Sciences here at NSU! I am also a part of Razors Edge Shark Teach, and well versed in the realm of working with peer students. My areas of strength as a Peer Academic Success Coach are developing time management skills, help with goal setting, and working on studying skills. I would love to offer any help that I can.

Sarah Williams

Academic Success Coach

Hello! My name is Sarah Williams. I am a student in NSU’s Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. I have a B.S in Psychology and minor in biology from Florida State University. I have ample experience in leadership, the medical field, the arts and fitness. As a coach, I specialize in finding what motivates a student to persevere, managing/finding balance between school, life, and extracurriculars, compartmentalization of your roles, and health profession curriculum, entrance, and application help. I look forward to working with you!

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