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Academic Success Coaches

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

Adriana Wilson

Academic Success Coach

Hello everyone! My name is Adriana Wilson, and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in NSU's Clinical Psychology program. I also have a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Health Disparities in Society from the University of Florida. I am a first-generation college graduate, and I have skills in stress management and identifying coping skills, organization and time management, goal-setting, and helping students hone their strengths and skills to become successful academically, professionally, and personally. Additionally, I have skills in helping students adjust to the unique challenges, environment, and stressors of college. I am looking forward to meeting you all this school year! 

Carlos Acacio

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hello everyone! I'm Carlos Acacio, an international student from Venezuela and a computer science education major part of the Fischler Academy and Razors Edge Shark Teach. Some of my biggest strengths are goal setting, scheduling, time management, and learning how to adapt. These skills I have developed as time passed but being international has really pushed me into growing and perfecting them much more as adapting to a different system from high school and to a different country than my own is not an easy process. I look forward to meeting with everyone and offering you all my assistance!

Taaron Branch

 

Hello everyone! My name is Taaron Branch  and I am a Sophomore from Maryland. A fun fact about me: I am a certified lifeguard instructor and area supervisor for Six flags America. This is my first year as success coach and I am super excited! I choose to be an academic success coach because I've personally struggled with and overcame each of the 8 facets we help students with. I'm very excited to help you all navigate your success, as I've done my own.

Julie Coomes

Peer Academic Success Coach

My name is Julie Coomes, I am from Naples Florida.  I am a sophomore this year and currently majoring in Elementary Education with an ESOL Reading endorsement. I am also a part of the Razors Edge Shark Teach program and Fischler Academy. I feel most confident with assisting with organization skills, study skills, and balancing school and life! All of these skills have helped contribute to my success at NSU so far. I am looking forward to helping all of you on your new path in college!

Maggie Pascento

Peer Academic Success Coach

My name is Maggie Pascento and I'm from New Milford, CT. I am currently studying Special Education in hopes to one day become an administrator. Organizing my workload and social events is a very big strength of mine. It was one of the reasons I decided to go into Special Education. I like to break my stuff down in a visual manner and color code everything to make it easier on my brain. I’m excited to be able to work with my fellow peers and provide them with the resources that will help best fit their needs!

Peter Spaziano

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hi everyone, My Name is Peter Spaziano I am a sophomore majoring in exceptional student education. I am also in Razors edge shark teach as well as Fischler academy. I am from Cranston Rhode Island where I grew up playing sports with my very close friends and family. My biggest strengths are time management, goal setting, and adaptability. I feel like these skills are not just useful in the classroom but through any part of your life socially, academically and professionally. I look forward to working with you and  hope to be a great resource for anyone who needs assistance or direction.

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