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Academic Success Coaches

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

Emily Garcia

Academic Success Coach

Hello! My name is Emily Garcia. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in NSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. I have a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from NSU as well as a B.S. in Family and Child Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Florida State University. I have abundant experience in teamwork, conflict resolution, counseling, and leadership. I have skills that can assist students with time and stress management, finding ways through seemingly hard semesters, working on what works best for a student’s individual study style, and simply making things that are difficult emotionally or academically much more manageable so the student can conquer them. I am so excited to meet all of you this semester and semesters to come! Go Sharks! 

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!). 

Vanessa Montes Castro

Peer Academic Success Coach

Hey NSU students! My name is Vanessa Montes Castro. I am currently a senior majoring in Secondary Math Education. I am a part of premier Fischler Academy and Razor's Edge Shark Teach. My experiences as a Christian student, child of immigrant parents, working two jobs while studying full time, and STEM involvement will surely be able to suit any of your coaching needs. Please feel free to come in to discuss ways to improve your time at NSU and have the best academic experience at our school! Looking forward to working with you all.

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. 

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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