Joselyn Naranjo

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Joselyn Naranjo earned both her Bachelor’s degree in History in 2013 and a Master’s degree in History in 2014 from Florida International University. Before coming to the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences in 2019, she first joined FIU in 2015 as an undergraduate academic advisor for the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. As of now, she is working on a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on language, literacy, and culture. Her current interests in academic advising lie in higher education policies and their effects on student engagement, success, and access.

Rebeca Arocha

Graduate Program Advisor

I’ve been working with FIU for 10 years. Two time FIU alumna. having earned my bachelors in criminal justice in 2012 and my masters in criminal justice in 2014. currently a doctoral student in the international crime and justice program.

Jeanely Guzman

Academic Advisor II

Jeanely Guzman is a two-time alumna of FIU. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. She also has an Associate’s in Arts degree in Psychology from Miami Dade College. Throughout her education she has specialized in Academic Advising along with a certification in Women’s Studies from FIU. She has been working in academic settings since 2012 and is very passionate about helping students succeed in their college career.

Myrian Herlle

Academic Advisor III

Before working for the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS), she was an International/Academic Advisor in Houston, TX. She traveled nationwide and overseas during her tenure, mentoring, guiding, and advising international college students.

 

After joining the KFSCIS advising team in 2014,  Myrian began running a pilot program to assist students with academic warnings and probation status. In 2015, she founded the Academic Success Initiative (ASI), a tutoring and mentoring program to help students succeed in computer science and IT courses. The program’s success led to an award from NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association, in 2016. ASI also offers professional development and leadership opportunities to tutors to train them with duties and technical projects for the workplace.

 

Myrian is a two-time alumna of FIU. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. Currently, a doctoral student for the Adult Education /Human Resource Development program at FIU. Her research interest focuses on transfer students’ participation and success in computer science and IT.

She is passionate about student success, education, and its transformational power on students and society.

Yessenia Lopez Reyes

Academic Advisor II

Yessenia Lopez Reyes is a two-time alumna of FIU. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. Throughout her time as a student, Yessenia worked for the Office of the Registrar and The Honors College. Prior to joining the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS) as an Academic Advisor, she was the Registrar at Everglades University. Yessenia is passionate about accessible education and enjoys working with students in a higher education setting.

Federico Moscoso L

Academic Advisor

Amanda Rodriguez

Academic Advisor

Amanda Rodriguez is the advisor for FIU online students in SCIS. She is a proud alumna of FIU. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a minor in education, and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. She has spent most of her academic career focused on students with disabilities.

Ruth Suarez

Academic Advisor III

Ms. Ruth Suarez joined FIU in 2013 as an academic undergraduate advisor for the College of Engineering and Computing at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences. She received in 1988 her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and her MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996.

Prior to working at FIU Ms. Suarez worked at the Polytechnic University of PR as an adjunct faculty teaching Freshman Engineering Design, Calculus 1 and Engineering Mechanics Statics courses. She also worked for AT&T/Lucent Technologies for the Core Software Unit as a Testing Engineer. In addition, she worked at the American Heritage School teaching Physics and Engineering courses and at MDC as the Accelerated Programs advisor. Her passions are to raise her children to be positive contributors to society, serve God and help students reach their educational goals.