GPS Team

Starting college is an exciting experience, but it can also feel overwhelming at times. We understand! It wasn’t long ago that we were in your same shoes. So, to help ease your transition, we got together to form the GPS Team (Guides for Parents and Students). This group of engaged undergraduate students are eager to help you find your way and successfully start your life at the University of Miami! They will be available all summer to help you navigate the transition process, refer you to resources, and answer any questions you may have.

Meet Your Peer Advisors

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Stracey Aurelien

Stracey Aurelien, Peer Advisor

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Major:Health Science (Health Management and Policy track)
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Makeup and hair.

FUN FACT, I SPEAK BOTH HAITIAN CREOLE AND ENGLISH!

Raul Valdes, Peer Advisor

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Major: Health Science
Hometown: Hialeah, FL
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Top interests: anything related to surgical medicine and sports

FUN FACT, I AM A BLACK BELT IN KARATE AND WAS THE VARSITY SOCCER CAPTAIN IN HIGH SCHOOL!


Sol Fernandez-Nocito, Peer Advisor

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Majors: Psychology
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: They/Them
Top interests: Painting

FUN FACT, I SPEAK ENGLISH AND SPANISH!


Brandon Quiroz

Brandon Quiroz, Peer Advisor

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Major: Health Science and French
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Top interests: Gym and diet routines

FUN FACT, I SPEAK ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND FRENCH!


Joeyliz Cortes, Peer Advisor

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Majors: Biology
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Comic books and thrifting

FUN FACT, I'VE SEEN THE SHOW 'FRIENDS' 15 TIMES!

Sloane Vassar

Sloane Vassar, Peer Advisor

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Majors: Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Track)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Reading and crocheting

FUN FACT, I PLAYED THE VIOLIN FOR 11 YEARS!

More ways to stay on track

Road to UM Checklists

The Road to UM checklists provide students with a list of tasks that need to be completed to ensure a smooth transition to your new life as a Miami Hurricane.

 

UMX Modules

The required UMX modules on Blackboard were created to teach you how to navigate and manage various tasks throughout the summer.

UM Email

Be sure to check your UM inbox daily for emails with important information, tips, and deadlines.

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