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 the Team

Keiry Cruz

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Major: Exploratory
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: The Association of Commuters Club, Great Start, Boxing Club

FUN FACT, I DID COMPETITIVE DANCE FOR NINE YEARS!

Dorothy Escarment

MIAMI HERBERT BUSINESS SCHOOL

Major: Entrepreneurship
Hometown: North Miami Beach, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Cru, FCA, Planet Kreyol, Business Competitions

FUN FACT, I RECENTLY DISCOVERED HOT POCKETS WHICH IS NOW MY FAVORITE FOOD!


Mark Fernandez

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Major: Nursing
Minor: English Literature
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Top interests: Great Start, Orientation, Leadership

FUN FACT, I HAVE BEEN TO ITALY AND SPAIN!


Hannah Katz

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Major: Child & Adolescent Psychology
Minor: Human Development & Family Studies
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Start Staff, Orientation Fellow, Best Buddies

FUN FACT, I HAVE A PASSION FOR WORKING WITH KIDS!


Isabella Lozano

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Majors: Sport Administration, Creative Advertising
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Great Start, GPS

FUN FACT, I COLLECT FUNKO POPS!

Brandon Quiroz

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Majors: Health Sciences, French
Minor: Biology, Chemistry, Spanish
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Top interests: Great Start, Footabll Games, Pharmacy Organization (which I created)

FUN FACT, I PLAYED VIOLIN FOR EIGHT YEARS!



Hikari Sanchez

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Major: Microbiology and Immunology
Minor: Public Health & Chinese
Hometown: New York City, NY
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Category 5, Asian American Students Association, Orientation, P100

FUN FACT, I HAVE VISITED 22 COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES!

Sarah Sluka

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Majors: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Titusville, FL
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: SONHS PEERS program, Homecoming Executive Committee, United Wesley UM, Scuba Club

FUN FACT, I LIVED IN THREE CONTINENTS BY THE TIME I WAS 15 SO I HAVE A FUNNY ACCENT AND A LOVE OF SPICY FOOD!


Sloane Vassar

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES

Majors: Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy Track)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Top interests: Basketball Games, Club Volleyball, Physical Therapy Mentorship Program

FUN FACT, I LOVE LISTENING TO MUSIC!

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.

 

Road to UM Modules

The required Road to UM 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.

Road to UM: Live Summer Series 

The perfect opportunity to hear from students, ask questions in real-time, and get valuable information.