FLA Mentors


Haley batchelor

Major(s): Marketing

Minor(s): Leadership

Involvement: CRU (campus ministry), FBLS, Inter-Residence Hall Association

Interests/ Hobbies: CRU (campus ministry), FBLS, Inter-Residence Hall Association

Internships/ Study Abroad: I was a communications and marketing intern at Cancer Trials Ireland in Dublin, Ireland.

Best FLA Experience: I just loved eating lunch with new groups of people every Friday, and getting to make new and meaningful connections.

Fun fact: I've skied down from the highest ski lift in North America several times.

fredline beauge

  Major(s) : Information Systems   Minor(s) : Leadership   Involvement : Current: Campus Diplomats, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority   Interests/ Hobbies : FLA, Alpha Kappa Psi, University Scholars Program, and Leadership Minor Advisory Board   Internships/ Study Abroad : Retail Intern at Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management, IT Consulting Intern at Actionable Quality Assurance   Best FLA Experience : My best FLA experience would be hanging out with everyone during lunch time. During this time, sessions mingled and talked. It was a really fun experience that helped me make new friends.   Fun fact:  My dream dog is a beagle, and I want to name him Bagel.

Major(s): Information Systems

Minor(s): Leadership

Involvement: Current: Campus Diplomats, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority

Interests/ Hobbies: FLA, Alpha Kappa Psi, University Scholars Program, and Leadership Minor Advisory Board

Internships/ Study Abroad: Retail Intern at Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management, IT Consulting Intern at Actionable Quality Assurance

Best FLA Experience: My best FLA experience would be hanging out with everyone during lunch time. During this time, sessions mingled and talked. It was a really fun experience that helped me make new friends.

Fun fact: My dream dog is a beagle, and I want to name him Bagel.

 

chloe beaver

  Major(s) : Marketing & Psychology / MIB Program   Minor(s) : MIB Program   Involvement : FLA Mentor, Swamp Records Director, Pi Beta Phi Policy & Standards Board, Heavener Leadership Challenge (previous)   Interests/ Hobbies : Anything in the ocean, yoga, camping & hiking, working out, piano & guitar   Internships/ Study Abroad : Marketing Intern for the City of St. Pete Beach   Best FLA Experience : Getting to meet so many amazing people that pushed me to be a better version of myself. But also the case competition was very cool!   Fun fact:  I have all 50 states memorized in alphabetical order

Major(s): Marketing & Psychology / MIB Program

Minor(s): MIB Program

Involvement: FLA Mentor, Swamp Records Director, Pi Beta Phi Policy & Standards Board, Heavener Leadership Challenge (previous)

Interests/ Hobbies: Anything in the ocean, yoga, camping & hiking, working out, piano & guitar

Internships/ Study Abroad: Marketing Intern for the City of St. Pete Beach

Best FLA Experience: Getting to meet so many amazing people that pushed me to be a better version of myself. But also the case competition was very cool!

Fun fact: I have all 50 states memorized in alphabetical order

sharon chan

  Major(s) : Information Systems   Involvement : BUMP Advisory Board, Delta Sigma Pi, FLA Mentor, University Athletic Association Tutor   Interests/ Hobbies : Eating, cooking, traveling, fitness, finding cool foodie places   Internships/ Study Abroad : I studied abroad in Hong Kong in Summer 2017! I currently work at a tech startup based out of San Fran.   Best FLA Experience : The relationships that I built with my mentors and my mentee groups were the absolute highlight of my FLA experience!   Fun fact:  I run a food instagram with my friends! Check us out @grubgalz :)

Major(s): Information Systems

Involvement: BUMP Advisory Board, Delta Sigma Pi, FLA Mentor, University Athletic Association Tutor

Interests/ Hobbies: Eating, cooking, traveling, fitness, finding cool foodie places

Internships/ Study Abroad: I studied abroad in Hong Kong in Summer 2017! I currently work at a tech startup based out of San Fran.

Best FLA Experience: The relationships that I built with my mentors and my mentee groups were the absolute highlight of my FLA experience!

Fun fact: I run a food instagram with my friends! Check us out @grubgalz :)

 

josue collado

  Major(s) : General Studies; Specialization in Urban & Business Geography   Minor(s) : Real Estate   Involvement : Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), FLA Recruitment, Warrington Diplomats, Cru, Hispanic Student Association, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.   Interests/ Hobbies : :  Playing basketball, Outdoor activities, Gator Football & Basketball, Swimming, Music, Trying new places to eat, Bowling, Ping-pong, Exploring cities   Internships/ Study Abroad : J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.   Best FLA Experience : FLA Case Competition was very exciting! It was great to work with my mentee group and solve a problem. The competition brought us closer together despite all the challenges and we got to bring the trophy home. Amazing time!   Fun fact:  I've been stung by a Man O' War Jellyfish; I would not recommend it.

Major(s): General Studies; Specialization in Urban & Business Geography

Minor(s): Real Estate

Involvement: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), FLA Recruitment, Warrington Diplomats, Cru, Hispanic Student Association, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Interests/ Hobbies:: Playing basketball, Outdoor activities, Gator Football & Basketball, Swimming, Music, Trying new places to eat, Bowling, Ping-pong, Exploring cities

Internships/ Study Abroad: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Best FLA Experience: FLA Case Competition was very exciting! It was great to work with my mentee group and solve a problem. The competition brought us closer together despite all the challenges and we got to bring the trophy home. Amazing time!

Fun fact: I've been stung by a Man O' War Jellyfish; I would not recommend it.

stephanie cruz

  Major(s) : Information Systems   Involvement : CAP mentor, Alpha Kappa Psi   Interests/ Hobbies : I enjoy traveling, dancing, and going to the beach   Internships/ Study Abroad : This past summer I interned at PwC as a start intern in the Miami.   Best FLA Experience : Morris Morrison!!!   Fun fact:  I have traveled to the Dominican Republic 11 times and cruised 10 times.

Major(s): Information Systems

Involvement: CAP mentor, Alpha Kappa Psi

Interests/ Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, dancing, and going to the beach

Internships/ Study Abroad: This past summer I interned at PwC as a start intern in the Miami.

Best FLA Experience: Morris Morrison!!!

Fun fact: I have traveled to the Dominican Republic 11 times and cruised 10 times.

 

tyler dean

  Major(s) : Finance   Involvement : President of Allkidz Student Organization, Treasurer of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, VP of Finance for Florida Wealth Management Association, Mentor in the Florida Leadership Academy   Interests/ Hobbies : Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland with an internship with Drumcondra District Credit Union   Internships/ Study Abroad : Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co./Study Abroad UF in Florence   Best FLA Experience : Every lunch has been a lot of fun for me. I've enjoyed getting to talk to old friends as well as making new ones.   Fun fact:  My junior year of high school I interned at the NFL Headquarters in NYC for a week.

Major(s): Finance

Involvement: President of Allkidz Student Organization, Treasurer of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, VP of Finance for Florida Wealth Management Association, Mentor in the Florida Leadership Academy

Interests/ Hobbies: Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland with an internship with Drumcondra District Credit Union

Internships/ Study Abroad: Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co./Study Abroad UF in Florence

Best FLA Experience: Every lunch has been a lot of fun for me. I've enjoyed getting to talk to old friends as well as making new ones.

Fun fact: My junior year of high school I interned at the NFL Headquarters in NYC for a week.

alexis figueroa

  Major(s) : Finance and Accounting   Minor(s) : International Development and Humanitarian Assistance   Involvement : Warrington Welcome, FLA, Preview Facilitator, Professional Speaking Consultant   Interests/ Hobbies : Spending time with friends and family, watching a GOOD Netflix/Hulu series, reading detective fiction, catching up on current events   Best FLA Experience :Because I can't just pick one, I'll mention two: planning the year's recruitment events and meeting all of my friends. I truthfully love being stopped as I walk across Heavener commons to say hello and catch up with some of the people I met in FLA. Also, during the improv activity, I forgot toddlers could talk.   Fun fact:  I can't brush my teeth without listening to music

Major(s): Finance and Accounting

Minor(s): International Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Involvement: Warrington Welcome, FLA, Preview Facilitator, Professional Speaking Consultant

Interests/ Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, watching a GOOD Netflix/Hulu series, reading detective fiction, catching up on current events

Best FLA Experience:Because I can't just pick one, I'll mention two: planning the year's recruitment events and meeting all of my friends. I truthfully love being stopped as I walk across Heavener commons to say hello and catch up with some of the people I met in FLA. Also, during the improv activity, I forgot toddlers could talk.

Fun fact: I can't brush my teeth without listening to music

 

kelly hooper

  Major(s) : Marketing   Minor(s) : Innovation / Mass Communication   Involvement : FLA Mentor, Secondary Data Analyst at The Agency, volunteer with Mentor GNV, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Heavener Leadership Challenge   Interests/ Hobbies : Acting, writing, traveling, reading, running, baking desserts, yoga, and hanging out with friends   Internships/ Study Abroad : I completed a fashion internship fall 2016, and studied abroad in London Summer 2018 while completing an internship abroad as well   Best FLA Experience : There are so many amazing memories made through FLA with friends and your FLAmily. One of the best experience through FLA was volunteering with fellow FLA members at Grace Marketplace and helping people get back on their feet and a get fresh start. This organization is composed of some of the most inspiring, driven, and brilliant individuals I have ever met.   Fun fact:  I’ve been skydiving on the beach, cliff jumping in the UK, and went paragliding in Switzerland!

Major(s): Marketing

Minor(s): Innovation / Mass Communication

Involvement: FLA Mentor, Secondary Data Analyst at The Agency, volunteer with Mentor GNV, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Heavener Leadership Challenge

Interests/ Hobbies: Acting, writing, traveling, reading, running, baking desserts, yoga, and hanging out with friends

Internships/ Study Abroad: I completed a fashion internship fall 2016, and studied abroad in London Summer 2018 while completing an internship abroad as well

Best FLA Experience: There are so many amazing memories made through FLA with friends and your FLAmily. One of the best experience through FLA was volunteering with fellow FLA members at Grace Marketplace and helping people get back on their feet and a get fresh start. This organization is composed of some of the most inspiring, driven, and brilliant individuals I have ever met.

Fun fact: I’ve been skydiving on the beach, cliff jumping in the UK, and went paragliding in Switzerland!

yehoon kang

  Major(s) : Marketing   Minor(s) : Leadership   Involvement : FLA, Enactus, BUMP, Student Finance Group, TA for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics   Interests/ Hobbies : Basketball, Tennis, Stand-Up Comedy   Internships/ Study Abroad : Travelers Claim Finance, Travelers Product Management Development Program   Best FLA Experience : My best experience was growing with my peers and making amazing friends. I was able to help some of the FLA Recruitment events as well as prepare for a case competition which brought me closer to my FLA class and mentors.   Fun fact:  In the span of my 2 years in college I have watched and finished 20 TV series... I might have a problem.

Major(s): Marketing

Minor(s): Leadership

Involvement: FLA, Enactus, BUMP, Student Finance Group, TA for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Interests/ Hobbies: Basketball, Tennis, Stand-Up Comedy

Internships/ Study Abroad: Travelers Claim Finance, Travelers Product Management Development Program

Best FLA Experience: My best experience was growing with my peers and making amazing friends. I was able to help some of the FLA Recruitment events as well as prepare for a case competition which brought me closer to my FLA class and mentors.

Fun fact: In the span of my 2 years in college I have watched and finished 20 TV series... I might have a problem.

 

alexandra kasper

  Major(s) : General Business Pre-Law Specialization   Minor(s) : Spanish   Involvement : Warrington Diplomats, Yoga Instructor for RecSports   Interests/ Hobbies : Running, yoga, cooking   Internships/ Study Abroad : Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain and Intern for JM Family Enterprises   Best FLA Experience : Can Wars Social   Fun fact:  I was in a Luvs diaper commercial when I was a baby

Major(s): General Business Pre-Law Specialization

Minor(s): Spanish

Involvement: Warrington Diplomats, Yoga Instructor for RecSports

Interests/ Hobbies: Running, yoga, cooking

Internships/ Study Abroad: Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain and Intern for JM Family Enterprises

Best FLA Experience: Can Wars Social

Fun fact: I was in a Luvs diaper commercial when I was a baby

theophilius lassey

  Major(s) :arketing   Minor(s) : Retail & Information Systems   Involvement :Warrington Diplomats, Agency @ UF, Chi Alpha   Interests/ Hobbies : Photography & anything technology or media related.   Best FLA Experience : Morris Morrison's Ecstatic Presentation & the bittersweet Graduation Ceremony culminating a year of growth and new friendships!   Fun fact:  I'm an Irish Twin!

Major(s):arketing

Minor(s): Retail & Information Systems

Involvement:Warrington Diplomats, Agency @ UF, Chi Alpha

Interests/ Hobbies: Photography & anything technology or media related.

Best FLA Experience: Morris Morrison's Ecstatic Presentation & the bittersweet Graduation Ceremony culminating a year of growth and new friendships!

Fun fact: I'm an Irish Twin!

 

elizabeth mcduffie

  Major(s) : InFinance   Minor(s) : Real Estate   Involvement : HLC Participant and Recruitment Committee, BUMP Mentor, LDP Participant   Interests/ Hobbies : Playing the guitar, going to music festivals, traveling, Netflix   Internships/ Study Abroad : I'm studying abroad in London this summer and interning at London Mutual Credit Union!   Best FLA Experience : My best FLA experience was developing such awesome relationships with both of my mentors. I learned so much from them both and have loved spending time with them even after FLA!   Fun fact:  I was once an extra in a documentary about a motorcycle powered on bacon grease.

Major(s): InFinance

Minor(s): Real Estate

Involvement: HLC Participant and Recruitment Committee, BUMP Mentor, LDP Participant

Interests/ Hobbies: Playing the guitar, going to music festivals, traveling, Netflix

Internships/ Study Abroad: I'm studying abroad in London this summer and interning at London Mutual Credit Union!

Best FLA Experience: My best FLA experience was developing such awesome relationships with both of my mentors. I learned so much from them both and have loved spending time with them even after FLA!

Fun fact: I was once an extra in a documentary about a motorcycle powered on bacon grease.

nicole mendez

  Major(s) : Management/MIB   Minor(s) : Mass Communications   Involvement : FLA Mentor, BUMP Advisory Board, SGP Street Team Leader   Interests/ Hobbies : Music/concerts, involvement, spending time with friends and family   Internships/ Study Abroad : Northrop Grumman   Best FLA Experience : The values activity during one of our sessions! I was able to reflect and learn much more about myself than I could have hoped, and had fun while doing it.   Fun fact:  I've met a Backstreet Boy!

Major(s): Management/MIB

Minor(s): Mass Communications

Involvement: FLA Mentor, BUMP Advisory Board, SGP Street Team Leader

Interests/ Hobbies: Music/concerts, involvement, spending time with friends and family

Internships/ Study Abroad: Northrop Grumman

Best FLA Experience: The values activity during one of our sessions! I was able to reflect and learn much more about myself than I could have hoped, and had fun while doing it.

Fun fact: I've met a Backstreet Boy!

 

kathryn plavetic

  Major(s) : Business Management   Minor(s) : Economics   Involvement : Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program Mentor, Teaching Assistant for Principles of Management, Vice President of the Undergraduate Public Health Association, and Florida Leadership Academy Mentor   Interests/ Hobbies : Spending time with friends and family, volunteering, reading, biking, kayaking, and listening to music   Internships/ Study Abroad : Summer 2017-Compliance and Risk Management Intern with Haven Hospice, Summer 2018-Community Development Intern with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers   Best FLA Experience : The best FLA experience I had thus far was creating strong relationships with my mentee groups through the case competition and mentor activities. I know that these relationships will last beyond FLA.   Fun fact:  I have lived in Canada, The Netherlands, and the UK.

Major(s): Business Management

Minor(s): Economics

Involvement: Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program Mentor, Teaching Assistant for Principles of Management, Vice President of the Undergraduate Public Health Association, and Florida Leadership Academy Mentor

Interests/ Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, volunteering, reading, biking, kayaking, and listening to music

Internships/ Study Abroad: Summer 2017-Compliance and Risk Management Intern with Haven Hospice, Summer 2018-Community Development Intern with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

Best FLA Experience: The best FLA experience I had thus far was creating strong relationships with my mentee groups through the case competition and mentor activities. I know that these relationships will last beyond FLA.

Fun fact: I have lived in Canada, The Netherlands, and the UK.

karissa seepaul

  Major(s) : Marketing   Minor(s) :   Information Systems   Involvement : Warrington Diplomats, Enactus, Florida Leadership Academy, Reitz Union Event Services   Interests/ Hobbies : Reading, Adventuring, Cooking, Spending Time with Friends and Family   Internships/ Study Abroad : MotionPoint Corporation   Best FLA Experience : My best FLA experience was definitely connecting with so many diverse people, learning from everyone I came in contact with, and making some of my best friends. And of course, the willingness of all of the speakers to invest in me as an individual and help me on my journey.   Fun fact:  I used to be allergic to chocolate when I was younger.

Major(s): Marketing

Minor(s): Information Systems

Involvement: Warrington Diplomats, Enactus, Florida Leadership Academy, Reitz Union Event Services

Interests/ Hobbies: Reading, Adventuring, Cooking, Spending Time with Friends and Family

Internships/ Study Abroad: MotionPoint Corporation

Best FLA Experience: My best FLA experience was definitely connecting with so many diverse people, learning from everyone I came in contact with, and making some of my best friends. And of course, the willingness of all of the speakers to invest in me as an individual and help me on my journey.

Fun fact: I used to be allergic to chocolate when I was younger.

 

aubree stillman

  Major(s) : FBusiness Administration   Involvement : FLA Class XIV, Student Honors Organization, and Gamma Phi Beta   Interests/ Hobbies : I love to sing and perform! I don’t perform much now, but I enjoy listening to music and singing along to songs! I also love hanging out with friends and trying new restaurants in Gainesville.   Internships/ Study Abroad : I interned at Seaside Associated Stores, Inc. during the summer of my freshman year and RE/MAX on the Coast the summer of my sophomore year.   Best FLA Experience : I absolutely loved my time as a mentee! My favorite experience was planning events as a civic engagement committee member. I felt personally rewarded by the impact we made on others, and I loved working with fellow FLA members to help connect FLA with the Gainesville community.   Fun fact:  My birthday is on New Year’s Eve!

Major(s): FBusiness Administration

Involvement: FLA Class XIV, Student Honors Organization, and Gamma Phi Beta

Interests/ Hobbies: I love to sing and perform! I don’t perform much now, but I enjoy listening to music and singing along to songs! I also love hanging out with friends and trying new restaurants in Gainesville.

Internships/ Study Abroad: I interned at Seaside Associated Stores, Inc. during the summer of my freshman year and RE/MAX on the Coast the summer of my sophomore year.

Best FLA Experience: I absolutely loved my time as a mentee! My favorite experience was planning events as a civic engagement committee member. I felt personally rewarded by the impact we made on others, and I loved working with fellow FLA members to help connect FLA with the Gainesville community.

Fun fact: My birthday is on New Year’s Eve!

sydney swenton

  Major(s) : FInformation Systems with MIB Combined-Degree   Involvement : Panhellenic Board of Directors, Young Leaders Conference Director's Board, The Big Event - UF Director's Board, Zeta Tau Alpha Recruitment Board, Florida Leadership Academy   Interests/ Hobbies : Traveling, trying new foods, exercising, photography   Internships/ Study Abroad : Crown Castle - Data Analytics Intern Co-Op   Best FLA Experience : Last spring, my group got together for dinner at one of my fellow mentee's apartments; we had burgers, baked beans, and mac & cheese!!   Fun fact:  I sneeze anywhere between 5-17 times in a row. No, I'm not kidding!!

Major(s): FInformation Systems with MIB Combined-Degree

Involvement: Panhellenic Board of Directors, Young Leaders Conference Director's Board, The Big Event - UF Director's Board, Zeta Tau Alpha Recruitment Board, Florida Leadership Academy

Interests/ Hobbies: Traveling, trying new foods, exercising, photography

Internships/ Study Abroad: Crown Castle - Data Analytics Intern Co-Op

Best FLA Experience: Last spring, my group got together for dinner at one of my fellow mentee's apartments; we had burgers, baked beans, and mac & cheese!!

Fun fact: I sneeze anywhere between 5-17 times in a row. No, I'm not kidding!!

 

marissa tanner

  Major(s) : Finance   Minor(s) : Leadership   Involvement : FLA, IRHA, Habitat for Humanity, and Circle K. International   Interests/ Hobbies : Going to Gator sporting events, traveling, having out with my friends, and going to the beach   Best FLA Experience : My best FLA experiences are definitely the case competition and the relationships that I have built. I have met so many people that have allowed me to grow so much personally!   Fun fact:  I work at Chick-fil-A and still can't go 2 days without eating it.

Major(s): Finance

Minor(s): Leadership

Involvement: FLA, IRHA, Habitat for Humanity, and Circle K. International

Interests/ Hobbies: Going to Gator sporting events, traveling, having out with my friends, and going to the beach

Best FLA Experience: My best FLA experiences are definitely the case competition and the relationships that I have built. I have met so many people that have allowed me to grow so much personally!

Fun fact: I work at Chick-fil-A and still can't go 2 days without eating it.

bryanna wilbor

  Major(s) : FBusiness Administration and Political Science   Minor(s) : Sports Management   Involvement : FLA Mentor, FLC Mentor, Case Competition Class, HLC, Dance Marathon, Club Soccer Team   Interests/ Hobbies : Fitness, music, reading, hiking, eating, going to the beach, sports, and concerts   Internships/ Study Abroad : Barcelona, Spain Class and Internship Program - Summer 2018, Gonzalez & Goetz Law Firm - Summer 2017   Best FLA Experience : I loved the Northrop Grumman Case Competition! My team got really close while preparing for it and I loved presenting for the executives and receiving feed!   Fun fact:  I know many different and random sports facts about almost every sport!

Major(s): FBusiness Administration and Political Science

Minor(s): Sports Management

Involvement: FLA Mentor, FLC Mentor, Case Competition Class, HLC, Dance Marathon, Club Soccer Team

Interests/ Hobbies: Fitness, music, reading, hiking, eating, going to the beach, sports, and concerts

Internships/ Study Abroad: Barcelona, Spain Class and Internship Program - Summer 2018, Gonzalez & Goetz Law Firm - Summer 2017

Best FLA Experience: I loved the Northrop Grumman Case Competition! My team got really close while preparing for it and I loved presenting for the executives and receiving feed!

Fun fact: I know many different and random sports facts about almost every sport!