First Year Fellows

What are First Year Fellows?

First Year Fellows (FYFs) serve as a transitional support system for students as they face new academic challenges and concerns during their first year of college.  FYFs enrich the community with opportunities for academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development through mentoring, academic role modeling, educational programming, and personal interactions.

My FYF and I don't have the same major.  

That's okay. FYFs are trained on a wide range of topics including advising, academic policies, and academic resources.  If they do not have an answer, they can find the answer and/or connect you to the right person to help you.  

Also, while FYFs focus on the residents on their floor(s), FYFs are available to all residents living on campus. If you're a computer science major, and you have some questions about what it's like in computer science, feel free to reach out to one of the FYFs majoring in computer science!  We're a community, and we're here to help!

Hecht Residential College

Emma Miller

Lead First Year Fellow

Ecosystem Science & Policy and Spanish

erm117@miami.edu 

Kennedy Debow

Sociology

kad216@miami.edu 

Isabel Ogilvie

Computer Science & Geological Science

iko5@miami.edu 

Americo Casas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

axc2105@miami.edu 

Orissa Symmonett

Biology

oas52@miami.edu 

Ripley Kunkel

Philosophy and Nursing

rjk5083@miami.edu 

Anika Yamar

Microbiology and Immunology

mgy16@miami.edu 

Emilie Frias

Human & Social Development

ejf96@miami.edu 

Veronica Gilbert

Health Science

vlg33@miami.edu 

Jada Brown

Psychology and Creative Advertising

jeb310@miami.edu 

Domonique Folkes

Mathematics and Quantitative Economics

def84@miami.edu 

Mahoney Residential College

Ashlee Sealy

Lead First Year Fellow

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

axs2488@med.miami.edu 

Rooms 202-229 Rooms 201, 231-265

Taylor Washington

Industrial Engineering

txw428@miami.edu 

Ashlee Sealy

Lead First Year Fellow

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

axs2488@med.miami.edu 

Rooms 302-329 Rooms 301, 331-365

Fabrizio Darby

Health Science, Biology, and Creative Writing

fdarby@miami.edu 

Camryn McDonald

Computer Science and Mathematics

cam32224@miami.edu  

Rooms 402-429 Rooms 401, 431-465

Jose Chang

Biochemistry & Nutrition

jfc151@miami.edu 

María Mejía-Botero

Public Health and Microbiology & Immunology

mam888@miami.edu 

Rooms 502-529 Rooms 501, 531-565

Kumani Riley

Computer Science and Interactive Media

kfr31@rsmas.miami.edu 

Jamilah Barclay

Accounting and Finance

jeb345@miami.edu 

Rooms 602-629 Rooms 601, 631-665

Cat Woods

Classics and Motion Pictures

clw139@miami.edu 

Allie Ashman

Neuroscience

axa2454@miami.edu 

Rooms 702-729 Rooms 701, 731-765

Shirsika Kummeta

Neuroscience and Anthropology

srk431029@miami.edu 

Allison St. Clair

Global Health Studies

ais88@miami.edu 

Pearson Residential College

Isaac Attuah

Lead First Year Fellow

Computer Science

ika13@miami.edu 

Rooms 602-629 Rooms 601, 631-665

Diya Jayram

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Global Health Studies

dkj63@miami.edu 

Angella Nakasagga

Public Health and Economics

axn623@miami.edu 

Rooms 702-729 Rooms 701, 731-765

Mackensie Debello

Marketing

mmd232@miami.edu 

Isaac Attuah

Lead First Year Fellow

Computer Science

ika13@miami.edu 

Stanford Residential College

Samar Ahmed

Lead First Year Fellow

Psychology

fsa56@miami.edu 

Aaliyah Brown

Biochemistry

abb146@miami.edu 

Raina Johnson

Environmental Engineering

rxj399@miami.edu 

Savannah Linares

Health Science

sil42@miami.edu 

Sakina Qazi

Biochemistry and English

saq13@miami.edu 

Isabella Lopez

Physics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ial30@miami.edu 

Angelique Uku

Economics

auu1@miami.edu 

Shara Sookhoo

Marine Biology

sys25@miami.edu 

Andrew Tinch

Jazz Guitar Performance

axt1052@miami.edu 

Catalina Sanchez

Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology

cxs1427@miami.edu 

David Shannon

Microbiology & Immunology

dds126@miami.edu 

Questions about the First Year Fellows Program?

Michael Stokes, Director for Academic Initiatives & Academic Ombudsperson, manages the First Year Fellows program. Michael can be reached at m.stokes1@miami.edu.