Staff

Dr. Erin Myszkowski

Director

Dr. Erin Myszkowski became the Director of PHPL Advising in June 2015. Previously, she had been  the Associate Director of the office since December 2012 and the Assistant Director since joining the office in July 2009. Her responsibilities in PHPL Advising include advising Pre-Professional students; overseeing the daily operations of the office; creating, coordinating, and assessing office programs and policies; providing vision for future initiatives and services; advising students in the 3+3 programs; and analyzing statistics related to UCF student applications, acceptances, and matriculations to health professional schools and law schools. Erin has been published in The Advisor, the national journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), and has presented her research, and presented on other topics, at conferences at the national level (NAAHP), regional level (SAAHP), and state level (Florida Pre-Health Advisors Meeting). Erin joined UCF in September 2006 as a Coordinator/Advisor in the College of Sciences Advising Services (COSAS) office. Prior to working at UCF, Erin worked for 2.5 years as a Student Services Coordinator in the Education Portfolios and Career Services (EPCS) office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Erin’s research interests include Pre-Health students who complete prerequisite coursework at community/state colleges and Pre-Health transfer students.

Erin currently serves as:
– NAAHP Mentoring Task Force member
– NAAHP Technology Committee member
– UCF Academic Advising Council – Executive Council member
– Faculty Advisor to UCF’s Pre-Med AMSA
– Faculty Advisor to UCF’s Pre-Dental Student Association

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership - Higher Education & Policy Studies, University of Central Florida

M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.S., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Kimberly Finley

Senior Coordinator/Advisor

Kimberly Finley joined Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in July of 2014. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs; coordinating the workshops, webinars, and newsletters; developing programming for transfer students; training the office’s Graduate Assistants; assisting in office outreach initiatives; conducting mock interviews; and managing other special projects. She spent her previous years at Valencia College where she held responsibilities as an Academic Advisor, Student Development Advisor, and Supervisor of the Peer Educator program.

Education

M.A., Educational Leadership – Student Personnel Higher Education, University of Central Florida

B.S, Psychology, University of Central Florida

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Chauntrice Riley-Stanford

Coordinator/Advisor

Chauntrice Riley-Stanford joined Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in April 2016. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs; developing programming related to diversity and inclusion; advising students in the 3+3 programs; assisting the Director in data collection, tracking, and analysis; assisting in office outreach initiatives; conducting mock interviews; and managing other special projects. Before joining PHPL Advising, Chauntrice spent the last 10 years here at UCF in the College of Sciences where she held responsibilities over that time as Peer Advisor, Program Assistant, and Academic Advisor.

Chauntrice currently serves as:
– SAAHP Committee on Diversity and Inclusion member

Education

M.A., Career and Technical Education, University of Central Florida

B.S., Health Informatics and Information Management, University of Central Florida

B.S., Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Michelle Hightower

Coordinator/Advisor

Michelle Hightower joined Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising in September 2016. Her current role as the Coordinator/Advisor in PHPL Advising involves guiding Pre-Professional students to develop a plan of progression for admission to professional schools and programs; coordinating the office’s mock interview process and professional school visits; developing the office’s programming for Pre-Law students, assisting in office outreach initiatives; conducting mock interviews; and managing other special projects. Before joining PHPL Advising, Michelle worked as a Coordinator in the UCF College of Nursing Graduate programs.

Michelle currently serves as:
– Co-Advisor for UCF’s Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Pre-Law Fraternity

Education

M.A., Counselor Education – School Counseling Track, University of Central Florida

B.S., Social Work, University of Central Florida

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Susie Yantz

Senior Admissions Specialist/Letters Packet Coordinator

Susie Yantz is a true native of our Sunshine State. At UCF, she learned the Pre-Professional “ropes” under Dr. Budd Berringer’s tutelage in the Pre-Health Professions Advisement Office until his passing, and then continued her relationship with that office under Dr. Genaro Lopez. Her current position with PHPL Advising involves working with student applicants to assist them with the compilation of their Letters Packet to medical, dental, and podiatry schools, conducting mock interviews, and many others. She has been with UCF since 1995, having worked before that time with the Orange County Public School system.

Education

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Jessica Soto

Office Manager

Jessica M. Soto is a native New Yorker who relocated to Florida with her family in 2005. As the Office Manager, Jessica supervises the office’s student assistants at the front desk, coordinates the office budget, and coordinators our other administrative tasks such as hiring, purchasing, and travel. She joined PHPL Advising in June 2010 as a Student Assistant while she attended UCF as an undergraduate and returned as the Office Manager in 2013.

Education

M.S., Sport and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida

B.S., Health Sciences – Pre-Clinical, University of Central Florida

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Brittany Cunnien

Graduate Assistant Advisor

Education

M.A., Counselor Education - Mental Health Counseling Track, University of Central Florida

B.S., Psychology and Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Alex Fields

Graduate Assistant Advisor

Education

M.A., Counselor Education - Mental Health Counseling Track, University of Central Florida

B.S., Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine Focus, Ohio State University

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Robert Collazo

Personal Statement Reviewer

Education

B.A., English, University of Central Florida

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Jailene Correa

Student Assistant

Education

B.S., Health Sciences - Pre-Clinical

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Jennifer Marte

Student Assistant

Education

B.S., Biomedical Sciences

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205

Taabris Jaamal

Student Assistant

Education

B.S., Biomedical Sciences

Contact

Trevor Colbourn Hall 205