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Campus Life Biscayne Bay Staff


Biscayne Bay Campus
Wolfe University Center, RM 141
3000 N.E. 151st Street
North Miami, Florida 33181

Contact Information

Phone: 305-919-5804
Fax: 305-919-5771

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

Rafael Zapata
Associate Dir. of Campus Life/SGA Advisor

Yselande Pierre
Assist. Director/SPC Advisor

Ivy Siegel Mack
Assistant Director

With over 23 years of higher education experience, Rafael has spent the last 19 years at FIU. He currently serves as the Associate Director for Campus Life and advises SGA. Rafael received his MS in College Student Personnel from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and a double major BA in History and Latin American & Caribbean Area Studies from Binghamton University.

Yselande is a graduate of FIU with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree and Master’s of Science-Higher Education Administration. She serves as the Student Programming Council advisor overseeing planned events for the entire Biscayne Bay Campus body. She prides herself in having a certification in African New World Studies and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Ivy is the Assistant Director for Campus Life and is responsible for the advising of the Student Organizations Council, Panther Power and Signature Events (Welcome Weeks, Luau, Release Weeks and Lattes) since 2006. Ivy received her BS degree from the University of Florida and received her Masters degree in Higher Education from FIU. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and her new baby girl.

Larissa Adames

SGA Coordinator/SGA Advisor

Sarah G. David-Williams

Office Manager

Andres Bermeo Sierra

Account Manager

Larissa is SGA Coordinator/SGA Advisor for Campus Life at BBC. She graduated from FIU with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. She is directly supervises and advises SGA BBC and is  responsible for the day to day activities for SGA.


Serving as the Office Manager for Campus Life since 2004, Sarah is responsible for the overall operations of the department and also serves as the HR Liaison. Sarah received her Psychology degree from FIU. Born and raised in the Philippines, she is happily married with two daughters.



Fellow FIU graduate, Andres Bermeo, provides strategic leadership in developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan for the department of Campus Life at the Biscayne Bay Campus. From monthly calendars to promotional booklets, banners and brochures, Bermeo oversees all publication efforts done by the department. He is also in-charge of managing the department's PR by creating relations with external media outlets, and by serving as a liaison with FIU’s External Relations. Andres has a Master's Degree of Science in Communication and possesses a strong affinity for graphic design.

Ive Paul

Fernando Ottati
Graphic Artist

Roberto Sandoval
Webmaster/ IT Coordinator

Ive (Eve) serves as the Accountant for Campus Life. Ive has been a member of the FIU family with over five years of service. She graduated from Broward College with her Associate of Arts degree and is responsible for the accounting and budgeting for the department. As resident of Hallandale, she enjoys spending time with her nine adorable nieces and nephews.


Fernando Ottati, Graphic Artist for the Office of Campus Life at FIU-BBC since 2012, is an Uruguayan artist who has over 20 years of professional experience in the field. Ottati‘s work has been recognized both nationally and internationally; he won the first prize in the Hispanic Heritage Council Poster Contest and a Proclamation from the City of Aventura. His ability to combine his drawing and graphic design skills has allowed him to create unique caricature portraits that have been presented to celebrities. Ottati was the recipient of the Bright Idea Award at the Student Affairs Awards Celebration and of the Best Advisor Award, which he received for the Comics Club, which has won for two consecutive years as the Most Outstanding SOC Club and hosts the annual FIU Comic Con.



Roberto Sandoval is the Webmaster/IT Coordinator for the Office of Campus Life at BBC since 2012. He is an FIU graduate from Managment Infomation System. He previously was the webmaster for the Environmental Health & Safety department at FIU. He has intense interest in video and photography which applies to document Campus Life events and SGA lectures.


Kaytien Franco
Marketing/Public Relations Assistant

Justin Smith
Graduate Assistant, Panther Power

Marcy Alstrom
SGA Office Assistant

Marcy has served as the Office Assistant in SGA since 2014. Born and raised in Washington State, she received her BA in Communication from Western Washington University in 2010. Marcy has enjoyed living in Florida for the past two years, and looks forward to growing with Campus Life at FIU.




Daniel Almeida
Marketing/Public Relations Assistant



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