Nora received her BA in English & Secondary Education from Mercer University in 1997 and her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel/Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. Nora worked as a Full Time Hall Director at James Madison University for two years before joining the Housing staff at UF in 2002. Nora worked as a Residence Director and Residence Life Coordinator during her two years with UF’s Housing Office. In 2004, Nora was selected as the first Director of Off Campus Life at UF. Nora truly enjoys working with off campus students because it allows her to educate students and work closely with the city of Gainesville community members and city staff. Nora loves being a Gainesville resident and especially enjoys the beautiful Florida weather and Gainesville parks.
Born and raised in Iowa, Julie moved to Florida in 2017 to continue her education. Julie graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2019 with a BS in Event Management and graduated from UCF again in 2021 with a MA in Educational Leadership: Higher Education/Student Personnel and a Graduate Certificate in Housing & Residence Life. Before joining UF’s Off Campus Life, Julie worked multiple positions at UCF and was with Valencia College’s Office of Student Development for over two years. Julie has a passion working with and for students and is excited to serve the students of UF and the city of Gainesville. In her free time, you can find Julie exploring Gainesville or down in Orlando at one of the theme parks.
Brad is currently enrolled in the UF Student Personnel in Higher Education program and plans to graduate in 2022. He received a BS in Natural Resources Conservation and a minor in Forestry from Virginia Tech in 2020. While in undergrad at Virginia Tech, Brad worked closely with New Student and Family Programs, Housing and Residence Life, and the VT Alumni Association. Brad also played trumpet for four years in Virginia Tech’s marching band, the Marching Virginians. In his free time, you can find him exploring Gainesville restaurants or hiking and photographing the amazing trails and state parks in the area. Overall, Brad is really excited to work with off campus students and to help advise the incredible Off Campus Ambassador team.
Emma is a senior at UF majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics and is currently planning on going to grad school for Financial Engineering. Emma is a Gainesville native, so she is very excited to be working with the Off Campus Life Office and getting to share her love of Gainesville with the students of UF. In her free time you can find her at one of the coffee shops downtown, or in the Plaza of the Americas getting Krishna lunch.