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.
Elery received his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Florida in 2020. In 2021, Elery accepted a full-time role the Department of Housing and Residence Life as an administrative support assistant in operations. Elery joined the Off Campus Life team as a coordinator in 2022. Elery has called Gainesville home since 2016 and is passionate about sharing the incredible experiences that the city has to offer with new residents. Elery’s favorite aspects of Gainesville are its amazing natural spaces and its vibrant music scene. Elery is excited to help members of the UF community settle in the city and make it their own!
Bradejah is a current graduate student and Double Gator at UF pursuing a Master’s in Health Administration. Bradejah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Behavior and minored in Health Disparities in Society. Bradejah plans to transform the healthcare community through administrative expertise as a future leader in healthcare. Bradejah is from the city of Fort Lauderdale and has enjoyed being exposed to the different sceneries of nature offered in Gainesville. Bradejah loves exploring new restaurants and activities in Gainesville. Bradejah is enthusiastic about helping fellow students find ways to get acquainted in the community and maximize their experience at UF!
Emily Mims is a second year student at the University of Florida studying History with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Education Studies. Emily hopes to one day be a professor, but we'll see what part of the higher education rabbit hole she ends up in. This past summer Emily served as a Preview Staffer, UF’s version of orientation leaders, helping to welcome nearly 17,000 new students, parents, and family members. When she is not in the office, Emily competes for the UF Model UN team, where she currently serves as President. Emily’s favorite things to do in Gainesville includes local music at the High Dive and Heartwood Sound Stage, trying new restaurants, and the host of vintage markets happening every week.